Revel Riverside is a stunning brewery, restaurant and beer garden located in a gothic landmark heritage building down by the river in Morningside.
The riverside site has a fascinating history*(see below), with the gargantuan brick building that houses Revel having started life as an acetate factory and in various incarnations has been a naval base and, in latter times, Hans Continental Smallgoods Factory.
Customers can take a seat outside in the astroturf beer garden, which by night is lit with strings of gold lights, or indoors in the vast ex-factory space, which has an industrial chic vibe with exposed beams, naked light bulbs and soaring ceilings.
There's a beer for everyone here (even the non beer drinker!) with flavours such as Margarita and Espresso Martini, along with the likes of Scotch Ale, Vienna Lager, American Brown Ale and Oatmeal Stout.
They also make their own rose wine - Revel Rose, which is made from single-vineyard Cabernet grapes from McLaren Vale in South Australia and fermented onsite.
Food is top notch pub grub, starting with plates to share 'For the Table', such as frickles (deep-fried pickles); melt-in-the-mouth salt & pepper calamari; free range buffalo wings with cheese sauce, cauliflower wings and bounteous antipasto platters.
A selection of burgers includes cheese, chicken, fish (crumbed barramundi) ; plant-based or The Works (grass-fed patty, candied bacon, aged cheddar, cos lettuce, tomato, onion, beetroot, pineapple, ketchup and mustard).
There's also a choice of Mains - classic parmigiana; traditional chicken schnitzel; pan-fried wild barramundi; garss-fed sirloin or nachos as well as salads (caprese or rocket pear & parmesan).
Family friendly, Revel has a special kids menu that includes fish & chips, chicken nuggets & chips; kids cheeseburger & chips or cheese toastie & chips.
Need to know - The outdoor beer garden is dog-friendly. There is plenty of free onsite parking next to the Riverside site.
*The historical site, which is being transformed into a multi-use riverfront precinct, was home to Brisbane's first quarantine station, the Colmslie Quarantine Station and plague hospital, which housed patients with the Bubonic plague. After the closure of the quarantine facility, the site was converted to a combination of industrial usage and the adjacent Colmslie Recreation Reserve.
82 Colmslie Rd