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Discussion in 'Socialising & Get Togethers' started by toptowa, May 20, 2012.

  1. toptowa

    toptowa New Member

    Hi all, I've got just over 5 weeks till I arrive in Brisbane. I am looking to move maybe to around Albany Creek as my sister in law has just got a place there. I have had a look online to see what's out and about and saw a local tavern but I keep getting told that not to expect a pub culture like we had in the UK. So how do people socialise in Brisbane then?????

  2. kerrywinder

    kerrywinder New Member

    We moved over from UK 4 weeks ago, staying in Brighton at the moment but moving to Buderim next week. Brighton is very quite, we went to the west end yesteray and that we really nice. the night life is very slow everyone goes out 5 to 6 oclock then most places close at 9 !!! only the taverns with Pokies are open late, we were out every night in the uk having great meals and excellent pub life. its just different here, just takes a while to get use to a different way of life, we are hoping once we settle in Buderim we will meet new friends and hopefully get out and meet up for drinks. The weather is fantastic, people friendly just different.

    PM me and we can email chat.
    Good luck Kerry
  3. Danny&Em

    Danny&Em Guest

  4. Gracie81

    Gracie81 Guest

    I've found people tend to socialise more at home, parks and BBQ's and that kind of thing. I found it a real culture shock when i first came over, now i'm a bit older i'm not too bothered but i still miss having a local! I live in New Farm and there are some nice bars there but no real pub where you could take the kids and put them in the garden while you sit on a bench by the river! I'm sure you will love living out here, it just takes time to adjust :)
  5. Briz Nurse

    Briz Nurse New Member

    Buderim is much quieter then Brighton!!
  6. toptowa

    toptowa New Member

  7. fish.01

    fish.01 Member

    It depends where you live. If you move to a suburb that was developed fairly late then there will only be a tavern, no proper pubs. If you live closer to the city there are pubs, in some places lots of them, but not often the quiet local pub you might be thinking of in the UK....more often busy, loud, young etc. The young'uns drink at home and then go out at 11pm and the pubs/nightclubs will go most of the night.

    Australia is very big into cafe's and restaurants and I think once you get past the young pub age many switch to this. The inner city suburbs have areas with lots of cafes and these will often be buzzing with people, with busy nights sometimes seeing people still queuing to get into a cafe at 10:30pm. I doubt places like Albany Creek would have much of anything pub wise?
  8. fish.01

    fish.01 Member

    Going out at 5pm and home by 9pm is just an out in the suburbs thing. Around Brisbane city itself it is totally different.
  9. Clarabell

    Clarabell New Member

    We have just moved to Mango Hill with our 2 young children, and we are desperate to find a local. It is very disappointing that Australia is missing out on this market. I have spoken to several expats who are really missing this. We are used to helping run our local sports and social club in the UK, but there doesn't seem to be anywhere to meet people and socialize. Does anyone know if there are suburbs around here with a clubhouse or local pub?
  10. Pinkpiggy

    Pinkpiggy Guest

    We moved to North Lakes a month ago and that is one thing I really miss! Apart from the Mango Hill tavern there doesn't seem to be anywhere to go for a night out to socialise away from the kids!
  11. Briz Nurse

    Briz Nurse New Member

    You won't find's not the culture here in oz
  12. fish.01

    fish.01 Member

    Sorry I can't help you with first hand knowledge about out there. If you live closer to Brisbane you'll find there are more pubs (not in uk numbers though of course) + loads of cafes which are the more popular social spots. Sporting clubs often do have a social side so I would be surprised if there wasn't some sporting club socialising out that way. Unfortunately the price of living in a new build low housing density area is lack of facilites and not enough population density to support them. It is why many locals try and live as close to Brisbane as they can afford as you will find far more facilites if that is important to you.

    Here are some found through google though no idea what they are like: sporting clubs (Norths Leagues Club, The Lakes Football Club, North Pine Football, Pine Rivers Golf Club etc), lawn bowling clubs (Kallangur, Bray Park, Redcliffe etc) and RSL's (Kallangur, Redcliffe, Sandgate etc).

    I imagine the westfield at north lakes has some pubs/cafes attached as well plus more at Chermside.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2012
  13. Clarabell

    Clarabell New Member

    My husband goes to Mango Hill Tavern on friday nights after work, thats usually quite busy, but its mostly men that are out. We have just joined he leagues club, 'Norths' in Kallangur, which has a bar and childrens playarea, it also has live music and social functions. Let me know if u n your family wanna meet up.
  14. Clarabell

    Clarabell New Member

    Hi, thanks for this. We checked out 'Norths' club in kallangur, it has potential if people use it. It was pretty quiet when we visited therefore hard to make friends. It has a childrens playarea, and social events, so we will keep persevering.

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