Since opening a café and then turning it into a bar, The Grates have definitely stepped it up offering some hella fun things to do in suburban Brisbane.
From cult movie nights, to Zombie trivia to Nintendo 64 tournaments there is basically no reason now to head to the vomit-lined streets of Fortitude Valley on a Friday night. Hell, they even have spooky storytelling which may even be slightly scarier than the eye-gouging things you see in the Val.
If you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came, Southside Tea Room is most definitely the place you want to be.
The recently-ish married duo have ticked every box when it comes to creating a community around their little slice of heaven, and now fearless frontwoman Patience Hodgson wants to tell you how to create your own. She may even give you tips on how to pour the perfect beer!
Sign up for our Pedestrian Coach session with the bubbly babe to find out how to turn your passion – food, good beer, Nintendo – into a legitimate business and place you’d gladly take your nanna.