Quality time and beer might just be the best present you could get your Dad this Father’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a trip to a beer garden. Luckily for you, we’ve sorted out the cream of the crop for you to get your beer-ing on:
Have yourself a relaxed, cheerful Father’s Day amongst the lush, inner-city greenery of the Beresford. There’s a great selection of kids meals and dogs are welcome, so the whole family can come along and enjoy themselves.
For more information, head to The Beresford Hotel website.
Mix your celebration with a trip to vibrant Newtown, and then promptly escape all the bustle by heading to the ‘Courty’, as locals like to call it. The Courthouse Hotel is a secret getaway from the noise of the city, with an intimate outdoor space and a delicious selection of bistro items.
For more information, head to the Courthouse Hotel website.
The Golden Barley, Enmore
Head to Enmore to enjoy what many call the best beer garden in the Inner West. With an array of tables for groups of different sizes, umbrellas and beautiful lighting, The Golden Barley will provide you and your dad with an experience neither of you will forget.
For more information, head to The Golden Barley website.
Fitzroy Beer Garden
Melbourne’s brilliantly eclectic spirit is distilled into a single space at the Fitzroy Beer Garden, which is delightful inside and out. With colourful outdoor décor to accompany an extensive range of beers, the Father’s Day experience (and insta-pics) will be wild and wonderful.
For more information, head to the Fitzroy Beer Garden website.
College Lawn Hotel
If you really want to up the ante this Father’s Day, the College Lawn Hotel’s special request BBQ packages are the way to go. Request in advance, then enjoy the spoils of your labour in the hotel’s immense outdoor space. And if you’re a more spontaneous sort of person, the weekly special is the way to go.
For more information, head to the College Lawn Hotel website.
The Boatbuilders Yard occupies a large section of waterfront space, so if you want a beer garden with a view for Father’s Day, this is the place to go. Dukes, their semi-private beer garden, is stunningly outfitted with festoon lights and boasts a jaw-dropping view of the Melbourne skyline.
For more information, head to the Boatbuilders Yard website.
Southbank Beer Garden
Give your dad the best of the best with a trip to what might very well be Brisbane’s finest beer garden. Right in the heart of the spectacular Southbank, with a gourmet menu and great views of Street’s Beach, the restaurant is one of the best places in Brisbane to while away a special evening.
For more information, head to the Southbank Beer Garden website.
Fitz and Potts Nundah
For the family looking for cosiness with a dash of colour and great cuisine, Fitz and Potts Nundah is the ultimate Father’s Day destination. This eco-friendly rooftop bar has an extensive menu, with pies sourced from The Goat Pie Guy and Jaffles – Fitz and Potts’ specialty – of freshly toasted creations offered with a range of fillings and served with chutney and potato chips.
For more information, head to the Fitz and Potts website.
Musical fanatics, rejoice! There’s a place perfect for you on Father’s Day. Former Powderfinger bassist, John Collins, is the owner of this magical beer garden, making it a haven for anyone who’s itching for some good music. To cinch the deal, there’s an enormous cassette tape mural paying homage of the greats of the Brisbane music scene.
For more information, head to The Triffid website.
Does your dad have more friends than you can count? The Court has space for all of them and more, with a beer garden that’s serviced by two bars and has a capacity of up to 500 people. It’s perfect for warming up a cold winter night, with gorgeous foliage and modern design.
For more information, head to The Court website.
Make your Father’s Day extraordinary at The Garden, one of Western Australia’s most iconic food and drink establishments. There are seasonal platters and a wide range of beer and wine to enjoy while admiring the industrial décor and listening to the fantastic entertainment on offer.
For more information, head to The Garden website.
The Brisbane Hotel
Luscious greenery and palm trees give your beer that extra touch of special when you take a trip to the Brisbane Hotel, making the terraced garden a stunning place to spend Father’s Day. You can choose to split a share plate, or take a look at their extensive menu for something hearty and filling.
For more information, head to The Brisbane Hotel website.
The Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars
The well-loved Ed is the perfect place for a relaxed Father’s Day lunch, with a special chef-prepared menu available on Sunday. Drawing on its historical origins, the vintage feel hasn’t been diluted even after multiple years of service.
For more information, head to The Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars website
If you’re looking for something a little more eclectic and rustic, Roxies should be your first choice. Bask in the beauty of nature, enjoy a selection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, and share a beer with your well-deserving dad.
For more information, head to Roxies website
The Gilbert Street Hotel
This particular beer garden is for the sophisticated father, with a timber-dominated exterior and a retractable roof to make the experience feel like more than just a trip to the local pub – although the comfortable atmosphere will make you want a weekly trip there.
For more information, head to The Gilbert Street Hotel website
Some beer gardens have chairs, some have couches, but this one has a bus parked in the courtyard. It makes Preachers the ideal place to celebrate – it’ll give your father a laugh, and then you can sit back and relax on the bus seats while indulging in the beer of your choice.
For more information, head to Preachers Facebook page
The Brunswick Hotel
For a beer with a side of peace and relaxation, the Brunswick Hotel is the historical, warm, and very well-stocked place for you. Give your dad the gift of choice with a trip to the beer garden, where he can choose from any of the five bars nestled in the greenery.
For more information, head to The Brunswick Hotel website
Treat your father like the king he is by taking him to a castle. The Cascade Brewhouse is situated at the bottom of Mount Wellington, and has a stunning façade to match the equally stunning views. While the Brewhouse isn’t exactly a beer garden, there are luscious heritage gardens and a great selection of drinks (it’s not called a brewhouse for nothing), so it’s well worth the trip.
For more information, head to the Cascade Brewhouse website
If you’re in the nations beautiful capital this Father’s Day, head on down to Belconnen’s popular Lighthouse Pub for a delicious lunch in the shady beer garden. With a stunning view of the small inlet of Lake Ginninderra, you can be sure that your Father’s Day lunch will be one to remember. Sunday afternoons are filled with live music and a full menu with pub classics like burgers, pizza and of course their 1kg bowl of buffalo wings and hot sauce!
For more information, head to the Lighthouse Pub website
Is your dad a little trendy? Then he will love Hopscotch, the ever popular gastro pub in Braddon. Hopscotch boasts one of the biggest beer gardens complete with an outdoor spit – could it get any better? Well, yes it can! If your dad is a whisky fiend he will feel right at home with their enormous array of whiskies including scotches, blends, bourbons and Irish, French, Japanese and Australian makes on offer.
For more information, head to the Hopscotch website