Sip and Slide! Here Are 8 Pubs With Playgrounds In Brisbane

Let the kids run wild!

By Style Journo | 6th August 2023

Playing outside as a kid while waiting for your parents to summon you back to the table for your meal is a core memory for most. 

And while a restaurant can only keep the kiddos entertained for so long while the adults kick back with a pint, finding a place to suit the whole family is an ideal outcome for any parent. 

A good ol’ pub is the perfect setting for a family meal with its hearty food and laid-back atmosphere. Throw in a playground and you’ve got yourself the idyllic family dining experience. 

So bring on the Sunday sesh and let the kids run wild while you kick back at Brisbane’s best pubs with playgrounds.  

By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here!   

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Victoria Park


After a day of lively putt putt with the family there’s nothing better than a frosty beer and a steak. While you kick back at the Bistro, let the kids roam free inside The Playground. Suited for kids aged 3 – 12, this adventureland features slides, climbing ropes, a rock-climbing wall, a repurposed farm tractor, and giant wooden cubby house. Open every day, the playground is located beside the Bistro, so you can keep an eye on the little ones while you sink an iced cold one.


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Brisbane City

There’s no better way to spend your family day than by the river at Felons down at Howard Smith Wharves. With a pint of handcrafted Felon’s brew in one hand and a slice of woodfired pizza in the other, your weekend will be well spent. While you indulge, let the kids run wild at Felons epic pirate ship playground. Within eyeshot from the tables, the kiddos can safely explore and adventure while you enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine. Cheers!


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Eatons Hill Hotel

Eatons Hill

Eatons Hill Hotel is a hub of vibey live music, flowing booze, and tasty bites in the ‘burbs. If you’re looking for a fun dining experience with the fam, this suburban hotspot offers a tasty menu that both you and the kids can enjoy. While you relax and unwind, let the kids pass the time at the restaurant’s all-ages show, the ultimate kids’ playground, video game area, and kids theatre. We guarantee you will get some peace and quiet, and may even find yourself having to drag the kids back to the table!


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The Belvedere Hotel

Woody Point

The sun-drenched decks of The Belvedere are perfect for a family day by the water. With cold drinks for the adults and an impressive playground for the kids, The Bel knows how to keep the whole family happy. Join in on the fun at the recreational games area fitted with arcade games. With a kid’s menu suited to the fussiest of eaters, The Bel promises a day of no-fuss and entertainment, so you can sit back and enjoy a meal with your family overlooking the bay.


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The Glen Hotel

Eight Mile Plains

Whether you’re feeling like a Saturday morning brekky, a lazy lunch, or a hearty Sunday night meal, The Glen Hotel promises good food and a great time for the whole family. While the adults kick back and relax, the kids can burn energy on the playground where they can run amuck and enjoy the open space. Grab a table near the playground so you can keep an eye on the little ones from your seat.


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Hamilton Hotel


When it comes to finding a pub that’s enjoyable for both you and the kids, you don’t need to look much further than the Hamilton Hotel. On the first Sunday of every month, The Hamo hosts a themed kids party as part of their Club 4 Kids Food and Fun program. The party features dressing up, pony rides, a petting zoo, and cupcake decorating – and it’s all free! While the kids are entertained, you can enjoy a steak or chicken parmi at this popular family destination.

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Sandstone Point Hotel

Sandstone Point

Pack up and pile in for a drive up north to the beautiful Sandstone Point Hotel. A stone’s throw away from Bribie Island, this sun-soaked hotel offers a decadent waterfront dining experience. A great place for the whole family, the hotel’s playground and new jumping pillow will keep the kiddos busy and bouncing the day away. About an hour from Brisbane CBD, Sandstone Point Hotel is the perfect destination for a family road trip that’s most certainly worth the drive.


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Carina Leagues Club


Slip and slide your way into the Carina Leagues Club, where Lucky’s Playland welcomes your little ones while you kick back. A fun adventure land purpose-built for children aged between 3 to 12, Lucky’s Playland is a secure and safe space for your kids to play, explore, and learn. Featuring a climbing wall, building blocks, movie room, craft area, disco rooms, arcade games, a giant slide, and more, Lucky’s Playland is open Monday to Friday 5.30pm – 9.30pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11.30am – 9.30pm and will set you back just $10 for three-hours of supervised play. Talk about cheap babysitting!

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