Best Places to Eat & Drink

in Woolloongabba

Woolloongabba may be famous for the hallowed grounds of the Gabba but it is also known for having some of the very best restaurants, bars and cafes in Brisbane.

From a speakeasy bar whose entrance is through an antique wardrobe, restaurants helmed by top Brisbane chefs, a traditional Indian food court and an historic post office-turned bar, here are 25+ of the best places to eat and drink in Woolloongabba:

This traditional American smokehouse and beer garden can be found tucked away in a heritage-listed building
Detour is one of Brisbane’s most outstanding dining destinations - a stunning restaurant and bar
Boo's Kitchen brings the fresh flavours of northern Thailand to the Gabba with delicious Isan dishes
This tiny Korean fusion restaurant is unlike anything else in Brisbane, helmed by 2 Michelin-trained chefs
Ku-O at the Gabba serves large, high-quality sashimi plates and traditional Japanese dishes
A charming old world 2-storey cafe bar located in Brisbane's oldest theatre, the Princess Theatre (circa 1888)
Can You Keep a Secret? is a fabulous retro-themed wine bar and lounge with a tiny secret vintage boutique inside
Good times and cold brews are flowing at Brisbane's newest brew pub in Woolloongabba
Brisbane's first mac'n'cheese eatery offers a range of American-style eats from mac n' cheese to deep dish pizza
This speck of a cafe lies in a bit of a no-man’s land outside of the Gabba antique quarter
Mrs J. Rabbits is a secret 1920s whiskey and jazz speakeasy whose entrance is through an antique wardrobe
The Mix Bar is a stunning, art deco style bar housed in the heritage-listed Woolloongabba Post Office
This funky eclectically furnished cocktail and wine bar has a secret fairy lit beer garden out back
Electric Avenue is an exquisite old world pub that perfectly captures the spirit of Woolloongabba’s antique precinct
The Gabba’s cool breakfast spot and bakery, The Baker’s Arms, oozes all the charm of an English country pub
Fondly known as “Brisbane's worst vegetarian restaurant”, the Norman Hotel is an iconic Australian Steakhouse and Garden Bar
The Grand on Stanley is an old world art deco bar in an historic Woolloongabba strip
Pincadia is a hip retro arcade, bar and eatery housed in the historic Moreton Rubber Building in Woolloongabba
Meek Social House is a cool Newport Beach-inspired cocktail bar and eatery found at South City Square
Coffee Supreme’s spiffy flagship café can be found on the ground floor of a boutique Woolloongabba apartment building
Mirchh Masala is a secret Indian restaurant that peddles the most authentic (vegetarian) street food to be found
Shawty’s Espresso is a cool, cottage café in the backstreets of industrial Woolloongabba, with views of Boggo Road Gaol
This funky pizzeria is tucked away in a hidden laneway in the heart of Woolloongabba

This stunning Italian restaurant with wine bar and cellar and serving Roman cuisine inhabits the landmark heritage-listed Taylor-Heaslop building

This funky beer cave and gourmet pizzeria in a converted warehouse is a great place to hang out with pals and catch some live music or play the retro arcade games

This cute little cafe, tucked away in the Gabba Central precinct offers the lot - from top-notch breakfasts to icy cold beers

Last but not least the Bengal Kitchen is a Brisbane institution, having been in Woolloongabba for two decades and is still the go-to for delicious traditional Indian cuisine.

Image credit: The Cave Inn, courtesy of The Cave Inn FB page

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