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The Shelter Bar

$$ - $$$, Pizza, Cafe
200 Main St | Story Bridge Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
+61 7 3391 2266
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“pie” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
200 Main St | Story Bridge Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Built directly under the Story Bridge itself, this place is a must to visit, the drink selection was extensive, the staff very friendly and attentive and the food fantastic, don't miss the Steak and ale pies

Thank overthereoverhere
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A popular bar in the evenings with a good menu and nice atmosphere. The pie was excellent and great value for money

Thank ald60_9
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Went Friday night with work colleagues and partners for drinks and eats. Drinks..can't beat them...bartenders were very generous with mixed drinks. Food/snacks....calamari were ok, pizza bread was good.. oysters...meh...crispy chicken wings...way to oily. I'd go back for work meet ups and if I had to...More

Thank Dean B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great place to celebrate with friends. The bars have a huge range of beers etc and service is fast. Interestingly and perhaps the food is more fast food the consistency is there. Don't go there by yourself as you could feel left...More

Thank SinkingSeabourn
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The food was great, we had steak and it was cooked just the way we ordered, the crispy chicken wings are great also. Server was good also.

Thank TravelFar20
Reviewed 17 September 2016

As newish locals we were really disappointed on our first visit to have such a horrendous experience both with the food and the service (see my previous comment in August 2016). Went back a few week later to Deery's for a business dinner (and note...More

Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 2 September 2016

After dinner at Medley and a round of drinks at the apartment we all went to the Shelter Bar for a drink and a dance. By then we were intoxicated so we got cocktails as you do, the bartender girl seemed to be brand new...More

Thank Lsas26
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We recently spent the day at the Shelter Bar - a group of 8 of us - for a late work lunch and a few drinks. We ordered starters (oysters) and when they eventually arrived, the main meals followed directly. One of the waitresses did...More

Thank Nada M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

You cant beat this place for Great Food and Good Old Fashioned Service, The Team at the Story Bridge are exceptional at looking after their customers. Thanks for the great Service.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We are attended the Storey Bridge hotel post an AFL game. my partner was badly and just endured 8 weeks in a wheelchair, he had made the great transition to a mobility scooter. We were happy BUT NOT the security and management at the Storey...More

Thank GooseGirl555
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Main St | Story Bridge Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3391 2266
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The Shelter Bar is unique in Brisbane! Yes it has great food, a vast selection of beverages ,a laid back atmosphere and terrific staff. It also has an historic story.

Have a look around and realise those huge concrete pillars are holding up the Story Bridge! Wow.. Then your eye spots the rustic concrete walls at the back of the chill lounge or housing the gaming room and the toilets. During World War II ,the great General MacArthur directed the construction of 4 bombshelters under the bridge to protect the workers who were building ships for the war effort at Evans Deakin Shipyards which were down the road from the pub. If a siren sounded the workers were to take shelter in these bunkers. Thankfully they were never needed. One would assume the bridge would have been the target of a bombing raid and not the best place for a bombshelter but the shipbuilding was the priority. This is a good point opportunity to reflect on those who have gone before us.

Enjoy your visit.!
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