- January 16, 2018
In 2017 everyone was talking about ‘Tiny Houses’. In 2018 it’s all about ‘tiny weddings’. With House and general living costs at an all-time high, couples have more important things to spend their money on then giant over the top weddings, which is why tiny weddings are the trend of the moment. Just because your wedding is small, doesn’t mean it isn’t still a dream come true. Here is why you should consider having a ‘tiny wedding’ in 2018.
Cutting Down The Guest List
When it comes to organising a guest list for a tiny wedding you are going to have to carefully consider every guest. It’s not about who ‘isn’t’ invited but who really needs to be there. Try not to let anyone affect your guest list but your partner. Once your great great aunt beryl is invited it’s going to be hard to say no to anyone else.
Save for something special
Contrary to popular belief, not every little girl (or boy) dreams of a fairytale wedding. Some people simply want to find someone they love and spend the rest of their lives with them. Some people dream of owning a house or travelling the world. If you are one of these people, there is no reason you should spend your life savings on a wedding. There is nothing wrong with having your reception at a classic pub surrounded by those who matter to you most. Just because you don’t spend the big bucks doesn’t mean your day won’t be perfect. Plus you can use the money you saved for something that really means something to both of you.
Quality over quantity
When it comes to organising a wedding, Martha Stewart recommends you allocate 50% of the budget to the reception. It therefore stands to reason that the less guests you have, the more money you can spend on high-quality food, beverages, music and fun little details that make the experience special for everyone involved.
Spend More Time With Your Guests
You know when you go to a wedding and you only see the bride once because she is so busy chatting to each and every one of her guests? While some people might like playing host, many people actually want to have fun and relax on their wedding day, spend some time with their new husband or wife (shocker!), have a boogie or have a laugh with their good mates? At a smaller wedding the responsibility of the couple is lessened and they get to spend the night doing whatever they like. The pressure to perform is also lessened, your not on a stage but surrounded by your good friends and family who aren’t going to judge you if you get a little crazy on the dance floor.
Make it about the love
It sounds like stating the obvious, but weddings should be about celebrating love. Sometimes that message gets a little lost in the process of throwing a giant 200 person event. Strip things back to basics with a small wedding that actually allows you to spend time with your love after all you did just marry them.
- November 29, 2017
- September 27, 2017
Two Grand Finals falling onto a long weekend? Yeah, we’re going to celebrate that. The Pineapple Hotel will be tackling one heck of an epic long weekend party, packed full of food, brews and Grand Final views.
The Piney will be kicking things off on September 30 for the AFL Grand Final. Starting nice and early at 11am, we’ll be serving a special AFL menu throughout the day, followed by drink specials and live entertainment!
The NFL Grand Final on October 1 will draw in a family friendly day, featuring a great kids menu before kick off at 6.30pm. Other offerings will include menu and drink specials spreading out over all areas of the Pineapple Hotel!
The third and final reason to celebrate this long weekend is Industry Day on October 2. The day rightfully celebrates hospitality and entertainment workers, encouraging all you legends to kick back and relax with some bevvies and good food – and that’s exactly what we’ll offer.
- September 06, 2017
From kick off to kick ons, the Pineapple Hotel will be hosting the ultimate FREE AFL Grand Final celebration on September 30.
The Piney will be up and raring to go with a special AFL menu from 11am, getting you all fuelled up for the game of the season. Once 2.30 hits, you’ll find yourself sitting and cheering with the best seats in Brisbane.
Whether your team pulls through or not, you’ll be stoked that you’re surrounded by mates, drinks specials and the best live entertainment after 6pm.
Brace yourself for Brisbane’s must-attend grand final party!
The Pineapple Hotel are currently taking bookings for the AFL Grand Final in the Plantation Room and in the back of the Steak House. To secure your spot, please contact Stacey on [email protected] or 0499499549 to book a table.
- 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.
Christmas Party Game 1: Ornament Guess
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
Christmas Party Game 2: White Elephant
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).
Christmas Party Game 3: 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.
Christmas Party Game 4: Holiday ABC
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!
Christmas Party Game 5: 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.
- June 12, 2017
Ding ding ding! Time to enter the ring.
Round one: The beer of your choice, crisp and on tap.
Round two: A bucket of piping hot Szechaun chicken wings.
The final round: Our famous chicken parmy, served with a generous side of chips and coleslaw.
Don’t fight to find a meal or a seat this Sunday 2 July. As Aussie Jeff Horn takes on the legendary Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium, you’ll want a seat with everything you need: brews, banter, and big pub plates.
