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Address: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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If you know Sydney, West End is Brisbane's equivalent to Newtown. So it's a bit hip and quirky, with lots of local character ...and characters (though probably not as many as in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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411 reviews 411 reviews
154 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

If you know Sydney, West End is Brisbane's equivalent to Newtown. So it's a bit hip and quirky, with lots of local character ...and characters (though probably not as many as in Newtown). And it is well worth an excursion: there is no shortage of cafes, restaurants, bars, record stores, bookshops and lots of other interesting and eclectic retail options... More 

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Not far from the CBD and the relaxed vibe of west end makes you feel you're miles away. Lots of reasonably priced little shops and some really good eateries. On a weekend there are food markets next to the gunshop cafe and they are not to be missed- Friday nights are really busy but Saturday, I found more enjoyable cos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great little cafe district of brisbane with eclectic shopping, dining and drinking options. Awesome vibe with a mix of new refreshed establishments, contrasted with the industrial culture of decades past. definitely worth a look any day of the week!

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Many restaurants offering a variety of international cuisine..Lots of live entertainment to enjoy. . . Suggest, if visiting West End alone , probably best to visit during the day

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Tipperary
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46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A great shopping and cafe/bistro district of Brisbane... Does not have a stuffy feel but rather a ethnically rich and relaxed atmosphere with wonderful shopping or culinary experiences around each corner... There are great West End markets to experience and some of the venues provide live music on weekends and some week nights worth a stroll through ...

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We liked the buzzing atmosphere, the variety of shops, but everything seemed a bit "tired". Probably it's better at night when you can't see everything as it is. We have had good meals here - at night, which is why we decided to come back for a wander to see if we knew different places from our youth.

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Gympie
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you have time to spend in West End I suggest you take a round trip on Bus Route 198 which leaves from the stop outside Coles. This bus route is incredible as it goes up and down and around all the hills in West End and Highgate Hill. I couldn't believe it when we turned down this very narrow... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hugh selection of cafes, bar, restaurants, From nearly every corner of the planet. You will struggle to choose.

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Brisbane, Australia
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213 reviews 213 reviews
116 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

West End is well known for its Cafes, Restaurants, Bars, Markets, Etc.. I have been here a few times over the years and it never disappoints, This time I was here with a few friends for breakfast after a big night out in the city. West End is always busy and within walking distance from SouthBank and Brisbane CBD Best... More 

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Brisbane
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51 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Boundary Street is the heart of West End, with a string of services, shops, restaurants, cafe's and bars providing a very cosmopolitan experience. Nearby weekend farmers markets offer some excellent fresh produce, and the whole area is river bound providing access to long bike & walkways. Don't make plans, just go and check it all out, stopping wherever takes your... More 

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