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The Shelter Bar

££ - £££, , Pizza
200 Main St | Story Bridge Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
+61 7 3391 2266
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (10 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Australian, Pizza, Cafe, Pub
££ - £££
200 Main St | Story Bridge Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The Storey Bridge hotel is an icon of Brisbane. Its probably against council rules to give it anything but 5 stars but, The Shelter Bar has a nice atmosphere with the attentive wait staff and a good selection of beers. $5.50 for a pot. The...More

Thank Auscoach
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Don't get to visit Brisbane very often, but when we do we always stay in Kangaroo Point so we can imbibe and eat here. The quality never changes and the food and drink are fabulous

Thank JohnandRobynL
Reviewed 20 December 2017

the shelter bar is part of the story bridge hotel, nice location to meet friends for a drink - they also serve meals which are okay can get really noisy if busy - parking is difficult as it is only onstreet paid parking

Thank o12
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Place was full of people. Great customer service when ordering drinks or food. Steaks were done just right for myself and friend. Follow up service was subtle and not too pushie. Good place to meet for a beer-feed

Thank Brett H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Built directly under the Story Bridge itself, this place is a must to visit, the drink selection was extensive, the staff very friendly and attentive and the food fantastic, don't miss the Steak and ale pies

Thank overthereoverhere
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A popular bar in the evenings with a good menu and nice atmosphere. The pie was excellent and great value for money

Thank ald60_9
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Went Friday night with work colleagues and partners for drinks and eats. Drinks..can't beat them...bartenders were very generous with mixed drinks. Food/snacks....calamari were ok, pizza bread was good.. oysters...meh...crispy chicken wings...way to oily. I'd go back for work meet ups and if I had to...More

Thank Dean B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a great place to celebrate with friends. The bars have a huge range of beers etc and service is fast. Interestingly and perhaps the food is more fast food the consistency is there. Don't go there by yourself as you could feel left...More

Thank SinkingSeabourn
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The food was great, we had steak and it was cooked just the way we ordered, the crispy chicken wings are great also. Server was good also.

Thank TravelFar20
Reviewed 17 September 2016

As newish locals we were really disappointed on our first visit to have such a horrendous experience both with the food and the service (see my previous comment in August 2016). Went back a few week later to Deery's for a business dinner (and note...More

Thank Rosemary C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Australian, Pizza, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
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10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Main St | Story Bridge Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3391 2266
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The Shelter Bar is unique in Brisbane! Yes it has great food, a vast selection of beverages ,a laid back atmosphere and terrific staff. It also has an historic story.

Have a look around and realise those huge concrete pillars are holding up the Story Bridge! Wow.. Then your eye spots the rustic concrete walls at the back of the chill lounge or housing the gaming room and the toilets. During World War II ,the great General MacArthur directed the construction of 4 bombshelters under the bridge to protect the workers who were building ships for the war effort at Evans Deakin Shipyards which were down the road from the pub. If a siren sounded the workers were to take shelter in these bunkers. Thankfully they were never needed. One would assume the bridge would have been the target of a bombing raid and not the best place for a bombshelter but the shipbuilding was the priority. This is a good point opportunity to reflect on those who have gone before us.

Enjoy your visit.!
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