The Pineapple Hotel
Don't be fooled by the fruity name, this pub does a mean steak with a solid selection of beer to wash it down.
As the Pineapple Hotel has been in business since 1864, it's fair to say they know what they're doing, and do it damn well. And while its heritage bones have been retained, the interior has been stylishly refurbed — an old classic with a slick new twist.
The Glasshouse beer garden catches the rays, while Helsby's Ale House pours independent brews in dapper, gentlemanly surrounds. The Park Bar has 15 beers on tap, lunch specials and an all-day menu including fresh oysters, wood-fired pizzas and pub grub, while the 5th Quarter Bar is the old-school beer-and-snacks sports joint. The Restaurant, recently revamped, is a proper sit-down steakhouse.
The Pineapple Hotel is always buzzing, with live music each Saturday and monthly trivia sessions. Bright, cheerful and family friendly, with Gabba proximity, it's a smart-casual setting for a cold one on a warm day, a pre-game lunch or a full night out.