The Charming Squire

The Charming Squire (James Squires bar) in Southport, Brisbane

Good meeting spot for after work beers. All the standard range on tap plus exclusive beers. On my trip I had the Capt’n Steamo, a Californian Common Ale. Decent menu of share plate, burgers, pizza, salads and cuts of beef. Little live music stage and a casual atmosphere on the shores of the Brisbane River. Worth a trip if nothing else. Website: https://www.jamessquire.com.au/brewhouses/the-charming-squire/ Now Tapped: not listed … Continue reading The Charming Squire (James Squires bar) in Southport, Brisbane

Keg & Brew

The Keg & Brew in Surry Hills

Great neighbourhood craft beer bar with 31 speciality taps of craft beer. Cosy inside with tables for groups or seating at the bar. There’s few TVs for sport and giant taxidermy animal heads adorn the walls. There is a small pokies room and seating outside on the footpath for the filthy smokers. The food is supplied by the burger place Ze Pickle that is across … Continue reading The Keg & Brew in Surry Hills

Embassy Hotel in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Cool little arty craft beer bar with 15 taps, mostly rotating including a hand pump. Plenty of seating, cool tunes playing and a basic menu of standard pub classics like burgers, steak, schnitty etc. on my visit I had Brick Lanes Red Lights red ale. Cool venue for a couple of quiet ales on a Tuesday arvo Website: http://embassybar.com.au/ Now Tapped: https://nowtapped.com/embassyhotel Menu: menu.pdf Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday … Continue reading Embassy Hotel in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Pig N Whistle Traditional British Pub in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

First stop on a brief tour of Brisbane. Walls are decorated with traditional British ales yet there is none on tap. All standard CUB brews across 14 taps including a couple of wine taps. Menu looks like classic English fair with pies and sausages and modern Aussie pub classics. On my trip I had a pint of Stone & Wood. Website: http://pignwhistle.com.au/ Now Tapped: https://nowtapped.com/pignwhistleriverside Menu: http://pignwhistle.com.au/all-menus Opening … Continue reading Pig N Whistle Traditional British Pub in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

New Hampton Hotel in Kings Cross

Quaint little pub with a cozy and friendly atmosphere for after work drinks. Over 20 taps across the different sides of the centre bar but all serving the same 6 beers. No real craft option and closest being 150 Lashes or what I grabbed while there, Furphy Refreshing Ale. Standard pub menu, a TAB and pokies room. Out back looks like would have a DJ … Continue reading New Hampton Hotel in Kings Cross

Basement Brewhouse @ Bankstown Sports Club in Bankstown

A brewery inside a sports club with 25 taps. Half their own brews made onsite and half rotating taps. It’s a very cozy and comfortable atmosphere for catching up with friends and enjoying a few good brews. Food is found throughout the rest of the club with a multitude of bistros and restaurants. You can also watch sports, have a punt or play the pokies … Continue reading Basement Brewhouse @ Bankstown Sports Club in Bankstown

Kings Cross Hotel in Kings Cross 

A massive 5 level establishment that sits on the corner has you enter the Cross. Down stairs has live music and major sporting events on the screens and nine taps of standard pub beers. (Carlton, Tooheys, Pure Blonde) Food is a small selection of standard pub food. Burgers, Steak, Schnitty and the like. On my visit I had the Panhead Supercharger APA. Good for Friday … Continue reading Kings Cross Hotel in Kings Cross