Built in 1889 and listed by the National Trust, this Renaissance-style pub is fondly known as the Brekky Creek—or simply the Creek—and is considered a Brisbane icon. The quintessentially Queensland establishment is famed for its gigantic steaks (choose your own), served with baked potato (or chips), coleslaw, salad, and a choice of mushroom, pepper, or chili sauce, and for serving beer “off the wood” (from the keg). The pub’s Spanish Garden Steakhouse and the Staghorn beer garden are always popular, and an outdoor dining area overlooks Breakfast Creek. The Substation No. 41 bar, created in the shell of a derelict electricity substation next to the hotel, makes the most of its exposed brick walls and soaring ceilings. The 4.5 m-long (15-ft.) wooden bar is just the place to sip the latest cocktail.
- Frommer's Staff