Friday, July 6, 2007

Irish Murphy's

Irish Murphy's
Irish Murphy's Brisbane pub is located at the corner of George and Elizabeth Street. Part of the Irish Murphy's chain, their motto is to offer the best craic in town. They provide live music seven days a week, and have function rooms available. Their gallery restaurant offers more traditional Irish food, and their cafe bar menu offers standard pub fare. They also offer backpacker accommodation from around $30 per night, however, with an opening license through to 3am you need to be a bit of a party animal to stay there!

Irish Murphy'sThis building was formerly the Treasury Hotel. It was built in 1887-1888 and with the Transcontinental is the only building from this era on George Street still operating as a hotel. However, even back then the hotel was a replacement for an earlier hotel, the Dunmore Arms, from 1865. The site therefore has quite a long history. It was named to serve the new government treasury building across the street. The title TREASURY HOTEL still can be seen in the balustrade at the top of the building.

Today, despite being a pub of some repute, you can still see the classical design in the architecture. The upper two stories contain much of the original detail, but the first floor verandah has obviously been altered to serve the drinking consultants who frequent the bar on most evenings. It can be a bit cold to hand out there during winter, but with a few Guinness in your kick I'm sure it warms the cockles of your heart enough to endure!

Cheers, I Love Brisbane, Wes.

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3 comments:

Cheeky said...

Tried to catch ya - Yahoo is crapping out ...ugh

Welcome back!

Karina said...

I am trying to move from Sydney to Brisbane (see my blog for more details!)

Any must knows or things I should consider?? I want to learn as much about Brisvegas as I can!

Grim Reality Girl said...

Wow, now you list an ideal place to stay for me! Someday.... I'd love to travel the globe and see your side of the world. It was nearly 100 here today... I guess this means things are cold for you and the family? Hope all is well! You make Brisbane look great!