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What to do at Felons Brewing Co Brisbane

Updated: May 15, 2019

Have you been to Felons Brewing Co yet? What?? I'm talking about a brewery on a blog for mums with kids? Yes. Yes I am. ☺️ I've been there a few times with my husband and my 5 year old because it's family (and dog) friendly and is a fantastic place to eat and have a drink by the river. They even have colouring in packs to keep kids entertained while you wait for your meal to come out!

Felons Brewing Co

About Felons Brewing Co

Felons Brewing Co is located at the Howard Smith Wharves underneath the Story Bridge on the Brisbane River and was founded by Brisbane locals. They serve craft beers, great meals and the view from the brewery is fantastic! They have a grassed seating area where you can take your fish and chips and eat overlooking the river.


The Howard Smith Wharves precinct includes the Felons brewery and restaurant, a fish and chips eatery, an events hall for hire, a cafe with onsite roasting, the Arc Wine Bar, the Greca Greek Taverna and Mr Percivals Cocktail Bar.


Eating at Felons Brewing Co

We decided to get together in the brewery restaurant with some close friends and family for my 40th birthday and we ordered a whole bunch of pizzas and salads for the table. We set up a bar tab for our drinks and had a great time. My favourite meal on their menu is the artichoke pizza which is cooked in the authentic twin wood-fired pizza ovens! It's delicious!

The pizza at Felons is fantastic!

Cafe

There is a cafe at the end of the precinct which sells great locally roasted coffees, chai lattes and iced chocolates. This is a great option if you don't want to drink alcohol or you don't want the kids to run around the brewery. You can also pick up delicious pastries here as well.


Fish and Chippery

From the boatyard, next to the Felons lawn, you can order seafood from the traditional fish and chip shop, a healthy salad or poke bowl, and hire a picnic rug to sit down on the grass and enjoy your meal on. You can also enjoy a take away beer on the lawn as well. Dogs are especially welcomed in this area too!


Greca Restaurant

The Greca Restaurant is a contemporary Greek taverna serving simple Mediterranean food consisting of the best local produce around. The dishes here are designed for sharing and promote a slow eating dining experience like no other.


Arc Dining and Wine Bar

There is also a wine bar at Felons which features sophisticated dining accompanied by award winning wine. You can make a reservation for all party sizes here.


Mr Percivals Overwater Cocktail Bar

If you're looking for a fun night out, head to Mr Percivals which is an overwater cocktail bar filled with party goers who are sampling some of the cocktails and bar snacks on hand while enjoying the sunset over the river.

What to do at Felons Brewing Co

After lunch you can walk right along the river and admire the view of the bridge while walking off your meal. It's also a great spot for photography too! You can get some really nice shots of the Story Bridge when the sun is going down behind the city. If you come on a good day, you can get a magical sunset behind the bridge. You will need to use a wide angle lens to capture the whole bridge though. The city cats run under the bridge frequently as well, so if you set your camera up with a long exposure, you can capture the lights of the boats going along the river too.

Sunset at the Story Bridge

The Brisbane Riverwalk is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the brewery and is a fantastic spot for the kids to run around or ride their scooters or bikes on. You can even hire a scooter if you didn't bring your own.

The Brisbane River Walk

Felons is a great place to take the kids, to show them the old fire truck and Landrover (which they serve beer out of) and the buoy that was found in the wharf area when they were digging up the site for construction.


Beer Yoga at Felons Brewing Co

Felons even host weekly Beer Yoga sessions on the lawn every Monday from 5:30pm – 6:15pm. So you can stretch with a view while you sip on your beer. It's free to attend, but you'll need to bring your own yoga mat and head to the bar to grab your beer before the class begins.


Free Brewery Tours

The staff do free tours around the brewery on weekends, so you can have a look at the how the beer is actually made. You even get to sample all the different kinds of craft beers during the tour. If you don't like beer, they also have a cider which is delicious and a good wine menu too.


Events Hall, Rivershed and Hire Houses

Felons Brewing Co also has multiple event hire spaces which you can hire for parties, wedding receptions or corporate events. Choose from Howard's Hall, Rivershed, The Houses, Arc Dining and multiple outdoor spaces where you can hire a caterer for your event as well.


Fantauzzo Hotel

Felons also has a hotel on site called the Fantauzzo which was inspired by an Australian Painter. The hotel includes 166 suites where you can stay and enjoy the views, the rooftop pool, bar, gym and function rooms.



The best time to go to Felons Brewing Co

It can get pretty busy at the brewery, so if you want to go during a more quiet time, head down around 11am on a Sunday, which is the perfect time for lunch! They're open from 11am til late and you can book a table for lunch or dinner if you have a group of 8 or more people.


What's on at Felons Brewing Co

You can check out Felon's What's On page fo info on upcoming events.


If you've been to the brewery and liked what they have to offer, please leave a comment below. I'd love to hear your thoughts.


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