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Brisbane - Something cheap every night of the week
I'm slowly discovering more and more instances of "2-4-1", steaks under $10, and similarly cheap nights around Brisbane. I want to compile some sort of a list for the poorer weeks, and to encourage my tightass friends to come out more.

Here's what I can think of so far:

Transcontinental hotel - $5.95 steaks every night

Monday: Indro Hotel - choice of 2 mains for $10 (roast and veg + 1 other)

Tuesday: Caxton - 2 for 1 mains, Indro hotel - 2 for 1 mains, Alibi room - $2 tacos, $3 burritos, $4 coronas

Wednesday: RG's - $6.95 steak, I think the beachhouse in the city does a $6 steak too

Thursday and the weekends there isn't as much around, but i'm sure the well travelled and educated ITM community can offer some suggestions!

I live on the westside so am obviously much more aware of what's on over here.
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Ice Bar at Teneriffe and Clayfield does 2-4-1 on a Tuesday night as well, pretty good steaks. They have something on a Thursday night too, I think it's $10 off each main meal or something like that, which equates pretty close to 2-4-1 anyway.

Wed and Thur - The Bank in the Valley Mall (Ann St end, opposite RG's) does 2-4-1 pizzas, and they are shit hot too. Get the lamb one, it's the business.
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I just thought, jackpot noodles has a range of meals for less than $6, and you can get them any time the store is open!
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Ah Jackpot. My uni dinner saver. <3 u.

$2 tacos at alibi room is great but be sure to get in early so you can get a seat. Tends to get very busy in there as the night progresses and it's hard it eat standing up if you're packing in shoulder to shoulder.
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Cyber city, every night, open late

$9 hokkein stir fried noodles.
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rg's do $6.95 (or $5.95 i cant remember) rump steak and chips/salad on wednesdays...its not bad either.

i do miss the shamrock cheap eats that's for sure!

teneriffe ice bar is better than clayfield, the last time i went there the vegies with my steak were to die for.

another vote for bank pizza's too
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I dig RG's steak for what they charge.

In fact Killer lamb owes me a steak from there...
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I always find Wok Me great value for money!
and YES! to Jackpot noodles too!
Cyber city has been a bit hit and miss for me, but they are cheap and the servings are generally huge!
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I can't remember the name of it, but the place on the waterfront underneath Riparian in the city has 2 for 1 Pizza and Pasta on Tuesday nights, and other deals like a Pizza and jug of beer for $14 other nights.
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Jubilee Hotel - $10.95 steak any night

Waterloo Hotel - $7 rump, chips and salad on a Friday night

Colmslie Hotel - 2 for 1 Tuesdays (food is really good!)

Also check out Thai Ways @ Albion, they have a budget take-away menu which is quite decent.

Beware of Indus @ Paddington and their 2 for 1, it's very limited and full of conditions, all of which mean it's not really much of a 2 for 1 deal or a discount. The food wasn't too bad though.

I can't vouch for the Jube and the Waterloo personally as I'm yet to experience their cheap steak delights.

This makes me want to do two for one tonight!
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Ahhh here it is! Thanks!

I went to Ice Bar with DRi last night and it was very good but they dont have the blue cheese sauce anymore!! Dissapointed!

What's the go with Vue in Newfarm?? Do they do a cheap eats night?? I though I heard that somewhere.

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yeah Vue has $12 pasta on Tuesday and Saturday nights, it's great. Fresh and tasty and quite a big plate too.
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Colmslie Hotel - 2 for 1 Tuesdays (food is really good!)

Are you serious? I ate there recently and it was absolute crap, maybe I got unlucky?
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Are you serious? I ate there recently and it was absolute crap, maybe I got unlucky?

They put through a LOT of people so they might be inconsistent. Last time I went there was before Christmas last year - good steak, medium rare, cooked nicely. It's not jump up and down good but for a suburban muckhole it's OK.
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I find the Ice Bar at Teneriffe to be very inconsistent these days as well.

i reckon they must have changed chef or something as the menu is slightly different (no blue cheese sauce) and the portions are smaller.

Used to awesome tho
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I find the Ice Bar at Teneriffe to be very inconsistent these days as well.

i reckon they must have changed chef or something as the menu is slightly different (no blue cheese sauce) and the portions are smaller.

