Brewhouse Woolloongabba is set to reveal its $2 million makeover this month.
Originally opened in 1889 and called the Clarence Corner, the venue was renamed the Brewhouse in 2010 when the freehold was purchased by Brisbane locals, Grant and Michelle Clark.
For the past few years, the pair has been working hard to transform the building into a trendy new haunt providing an exciting new dining, drinking and entertainment experience for locals.
The renovations will completely transform the building with a new restaurant area, the removal of the TAB, the opening of the floor area with stylish new furniture, relocation of the office and amenities and trendy fittings throughout the hotel.
Co-owner Michelle Clark says the decision to renovate and expand the Brewhouse had been on the cards for a long time.
“We always knew we wanted to renovate, and following the success of Brisbane Brewing Co, our brewery in West End, we couldn’t wait to overhaul the Brewhouse Woolloongabba,” she says.
“Our Woolloongabba venue has all the traditional favourites of your local pub but with a wider variety of cold, locally brewed craft beer on tap.”
“Ultimately, it’s our distinctive range of craft beers made in our West End brewery, as well as our refined food menu and inspiring wine and cocktail list that will that set the Brewhouse Woolloongabba apart from other establishments in West End and Woolloongabba.”
Grant says they were always looking for interesting ways to excite their customers and offer a point of difference from other bars and breweries in town.
“The Brisbane brewing scene is rapidly evolving, with people wanting more beer varieties and flavours, as well as a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a chilled craft beer,” he says.
“In celebration of the re-launch of our beloved Woolloongabba venue, our Brewers have brewed a special ‘real ale’ which will be tapped at the pub on the day of its re-opening.”
Suitably named “The Clarence”, the beer will give a definite nod to the beer styles brewed back in the late 1800s, and will be a traditional robust old-style English ale featuring plenty of malt character.
“Both our locations at Woolloongabba and West End offer a variety of succulent food options, created by our Executive Chef to perfectly complement our broad range of craft beers,” Grant says.
“At every opportunity we have sourced from local suppliers, vineyards, farms, dairies, orchards and breweries alike and will continue to support local suppliers.”
The Brewhouse Woolloongabba (601 Stanley St, Woolloongabba) is anticipated to re-open in late June.