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EMPIRE HOTEL

Enter the Empire Hotel, and you step inside one of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks. Your local bar is open 7 days for lunch and dinner: come in for a meal and a drink or enjoy the bevy of live entertainment!

A History
The three-storeyed, rendered brick hotel was erected in 1888 and replaced an earlier Empire (Family) Hotel (1865) which had been bought by Corrigan on 19 June 1871. The construction in the late 1880s reflected the confidence of the period and development that occurred in Fortitude Valley. The Empire was constructed by Smith and Ball Contractors and the first publican was Walter McFarlane. The hotel contained over sixty rooms and nn February 1923, following the death of Nathaniel Corrigan, the hotel and adjoining buildings were sold  for about £40,000. The hotel was renovated in 1925 and again in 1937. This latter work involved converting part of the Ann Street section to the “Empire Apartments”. These apartments were later demolished in the 1960s, reducing the Ann Street frontage from seven bays to three.

The majesty of Empire Hotel is still prominent today with much of the original structure and design still present. Come and experience it for yourself!

Empire Hotel Daily Specials
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Empire Hotel Lunch
EAT

The Empire Hotel dishes up juicy rotisserie chicken with a selection of burgers and salads available for dine-in or takeaway.

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DRINK

A modern bistro menu complimented by matching wine, beer and cocktail lists, including one of Brisbane’s most extensive rum offerings.

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Empire Booth
BOOTH BOOKINGS

If you want to celebrate your next event with an unforgettable experience the Empire has the space for you.

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Empire Hotel Live Music
WHAT'S ON

The Empire is a haven of activity with some of Brisbane’s best live bands as well as some of your old time mid-week favourites.

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Empire Hotel Gallery
GALLERY

View our unique interiors, weekly social pics and our delectable range of food, signature rum cocktails and live entertainment.

COMING SOON
LOCATION

339 Brunswick Street (Cnr Ann & Brunswick)
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Bookings & Enquiries: (07) 3114 7440

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HOTEL OPENING HOURS

7 days, 11.00am – late

SERVING FOOD

7 days, 11.30am – late
Phone bookings: (07) 3114 7440

BOOTH BOOKINGS

Phone: (07) 3852 5000

THE EMPIRE HOTEL

339 Brunswick Street (Corner of Brunswick & Ann Streets)
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006

WHAT'S ON

New Year's Eve Empire Hotel Brisbane

New Year’s Eve

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The Empire strikes back this New Year’s Eve, with a bevy of Brisbane’s best live bands and DJs, silky smooth cocktails and one of the best collections of craft beers in QLD! If you don’t feel like paying the big bucks for a New Year’s…

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Red Bull Music Presents: Basenji, Ninajirachi and Skin on Skin

Red Bull Music Presents: Basenji, Ninajirachi and Skin on Skin

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Celebrate the semester end on a high note! Red Bull Music is heading to Brisbane’s The Empire Hotel with Sydney producer, pop-lover and DJ, Basenji. Basenji will be joined by newly recruited NLV Records act and triple j Unearthed High winner, Ninajirachi as well as new and elusive…

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Empire Thursdays Live Bands

Lick it Up Thursdays

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Test 1, 2, Test Test… Is the mic on? It defs is every Thursday night at Empire Hotel. Thursday nights just got a little grungier with Live rock classics Live Bands Student friendly vibes Every Thursday from 8pm. Line up to be announced weekly

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Friday Drinks Live Bands Empire Hotel Brisbane

Friday I’m In Love

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Empire Hotel presents: Friday i’m in love! Say goodbye to the week with Friday i’m in love. Friday never hesitates and neither should you. Finish up work and make your way into Empire for $5 drink and wings and “always take a big bite, it’s such…

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