OLIVIA GUGLIELMINO, 28, p.r. manager
I would start the evening at the Brisbane Powerhouse, tel: (61-7) 3358 8622, the arts center where I work. Have a drink at Bar Alto, sit out on the deck and watch the lights come on across the Brisbane River. Then head to Azafran, tel: (61-7) 3892 1776, on the edge of the CBD, for modern Australian cuisine with a Turkish twist. It's a very intimate dining experience in an old colonial Queenslander house. Next, go to the South Bank for a stroll along the boardwalk, where you have a great view of the city. Stop and have a drink at the Greystone Bar, tel: (61-7) 3846 6990. If I was going to kick on, I'd put on my flat shoes and head for Uber in West End, tel: (61-7) 3846 6680.
TONY ALBERT, 27, artist
After dinner at Kafe Meze, tel: (61-7) 3844 1720, I'd go to the Lychee Lounge, tel: (61-7) 3846 0544. It's a dimly lit, moody place. After that, I might go nearby to the Rumpus Room, tel: (61-7) 3846 1323, which is a great place to just chill out. Occasionally late at night I'll go to one of the nightclubs in Fortitude Valley probably to Family, tel: (61-7) 3852 5000, which is a very high-energy nightclub on McLachlan Street.
JOHN BIRMINGHAM, 43, author
If I was visiting, I'd stay at the Emporium Hotel, tel: (61-7) 3253 6999, so I would be close to its cocktail bar, which is very chichi. I'd throw down some nice champagne and then head out for dinner. If I was looking for a loud Sydney-style restaurant I might go to Era Bistro, tel: (61-7) 3255 2033, at West End, where the food is edgy and there's plenty of hubbub. Or I might try an old favorite in the city, E'cco Bistro, tel: (61-7) 3831 8344, where I have never been disappointed. If I felt the need to be out any later than 10 p.m., I would probably see who or what is playing at The Zoo, tel: (61-7) 3854 1381, in Fortitude Valley.