THE VALLEY is a nightlife suburb that has managed to move on a little from its seedy past and now boasts some of the more inventive spots for night life. Mana Bar features a series of state of the art video game systems which focus on social play and even have some games available before they’re released. If you’re looking for some old time fun though, Fortitude Valley still has some of its older attractions! The Cabaret Club is open for business and $5 lap dances are still the go, so for a cheap night out with lots of partying…
THE GOLD COAST is home to some of the finest entertainment establishments on the planet – places like  1 Two 3 Lounge, Melbas Ultra Lounge and Club, Sin City, Hollywood Show Girls, Skypoint and the Envy Hotel. The Gold Coast rivals Brisbane in terms of entertainment opportunity but definitely brings it to the line in terms of sheer naughtiness and outright debauchery managing to even give The Valley a run for its money, because around here, they keep their girls suspended in cages…  
BRISBANE CBD sometimes has a reputation for being a den of strip clubs, catering almost entirely to drunken pandemonium. Not looking to disappoint we’d like to remind you that Showgirls Nightclub on Queen St is still the most recognized nightclub in the area. If you’re just looking for a drink however the Port Office Hotel has four bars that cater to all tastes. Otherwise the Caxton Hotel is a great sports bar with giant plasma tvs and all the sporting action all of the time…
THE WEST END is the closest area you’ll find in Brisbane to being in Melbourne or the Inner West of Sydney. Small bars, a world away from the mega clubs of QLD offer distinct services and experiences which are a rarity in the Sunshine State. Places like The Lychee lounge have faithfully recreated an opium den with a samurai inspired bar. Sling Bar puts together a range of 350 innovative cocktails, while the Beer Boutique caters to a range of Australian craft beers. Something for everyone…
BRISBANE NORTH has an interesting mix of nightclubs and bars, ranging from the local, to the high end and also the ever so slightly seedy. You’ve got your standard sports bars like the Homestead Tavern and the Brackenridge Tavern. Of course Ascot race course is to the north of Brisbane for a fancy night out, and you can even indulge in some free bets while you’re there…
BRISBANE EAST is replete with potential drinking venues, from the Squeeze bar, which is somewhat of a young mans game with a notorious but not often deserved reputation, to the Salon Lounge which has more of a trendy European chic feel and a cocktail menu 22 pages long. So when you’re looking for a more relaxing night out or a more intimate evening with a significant other, you can come here to relax and partake in some fresh oysters…
BRISBANE SOUTH’s claim to fame seems to be the multicultural variety of it’s bars, namely Club Russia (Russian), O’Tooles (Irish), RQ’s tavern (English, apparently) and the Calamvale Hotel, which claims to be New York based. As many a southsider has told me, this place is usually pretty busy, so come along so long as you like your RnB and Hip Hop…
BRISBANE WEST has a venue known as the “International Players Club“. It’s in Ipswich. That’s kind of cute to me. If you’re looking for a quality venue with a twist though, you can check out Retro Bar with it’s minimalist 60’s and 70s psychedelic feel, or The Lark Cocktail Lounge which has been developed by top international bartender Perry Scott…