Running through the guts of the Valley is the Brunswick Street Mall, a hundred and fifty metre long pedestrian thoroughfare that blocks traffic , has a twenty-four hour McDonalds and provides shelter to homeless people. In short, the Mall is a bit of a shithole. That was okay when the Valley was generally a shithole. The Critical Issue Every major city in the western world has at least one neighbourhood where you can go and:
Kaliber - Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Kaliber Lounge in Fortitude Valley Menu
This bar is a mainstay on the clubbing scene in Fortitude Valley and so assumes a frontline position on the ever-growing debate over alcohol- and drug-fuelled violence. Claudia Bordini has been the proud owner of Kaliber for six years and has been privy to the changes that this historic part of Brisbane has undergone. Got tough with the venues, got tough with the security companies and got tough with the cops. They start overreacting when you take a tragedy, a very unfortunate tragedy that happened a thousand kilometres away on the street, and you try to pin it to a Valley club.
You can visit this small nightclub, located in the Brunswick Street Mall, and be fairly confident that no matter what you wolf down in the wee hours, you'll still be a fair bit lighter than you were at say, 7pm. What's the secret behind this? First up, getting a drink can be a bit of a struggle.
The drill shed is the oldest known surviving drill shed in Queensland and the only one with a gable-roofed design. It is also the last survivor of Brisbane 's pre-Federation drill sheds. It was transferred to the Commonwealth in and was moved to its current site in , along with its adjacent timber caretaker's cottage and an orderly room built in for the Moreton Mounted Infantry. The orderly room was the core of an office building south of the drill shed until its twentieth century additions were demolished and the remaining structure moved next to the drill shed in As a group, the three colonial-era defence buildings are uncommon, and as a pair the drill shed and its accompanying cottage may be a unique surviving example in Queensland.