Brisbanites, grabbing a beer and feasting on British food just got a whole lot easier. Okay, so with five Pig 'n' Whistle pubs around town, it wasn't too difficult to begin with — but now you can do so south of the river.
Yep, the city's favourite UK-themed watering holes have set up shop on the corner of Melbourne and Merivale streets. If you've stopped by one of their other bars (and who hasn't?), then you know what to expect.
That'd be a jam-packed range of craft brews and hearty meals, with two 16-tap fonts pumping out tasty ales, and a menu featuring the likes of beef and Guinness pie and wagyu burgers. Plus, the new venue also boasts a barista station for all your Mantle & Moon craft coffee needs — aka the perfect thing to accompany your breakfast, because this pub opens at 7am daily.
All that and more will be served up from their prime location opposite the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre; while the Pig's latest venture makes its West End affiliation known in its name, it's actually housed smack bang in the middle of the titular area and South Bank. Such close proximity to the home of Supanova, the Good Food and Wine Show and the Lifeline Bookfest sets it up as the perfect place for afterparties. Thankfully, with 550 seats, the venue can cater for a crowd.
Of course, that's not the most exciting part of the Pig 'n' Whistle West End, particularly if you like jumping between drinking venues. Five of the chain's locations — West End, King George Square, Queen Street, Riverside and Fortitude Valley — are now little more than a short stroll or a quick taxi trip away from each other. Yes, that means your Pig-centric pub crawl just got even bigger.
Find Pig 'n' Whistle West End on the corner of Melbourne and Merivale streets, South Brisbane. For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.