Beer tasting, food and family fun at Ballistic in Springfield

If you're looking for your next lunch of dinner venue with the family, look no further than Ballistic Springfield Brewery, Bar and Kitchen for family fun!
24 Jul 2020
Elaine Hill, Photograher

This independent craft beer brewery is one of a small number of breweries popping up outside of Brisbane city and a place that you can relax, enjoy the ambience and company of friends and family for a number of hours.

Very much focused on providing a community feel, it is a place that you can drop into for a quick bite to eat and a drink, or stay as long as you want and relax for an entire afternoon or evening. 

Inside Ballistic Springfield

This large venue has a very relaxed vibe and welcomes all comers from adults, children and dogs.  On the weekend that we visited, there was a local singer providing entertainment which added to the relaxing feel. 

Chicken and bacon burger at Ballistic

There is a green grassy space at the front of the venue so bring the kids along and enjoy a relaxing beer while the kids run around, for smaller children there is a playground area at the back of the venue.

Kids play area at Ballistic Springfield

There is an alfresco dining area both front and back of the brewery and plenty of seating inside. 

Bookings are a must with a huge amount of interest, on the weekend that the family and I visited, all tables were booked out. 

Ballistic bar

During my visit it was very apparent that the brewery has a vast number of regular clientele and strive to make it as friendly as possible which contributes to the relaxing vibe.

Beef ribs at Ballistic

The menu contains the usual pub food favourites and includes a number of starters from Calamari to Popcorn Chicken and skewers.

There is also a pizza menu, a selection of burgers and at the higher end of the budget you will be able to enjoy steak or ribs. 

Ballistic Springfield Brewery Bar and Kitchen

The fish and chips are beautifully crispy (and tasty) with beer being used in a number of recipes! 

The spicy chicken and bacon burger was thoroughly enjoyed, with generously sized portions, and the beef ribs were succulent and full of flavour.

Fish and chips at Ballistic

The brewery offers 20 beers on tap at the moment to try.  If unsure, the staff are very accommodating and will help you trial a few by way of their paddle boards. 

Beer tasting at Ballistic

We trialed four during our stay which included my favourite, the Irish Stout.  So creamy with a lot of body to it, this drink is not to be missed.  If you like what you taste, you can also take their beer home via growler or a selection of tins.

They are open Wednesday to Saturday 11.30 am til late (9.30pm during the week; 11.00pm Fri/Sat and 5pm Sundays).

Cans at Ballistic
Elaine Hill Photograher
Hi, my name is Elaine Hill and I am currently situated in Springfield within the Ipswich region. Having emigrated from the UK some 10 years ago, me and my family (husband, two children and various animals) I have to say we feel we are settled into the best area around. As well as photography, we love to go for walks in bushland, family barbecues, and enjoy the beautiful parks and beaches around. It is far removed from the lifestyle that we had in England. We originally come from Somerset, a county renowned for its cider and rolling countryside, however the weather – well we all know what the English weather is famous for! I have been photographing now for some three years, which started out as a hobby but has rapidly turned into a great love of mine and helps keep anxiety at bay. There is nothing more I enjoy than travelling around this beautiful area photographing walks, trails, parks, wildlife and the wonderful cafes and restaurants in this region with the family! Feel free to say hi if you see me on your travels.

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