Pre and Post Game at Suncorp Stadium

With tickets sorted, it’s time to plan the pre- and post-match entertainment activities. There is an abundance of wining and dining indulgences to enjoy in the precincts surrounding Suncorp Stadium. 

Caxton Street

For devotees of Suncorp Stadium, a visit to the neighbouring Caxton Street precinct is a must-do pre or post-match ritual.


With eight beer taps and more than 70 bottled brews on offer, you're sure to find something to cure your thirst. Beers and ciders are sourced from Australian-owned microbreweries, and you can expect to find brews from Bacchus Brewing Co., Little Creatures, Kooinda Black and White Rabbit on rotation. 

Caxton Hotel

The Caxton Hotel, Brisbane

The iconic Caxton is home to a bevy of spots to kick back with a beer, including the renowned Cauldron Bar, and has an award-winning restaurant, The Char Grill. The car park turns into a giant outdoor bar too, making it one of the most popular venues to enjoy the revelries. 

Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall

Lefty's has an intimate atmosphere unmistakably inspired by the debaucherous history of the Deep South. The drinks menu is awesome, with an array of boutique beers from the US and Australia, more than 100 American rye whiskies and a huge selection of scotch, tequila and rum lining the spirits shelf. The bar menu carries on the American theme with po' boys of jerk chicken or catfish, corn dogs, onion rings and popcorn shrimp.

Statler & Waldorf

Statler & Waldorf is a gastronomy pub focusing on life's simple pleasures. A quality selection of craft beer and wine, well-executed mixed drinks and home-style food. The pub sources all its produce from a farm in Maleny, just north of Brisbane, and its fruit-based cocktails change depending on the harvest, so keep an eye on the blackboard menu for updates on the season's latest cocktail concoction.

Gambaro Hotel

Partied a little too hard? Gambaro’s Hotel is conveniently located right on Caxton Street. It has 68 luxury rooms and an award-winning restaurant, and is the perfect place to rest your weary head.

New York Slice

Gigantic pizza slices a step (or stumble) away from most of the street's watering holes. You know what to do...

The Barracks

On the well-worn path from The City to Suncorp Stadium, the Barracks is the perfect pit stop for wining and dining. 



Dine on hawker-style French-Vietnamese cuisine and sip on hand-crafted cocktails as you soak up the game day atmosphere. Serving up a seven-dish banquet, you sure won’t go hungry. 

Pizzeria 1889 Restaurant

Enjoy traditional wood-fired pizzas and other Italian fare created with the finest ingredients. Raffaele Esposito, one of Naples' most revered pizzaioli (pizza chefs), was invited to present his culinary skills at the Royal Palace of King Umberto and Queen Margherita. Pizzeria 1889, which is fully licensed, strives to uphold Esposito's traditions. Benvenuti!


Peasant features cool street art murals, eclectic lighting and a lively selection of wines from Spain and Portugal. Perfect for a group of friends, make your way through the tapa menu and be sure to try the legendary sangria.

Los Villanos Mexican Kitchen

Sharing's caring at Los Villanos so make sure you view the wider selection of Mexican fare on offer and feast as a group. Grab a tostada or taco platter, choose a mix of pork, chicken, beef and fish, pop the top off a Mexican cerveza and get your hands dirty. Dios mio!


Just up the road from Suncorp Stadium is one of Brisbane's coolest suburbs, Paddington. And there are plenty of places to pull up stumps before and after the game.

The Paddo Tavern

A schooner at the Paddo is as Queensland as it gets. Soak up the Brisbane weather out the front in the beer garden or head inside, catch a game on the big screens and lap up the atmosphere of being in the shadow of the almighty Suncorp Stadium.

Darling & Co

Darling & Co

A tipple at the Darling is just what the doctor ordered prior to a game, with a relaxed yet refined feel and lots of scrummy food options. The different spaces ooze comfort and modern Brisbane style, while the cocktail menu is packed with gems to keep the summer heat at bay. If you're after something slightly more secluded, head to The Unforgiven, part of Darling & Co but with a discreet entrance down the side. 

Yardbird Ale House

If your tastebuds are craving a more crafty experience, Yardbird has your measure. The craft beers available are many and the food options are straight from the dude food handbook, with wings, burgers and hot sandwiches aplenty. 


Meander down Milton Road to discover a treasure trove of not-so-well-hidden bars and brewhouses perfect for wetting your whistle. 

Newstead Brewing Co

newstead brewing co

Right across the road from the Stadium, Newstead Brewing's impossible to miss. This microbrewery, pub and restaurant houses itself in a lofty rustic warehouse and features Newstead Brewing Co beers on tap, plus a rotation of local favourites. If you're not a beer fan you probably shouldn't be at a brewery, but Newstead also has craft spirits, a selection of wine and a kitchen ready to get you ready for kickoff. 

The Scratch Bar

Get comfy with a small crew at The Scratch and indulge in an assortment of quality beverages on Park Road. Couches down the back inside will house a larger group but otherwise try to trim the squad to 4-ish for a table to yourselves. Feeling that social drink itch? This is the spot.

Aether Brewing Co

Aether Brewing

Blending an industrialised look with raw chic, Aether Brewing is a bar, brewery and eatery that sits inside an industrial space on Railway Terrace. The bar has 12 beers on tap - 6 of their own brews, 3 seasonal brews and 3 guest brews. Relax at one of the custom-made bar tables near to the shiny brewing tanks or venture to the restaurant upstairs for mouth watering delights.

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