The Pineapple Hotel, Kangaroo Point

The Pineapple Hotel, Kangaroo Point.

The heritage-listed Pineapple Hotel, 706 Main St. (corner of Baines St), Kangaroo Point is one of the oldest and most well known hotels in Queensland. It is also one of the few remaining family-run hotels in Queensland.The hotel was established in 1864 in a wooden house on a large site fronting Main Street (then Ipswich Road). In 1886-7 the house was replaced by the present two-storey building designed by Brisbane architects John Hall and Sons, featuring the Victorian Filigree style. It is affectionately known as “The Piney” and has become a much-loved Brisbane icon.

Not surprisingly it was named after the many pineapple plantations which were in the Kangaroo Point area up until the early 1900s when they were rezoned residential. Its location in the corner of Raymond Park and close to the Gabba Cricket Ground has made it a popular watering hole for sports lovers and a home base for many sporting teams. The hotel has had many owners over the years who have restored and updated it to keep up with the times. In the 1920s it was called The Palmer Hotel when Paddy Palmer owned and updated the interior. It has been in the Singleton family for over 25 years and been extensively renovated and restored.