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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Great atmosphere - out under tge stars and fullmoon
Awesome place for drinks and sitting outside - classy - but casual definitely recommend this place if in ipswich. more »
Great venue for drinks
This craft beer venue is a great place to catch-up for lunch weather your by yourself or a business team, the industrial layout with those big stainless steel vats adds to the atmosphere considerably. more »
Wonderful location and ales
Thoroughly enjoyed the location and the selection of beers, super character located in old Technical College building, didn't have food but portions looked generous and heard lots of positive... more »
Great place for nibbles.
Came into Ipswich a little late for lunch but no worries we found some delicious nibbles here. The sparkling was lovely and the pilsner was icy cold, perfect for that warm day. The onion rings were... more »
Sunday arvo relax
Great choice of beers, delicious food. Service was very good. Loved the ambience and live music. The bacon ice cream was surprisingly delicious. more »
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