Brisbane’s Best Pubs For Families

  • Kids
    All Ages

Whether you are catching up with friends, celebrating a special occasion or just wanting a night off from cooking dinner, a local pub, tavern or hotel is always a great option. However, sometimes it can be tricky to know exactly how family-friendly an establishment really is, so we did some ground work for you. Here are six of Brisbane’s best pubs for families:

Hamilton Hotel - Hamilton

Having undergone extensive renovations, this iconic Brisbane hotel offers a family-friendly experience in a trendy atmosphere. The Hamilton boasts a steakhouse restaurant, bistro, multiple bars, including a sports bar, and a gaming lounge. On top of that, there is also a children’s indoor entertainment area, so there is certainly something to keep everyone in the family happy here!  The kid’s entertainment area offers a playground plus video games and has CCTV monitoring so you can keep an eye on your kids from your restaurant table. They even host monthly themed parties for kids.

Where: 442 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton 
Contact: (07) 3268 7500

Learn more: Hamilton Hotel website  

The Belvedere Hotel - Woody Point

Located on the stunning Redcliffe Peninsula, "The Bel" is perfectly positioned for glorious sunset views on the water. The restaurant has a closed in play centre with a swing, climbing net and arcade games to keep the kids occupied while the parents have a drink. It’s one of the very restaurants in the area that is pet friendly, so you can bring your furry family too. The food is exceptional, and they have a pretty good variety for the kids too. There is also a great waterfront park just across the road if you want to work off your meal. 

Where: Cnr Oxley Ave &, Woodcliffe Crescent, Woody Point
Contact: (07) 3284 2245
Learn more: Belvedere Hotel website

Centenary Tavern - Middle Park

Not only can you choose to dine indoors or outdoors here, but the kids can choose whether they play indoors or outdoors, too! This is because the Centenary Tavern has both an indoor games room and a huge outdoor shaded playground. They also host monthly Family Fun days with attractions such as petting zoos, face painting or jumping castles. Great food, live entertainment and a sports bar all contribute to make this a great family option. 

Where: 96 Sumners Rd, Sumner
Contact:  (07) 3376 8111

Learn more: Centenary Tavern website


The Glen Hotel - Eight Mile Plains

The Glen offers a wide range of dining options to suit any palate, including a speciality steak and seafood restaurant, bistro and bar snacks. There is even a Charles Baker Donuts & Coffee cafe that offers drive through! As an added bonus, if you take your family for lunch or dinner on a Sunday you get a kids meal free with every main meal purchased. After they’ve eaten their fill the kids can choose from PlayStation games, movies or the outdoor playground to entertain themselves while the grownups relax. 

Where: 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains 
Contact: (07) 3270 6666

Learn more: Glen Hotel website

Spring Lake Hotel - Springfield Lakes

Set overlooking the lake and natural bushland, the Spring Lake Hotel offers a modern yet relaxing, family-friendly experience. With an extensive menu, you are sure to want to take advantage of the “Feed the Family” deal on Tuesday nights, which includes 2 main meals and 2 kids meals for $50. When there is a huge outdoor play area, as well as an indoor games and arcade room, why wouldn’t you?! They even do kids parties. 

Where:  1 Springfield Lakes Blvd, Springfield Lakes
Contact: (07) 3436 2100
Learn more: Spring Lake Hotel website  

Albany Creek Tavern - Albany Creek

Located north-west of Brisbane, the Albany Creek Tavern is another great family-friendly offering that has something for everyone. The Graziers Steakhouse has great menu and there is even seating in the outdoor playground so you can dine while the kids play. Or they might prefer to hang out in the indoor arcade and games room. The Tavern’s kids’ club has great offers including Wednesday nights kids eat free and on Sundays kids’ meals are only $5 with a main meal purchase. There are also regular Family Fun days and hosted kids’ parties available.

Where:  730 Albany Creek Rd, Albany Creek
Contact: (07) 3264 1477
Learn more: Albany Creek Tavern


More great local eating:

Have you signed up to our newsletter? Join ellaslist to get the best family and kid-friendly events, venues, classes and things to do NEAR YOU!

Hero Image Credit: Glen Hotel Facebook