Brisbane’s Best Irish Pubs | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane’s Best Irish Pubs

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Brisbane Irish Pubs

If the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was really just a crisp jug of golden beer, we wouldn’t be mad.

Pubs are the heart and soul of Ireland, pumping out good times, pitcher perfect pints and quality craic on the regular. It turns out that Australia also has a soft spot for these so-called ‘pubs’ (shooketh), and we’re luckier than a four-leaf clover to have some of the nations best Irish pubs right here in Brisbane.

You’ll be Ed Cheerin’ after a visit to these bad boys.

Finn McCool’s | Fortitude Valley

Have your Guinness and eat it too with a hearty pie from Finn McCool’s. The modern Irish pub exudes all the heart of a loveable local straight from the motherland, bringing a wave of life to Brunswick St. Mall. Plus, there are plenty of weekly specials, beers, and spirits to keep yours lifted. Finn stuff.

Gilhooley’s | CBD

You’ll be dancing into the wee hours of the morn at this hotspot! Beside a banger (and mash) of a menu, live entertainment from the likes of musicians and DJ’s will be the soundtrack to a solid night on the town. Thank your lucky charms that Gilhooley’s exists.

Mick O’Malley’s | CBD

You’ll be Dublin up on the brews and there’s no question about it. Mick O’Malley’s is tucked away in Wintergarden, opening you up to a lively pub mixed with heritage charm. It’s all about tradition, people! Grab a $3 steak on Mondays and settle in for a classic experience.

Irish Murphy’s | CBD

It’s all in the name. Irish Murphy’s will have you at hello, and they’ll keep you coming back for more with pork belly, parmys, and loaded potato skins on offer.

Can’t we just settle this over a pint?

Words by Nicole Portacha
- kiss me, I’m (not) Irish (I just love attention).