If you didn’t nab tickets to the stadium, catch the match for the World Welterweight Championship live at the Pineapple Hotel.
It’s one for the Brisbane history books, so spend it in the city’s favourite sporting bar!
Call (07) 3393 1111 to book a table at our Steakhouse Restaurant before the fight.
- May 23, 2017
Hey, when you’ve spent the last year celebrating Gallan’s retirement, it’s easy to lose track of time.
State of Origin has crept up again, and whether you’ve been watching JT’s shoulder with a nervous sweat or stocking up on all the maroon gear in the city, you might’ve forgotten to make plans for the big day.
Our boys in red and blue are about to clash once again, and you won’t miss a scrum second at the Piney!
Grab the boys (and stop them poaching your beer) for three nights of Queenslander cheers, cold brews all night long, and the best caliber footy in the world.
Game 1 | Wednesday 31 May | Suncorp Stadium
Game 2 | Wednesday 21 June | ANZ Stadium
Game 3 | Wednesday 12 July | Suncorp Stadium
We’ll get the ball rolling with $10 parmies all night long! Rock up in your jerseys, grab a brew, and spend the night supporting your side (and we’re not just talking about the wings). Bring the little ones along for a pre-game dinner – kids eat free all night at the Pineapple Hotel restaurant!
Dodge the crowds flocking to Suncorp and spend Game 1 and 3 with a live showing on our big screen!
Call (07) 3393 1111 to book a seating at the Pineapple Hotel restaurant before kickoff.
- March 24, 2017
As the Brisbane Lions gear up for their first game, it’s time to get those roars in order – and there’s no better place to find your voice than the Pineapple Hotel. Sitting just 5 minutes walk from the Gabba, the Piney is the perfect spot to prey on pre- and post-game beers, pub bites, and restaurant meals. Walk over to the Park Bar for parmies, wings and burgers with the boys, or book a family dinner at the restaurant for steaks, fresh seafood, and tasty meals for the kids. The Lions’ first home game takes place on Saturday 1 April, so head to the Pineapple Hotel early for a bite to eat and free face painting for the kids! Don’t let those roars die off for the away games, either! We broadcast every game live and loud on our big screen – and the kids will love our on-site playground and the footy field next door. Not an AFL buff? We also stream NRL and Rugby Union games live on the big screen!
Kids eat free every Friday – perfect for dinner before a Friday game! We also host free face painting every Saturday and Sunday!
- January 25, 2017
Football fever? Yeah, we think we know a thing or two about it, being the best live sport bar in Brisbane you pick up a few feelings along the way. So, when we discovered that there was a whole new reason to get excited for football in the middle of summer, we leapt at the chance – even after we found out it was American. With February poking its head just around the corner the Super Bowl is set to make its comeback, so the time has come to forget old grudges and get into the spirit of great football, cheap beers and early morning specials with the Pineapple Hotel. Still need a little help getting convinced? Here’s our top 4 reasons why you should say ‘G’day’ to the USA way.
That sweet, sweet time difference:
It might be called Super Bowl Sunday in the USA, but down-under where we abide by the rules of EST, things kick off bright and early on a Monday morning. Which means one thing, and one thing only; judgement-free breakfast beers. But don’t just settle for any old Brisbane pub, with ice-cold Heineken schooners and a super special 9am opening, we’ve got everything you need to turn your regular Monday morning into a super one.
They’re big, they’re expensive and they pull almost as many viewers as the game itself, we’re talking about the legendary Super Bowl commercials! From the epic to the just plain cringe worthy, these 30 second ads are in a league of their own, which makes Super Bowl possibly the one day a year when you don’t want to run to the loo during the ad break in case you miss anything.
The yanks may know a thing-or-two about buffalo wings, but we know better. Because the only real accompaniment to beers and live sport in Brisbane is a slap-up, top notch parmy from Park Bar and you know it! Nab one at half-time and fuel up for the most exciting part of the game, Lady Gaga.
The half-time show:
Speaking of going Gaga, how about those killer live performances? From Beyoncé to Coldplay and those guys in the shark suits, the Super Bowl half-time show has provided more viral news and entertainment than any other sporting event. Well except for maybe Angry Anderson riding in the batmobile circa 1991 – we’re still trying to forget that one.
So, don’t get stuck wondering where to go for Super Bowl LI, Gather up the whole office and prepare to bond over beers, big ads and the best that Brisbane has to offer – any excuse will do.
Book: (07) 3393 1111