While many men may feel like their local shopping centre is a jail, there is one shopping precinct in Brisbane that actually was a jail – before becoming a trendy inner city hub for lifestyle, fashion and food. The Barracks (Petrie Terrace, Paddington) is a three story, heritage listed site that offers a little bit of everything for consumers.
Shopping opportunities are plentiful, with more than a dozen speciality and fresh food retailers on site. Purchase fresh meat from the Barracks Butcher, quality wine from Stewarts Wine Co or hand crafted chocolates from Bittersweet, The Chocolate Boutique, or peruse gifts, jewellery, books, lingerie and more at one of The Barracks retail outlets.
Palace Barracks is a licensed cinema where patrons can enjoy a beer, wine or spirit while watching a movie. The six theatres screen a range of new release, mainstream and classic cinema. Afterwards, grab a bite or a meal at one of The Barracks eateries – offering the casual (Hogs Breath Cafe) to the formal (Libertine Restaurant and Bar) and everything in between.
The Barracks is Brisbane's newest eating and shopping precinct, and unlike many other inner city venues, you can park for free for the first two hours.