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Best Pubs in Brisbane – hearty spreads and delightful settings

Ever dreamed of sinking your teeth into some of the best Aussie steaks in town? Then be sure to check out the pub culture which is an all too familiar sight, here in Brisbane.


Lock 'n' Load

Comprising a warm and quirky setting which is ideal for casual drink sessions and laidback meet ups, Lock 'n' Load also lets you snack on some of Australia' most sought after pub food. From dark ale braised beef cheeks topped with vanilla cauliflower, pork belly spring rolls to duck leg risotto; one's cravings are sure to be satisfied in an instant upon arrival.


Blackmarket Bar & Grill

Found within Brisbane's bustling CBD and down William Street is where your gaze will meet Blackmarket Bar & Grill. Comprising two levels and affording vistas of the city, this restaurant features an assortment of temptations that is sure to meet your every expectation. For starters, try out the 100km eggs benedict which gives you the ease of choosing from your favourite variety of ham, grilled mushrooms & chorizo or a slice of smoked salmon from the shores of Tasmania. Once you are done with that, direct your tastebuds to either some Show Sirloin Steak or Grand Champion Beef which goes into the lunchtime favourite; the steak sandwich!


South Bank Surf Club

Complementing the city and ocean views is an extensive menu that will have you coming back for more, here at South Bank Surf Club. You might argue as to what may rival excellent pub grub in Brisbane? Well at the Club, you are served succulent and fresh seafood made to recipes which go back years and through many generations.


Beach House Bar and Grill

Are you in the mood for a relaxed escape? Affording some of the finest grilled specialties, mouthwatering Aussie steaks and a long list of fine wines and beverages; the Beach House Bar and Grill is a 'must do' when in Brisbane. Found in close proximity to a number of hotels in Brisbane City which includes ones such as Oaks Casino Towers, visitors are sure to be thrilled to bits come mealtime as its quaint setting will prove to be an ideal companion for you.


Embassy Bar

For those of you who fancy more than the odd 'cold one' during the course of the day, Embassy Bar's cosy, brick-wall interior will be a welcome break from the bustle of the city. What's more? You have the privilege of savouring the best of New York and all it stands for. Thus, for one of the widest menus of local and foreign craft beer, make a beeline towards the Embassy Bar which can be reached when you head to Elizabeth Street.



Considered an outstanding prelude to game day at Suncorp Stadium, Gambaro sets the stage for all-time favourite seafood cuisine, nestled within a multi-storey establishment. And yes, Fish 'n' Chips is on the menu for all good reasons.


BlackBird Bar and Grill

Here is your multi-purpose dining facility that comes with absorbing views of Story Bridge and the Brisbane River, while providing access to a wide range of pub grub. Watch as your favourite meat is grilled to perfection, right before your eyes before settling down to an Aussie steak, complete with your choice of gravy.