Description

The Story Bridge Hotel is a Brisbane icon—a local watering hole that holds a special place in the hearts of generations of Brisbane residents.

Built in 1886 as the Kangaroo Point Hotel, the hotel is one of only seven, three-story hotels in Queensland from that period.

It was re-named The Story Bridge hotel in 1940 to coincide with...

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The Story Bridge Hotel is a Brisbane icon—a local watering hole that holds a special place in the hearts of generations of Brisbane residents.

Built in 1886 as the Kangaroo Point Hotel, the hotel is one of only seven, three-story hotels in Queensland from that period.

It was re-named The Story Bridge hotel in 1940 to coincide with the actual opening of The Story Bridge.

Bought by the Deery family in 1967, the hotel soon became the ‘village pub’ to the residents of Kangaroo Point—a suburb that was moving from being an industrial area to a popular residential location.

In 1978 the Deery family obtained a photograph of the hotel taken in 1912 which depicted the building as it looks today. The photo inspired Barrie Deery to restore the hotel to its former glory, a process that took over a decade of red tape and regulation wrangling to occur.

In the meantime, the Annexe at the back of the hotel—a bottle shop converted out of an old WWII bomb shelter—underwent further extensions and established itself as one of the most original and well-known pubs in town. Non-descript as it seemed, the ‘Bomb Shelter’ spawned a true live entertainment scene in Brisbane, and was noted mostly for the originality, range and quality of the acts that performed there.

The hotel became home to some of Australia's greatest special events: The Australia Day Cockroach Races and The National Festival of Beers. Both these events have greatly contributed to the successful image of The Story Bridge Hotel. In August 1994, the newly refurbished hotel was officially by the Lord Mayor, Cr. Jim Soorley.

The Bomb Shelter was retired in 2003, and in its place three new contemporary areas were added: The Shelter Bar, The Outback Bar & Grill, and the new SBH Cellars—giving new meaning to the saying ‘it’s all under the bridge’.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

Air Conditioning .glyphicons-heat
Wifi Access .glyphicons-wifi
Outdoor Area .glyphicons-tree-deciduous
Parking Available .glyphicons-cars

Event Guidelines

Birthday Party Milestones .glyphicons-ban
Underaged Birthday Parties .glyphicons-ban
Underage Events .glyphicons-ban
Third Party AV Companies .glyphicons-ban
Alcoholic Events .glyphicons-ban
BYO Food/Drink .glyphicons-ban
DIY Theming .glyphicons-ban
21st/18th Parties .glyphicons-ban
Outside Catering .glyphicons-ok-2
Wedding .glyphicons-ban

Event Rooms

SBH PopUp

Min 100 people, Max 180 people

Deery’s Restaurant & Smokehouse

Min 160 people, Max 250 people

Signature Cellar

Min 20 people, Max 40 people

Entire Martini Bar Floor

Min 10 people, Max 250 people

Martini Bar Large Room

Min 10 people, Max 120 people

Martini Small Room & Buffet Room...

Min 10 people, Max 80 people

Martini & Heritage Combined

Min 10 people, Max 450 people

Entire Heritage Room Floor

Min 60 people, Max 150 people

Heritage Large Room

Min 60 people, Max 90 people

Heritage Small Room

Min 10 people, Max 50 people

Main Street Bar & Eatery

Min 160 people, Max 250 people

Shelter Bar

Min 100 people, Max 700 people

Entire Ground Floor of the Hotel

Min 100 people, Max 1500 people

Chill Lounge

Min 40 people, Max 80 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
SBH PopUp
70
-
-
-
-
100
180
-
Deery’s Restaurant & Smokehouse
-
-
-
-
-
160
250
-
Signature Cellar
20
-
-
-
-
30
40
-
Entire Martini Bar Floor
-
-
-
-
-
-
250
-
Martini Bar Large Room
-
-
-
-
-
-
120
-
Martini Small Room & Buffet Room combined
-
-
-
-
-
-
80
-
Martini & Heritage Combined
-
-
-
-
-
-
450
-
Entire Heritage Room Floor
60
-
-
-
-
60
150
-
Heritage Large Room
60
-
-
-
-
60
90
-
Heritage Small Room
20
-
-
-
-
10
50
-
Main Street Bar & Eatery
-
-
-
-
-
160
250
-
Shelter Bar
-
-
-
-
-
-
700
-
Entire Ground Floor of the Hotel
-
-
-
-
-
-
1500
-
Chill Lounge
-
-
-
-
-
40
80
-
Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
SBH PopUp
70
-
-
-
-
100
180
-
Deery’s Restaurant & Smokehouse
-
-
-
-
-
160
250
-
Signature Cellar
20
-
-
-
-
30
40
-
Entire Martini Bar Floor
-
-
-
-
-
-
250
-
Martini Bar Large Room
-
-
-
-
-
-
120
-
Martini Small Room & Buffet Room combined
-
-
-
-
-
-
80
-
Martini & Heritage Combined
-
-
-
-
-
-
450
-
Entire Heritage Room Floor
60
-
-
-
-
60
150
-
Heritage Large Room
60
-
-
-
-
60
90
-
Heritage Small Room
20
-
-
-
-
10
50
-
Main Street Bar & Eatery
-
-
-
-
-
160
250
-
Shelter Bar
-
-
-
-
-
-
700
-
Entire Ground Floor of the Hotel
-
-
-
-
-
-
1500
-
Chill Lounge
-
-
-
-
-
40
80
-