|The Regatta Hotel
was restructured in 1897, with its then-newly revamped look,
a-three storey of iron lace balconies over looking the
preserved and slightly re-modeled throughout the years
until what itís now today.
This historical pub has been a location for some of
Australia's defining moments. It has become a place for
liberation of Brisbane women.
In 1965, an important event in
the Australian feminist movement was made by Merie Thornton,
the mother of actress Sigrid Thornton, and another
after they had tied themselves to the bar protesting the
bars' exclusivity to men. Regatta also became an event of a
raucous celebration after Australia won the America's Cup in
1983. Expect Regatta to be flocked with human crowd during
big storms and floods.
Built in 1864, the Pineapple Hotel is possibly the oldest
surviving pub in Brisbane. This family-owned bar is located
at Main Street, Kangaroo Point and
has been continuously
serving one of the most terrific steaks and booze in the
city. The hotel includes a beer garden, a lounge bar, a
gaming room, a plantation bar and a party bar. The Pineapple
Hotel has also been a popular place where weddings and other
activities are held.
The Normanby Hotel is listed by the National Trust among one
of the few large suburban hotels which has been built before
It is also recorded in the Queensland Heritage
Register. Built in 1890, this hotel is located at the corner
of Musgrave Road and Kelvin Grove Road
and was originally
constructed out of timber and shingle. This hotel is one of
the remaining examples of the commercial work of Brisbane
architect John Beauchamp Nicholson. This hotel features a
number of bars and guest rooms.
Don't forget to visit other historic pubs and hotels in
Brisbane: Breakfast Creek Hotel on Kingsford Smith Drive,
Story Bridge Hotel located under the
Story Bridge at
Kangaroo Point, Royal Exchange Hotel on High Street, Toowong
and Plough Inn at South Bank, Parklands.