- August 30, 2017
- What's On
Melbourne Cup 2017
The social event of the year is racing this way! Don’t miss a minute of the action: gallop over to the Pineapple Hotel for Melbourne Cup 2017.
This November 7, you’ll be treated to a taste of the high life with our all-in-one Melbourne Cup event. Dressed in your race day best, you’ll enjoy 3 lavish courses, 3 hours of first-place-worthy beverages, and live coverage of the race for just $99pp.
Book Your Melbourne Cup Tickets Now
Pin on that fascinator and make your way to Brisbane’s favourite pub for an afternoon of racing, prizes, and sweeps to beat everything else in your social calendar.
- August 23, 2017
Please note that the Story Bridge will be closed from 4am – 11.30am this Sunday 27th August for the annual Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run event.
The 2017 Bridge to Brisbane Day Fun Run requires the use of public roads. This means changed traffic conditions and clearways must be enforced to ensure the safety of the events participants and friendly volunteers.
Event organisers have advised the public to please plan their journey of travel in Brisbane on Sunday 27 August ahead of this date. When planning your travel arrangements please ensure you leave plenty of time as traffic delays may occur.
The Story Bridge is expected to re-open at 11:30am, leaving plenty of time for people travelling to the Pineapple Hotel to watch the Mayweather v McGregor fight time to arrive.
- August 14, 2017
Hey, planning the perfect Christmas party can be tricky. Sometimes your guests are more naughty than nice (we’re looking at you, questionably handsy Santa), the egg nog takes more casualties than you’d intended, or the catering’s a flop, and you all spend the evening crowded around some decidedly un-festive hummus.
Here’s the good news: no matter how the rest turns out, you can turn a Christmas party into the season to be jolly with a good holiday game.
Ho-ho-how many do you think? Round your guests up for an ice-breaker game. Everyone guesses how many ornaments they think are on the tree (no long-winded counting sessions, guys), and puts their guess on a piece of paper. Once the arrival cocktails are done with, the winner is announced and the gift-giving begins with a prize. Take that, Secret Santa
If you think Secret Santa’s been so done to death that even Rudolph wouldn’t fly him, it’s time to switch things up. For White Elephant, everyone brings in a gift (with a price limit to keep things even), and guests pick things out of a communal pile.
Now, keep your eye on Gus from Trade Services, ‘cause this is where things get serious. Every guest takes their turn, either picking a gift off the table, or stealing a previous gift someone has already unwrapped. Once someone has stolen your gift, you can pick a new one off the table or steal an existing gift. The game ends once all the gifts on the table have been taken (and everyone’s seriously craving a post-game whisky).
Candy Cane Relay
Forget the sweet-talk under the mistletoe: here’s the real party treat. Challenge guests to take as many candy canes out of a bowl as you can in 60 seconds. The catch? You have to use a candy cane in your mouth to fish them out. Whether you’re celebrating with coworkers or kids at the family festivities, this is sure to be a hit.
Annnnnd break! Split into teams and let’s get quizzical. With the alphabet written vertically down pieces of paper, challenge everyone to write a holiday word starting with each letter. First team to finish wins!
Message under a plate
Planning a Christmas feast? Surprise your dinner party guests with messages under their plates. On hidden slips of paper, write strange phrases each guest needs to casually fit into the conversation without being caught. If you accuse someone of using their phrase, and you’re wrong, you’re out of the game.
Get ready for some really weird conversations about purple monkey dishwashers.
- August 04, 2017
- What's On
The Pineapple Hotel has been a Brissie favourite since 1864, and through renovations, additions, and new generations,
we’ve been the spot for those fight night beers, pre-footy feeds, and brewtiful Sunday sessions in the Park Bar.
It’s time to get excited, Brisbane, because a whole new chapter has begun at the Pineapple Hotel!
Hop, drop and roll to the brand new Helsby’s Ale House, the Pineapple Hotel’s very own craft beer bar. Decked out in unique Pineapple throwbacks
and a slieu of beer taps, there’s a whole lot brewing at your old favourite.
Trust us, with its extensive range of local, independent beers, a visit’s good for what ales you.