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Brisbane Powerhouse

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Address: 119 Lamington Street | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 3358 8622
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Nice view for a few good beers

Went there for beers. They have many different kinds. Staff is friendly and helpful. Good food, different kinds of snacks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kirsten R

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there for beers. They have many different kinds. Staff is friendly and helpful. Good food, different kinds of snacks.

Thank Kirsten R
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The powerhouse is a really cool building on its own. Very arty and unique. We went and had dinner at the pub near the river. The food was really good and the view even better. Its worth a visit to have a nice meal and enjoy the Brisbane river At night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose the Watt Cafe Pub to have dinner before attending a show at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The location right on the Brisbane River next to New Farm Park provided a welcomed cool relief to a particularly hot November evening. The food was lovely and the staff attentive. A lovely family evening.

Thank Kathy W
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting arts precinct. These days the quality of the theatre is much better than it used to be. The restaurant upstairs is excellent. Sitting next to the river with a cocktail is stunning on a warm evening

Thank Gerry B
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brisbane Powerhouse is unique. It is an old powerhouse that fell into disrepair for many years and then the city council decided to make it into a theatre that became the venue for some very avant garde productions and movies. Schools use it for their annual musical productions. The unfinished state of the theatre gives the building a different atmosphere.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

There are two different restaurants at the Powerhouse. We chose the Watt downstairs and were very happy. Fantastic location right on the water. Food was great and the service excellent. Well priced too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I went to some workshops and a comedy event at the Brisbane Powerhouse and it is a fantastic venue with various spaces that can be used at the same time and a fabulous restaurant and bar area. The food was wonderful. I suggest you ask to go outside for dinner as there is a great view of the Brisbane River... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I went with a group of friends to see the show Velvet as part of the Brisbane Festival and the venue was perfect for the show. There is not reserved seating which I did not realise so I would recommend getting there early. I loved the layout and the staff were friendly and helpful. There is also limited parking so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I attended a wedding reception here. The building, being in fact an old powerhouse is most unusual but it has been refurbished to create a very unusual atmosphere. I think there were three or four weddings going on at the same time but the building swallowed them all up and it wasn't as though you felt you were trespassing on... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great spot for a hit of culture followed by a cheeky cocktail and a bite to eat. Great atmoshphere, especially out by the water. Perfect place to meet up with friends.

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