Wickham Hotel

Pub in Fortitude Valley

The crowd may not be quite as heavily LGBT these days, but this grand old dame continues to draw a chilled, mixed crowd for lazy, easy boozing. It's a sprawling, multi-space venue, though the best spot to be is in the Garden Bar, a feel-good combo of festoon lighting and the odd drag queen working her wig, frock and heels.

Check the pub's website for regular events, which include a weekly trivia night on Thursday and 'Kinky Karaoke' on the last Saturday of the month.