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.
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.
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.
This is another longstanding institution, potentially where your mum and dad enjoyed their first ale-influenced snog during the after-cricket celebrations (the Gabba’s just a short walk down the road).