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The Pineapple Hotel

Thanks to its Gabba proximity, this Brisbane pub is a sports fan sanctuary.
By Kosa Monteith and Gary Brun
July 01, 2023
By Kosa Monteith and Gary Brun
July 01, 2023

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 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 salt and pepper calamari, woodfired 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, with a 400-gram rib on the bone from Kimberley Station and a tender 350-gram Grandchester black Angus from Darling Downs. All steaks are served with fries and your choice of sauce. Other meals include a slow cooked lamb shank and sticky barbecue pork ribs.

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.

big group of people drinking outside at The Pineapple Hotel - one of the best sports bars in Brisbane

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