The Girls Night Out of my pre children days were slightly more, let's say 'crazy', then the girls night out of my Mum days. There is considerably less drinking and dancing, it's more of a wonderful opportunity to bond with my friends and put on an outfit that doesn't have to be breastfeeding friendly.
I have to admit as well that I do sometimes feel slightly out of touch with the best places to go with my group of girlfriends for a special night out. So I asked the other Mums of the group where they love to go and the suggestions came pouring in.
So here are some amazing suggestions of places to go for your next special night out with the girls:
Located in the beautiful Southbank Promenade, Spaghetti House serves up delicious wholesome Italian cooking and is the perfect place to sit outside and sip some white wine with the girls. You can have a dinner and then take in a show at the nearby QPAC theatre, the perfect night out combination.
Keep in mind that they do get busy so booking ahead may be required during peak periods
Location: Corner of Little Stanley, Grey and Glenelg Streets at South Bank in Brisbane.
Not just a great idea for a date night, Holey Moley is also awesome for a girls night out! You can let your hair down and drink cocktails while playing mini golf. There is food available at the food truck and they even run mid week specials.
If an alfresco drink in a hipster spot is your thing, then X Cargo is the place for you. It is a a unique multi-level entertainment venue made from shipping containers complete with individually designed bars, outdoor dining and an open-air beer gardens. They also do an American Menu with a Latin twist.
Byblos is a gorgeous riverside venue that serves up tapas, which are perfect for sharing with the girls. Because after all, when you are excitedly catching up and chatting, making a decision on food is hard! Ask for a selection of their best tapas to share and take the pain out of it. Their food is mediterranean themed and their drinks menu has some great non alcoholic cocktails for those non drinkers.
I love Eagle Street Pier because of its incredible views of the iconic story bridge. It just screams Brisbane to me and never ceases to take me back to my uni days of nights out in the city. But now that I am in my thirties, I love a bit of a special dining experience instead so Sake Restaurant is perfect for this. They serve up contemporary Japanese cuisine in a gorgeous setting and will even do a banquet for the table. Definetely reserve for the special occassions though as it will set you back.
"I went to ‘kimchi cheese smile’ at woolloongabba last week and it was amazing. Food is 5* quality at 4* prices. The couple that run it are gorgeous and will tell you all about everything you’re eating. You HAVE to get the wagyu. - BMG Member"
Kimchi Cheese smile is a Korean inspired contemporary restaurant using quality ingredients. Because they are on the smaller side, only seating 30, it is perfect for an intimate girls dinner where you can focus on enjoying your company and the food. And you can actually hear eachother talk!
Mexican to me is celebration food and what better way of celebrating a night away from the partner and kids is to go out for some hearty and delicious mexican! With tex mex, massive frozen margharitas and a huge party vibe, you will leave smiling from a visit to El Camino Cantina.
If you want to slip on a cocktail dress or a gorgeous top and jeans with some heels and dare I say it, some makeup and hairbrushing may be involved, then why not have a night out at Eleven Rooftop Bar. It's a bar much more suited to grown ups rather than those young'uns and boasts amazing views over our city.
Location: Level 11, 757 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Do you have any other suggestions for a great girls night out? Please let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!