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Brisbane Powerhouse

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Address: 119 Lamington Street | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 3358 8622
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Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Love that place, so much character

Apart from a building with lots of history and character, it is filled with a great food options (restaurant or café style), great seatings outside, lots of free and paying shows... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Apart from a building with lots of history and character, it is filled with a great food options (restaurant or café style), great seatings outside, lots of free and paying shows. Its brilliant on any Sunday afternoon, vibrant during festivals. Lots going on all the time.

Thank HappyElodie
Level Contributor
83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great indoor / outdoor bar and restaruant bar food is above average. Can be very lively on holidays and weekends I believe. The Watt Bar is the main place.

Thank vicnzsa
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great markets on a Saturday if you are a foodie. We walk down along the river with our market trolley, great Saturday morning thing to do. Also a great place to see live shows, downstairs is the Watt restaurant also a great feed; try the pork cutlet!

Thank red-dog7
Bali, Indonesia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we went here on Saturday and they have a farmers market on that day. My partner was enjoyed shopping lots of stuffs here and we ate nice food too.

Thank Chandra L
Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carrie the musical was showing when we went there last week. The powerhouse offers venues for dinner, drinks and theatre. It's quite pricey, and unless you are short of options, not a place I would choose to eat. Free Parking is available, but fills up quickly, after which you will struggle to park legally in the residential streets nearby.

Thank Spincs
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this attraction for the first time to see an amazing show called "Dangerous Liaisons" (the show was fantastic). It is a refurbished, very old power generation station with numerous performing arts theatres (old but comfortable), relaxing bars and more formal dining options. Everything is spotlessly clean but still showing original machines and fittings. Some walls show street art,... More 

Thank DanB51
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great venue at any time of the day or night, the food is excellent and the view is hard to beat. Great coffee or a wine to relax and take in the atmosphere.

Thank james4trees
Queensland, Australia
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113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

besides new farm park so it's nice to catch the ferry and walk to powerhouse on Saturday. It's a old building with a good concept. inside lays bar, culture, theater...etc a good use of historical building. we went to the market and good variety of food and delicious. fresh veg and fruit in good price. nice to sit beside the... More 

Thank kyielee
Jersey, Channel Islands
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439 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our Monday visit in January the place was as dead as a dodo; nobody there and nothing happening. I checked with a member of staff who said there was 'nothing going on today'. So clearly it depends upon when you visit as to what you get.

Thank Jerseybean26
Mankato, Minnesota
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272 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building houses theatre, music, dance, restaurant, bar, etc. Originally it was a power station in the 1920s and decommissioned in the 1970s. The outer shell of the building remains with the interior very industrial feeling with multipurpose spaces. It is very trendy and hip. When I was there they had family time with crafts and books for toddlers and... More 

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