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Be brewdy and get bitten by the bug at the Shafston Hotel
Brisbane is quickly becoming a hive of eclectic activity and it is doing its best to emulate the ever-popular laneway appeal of Melbourne - despite its lack of actual laneways. This is a minor hiccup that hasn't dampened the city's enthusiasm for presenting events that aim to capture the same sense of artisanal and vibrant atmosphere that Melbourne offers.
The Shafston Hotel is an iconic watering hole in Brisbane that has been welcoming people to its establishment for well over a century. Over the years, the pub has developed from a quiet, unassuming public house to a thriving eatery, entertainment and drinking venue. It stands proudly at the intersection of Lytton and Wellington roads.
On Saturday 28th February, the Shafston Hotel in South Brisbane will hold its first Bites and Brews Laneway Festival. From midday the generous outside area of the pub will be transformed into a boutique outdoor laneway festival. Visitors will be able to feast their eyes and their tastebuds on the impressive selection of craft beers and delectable bites, alongside fearsome local bands scoring what will undoubtedly be an entertaining evening of eating, drinking and socialising. The non-beer enthusiasts will also be included as the menu proffers up refreshing local and imported ciders and an appetising variety of summer-inspired cocktails.
This event is free and fully-licensed, which means there is little left to worry about it except what you're going to sample first. For more information on the participating brewers and food trucks, check out Shafston Hotel's Facebook event page.