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Brisbane Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
"Hop on your double-decker bus at any of the 15 stops (see the Important Info tab) to begin your tour; your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from first use depending on which option you choose. Enjoy onboard commentary that shares informative det a sandstone building from 1872; the heritage-listed City Hall with its iconic clocktower also home to the Museum of Brisbane; and the Commissariat Store and Old Windmill that are the two remaining buildings of the city's convict era. Along Park Road you can peruse the cafes restaurants and boutiques or hop off at the Cultural Centre to take in art hubs like the Queensland Museum or the Performing Arts Centre. If the sea fascinates you hop off at the Maritime Museum one of the largest of its kind in Australia. Just around the bend you can find the South Bank Parklands which features the sandy Streets Beach
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Brisbane Kayak Tour
"Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler get out and discover Brisbane’s beautiful river city by kayak either day or night. Riverlife’s guided kayaking adventure sessions lets you see the city from a unique angle while you glide along the meandering Brisbane River!Day KayakingJu spills or chills there’s no better way to discover Brisbane’s river city.While you are out on the water have some fun in or out of your kayak. Try paddling while standing (gondola style) rafting in a line and walking on the kayak backs. pairing up and swapping kayaks kayak soccer surfing and basketball! Just ask your friendly instructors! Night KayakingDiscover Brisbane by night aboard an illuminated kayak. Embark on a unique journey with your friends past the dazzling South Bank promenade or marvel at the Story Bridge
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Day or Night Brisbane Segway Tour
"Glide spin and twist your way around Brisbane on a Segway. Cruise past the spectacular views of the Story Bridge South Bank The Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane River. With the Segway’s incredible maneuverability intuitive control and precise deceleration you’ll be the most cutting edge thing on two wheels.The Segway tours are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience is necessary as each session includes full instruction a safety briefing and all equipment. Participants must wear and use the safety equipment provided by Riverlife. Safety equipment provided: helmet and high visual jacket."
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Ric's Cafe & Bar Tips (5)

Fat Boy's Cafe: Greasy Fat Boys

If you need a nice greasy breakfast after a long night out, Ricks’s café (Fat Boy's/Fat Rick's) in the Valley mall (323 Brunswick St) is the best! You get a $4 breakfast after 4am including: Bacon & Eggs, 4 slices of toast, tomato & a Sausage.

Dress Code Anything appropriate.

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midgetswithguns
Nov 27, 2008

Ric's Bar: Chill time

Located in the Valley Mall, Ric's is one of the live music strongholds in the Valley. Ric's is small with a good atmosphere and cold beer. Almost every night there is a band(s) or DJ, from upcoming local acts to some premier international talent (no huge concerts though). The music is diverse, so each night is totally different. Check the website or local street press ('Time Off' is a good choice) for gig listings or just drop in and check it out. If you're a regualr to the Valley scene you're guaranteed to run into people you know at Ric's, and the venue is often a meeting place for local artists, poets and musicians. If you've got your dancing shoes on and want to do some booty shaking, Ric's isn't so much the place, but if you'd like to check out some local talent and enjoy a few drinks, head on down.

Dress Code Anything goes, nothing fancy - jeans, sneakers, your fave t-shirt.

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Jez79
Apr 07, 2004

Ric's Cafe & Bar: good atmosphere, good music

Located in Fortitude Valley, I was taken here by some local girls and loved it. It's not too pricey and there's a good atmosphere, here. They regularly have live bands playing, and there's outdoor seating so you can enjoy the music and still be able to have a conversation with your friends. It's also a good spot if your a fan of people watching, as there are always plenty of people coming and going along the Valley.

Dress Code No special dress requirements.

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sunshinejo
Aug 04, 2005

RICS CAFE AND BAR

RICS CAFE AND BAR
Rics is a two-level venue in the Valley. Downstairs on most nights there are live bands playing and you can also sit outside so you can people watch and drink. Upstairs at Rics is where you can dance - there are some great DJs - the music is always good! The dancefloor is pretty small but you'll be too busy dancing to care. If you need a break there is a small veranda so you can breathe some fresh air and gaze upon all the people below.

Dress Code street wear

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Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Ric's Cafe & Bar: One of the last bastions of live music

Ric's is a fabulous bar in Fortitude Valley that seems to be the birthplace of many brilliant local bands. 'Alternative' is a pretty sad stamp these days, as it doesn't say much. But the bands who play here are not the new Beyonce's or JTs. They are grunty, sweaty, foxy bands or sweet balladeers. They have soul and sex and charisma. Definitely THE place in Brisbane to check out what the local music scene has to offer. Upstairs offers some light dance relief, but the live music is definitely what this place is known for locally.

Dress Code Dress for who you are, not who you aim to please. No suits or Miami-vice wear here. Casual, easygoing.

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