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The Alliance Hotel - Hotel History

The Alliance Hotel is an award-winning, family-run pub owned by Nick and Meagan Gregorski.

Established in 1864 to service the local area and accommodate Queensland’s economic boom at the time, the pub has seen a variation on themes and over 150 years of stories and historic tales, while the building itself - the building we see today - was built in 1888 and has been preserved with its original charm intact both inside and out, making it ideal for all private and corporate functions held in Brisbane.

While The Alliance Hotel is today renowned for its superlative dining experiences, great wine and beer selection, intimate settings and versatile small function room hire, it’s long been well-known for its colourful past and history of being a bit 'left-of-centre'. Apparently, in 1878 the original licensee, Charles Zachariah Bertheau, produced Australia's first absinthe though, rather unfortunately, both he and his wife Mary Ann were admitted to a mental asylum sometime around the 1890’s, according to the Mental Asylum Records of Queensland…


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The Alliance Hotel Today

The Alliance Hotel, Spring Hill

Fast forward to 2012 where new licensee Nick Gregorski and wife Meagan decided it was time to give the old girl a new lease on life and set about restoring the inside of the hotel to reflect a modern, yet contemporary pub atmosphere where people would feel welcome and at home the minute they walked through the door, a mission that still stands to this very day.

The Alliance Hotel’s mission is to provide a classic old pub experience defined by exceptional service and food accompanied by a great selection of wines, beers and spirits - and the odd glass of absinthe - set in beautiful relaxed surrounds. From the moment you walk in it feels like you’re a local - whether a first-timer or regular patron, you’ll have a great time every time!


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There's Something For Everyone At The Alliance Hotel

One of the most popular Brisbane hotels with function rooms spread out over the three levels of the hotel, much of the focus is on the middle level's award-winning bistro which is open for lunch and dinner six days a week.

Executive Chef Graham Waddell and Head Chef David Blackman serve up fresh seasonal gastronomic pub food complimented by an impressive selection of fine wines and craft beers. Each level offers something different, from discerning diners to a casual place to share a drink with friends or a more intimate setting to enjoy a cocktail - there’s a space to suit everyone - with all levels and spaces available for private bookings (subject to availability). To enquire about our versatile function spaces, please fill in our functions enquiry form.

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What Others Have To Say About The Alliance Hotel

In October 2013 and again in 2014, The Alliance Hotel was awarded the prestigious honour of being named Queensland's ‘Best Restaurant - General Division’ by the Queensland Hotels Association. We’ve also been featured in a variety of publications, including the Good Food Guide, QHA Review, the Courier Mail and more, some of which can be viewed here on our Media page

Whether you’re looking to book a table at our renowned Bistro or searching for the best private dining rooms or party venues in Brisbane, please don’t hesitate to contact The Alliance Hotel.

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