Brisbane’s Historic Pubs

Brisbane’s pub culture has a rich and vibrant history, with some establishments dating back to the mid-1800s; Billy explores three of the many historic pubs that are dotted around our great city.

One such pub is the Lord Alfred Hotel on Petrie Terrace, which was named after Queen Victoria’s son, when he visited Brisbane in February 1868. Billy uncovers the mystery behind a secret tunnel that leads to the hotel from The Barracks under Petrie Terrace and discovers the old cellars have been converted into an impeccable fine dining space.

Another pub, hailing from the same era, is the Port Office Hotel on Edward Street. It has recently re-opened its doors after a devastating fire, with the restaurant refurbishment sure to impress; Billy also samples some of the delicious food the kitchen at the Port Office are famous for…

For the last stop on our historic pub crawl, Billy heads to the Royal Mail Hotel in Goodna. Even though it’s only half an hour out of the CBD, it feels like you are stepping into an old country pub in the middle of the outback. This pub has become famous for its Saturday afternoon Blue and Roots performances, and it is the only venue in Australia to be awarded the ‘International Keeping the Blues Alive Award’ from The Blues Foundation in Memphis TN USA!