From Friday 8 November and every Friday and Saturday following, Hamilton Wharf will be transformed into a hub of market activity.
Drawing inspiration from the atmosphere of a South-East Asian night market, organiser Peter Hackworth (along with a team of creative individuals) has created Brisbane’s first pop-up container village, an exciting dining destination formed by over 50 shipping containers reconfigured as mini-restaurants, bars, galleries and produce stores.
“I have always wanted to recreate in Brisbane the hustle and bustle of the fabulous food markets of Asia, with all that fun and energy, the exotic flavours, wafts of wonderful aromas and noise,” says Hackworth. “Eat Street will become the hot destination in Brisbane – there’s just nothing else like it.”
A short walk from bus and ferry stops and with off-street parking for 400 cars, Eat Street Markets is designed for people to pop in for a quick bite, grab some takeaway dinner, or stay and mingle with friends.
“Sometimes it’s difficult to decide what to have for dinner – now the dilemma is over. Eat Street offers the world on one fantastic street,” says organiser John Stainton.
In addition to the international cuisine, boutique beers and entertainment from local musicians, some of Queensland’s best artists and designers will be presenting their work in container-and-tent-galleries alongside the markets.
And from 2 November Containerval – a three-weekend-long music and arts festival that includes Brisbane International Film Festival’s (BIFF) open air cinema – will also share the space, held in and around the containers.
Eat Street Markets will be open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm on Macarthur Ave, Hamilton (next to Portside Wharf). See here for more information and a travel guide.