Relax at one of Brisbane's beer gardens

Looking to experience that classic Queensland beer garden? Brisbane has you covered. While they might lack in cocktails, wines and dancing, these pubs make up for it with great beer, rich foods and an unbeatable atmosphere. In a city with endless sunshine and chatty locals, there’s no better place to unwind.

Pig n Whistle, Fortitude Valley

Pig n' Whistle Brunswick St

Planted on the corner of Robertson and Brunswick Sts, this trendy brick and tiled bar quickly became a fast favourite with Brisbane locals. Watch passers-by from the street-level beer garden or head downstairs for a private courtyard out back. 

The Wickham, Fortitude Valley

This popular pub with the gay community recently underwent a full face-lift, and what was once the venue’s empty car park is now an outdoor valley oasis with rustic wooden furniture, greenery and glowing lanterns overhead.  

The Triffid, Teneriffe

The Triffid

Owned and operated by Powderfinger bassist John Collins, The Triffid is one of Brisbane’s best local live music venues. To top it off, its huge industrial-cool beer garden is open to everyone, even if you don’t have a ticket to the gig. Make sure you check out the tape deck mural.

The Normanby, Red Hill

Set around a giant fig tree, The Normanby is practically a landmark for locals. The pub is located just outside the city and its huge beer garden is great for a post-work drink, nightclub-style night out or casual Sunday session.   

Brunswick Hotel, Fortitude Valley

Brunswick Hotel

Just a stroll from the heart of the Valley, this classic old pub has had a makeover. The new beer garden features wood floors, bench seating and fairy lights. Expect casual vibes, suited to catching up with mates or watching the football.

Breakfast Creek Hotel, Albion

A Brisbane institution known for its top-notch steak, pick your favourite cut, side and sauce before settling into the expansive tropical beer garden.

Stock Exchange, Brisbane City

The Exchange Hotel

This classic inner-city hotspot recently underwent renovations and now offers a fantastic rooftop beer garden. Tucked beneath the shiny high-rises, the terrace’s hanging plants and fairy lights create the perfect atmosphere for post-work drinks.

Buffalo Bar, Brisbane City

Offering mouth-watering chicken wings, huge hoagies, craft beer and a large  array of whiskey, this slick all-American pub has a great courtyard-style beer garden. Keep your eye out for the massive buffalo mural and you’ll know you’re in the right spot.

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