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Bar hotspots this summer in Moreton Bay Region

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For the perfect place to catch up with friends or family for a few quick drinks at a cocktail bar Brisbane, the Moreton Bay Region offers a wide selection of boutique venues, exquisite, locally-sourced beverages, and mouth-watering meals.

@thebelvederewoodypoint The Belvedere Hotel Baloon Cocktail Moreton Bay Region

Cocktail Balloons and Beer Towers

The Belvedere Hotel, known fondly by locals as the home of celebrations, boasts over 18 local and craft beers on tap along with Premium Wine on tap, with amazing Cocktail Balloons, Beer Towers and more unique drink choices. Make your pick and head to either the lounge for a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere or try the pavilion where you can access a 360-degree bar and café. With communal tables and smaller bar stool areas, the pavilion provides a myriad of seating options with full views out to the beach and Moreton Bay.

@thirstycheifs Thirsty Cheifs Bar Moreton Bay Region

Sip Locally Made Craft Beer

For primo craft beer Brisbane North you can’t go past family-friendly Thirsty Chiefs Brewing Company. This microbrewery is brewing up a storm in North Lakes, offering beer enthusiasts over 195 local and imported beers, ciders and unique range beers including preservative free, gluten free, alcoholic ginger beer and even chilli-infused brews.

The microbrewery also hosts family-friendly Friday Knock Off Drinks, as well as monthly Karaoke Nights and other special events throughout the year.

@jumpinggoatsbar Jumping Goats Bar Margate beer pouring Moreton Bay Region

Redcliffe's Favourite

Plan arvo drinks at Jumping Goats Bar, Redcliffe. Owned and run by a father-daughter team, this eclectic bar boats relaxed seaside vibes in a rustic setting. Sip on locally made beer as well as specialty craft brews. While the bar is stocked with a wide range of snacks including locally made jerky and peanuts plus cheese and crackers.

@bribieislandhotel Bribie Island Hotel Best Bars Moreton Bay top outdoor bars near Brisbane

Renewed & Refreshed

This iconic Bribie Island Hotel has returned with a fresh new look but with the same laid-back atmosphere you know and love.

Soak in the sunshine with family and friends in their brand new Beer Garden or outdoor deck, catch a live game on one the screens in the sports bar or enjoy a delicious pub meal in the restored bistro.

Classic pub food never looked better. Indulge in your favourites, like Chicken Schnitzel or the Fisherman’s Basket, try your hand at a fresh local seafood dishes or tuck into a delicious woodfired pizzas.

Match your meal with one of the many beers on tap, or a glass of wine from the curated wine list. Making a night of it? Sip on one of their classic cocktails.

@sandstonepoint Sandstone Point Hotel Moreton Bay Region Outdoor Dining Venue near Brisbane

Lunch by Pumicestone Passage

Home to many a-great events such as the Strawberry Festival, the much anticipated This That festival and Sandstone Rocks, Sandstone Point Hotel is also a place to kick back and relax. Dine in the terraced Alfresco area with the cool breeze flowing through Pumicestone Passage right in front of you or take your meal and drinks inside to the bistro. Bringing the kids along? Not a problem, there’s an additional outdoor seating area undercover or out on the grass under large beach-type umbrellas. This outdoor dining arrangement seats your close to the playground and petting zoo while still offering a cool sea breeze and stunning views of the passage.

@eatonshillhotel Eatons hill

Hall of Fame Inductee

The venue with it all. From accommodation, bars and dining, entertainment, gaming and tab, Eatons Hill Hotel has something for everyone. Boasting 9 bars under one roof, the most popular meet-up location is the Main bar where you can enjoy live music or sit back and relax in the adjoining lounge area in full view of the famous Fig Tree. Or maybe you’d prefer to crack a cold one and watch your favourite sport live on the Mega Screen in the Eatons Hill Beer Garden. Many say it’s the next best thing to being at the game!

Alternatively, if you and your mates are party animals, the Eatons Hill Nightclub is the place to be on a Friday or Saturday evening. Inducted into the hall of fame, the nightclub has won Queensland’s Best Entertainment Venue three years in a row.

@visitmoretonbayregion Brendale Brewing Co Interior Tap Room Moreton Bay Region

Beer and Pool

Throw back a beer at Brendale Brewing. The team foster an environment where you can get back to basics and socialise with your friends, family and maybe even meet someone new while trying out the newest local craft beer. Bring your furry, four-legged friends along, play some pool or foosball or try out the Super Nintendo. This local bar is perfect for the whole family!

@visitmoretonbayregion Moreton Bay Boat Club Scarborough Redcliffe Oysters Seafood

Waterfront Dining

For boating enthusiasts and spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains paired with creative dishes, the freshest ingredients and locally-sourced beverages, head to the northern point of the Redcliffe peninsula at the Moreton Bay Boat Club. From sit-down meet-ups, to cocktail parties or canape style functions, they can cater to all. Take a seat along the deck and take in the incredible 118 berth marina in all its glory.

@sunnysmargatebeach Sunnys Margate Beach rooftop bar Moreton Bay Region

Rooftop Views

There's something special about rooftop bars — maybe it's drinking at altitude, maybe it's the fresh air or maybe it's the sun rays hitting your skin. Thankfully, one Moreton Bay location has views no city could compete with.

Think cocktails, ocean views, top notch food and seaside accommodation. Sunny's Margate Beach has it all! Visit for a drink and some tasty bites or stay a while and check into the guest suites of The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach.

Sunny's Margate Beach rooftop bar is open Fri 3pm til late and Sun 3pm til late.

We’d love to see where you meet up with your friends so snap some selfies and #visitmoretonbay

Words by
Rochelle Lyons

With a background in content writing, social media management and marketing, Rochelle is an avid lover of all things food, book and dog-related, and thinks she's much better at sports than she really is. At only 5'3", she's usually always the shortest among a group of people but will make a point to tell you she's the tallest of all her family members.

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