Where to go pre and post game at The Gabba

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 with fellow fans

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.

The Pineapple Hotel

Part of Brisbane’s pub scene for many years, The Pineapple Hotel has been nicknamed “The Piney”. Built in 1864, this iconic establishment has a popular steakhouse and bars for you to grab a drink pre-game and to kick on post-game.

Story Bridge Hotel

The Story Bridge Hotel

One of the city’s most famous watering holes, the Story Bridge Hotel is extremely popular with pre and post-Gabba attendees thanks to its many different bars and variety of food on offer. If you can’t make it to the game, enjoy the game on one of the large screens in the beer garden.

Norman Hotel

Proudly “Brisbane’s worst vegetarian restaurant”, enjoy a drink and steak in the beer garden before or after the game. Select from the extensive beer, wine and cocktail list, then kick back and enjoy yourself.

The Morrison

Part of Brisbane’s pub scene since 1927, The Morrison is within walking distance of the Gabba. There are over 21 beers on tap, over 50 wines available and a selection of over 200 whiskies to choose from if you’re celebrating – or drowning your sorrows – post match.


Brewhouse Brewery, Sports Bar and Grill offers eight award-winning craft beers that are made on site and available on tap. You can kick back and enjoy live entertainment on weekends, or if you can’t make it to the game but are still looking for the atmosphere, there are nine giant screens to enjoy it on. 

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

Enjoy a quiet drink

If you’re looking for a smaller bar to enjoy a quiet drink before or after the game, pop into Stray Dog Bar, tapas hangout Padre or vintage-vibe Can You Keep A Secret.

Canvas Cocktail & Wine Bar

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 liquour cabinet in the evening.


Ristorante La Famiglia


Taste the flavour of Italy at Ristorante La Famiglia, nestled in Trafalgar Lane. A modern Italian restaurant that takes the best of Italian cuisine, every bite will leave you wanting more.

Ribs & Burgers

Ribs, steaks and burgers. Is your mouth watering yet? Where honest food and genuine hospitality are priority, Ribs & Burgers offers up succulent and delectable meals in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere on the rear side of Trafalgar Lane.

Crosstown Public

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 to set the scene, 1889 Enoteca provides a dining experience like no other.

Ben’s Chinese and Vietnamese

If it’s dinner and a show you’re after, why not visit Ben’s for delicious authentic Asian cuisine, followed by a karaoke session to celebrate your team’s win … or to drown your sorrows. Karaoke is good for both.

Breakfast Hotspots

If you want to kick off early in the day, head to brunch favourites such as classic choice Pawpaw Café or Medley Café, where you can enjoy spectacular Brisbane River Views. If you’re in a hurry, The Baker’s Arms is great for a quick bite to eat or try the Priory Kitchen, which is right across the road from the Gabba.

Brown Dog Cafe

Brown Dog Cafe

For a pre-game hunger cure, 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 antique 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.

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