Used to awesome tho

They've always been pretty inconsistent but these days yeah, getting worse.

The Caxton seems to be the steady rock in Brisbane's Tuesday 241 madness.
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This place doesn't have a daily special as such it's just good cheap food. Family owned Asian eatery in Stones corner about 25m from the Stones Corner Hotel (on the bottle shop road not the main strip). Table clothes are from the 80's, still has a blackboard for their menu very old place definitely no frills. $12 is the most you'll pay for a HUGE dish. We decided to eat in and I could only stomach half of my plate, the rest filled a takeaway container to the brim, it was a BIG meal. Food was good - been there twice and will def go back, when I do I'll be sure to jot down the name. It's just the two of them so if they're busy expect to wait a few minutes for your meal. The owner actually came out and had a chat to us for 5 mins once we'd finished our meal. They live up stairs so they're open till fairly late.
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The Melbourne Hotel, West End

Monday -$20 Ribs for 2
Tuesday - $15 Steak Sensation
Wednesday - $10 Pizza & Pasta
Thursday - Complementary starter or dessert
Sunday - $50 Seafood platter & 4 Corona's

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^^ looks pretty good...we should try a couple of nights.

am trying the $13.50 schnitzel night at the kedron park hotel next wednesday, will report back!
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Cyber City = <3 and its 24/7 which is even better

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Monday - $2 taco $3 burrito
Tuesday - $6.95 roast
wednesday $6.95 steak
thursday - $4 pasta & lasagne
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^^ looks pretty good...we should try a couple of nights.

am trying the $13.50 schnitzel night at the kedron park hotel next wednesday, will report back!

DUDE! You could buy a nice schnitzel from the James Street Markets for about half that. Get in the kitchen woman
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Sunday - $50 Seafood platter & 4 Corona's

Is that between two?

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^^^ Yes it is, but allot of it is fried. You get fresh oysters and bugs though...

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Just wanted to bump this thread up after trying to find cheap places on a Tuesday night to share what I've come across so far..

Calypso on Caxton street does $2 tacos on Tuesdays & $10 pizzas on Mondays with some live (albeit strange) music.
Caxton Hotel also does 2-4-1 meals, which I still wouldn't consider poor uni student friendly.
Casablanca on Caxton street also does 2-4-1 meals on Tuesdays which I'm yet to check out.
Melbourne Hotel does a pretty decent steak and mash/veg or chips/salad on Tuesdays for $15.
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The Clarence Corner in Woolangabba has just been taken over by the people that used to run The Brew House in the city near Fatboys. They have 10 meals for $10 every night of the week and are actually pretty good.

New beers on tap too which is always a plus

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never been there but that's super close to my place. i'll have to check it out, cheers!

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the pineapple does good weekday specials
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but the chalk probably does the best

steak+sauce+chips+salad plus a schooner of fat yak for $10 every day for lunch & dinner except fri/sat/sun. the steak is pretty tasty but it'd only be 175-ish grams, so not massive. but you can always get two
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Cheap meals you got there, is it with nice ambiance? Would be best pair with free wine drinks too.. hehehe, maybe too much to ask.
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yeah.. it's not bad hey!! you sit at stools rather than proper tables so it feels pretty casual. i would recommend checking it out.

also, jubilee does $2 steaks on sundays and $1 ribs on tuesdays. haven't been, but seems cheap!
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we are going to check out onyx on park road, 2-4-1 mains for june.

also mirasol at paddington has a 2-4-1 tapas deal or something going...i cant find the email i got about it though!
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mirasoul is all you can eat tapas on thursday nights = $25

http://www.mirasoul.com.au/caxton-st-bar-whats-on.html
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^^^ Totally ready for tapas

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$5 pizzas at soma all night wednesday & thursday...$5 pizza b4 8pm fridays.
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I moved in to the Valley at the end of last year and concocted this (not exhaustive) list (which by the way is about six months old and may not be up to date):

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RG’s
• Free live music
• $6 “The World’s Best Pub Lunch” (Monday to Friday 12pm – 2pm)

The Elephant and Wheelbarrow
• $9.99 Beef and Beer (Monday to Friday lunch special only)

