Top 10 Pubs in Brisbane to Visit

Brisbane is known for its warm climate and many stunning beaches, but what's often overlooked is the great nightlife Brisbane has to offer. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is a vibrant and exciting city that offers plenty of things to do, including visiting some great pubs.

Brisbane is a great city for pubs. There are plenty of them, and they offer a wide variety of experiences. From pubs like the Breakfast Creek Hotel, Plough Inn, Story Bridge Hotel, Ship Inn, Royal Exchange Hotel to the Brunswick Hotel, Waterloo Hotel, Pineapple Hotel, Lord Alfred Hotel and Osbourne Hotel, there is a lot of classic pub and cocktail bar options.

You can even check out these suburbs and areas for your next night out in Brisbane:

Brisbane City

When it comes to pubs in Brisbane City, there are plenty of them to choose from. Some of the most popular ones include the Breakfast Creek Hotel, the Plough Inn, the Story Bridge Hotel, the Ship Inn, and the Royal Exchange Hotel. These pubs offer a great range of drinks and food options, as well as a fun and lively atmosphere. If you're looking for a great pub crawl in Brisbane City, then be sure to check out these places. You won't be disappointed!

South Brisbane

South Brisbane is a great place to visit for a night out on the town. There are plenty of pubs and cocktail bars to choose from, and you're sure to find something to your taste. The pubs here also offer a great selection of drinks and food, as well as a fun and lively atmosphere. If you're looking for a great place to have a drink or two, then be sure to check out the pub offerings in South Brisbane.

Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley is Brisbane's fashion district, but it also contains some great pubs. Some of the best pubs in Brisbane can be found here, and you're sure to find something special. Whether it's a pub that has a friendly atmosphere or a place that has a great drink selection, Fortitude Valley is one of the best places to go if you're looking for a fun night out


Woolloongabba is a suburb of Brisbane that is located to the south of the CBD. It's a vibrant and diverse community, and it has plenty of pubs to choose from. Plunkett Hotel is one of the most popular venues in this area for a drink, as well as Morrison Hotel, Little Gabba and the Australian National Hotel.

Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point is a beautiful area located in Brisbane's east. It's filled with parks and has some great pubs to visit too. The Kangaroo Point Hotel is one of the best places to have a drink, as well as the Story Bridge Hotel and Royal Exchange Hotel. Both offer a wide variety of drinks and food, perfect for an enjoyable night out.

Brisbane River

The Brisbane River is a river located in South East Queensland, Australia. It flows through the City of Brisbane, including the central business district. Around the Brisbane River are many popular pubs and bars, with a large number of them also located along the river. If you're looking for a great place with live music and good drinks, then be sure to check out some of these places near the Brisbane River. Enjoy!

With so many pubs to choose from, planning a pub tour of Brisbane could be very difficult indeed. For those that don't know where to start, here is a list of the top 10 best pubs in Brisbane.

The Lord Alfred

Petrie Terrace, Brisbane

One of Brisbane's grandest old pubs, The Lord Alfred Hotel is an iconic stop on the city trail. This hotel has undergone a makeover to bring out its rich history while also becoming a trendy and modern-day destination in downtown Queensland! With six bars across three levels for you a cocktail connoisseur or casual drinker alike, you're sure to find what you're looking for at this Brisbane pub.

When it comes to functions, The Lord Alfred Hotel has eight unique spaces for hire. With a glass-encased brasserie and large top-level Verandah Bar that overlooks Caxton Street, any event from 10 up to 200 guests can be catered for here - including birthdays and corporate events alike.

40 Seated | 220 Standing

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Brunswick Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane

The Brunswick Hotel is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, situated in the vibrant suburb of New Farm in Brisbane. The pub has been around since 1864 and offers a great range of beers on tap, as well as wine and spirits. There's also a food menu that includes pub classics like burgers, schnitzels and fish and chips, as well as pizza, pasta and salads.

The Brunswick Hotel is the perfect place to catch up with friends or family, and there's always something happening - from live music and trivia nights to special events like the annual Christmas party.

150 Seated | 150 Standing

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The Prince Consort

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

The Prince Consort is a heritage-listed old English-style pub, which has been reinvigorated to become one of the most iconic Brisbane venues. It's an eight-in-one experience like no other! The grand venue has been restored to its former glory with bay windows opening out onto the street outside, featuring a bar and gantry covered in classic British racing green. Past this ground-floor parlour lies an open-air oasis brimming botanical that is perfect for sun-soaked afternoon sessions!

300 Seated | 400 Standing

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Fridays Brisbane

Eagle Street, Brisbane

Fridays Brisbane is a vibrant bar in Eagle Street offering an amazing night out in the heart of the city. This lively venue has something for everyone with its delicious food menu, a range of drinks and a great selection of live entertainment. The private dining room, glamour bar, grand deck and bridge bar provide perfect options for intimate get-togethers, whilst the terrace and waterline restaurant are ideal for large-scale affairs.

120 Seated | 220 Standing

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Stone And Wood Brisbane

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Set inside a beautifully preserved heritage-listed building on Bridge Street is where you'll find Stone and Wood Brisbane. The new space has been designed to emulate the laid-back feel of Byron Bay while still incorporating some historic elements from our valley's rich history - including an incredible interior complete with merch outlet, working brewery (of course) as well event spaces for community use or training workshops hosted by partners like YOU!

70 Seated | 150 Standing

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Regatta Hotel

Toowong, Brisbane

Regatta Hotel is a great Brisbane pub that is well-known for its live music, delicious pub food and amazing views. Located in Toowong, the Regatta Hotel overlooks the river and has a stunning decking area to enjoy alfresco dining or drinks with friends. The menu features modern Australian cuisine as well as classic pub favourites

80 Seated | 80 Standing

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Australian National Hotel

Woolloongabba, Brisbane

The Australian National Hotel is more than just a pub, it's an experience. Located in the heart of Brisbane, opposite one Gabba stadium, they offer a warm and welcoming environment to enjoy drinks with friends or host your next special event; no matter what you're looking for they've got you covered! Whether you're looking for great food and drinks or want to host your next special event with us - they've got everything from delicious meals on their bistro menu all the way down through kids' options that will please even the fussiest eaters!

120 Seated | 150 Standing

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Morrison Hotel

Woolloongabba, Brisbane

With a rich history of over 80 years, the Morrison Hotel is perfect for any event. With 22 craft beer options on tap and 50 wines to choose from, we have something that will meet everyone's needs! Our four versatile function spaces can be transformed into whatever you want them to - whether it’s an intimate dinner party with close friends or your best mate's bucks night!

50 Seated | 100 Standing

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Albion Hotel

Albion, Brisbane

The Albion is an icon that has been at the heart of our community for many years. Albies is a sun-drenched beer garden by day and a booming nightclub by night. From serving as both an establishment and hub to bringing people together, we've found what makes this place so great-- from having an enduring pub classic schnitty, bringing their doggo in for a drink in the sunny beer garden, or to let loose on a weekend.

80 Seated | 150 Standing

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The Victory Hotel

Spring Hill, Brisbane

The Victory Hotel is a Brisbane institution. Located on the corner of Edward Street and Charlotte St, it has been serving locals and visitors alike for years now with its array of bars as well as having three different lounges to choose from; including an open-air Beer Garden that's unique in all central business district areas! So whether you're looking forward to meeting up over drinks at our Hornblower’s Bar or our Level One Nightclub, we have an extensive list of ciders or spirits as well as the wine, you're sure not going hungry either - we've got everything your heart desires right here.

200 Seated | 500 Standing

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