Brisbane Pubs


The truth may sound depressing but it's impossible to give a good overview of all the pubs in Brisbane. It's because they are too many of them! The only thing that this article can provide travelers is by

introducing them among the most popular of these pubs.


Two of the most popular pubs in Brisbane are housed inside two classic structures in Brisbane: the Regatta Hotel and the Royal Exchange Hotel.

The Regatta Hotel is not just an ordinary pub, as it is one of the historical landmarks in the city. Built in 1874, the hotel has evolved from a simple wooden structure to a popular and chic hang-out place of the city.

Visitors will certainly be amused with regatta's offering: hip music, funky atmosphere, lifestyle setting and an overflow of booze! Alcoholic drinks aside, Regatta also offer the best steaks, seafood and poultry dishes to

its guests while eating and drinking their hearts out while enjoying the

view of the Brisbane River.


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Visit Regatta from Wednesday to Saturday and be showered with its weekly offerings! This quintessential hotel has transformed into one of the "hottest" among student hotspots. The Royal Exchange Hotel in Toowong, which is more popularly known with its initial, "RE," has believed to be established in

1876 and was originally known as the Railway Hotel. A new license had been issued to the hotel in 1884, transforming it into one of Australia's most

famous watering holes. It features four different bars: Public Bar, Deck Bar, Beer Garden and Sports Bar. RE has attracted a variety of guests, a big portion of which are students who have just finished (and probably aced) their exams and have chosen to reward their sleepless nights through bottles

of beers. The big slice of student population has given RE the opportunity to make annual events such as the popular RE Toga Party, Snow Party and Beach Party. Other locals will also enjoy RE's mixed atmosphere especially with its offering of beers, steaks and a variety of dishes that will certainly tingle oneís taste buds.

Another famous pub in the metro is the Pig 'N Whistle in Queen Street Mall. Dubbed as the traditional British Pub, it's located in Eagle Street just right of the Brisbane River. It's one of the most popular night places in town, offering its guests a choice in function rooms to hang-out for a night of drinking. Guests may stay relaxed in the spacious Cambridge room or feel the extravagance in the Bombay Polo Club. Private dining can be planned in the

Churchill Room or get cozy in the River Room. However, what really Pig 'N Whistle has made its way to the top because of its menu choices which showcases Australian cuisine (despite the British motif) such as Seared Queensland Scallops, Char Grilled Lamb Salad, Kilpatrick Oysters, Butcher's Sausages and a lot more. Of course, this pub wouldn't be complete without a big selection of draft beer, from England's Strongbow Draught, France's Kronenbourg 1664, Belgium's Stella Artois, Ireland's Guinness and local Australia's Cascade Light, among others.

Also, donít forget to visit these equally high-recommended places: Bravo Wine Bar & Bistro (Fortitude Valley), Finn Maccool's Irish Bar (Carindale),

Fridays Riverside (Eagle Street) and SQARE Lounge & Restaurant (Adelaide Street)