The Gabba – pre and post game

Before or after cheering on your favourites at the AFL or cricket, take time to explore the sights, sounds and energy surrounding The Gabba. 

Woolloongabba, the Aboriginal word for "meeting place", is just the right name for this bustling urban hub.

Drink & Play

The Brisbane German Club

Ein bier bitte! With a beer terrace overlooking the grand Gabba stadium and a huge German beer hall with dining rooms inside, The Brisbane German Club is the perfect spot for a cheeky beer before the game or an easy choice for post-match celebrations.

Canvas Cocktail & Wine Bar

Canvas

Canvas is a cosy cocktail bar at the Gabba Fiveways precinct that serves a selection of boutique wines, craft beer and cocktails. It also has cheese boards and tapas.

Foxy Drop

Another great spot for a drink is the quaint bar Foxy Drop. A cafe by day, Foxy Bean ditches the eggs and unlocks the liqueur cabinet in the evening.

The Aussie Nash

After a quick schooner in a no-frills setting? The Australian National Hotel is a stone's throw from the ground and an easy spot to slip in a quick beer.

Head down to South Bank

Greystone Bar Cellar

Greystone Bar Cellar

A quick bus ride from the Woolloongabba Busway Station will take you to all of the dining and bar options of South Bank. Sit riverside at Stoke and any of the surrounding bars, or head down to Little Stanley St and try out the restaurants and bars such as Greystone Bar Cellar

Eat

Brown Dog Cafe

Brown Dog Cafe

For pre-game hunger head to Brown Dog Cafe for great coffee in a fun atmosphere. Tucked away in Woolloongabba's industrial sector, Brown Dog has remained a local favourite thanks to its all-day breakfast with high-quality ingredients and low prices.

Pearl Café 

Another popular spot for breakfast, Pearl is set among heritage-listed houses and antiques shops at the five-ways. The menu is heavy on nostalgia, with dishes such as a cheesy croque monsieur, rabbit pie and a fish-finger sandwich.

The Crosstown Eating House

The Crosstown Eating House

Best described as 1950s suburbia meets sophisticated Australiana, The Crosstown Eating House is a restaurant and drinks lounge housed in a 1920s two-storey brick building. 

1889 Enoteca

1889 Enoteca

For something a little fancier, 1889 Enoteca serves up Roman fare alongside Woolloongabba's best wine list. With warm brick walls and romantic lighting set the scene, 1889 Enoteca provides a dining experience like no other.

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