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#190 of 350 Bar in Brisbane
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USD 5 - USD 14
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Bar, Pub, Diner
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Drinks, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 14 November 2020

Whole thing is absolute class. Guy in the Jameson hat is literally the moodiest dude ever, thought it might just be one off. We ALL have bad days, but 3 days on the trot? I understand that we all have bad days and if it’s...something personal I apologise but my god this lad is so rude and short it’s insane. Other than that amazing barMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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JessicaD6109, Owner at Empire Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

Hi Danny, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback and have forwarded your feedback onto management. The Empire Hotel Team.

Reviewed 26 October 2020

Went twice in two days and both times the food was actually really cheap, great quality, fantastic crunchy chips and the staff were lovely. I'd definitely recommend going here!

Date of visit: October 2020
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JessicaD6109, Marketing at Empire Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Cheers James! The Empire Hotel Team

Reviewed 12 August 2019

This (ex bloodbath) old style pub is bang in the middle of nightclub central in the Valley. Ordinarily, it's not the place I'd frequent. But, in the earlier evening it was beautifully quet, and had an amazing array of great (craft) beers on tap. The...pub food is typical of the venue style and nothing special; but at least not too greasy.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Jessica D, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Thank you for your review. We welcome all feedback and look forward to having you again. The Empire Hotel Team.

Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

Really lovely venue which is quirky and comforting. Came to watch the live music as recommended by a friend. However the bloke with long hair who seemed to be doing the sound check for the band's was extremely rude and ignorant when asked questions about...what bands were playing. The emcee was great and made us feel so welcome, he was fantastic, even recommended the espresso martini on offer which was amazing. The girl behind the bar was nice but extremely stand offish when asked questions about drinks deals. The food was fantastic (the rottisorie chicken was to die for) , would come again just for this and the emcee (I think his name was locky)More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Jessica D, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Hi Adele, Thanks for the review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to have you again at Empire Hotel. The Empire Hotel Team.

Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

Popped in for a glass of Sav Blanca n soda after walking around the valley getting to know the area. Young lass behind was lovely. She said have a seat I'll bring it over to you. I really appreciated that wee gesture.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Jessica D, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

Thank you for the glowing review. We look forward to your next visit. The Empire Hotel Team.

Reviewed 21 February 2019

The pub was described as having rustic charm in another review, I think that rather than rustic, in the first half of last century it was one of Brisbane's finest and most elaborate pubs and It has been restored beautifuly and originally. The young lady...on the bar was very friendly and helpful and I arrived during the first of the two happy hour periods (tap beers $5 a schmiddy). This meant that despite being high on the tightarse scale and very low on the trendy scale I was able to sample some tasty craft beers. It's a great place to have a drink, eat in Chinatown and pop in for another afterward.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Jessica D, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2019

Hi ightsee31447363162 Thank you for your amazing review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the Empire Hotel and look forward to your next visit. The Empire Hotel Team.

Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Found this place very interesting. Had soo much kool and fascinating art and decor. Most interesting was distinguishing male and female toilets lol. Had a huge selection on drinks and the service was friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
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JessicaD6109, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Hi foodieadventure80, Thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time at The Empire and we hope to have you again. The Empire Hotel Team.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Looks very much the same inside, but now more of a pub. Okay place and has some decent beers, and nice staff, but not a favourite.

Date of visit: July 2018
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JessicaD6109, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback. We hope to see you again at The Empire Hotel. Many Thanks, The Empire Hotel Team.

Reviewed 24 May 2018

I was looking for a brewpub. Notice to Tripadvisor: just because you have eight taps doesn't make you a brewpub. It was really quiet early on a Thursday evening. That was OK by me: I was eating alone and not looking for a lot of...noise. Menu is limited, but rotisserie chicken was good, chips were very good. "Caesar" salad was a fishy, wrong lettuce, saucy mess. Portions very, very generous. Had to place my orders at the bar. Pretty much one of each type of beer on tap: one pale ale, one IPA, one lager, etc. Beer a bit cold, almost as cold as in America! Service was friendly - when it is not, in Australia? All in all, minus one for the faux brewpub thing (may not have been their fault), minus one more for just being average-ish on food and beer.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Jessica D, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Fe_Flyer, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback. We have passed along your review to the appropriate channels and we look forward to having you again. Thank you The Empire Hotel Team.

Reviewed 4 May 2018

Two meals for the price of one! How great!!! Had a few beers and saw the food special, decided right there and then we have to try it. The chicken was really delicious, with a crispy skin. The decor is really funky!!! Could not stop...looking around at everything there is to see.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Jessica D, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Alex, Thank you for your amazing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at Empire and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you. The Empire Hotel Team.

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Empire Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4