The 14 Best Pubs in Brisbane, Australia

Pub Scene | © luca bravo / Flickr
Pub Scene | © luca bravo / Flickr
Photo of Alice Duffield
18 September 2017

Queenslanders have long stood out for their particularly enthusiastic approach to lager and ale. But experience the pubs for yourself and you’ll understand why we just can’t help but head out on the town. Here’s a selection of the best in Brisbane.

Regatta Hotel

Pub, Hotel Restaurant, Gastropub, Pub Grub, $$$
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It’s famous around the world for its one-way mirror urinal (who doesn’t want to pretend to pee on other patrons), but there’s plenty more to love about this traditional Queensland pub by the river.

The Royal Exchange Hotel

Pub, Pub Grub
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It’s the first big pub you hit when heading into the city from the sprawling University of Queensland campus, so it’s no wonder that the Royal Exchange is pretty much always packed to the brim with sozzled students.

Tippler's Tap

Bar, Pub, American, $$$
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Tippler’s Tap: One of the first pubs in Brisbane to truly dedicate itself to an American-style menu and a mind meltingly diverse craft beer selection.

The Wickham Hotel

Pub, Gastropub, Pub Grub, $$$
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For lager lovers with a sweet tooth, The Wickham Hotel is proud to host a permanent pop up with the over-the-top yeast ring slingers, Donut Boyz’.

The Waterloo Hotel

Bistro, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
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Brisbanites are proud to see this art deco landmark still standing, having fought tooth and nail to stop it being demolished to make way for even more apartment blocks. The delectable menu and range of drinks on tap remind us that the struggle was worth it.