Built in 1898 as a local working man's pub the character and clientele of The Brisbane remained largely unchanged until a lack-lustre renovation during the 1980's. Then in 2004 utilising the original framework of the hotel, The Brisbane underwent an impressive renovation blending old with new by adding strong architectural design elements.
Geoff Hayward is the owner of the hotel and one of Perth's most highly regarded hospitality entrepreneurs, synonymous with establishing venues that promote excellence. Geoff's style is well recognised in Western Australia and the Brisbane Hotel team awarded nationally, winning ‘New Hotel of the Year 2005' and ‘Hotel of the Year 2006' and again in 2008.
The Brisbane Hotel is fresh and contemporary, whilst in keeping with the urban inner-city aesthetic and traditional Australian pub values. The architecture and laid-back interior design are striking and at ease, the impressive outdoor spaces typically West Australian. The seamless blend of casual and chic is typical of Geoff Hayward's venues and although the surroundings are high-end, there is no pretension with the food or service.
The Brisbane's location on Beaufort Street is not unlike Brunswick or Fitzroy Streets in Melbourne in that it is the hub of city life. The people that comprise the local community are a blend of artisans, young professionals, bohemians, students, the creative communities and those enjoying a fashionable inner-city lifestyle.
In an interesting twist, upstairs at the Brisbane has been established a Perth entertainment gem, ‘Lazy Susan's Comedy Den'. Lazy Susan's provides WA audiences with local, national and international comedy acts weekly. Click the link on our home page.