The Bavarian Beerhaüs will turn on the taps to its fairground inspired eating and entertainment hub when it opens at the Brisbane Showgrounds on Friday 25 May. Located in the Showgrounds refurbished dining precinct King Street at the heritage listed site of the iconic Royal Snack Bar, Bavarian Beerhaüs is a beer lover’s playground with 40 brews on tap, including more than 30 classic styles. Staying true to its Bavarian roots, Beerhaüs boasts one of Queensland’s largest ranges of pure German draught beers, including those by Löwenbräu, Franziskaner, Stiegl and Hofbräu.

The Bavarian lineup is bolstered by a large range of Australian craft beers, including house brews supplied by Urban Craft Brewing Co, and others by Hope Brewhouse, Green Beacon, Newstead, Stone & Wood, Burleigh Brewing Co, and Young Henry’s. New Zealand brewery Monteith’s joins the party, as does legendary Californian craft brewer Lagunitas, which brings exclusive limited edition Undercover Shutdown (Uber ESB), Hop Stoopid (Double IPA), Maximus (Imperial IPA), Lucky 13 (Red Ale). Beerhaüs is the only Queensland venue with Lagunitas IPA on tap. Craft beers also feature in a range of cocktails, while those looking for something less beery can embrace espresso martinis on tap, a large range of schnapps, and huge, frozen Margaritas, borrowed from Sydney’s El Camino Cantina.

The unique 350 seat Bohemian warehouse style space preserves the heritage features of the original Royal Snack Bar and adds a cool, post-industrial edge with concrete finishes, bare brick walls, an exposed ceiling structure and vintage-themed artwork and accessories. A leafy, outdoor beer garden runs the length of the building, seating 150 guests.

To help soak up the hops hit is a BBQ menu of haus specialities, including smoked pork belly with sweet BBQ sauce, BBQ coffee-spice rubbed pork ribs, and spice-rubbed Wagyu tri tip steak with BBQ sauce. A BBQ platter for two guests to share includes a giant pretzel, BBQ pork ribs, smoked pork belly, hot link sausages and chicken wings.

Bavarian Beerhaüs is located at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane.

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