The gastro pub trend has been embraced with vivacity across Australia, but perhaps nothing best captures this than the best gastro pubs in Brisbane. Long gone are the days when pubs merely served beer and other drinks; today, pubs have turned to the provision of great meals, introducing the ‘gastro’ element in the management of pubs. The foods served are as diverse as the different establishments, creating a one-stop restaurant for many visitors.
Gastro-pubbing is indeed the newest type of dining in Brisbane, and it is catching up pretty fast. Below are choice gastro pubs perfect for pub crawling over the weekend, complete with contact details if you are visiting Brisbane for the first time.
Tomahawk Kitchen and bar located in South Bank is the epitome of gastro-pubbing, so much so that just about every menu item is accompanied by the establishment’s boutique beer. Whether you would like to feast on juicy burgers, or go the seafood way and indulge in crab claws, one thing is sure, you will love the time spent at Tomahawk. Make sure you take the beer-infused ice-cream for an exciting twist in your dessert.
Tomahawk Kitchen and Bar – 182 Grey Street, South Brisbane, 4101 QLD
Buffalo bar captures the true meaning of gastro pubbing with its extensive menu and wide array of beers, both local and foreign. Think chopped salad drizzled with your favourite dressing, Buffalo wings and craft beer. Best of all, Buffalo Bar is located in Brisbane CBD which makes it very convenient.
Buffalo bar – 169 Mary St, Brisbane QLD 4000, (07) 3221 0199
Newstead Brewing Company ranks tops in the list of gastro pubs, and all because it has carved a niche for itself in the market by developing creative menus served alongside the bar’s own craft beer. Make a choice from any of the following: chilli fries, chicken wings, pies and mussels.
Newstead Brewing Company – 85 Doggett Street, Newstead, 4006 QLD, (07) 3172 2488
The Embassy is a favourite for pub crawlers as it has established itself as a notable gastro pub. The most popular meal at the Embassy has got to be the beef brisket tortilla chips covers with cheese, pork ribs with corn bread and sizzling Buffalo hot wings. This eclectic menu, alongside the frothy beers makes for a perfect combination.
The Embassy – 214 Elizabeth Street Brisbane, 4000 QLD, (07) 3221 7616
Statler and Waldorf is an award-winning gastro-pub whose winning streak is attributed to serving choice beers round about great food. This experience takes you on a gastronomic adventure, through which you can be certain to come across classic meals such as delicious pies and tasty burgers.
Statler and Waldorf – 25 Caxton Street Petrie Terrace, 4000 QLD, (07) 3368 1932
Other gastro-pubs that dot Brisbane’s pub scene include:
- The Flying Cock, 388 Brunswick St Brisbane Queensland 4006, (07) 3172 6109
- At Sixes and Sevens, 67 James St Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006, (07) 3358 6067
- The Alliance Hotel, 320 Boundary St Spring Hill Queensland 4000, (07) 3839 0169
- Barcadia, 136 Oxford St Bulimba Queensland 4171
- Bitter Suite, 75 Welsby St New Farm, 4005 QLD, (07) 3254 4426