After countless incarnations – including an S&M dungeon – one of Brisbane’s oldest pubs is reaching a new milestone in March
It’s been home to a topless bar, S&M dungeon, a working man’s drinking den, and it’s rumoured the first owner was admitted to an asylum after indulging in too much absinthe: if only the walls of the Alliance Hotel could talk.
The hotel was built on the corner of Boundary and Leichhardt Streets in 1864, as a public house with a beer engine and out-houses.
After a century of antics, Nick Gregorski and Meagan Miller transformed the Alliance into a three-level bistro, cellar and function venue, with five bars throughout the hotel.
The revamp earned the Alliance the title of Best Restaurant at the 2013 Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) Awards.
To celebrate its 150th birthday, Alliance is giving away 150 presents throughout the month of March.
Visitors to the Alliance will go into a daily draw for prizes such as Bacardi merchandise, Pol Roger champagne, dinner for two packages, and bar tabs.
The major prize winner will earn a private dinner party for ten, in the venue’s restaurant, valued at $1000.
The celebrations will peak on Saturday 29 March, with a day of live entertainment and a screening of the Reds v Sharks at Suncorp Stadium.
By 4pm, the Alliance will have combined its three levels into one grand party, offering free entry for visitors.
Whether you’re a regular patron or set to be a first-time visitor at The Alliance, join in the birthday festivities for Brisbane’s historic social venue. For more information, visit our event guide.