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Eagle Street's Riverland Is Giving Its Riverside Bar and Beer Garden a Hefty $3.5-Million Revamp

The CBD spot is getting a 800-square-metre deck extension, boosting its waterfront drinking and dining space.
By Sarah Ward
September 21, 2022
By Sarah Ward
September 21, 2022

Change has been sweeping through Eagle Street across much of 2022, with the floods affecting riverside venues, Eagle Street Pier closing to make way for a new precinct and new seafood restaurant Tillerman opening its doors. Something else to add to the list: a sizeable renovation at Riverland, the CBD stretch's bar and beer garden with a shimmering view.

Open since 2017, Riverland sits behind 167 Eagle Street and boasts a hefty river frontage — and it's getting bigger. Australian Venue Co (AVC), the hospitality giant that runs the spot, has announced a $3.5-million revamp. In the works: adding to the outdoor drinking and dining area, courtesy of a new 800-square-metre deck extension with top-notch waterfront views.

Anwyn Howarth

You'll need to wait till 2023 to make the most of it — and as well as giving you and your mates more room to knock back drinks, have a bite and just hang out, it'll help boost the venue's space for events and parties.

In also welcome news, Riverland will remain trading while it's getting its makeover. So, if your spring and summer plans including hitting up the bar, they don't need to change.

AVC has been refreshing Brisbane favourites all over town of late, thanks to considerable renovations at a heap of its local watering holes — as seen as spots such as Cleveland Sands HotelSalisbury Hotelthe Crown Hotel in Lutwyche and Bribie Island Hotel.

The Wickham in Fortitude Valley is also making over its ground-floor bar, beer garden and second floor to the tune of $1.5 million, and is set to relaunch before 2022 is out.

Anwyn Howarth

Find Riverland at 167 Eagle Street, Brisbane — it'll remain open during the renovations, operating from 11am–11pm Sunday–Thursday and 11am–3am Friday–Saturday.

Published on September 21, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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