Beer and gourmet food lovers travel from near and far to Pumpyard Bar and Brewery in the eclectic Top of Town area of the Ipswich Central Business District. Situated in the historic former Technical College, which opened in 1901, Pumpyard has won an enviable reputation as the place to go for top quality, locally brewed beer and plenty of atmosphere.
Known as Pumpyard because of the site's original use as the water source for the City of Ipswich, it now supplies its happy customers with liquid of the amber kind from its brand, Four Hearts Brewing. It's been selected in the Top 50 beer venues in Australia by Beer and Brewer Magazine, and was listed in the Top 100 food destinations in Queensland by The Courier Mail's Queensland Taste food guide. With their gourmet burgers, pizzas, share plates, a kids' menu and sweet treats such as House Made Beer Ice Cream, you can see why.
Pumpyard's décor is funky industrial with huge shiny vats housing the craft beer produced onsite. There's also a function space, and an outdoor area with a shaded garden to enjoy a cold one, with chilled-out acoustic live music on Sundays.
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Pumpyard Bar and Brewery
Pumpyard Bar and Brewery
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4 stars for the food and service. The pizza was good at the price, but nothing to write volumes about. The beer, well, a bit of poetic licence on the menu, let's say. Competently executed... more »
Craft beer is good the food came out super quick. Relaxed atmosphere with good chilled out vibes and fresh beats. more »
4 Hearts Brewing Pumpyard Bar and Brewery
This place is fabulous with its big brewing tanks almost in the bar. The food was wonderful and was served very quickly. Staff lovely and very helpful. The choice of beers was amazing. more »
We arrived around 9:30-10pn and the place was fairly quiet. Not what we expected. Whilst the feel and idea was there the crowds weren't more »
Give this a go, Ipswich.
When the Pumpyard was first proposed, there was a lot of local negativity. There are a lot of people in this city who complain about a lack of choice in entertainment and dining, but criticise any... more »
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