Look, we know all food is unisex but some meals are just more "blokey" than others. I enjoy a burger and a beer as much as the next guy (or gal), but don’t think I could survive a 1kg steak or a bucket of spicy wings, like some of my male friends can.
So when looking for Brisbane’s best "dude food", I asked a bunch of dudes to give me their top picks. All their responses included places that serve beer, burgers, wings, steak, pizza and ribs.
Here are some top-notch dude food dining suggestions with men in mind:
1 Navala Churrascaria, Brisbane CBD
Setting a new benchmark for meat lovers, the Navala Churrascaria’s Brazilian BBQ experience includes a variety of 10-hour slow roasted meats that are constantly circling the restaurant with chefs serving them at your table. It’s like a buffet, but you never have to move.
Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane CBD
P 3221 3888 www.navala.com.au
2 Charming Squire, South Brisbane
The Charming Squire offers the feeling of a bar and brewery, while serving up rustic pub dishes. They have a selection of craft beers, ciders and wines, with share plates and pizzas for casual dining or heartier meals from their butcher’s block and wood-fired menus.
133 Grey Street, South Brisbane
P 3077 7254 www.jamessquire.com.au
3 The Smoke BBQ, New Farm
With a smoker imported from the US to ensure authenticity, this Brisbane BBQ joint is sure to deliver on the true flavours of the old-fashioned smokey barbecue. Serving cajun chicken cee-gars, beef brisket, buffalo chicken wings, Texas beef ribs and Kansas City baby back ribs as their staples, they've grown a loyal, ravenous following with foodies in New Farm since 2006.
85 Merthyr Rd, New Farm
P 3358 1922 www.thesmokebbq.com.au
4 Bavarian Bier Café, Brisbane CBD
If you’re gearing up for Oktoberfest, but don’t want to wait another month for the beer, pretzel and pork knuckle, Bavarian Bier Café offers these delicacies all year round, and some!
1/45 Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane CBD
P 3877 5900 www.bavarianbiercafe.com
5 Nest Restaurant and Bar, Brisbane CBD
If he favours Asian cuisines over the fatty and supersized meals of our American friends, Nest on Roma Street offers a variety of healthy and flavoursome alternatives.
159 Roma Street, Brisbane CBD
P 3238 2269 www.nestrestaurant.com.au
6 Ribs and Burgers, Fortitude Valley
Gourmet burgers and succulent ribs are the saviour to stomach rumblings, and Ribs and Burgers know how to deliver on all things hunger-busting. Can't decide between a hot dog and a burger? Now you don't have to! For September only, they have also announced the mouth-watering burger of the month: the Cheese Kransky Burger. So good!
29 James Street, Fortitude Valley
P 3252 5880 www.ribsandburgers.com
7 Ribbets, Annerley
All-you-can eat pork ribs, chicken ribs, pizza, pasta, salad and sides… do we really need to say more? For $39 per person, you can order as much as you want in your 90-minute seated dining session.
187 Annerley Road, Dutton Park
P 3846 3333 www.ribbetts.com.au
8 Red Hook, Brisbane CBD
This New York street food bar and diner may be in the heart of the city, but it’s definitely tucked away from the hustle and bustle. You’ll find Red Hook down a narrow laneway with a stocked bar and plenty of cheeseburgers, hot dogs, burritos and tacos on the menu.
Shop 3, 88 Creek Street, Brisbane CBD
P 3220 0462 www.red-hook.com.au
9 South Side Diner, South Bank
This retro-chic diner in South Bank offers all of our USA faves, including Reuben sandwiches, corn dogs, twice cooked beef brisket, baby back lamb ribs, as well as your choice of pumpkin, apple, cherry, or chocolate peanut butter pie!
168 Grey Street, South Bank
P 3844 3040 www.southsidediner.com.au