Friday 4th April marks the opening of the exciting new ‘Market Lane’ night markets in West End.

If pulling up a milk crate and sitting down with a takeaway box of street food and a few mates is your idea of a damn good meal, then head on down to West End and celebrate the opening of ‘Market Lane’ night market tonight.

Today marks the first day of Brisbane’s brand new night market. This is a hugely exciting venture put on by the team behind the Boundary Street Markets, dedicated to bringing more culture to the people of Brisbane each Friday night. The markets will showcase a mix of cultures though street food, wine, market stalls, live entertainment and more.

The idea for the market runs deeper than simply somewhere to grab a bite to eat. It’s about using food to bring community and cultures together, to foster understanding and to promote wellbeing. The organisers believe this is what Brisbane is looking for – a genuine experience beyond just eating.

The founder of Boundary Street Market, David Bostock, says that ‘there’s a beneficial flow on to surrounding businesses and a mutual benefit for traders and community to shop together, plan together, eat together’. The like-minded Petra Barran (who has been largely involved in the London street food movement) has been a source of inspiration for the market, and believes that the street food movement is a reaction to the control of public life.

This is a great opportunity for vendors and locals alike, and I for one hope it is a huge success. You can find the markets each Friday from 4pm to 10pm in the Boundary Street Market precinct, on the corner of Boundary and Mollison Streets in West End.

With street food, night markets, entertainment and more, it promises to have something for everyone, families and all.  For more information about the markets check out our event guide listing!