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The Hideaway | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

The Hideaway | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Cosy and cheerful, with an unpretentious vintage vibe, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the Hideaway for a preserved ’70s beach shack. Potted plants look on from shelves on the avocado-green and lemon walls. There’s Scrabble on hand, and plenty of light reading, while the comfy couches are the friendly kind, there to embrace you.

Scented Soirees at Damask Perfumery | Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Scented Soirees at Damask Perfumery | Woolloongabba, Brisbane

The aroma is overpowering but deeply sensuous – like being hit in the face with a velvet pillow stuffed with rose petals. Surely the scent of every flower imaginable is here, infused with the heady essence of darker, musky fragrances my untrained nose refuses to identify. That’s my first impression upon entering Damask Perfumery – one of only a few perfume development laboratories in Australia.

Dry Land Bar | Redfern, Sydney

Dry Land Bar | Redfern, Sydney

Imagine you could go back a few years and tell Sydneysiders that, come 2012, Redfern would have some cool bars and restaurants. People would have raised their eyebrows and thought you were peculiar. But they would have been wrong, because south of Cleveland Street is seriously happening these days, and it’s thanks to places like Dry Land Bar.

Brunswick Green | Brunswick, Melbourne

Brunswick Green | Brunswick, Melbourne

Of all the bars designed around a share-house aesthetic, The Brunswick Green is one of the best in town. The warm and inviting lounge-room feel attracts winter refugees from Brunswick’s dank terrace houses and shoebox flats.

29th Apartment | St Kilda, Melbourne

29th Apartment | St Kilda, Melbourne

A mere babe in the St Kilda bar scene, 29th Apartment doesn’t have to try hard to stand out. A homage to Katishe – a prostitute and artist who went missing in the 1980s – 29th Apartment is a bar, art gallery and lounge room all at once.