Brisbane experiences

Brisbane Pubs

Criterion Tavern
A pub for city locals. Corner of George and Adelaide Streets (07 3221 7411)

The Grosvenor on George
An upmarket pub (07 3236 2288)

Breakfast Creek Hotel
A Brisbane icon built in 1889 in the French Renaissance style and one of the few places in Australia where beer is still served from wooden kegs. The beer garden is a fine Queensland tradition. Known by locals as the ‘Brekky Creek. If you are lucky you might see the ghost of William MacNaughton Galloway the Lord Mayor in 1895 who fell to his death from a second floor window. 2 Kingsford Smith Drive, Albion (07 3262 5988)

Royal George Hotel
A busy pub in Fortitude Valley. Brunswick St Mall

The Caxton Hotel
Very close to the Suncorp Stadium. 15 - 17 Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace (07 3368 1944)

The Exchange Hotel
Major renovations to The Exchange mean you can be out in the open enjoying an evening drink or lunch time bevvy. Huge screens display sporting action and a few pot plants soften the concrete jungle. There is a big space upstairs where you can look up to the surrounding skyscrapers and the stars. Cnr Edward and Charlotte Street, Brisbane (07 3229 3522)

The Fox Hotel
Constructed in the late 1800s with an art deco feel of marble bars, alabaster mood lighting and lead crystal chandeliers. Corner of Melbourne & Hope Streets (07 3844 2883)

The Gap Tavern
A suburban icon and a good family pub with a playground and an indoor play room with Play Stations.

The Grand View Hotel
Built in 1851 is Queensland’s oldest licensed hotel overlooking North Stradbroke Island.

The Normanby
A big popular pub with five bars and three beer gardens that dates back to 1872. Live music, large screens it is all here. Sundays the beer garden with an enormous Moreton Bay fig tree fills and stays busy all night. One attraction being the huge outdoor TV screen. Within walking distance of Suncorp Stadium. 1 Musgrave Hill, Red Hill (07 3831 3353)

The Pineapple Hotel
Opened in 1864, named after the pineapple plantations at Kangaroo Point. Locals know it as the "Piney". The Piney is within walking distance of the Gabba. 706 Main Street, Kangaroo Point (07 3393 1111)

The Plough Inn Tavern
Built in 1885 with a modern beer garden overlooking South Bank where food is served. Well known for steaks and for a place to enjoy a few beers. Stanley Street, South Bank Parklands (07 3844 7777)

The Regatta
A heritage listed pub with plenty of history and close to the Brisbane river and very popular with students from the University of Queensland. 543 Coronation Road, Toowong (07 3871 9595)

The Royal Exchange Hotel
The Royal Exchange opened in 1876 as the Railway Hotel, becoming the "RE" in 1884 with a popular beer garden. 10 High Street, Toowong (07 3371 2555)

The Ship Inn
The Ship Inn originally built as a private home in 1879 is located in the South Bank Parklands near the Goodwill Bridge. The pub is known for it's food and alfresco dining. Corner of Sidon & Stanley Streets (07 3844 8000)

The Story Bridge Hotel
Built around the pylons of the Story Bridge dates back to 1886, when it was known as the Kangaroo Point Hotel. Visit on Australia day and witness the cockroach races. 200 Main Street, Kangaroo Point (07 3391 2266).

Victory Hotel
Live music every night of the week, screens, beer garden and Garden Grill. Edward Street

Waterloo Hotel
Art deco pub with nooks and crannies to hide in. Corner of Ann Street a& Commercial Road (07 3719 4100)

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