The great Aussie pubs bucket list
Queensland has all the natural beauty you could ask for but on top of that, there are a few man-made beauties that can’t be missed either. We call them pubs.
We know a thing or two about these establishments, having brought you seven of the best Southern Queensland Country pubs and a pub crawl in BrisVegas entirely by CityCat, which gives us good drinking credentials to wrap up the best Queensland pubs.
Don’t be scared to add to the list because we’re sure we missed a few!
Blue Heeler Hotel
Memorabilia adorns the walls here and for good reason – this is the pub where Dad and Dave (Aussie folklore icons from way back) came to life on the pages of On Our Selection, thanks to Steele Rudd and a few pints.
Rainbow Beach Hotel
The Farmers Arms Tavern
This watering hole in Cabarlah has the accolade of the longest licensed pub in Queensland and offers up a mixed grill, which includes a T-bone steak, pork chop, thick English sausage, bacon, chips, fried egg, grilled tomato, gravy and veggies. Maybe the pub has been licensed so long because people haven’t finished eating yet? Epic.
The Nindigully Pub
The Nindigully’s ‘Road Hog’ burger weighs 14 kilograms and feeds up to 15 people. If thats too big and you want one to yourself, just get the smaller ‘Road Train’ – it’s only 5.5 kilograms.
Court House Hotel
Port Douglas is in no shortage of places to relax but the Court House Hotel takes all the reasons you go to Tropical North Queensland and puts them in one place. Beer, sunsets and great live music. Woo hoo!
The grand old Regatta is Heritage listed and a great part of Brisbane’s history. It’s over 140 years old so you can rest assured the beer is good and so is the food. If you feel like getting hip, there is a whisky bar in the basement named The Walrus Club. Get an Old Fashioned and forget your worries.
P.S. Did you know you can pub crawl this one by CityCat?
The Spotted Cow
Great Western Hotel
The Birdsville Hotel
If you’re going to the Birdsville Races then this pub needs no introduction – in fact it takes out poll position in this Birdsville trifecta. The Birdsville Pub feels like it found you and not the other way around. You’re meant to be here, as long as you can hold a pint and a bit of a tune. Liquids are hard to come by in the outback so drink up and be merry.
The London Club
The London Club in Teneriffe is like walking into a gentlemen’s club but instead of just old-man scotch and smoking pipes you get a drinks menu longer than a hipster’s moustache and a chess board. Fancy.
Lion’s Den Hotel
The Lion’s Den has preserved snakes and spiders in glass jars and it’s in the middle of nowhere on the Bloomfield Track, en route to Cooktown. Don’t worry, it has lots of beer and friendly staff. Just watch what glass you pick up. You wouldn’t want to drink a snake.