Cleveland Sands Hotel

Cleveland's airy verandah pub overlooking Raby Bay features a 250-person beer garden.
Concrete Playground
Published on December 16, 2019
Updated on December 07, 2022


A mainstay overlooking Raby Bay, Cleveland Sands Hotel has relaunched in 2022 with a renovated 250-person beer garden, plus an expanded sports bar that's had a new fitout.

Given the pub's harbour-adjacent location, that beer garden is clearly the huge drawcard. Here, while you sit around and sip, you'll be surrounded by white hues aplenty, splashes of timber courtesy of the tables and bars, shady umbrellas and — for when twilight hits — fairy lights strung up above.

Inside, new big screens await — if you're timing your trip to the pub with watching the footy or cricket — as does a new stage that hosts live bands on Fridays. The venue is also holding weekly trivia nights and karaoke nights, and getting DJs spinning tunes on Saturdays. Sundays offer a mix of live tunes and folks on the decks, and there's monthly comedy shows and drag bingo as well.

Menu-wise, Australian Venue Co has also given the food range a shakeup. Bistro dishes include lobster and prawn sliders, fish tortillas, karaage chicken, wild mushroom risotto and ox beef cheek. There's a renewed focus on Queensland produce, too, and pub staples such as pizza, burgers, steaks and schnitzels are all accounted for.

Updated December 7, 2022.


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