Bravo
• $25 for three Tapas (Tapas Happy Hour) 5pm – 7pm

Queens Arms
• $10 Lunch 12pm – 3pm (Monday to Friday)

The Brunswick Hotel
• $10 lunches

Mondays
RG’s
• $2 Tacos* 6pm – 9pm
• $3 Burritos* 6pm – 9pm
• $10 Burrito and Frozen Margarita 6pm – 9pm

The Elephant and Wheelbarrow
• $3 Curry served with Rice and Pappadam
• Rockstar Karaoke

Birdees
• $2 Tacos

The Brunswick Hotel
• Trivia from 7.30pm ($4 per person)

Tuesdays
RG’s
• $2 Tacos* 6pm – 9pm
• $3 Burritos* 6pm – 9pm
• $10 Burrito and Frozen Margarita 6pm – 9pm

The Brunswick Hotel
• Trivia from 7.30pm ($4 per person)

The Elephant and Wheelbarrow
• $1 tacos (beef, bean or chicken)
• Live soloist in the beer garden

The Alibi Room
• $2 Tacos from 5pm
• $2 Burritos from 5pm

Glass
• $5 pizzas (dinner)

GPO
• 241 Mains

Wednesday
RG’s
• $6 Rump Steak, Chips and Salad* 5.30pm – 9pm
• $6 Fish, Chips and Salad* 5.30pm – 9pm
• Trivia from 7pm
• Karaoke from 8pm

The Elephant and Wheelbarrow
• $5 Steak and Cake (includes Chips and Salad and Desert).
• Elephant Unplugged (showcasing original music from Brisbane’s most talented musicians) from 7pm

Queens Arms
• Trivia night from 8pm

The Brunswick Hotel
• Trivia from 7.30pm ($4 per person)

Barsoma
• $5 Pizza (5pm to 8pm)

Thursday
RG’s
• $4 Pasta (three varieties)* 6pm – 9pm
• DJ til late
• $15 two Pasta’s and a jug of beer

The Elephant and Wheelbarrow
• $5 Schnitzel (Veal or Chicken) with Chips and Salad

Birdees
• $10 for two Tacos and a Margarita

Bravo
• $42 for three tapas (tapas stand) includes a bottle of the featured Spanish wine

The Brunswick Hotel
• Karaoke from 9pm

Barsoma
• $5 Pizza (5pm to 8pm)

Alibi
• $8 chicken schnitzel / pasta

Fridays
RG’s
• Free raffles in the Garden Bar from 5.30pm
• DJs til 5am
• $9.90 jugs of Tooheys New, XXXX and XXXX Gold from 5pm – 7pm

Queens Arms
• $5 Premium Bubbly from 5pm – 7pm
• $4 basic spirits 8pm – 11pm
• $6 retro cocktails 8pm – 11pm

The Brunswick Hotel
• $12.90 Rump Steak (300 grams), Chips, Salad and Schooner of Mid / soft drink (lunch and dinner)

Barsoma
• $5 Pizza (5pm to 8pm)

Saturdays
RG’s
• Live music in the Garden Bar

Queens Arms
• $4 basic spirits 8pm – 11pm
• $6 retro cocktails 8pm – 11pm

The Brunswick Hotel
• Karaoke from 9pm
• $12.90 Rump Steak (300 grams), Chips, Salad and Schooner of Mid / soft drink (lunch and dinner)

Sundays
RG’s
• $6 Rump Steak, Chips and Salad* 5.30pm – 9pm
• $6 Fish, Chips and Salad* 5.30pm – 9pm
• Live music 2pm – 6pm

The Elephant and Wheelbarrow
• $2 Steaks (300 gram)*

Birdees
• $1 Spit Roast from 12pm

The Brunswick Hotel
• $12.90 Rump Steak (300 grams), Chips, Salad and Schooner of Mid / soft drink (lunch and dinner)

(* denotes with any drink purchase)

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GPO does an awesome special on Friday afternoons too - cheap Corona ($3), Cosmos ($4), and 3 buffalo wings for $5 as well as $5 tapas and live music.

The Jube also on Friday arvos - happy hour from 4 or 5pm until 8pm, including $4 schooners of selected beer, $5 coronas and live music.
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bravo and bravo bbq are doing 2-4-1 mains on tuesday's for april...going to check bravo bbq out next week, yum!
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