10 Of The Best German Finds In Brisbane

By Jessica Pridmore
6th Aug 2015

Bavarian Bier Cafe | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

Germany—the land of beer and bratwurst, schnapps and sauerkraut. As infamous for their sweet-tooths as they are their beer brewing skills, the Deutsch are partial to a good-old knees up as much as we Aussies are.

So, if you’re in the mood to gather your pals and settle in with some brews and hearty fare, look no further than some of Brisbane’s finest beer halls and best of the wurst kitchens! Here are our picks of the ten best German finds in Brisbane:

Bavarian Bier Café

Brisbane CBD

If you like your beers big and your meat mighty, the Bavarian Bier Café is here to serve. Their selection of award-winning Bavarian-style beers will satisfy any Dutch beer buff, while their schnitzels are some of the finest crumbed creations in Brisbane. Wundabar!

Brat Haus

Fortitude Valley

Prefer your sausages XXL? Brat Haus serve their signature foot-long German-style sausages with all the traditional trimmings for a proper taste of Deutschland. Go for the spicy Knackwurst with sauerkraut and curry ketchup!

King Of Cakes


If there’s one thing the Germans do better than beer, it’s dessert! Brisbane baking royalty, King Of Cakes speciality is traditional German cakes and pastries, making it much easier to indulge your inner-chocoholic than jump on a plane to Bavaria!

Black Forest Restaurant

Highgate Hill

If you’re looking for true authentic German dishes in Brisbane, then Black Forest Restaurant is a must-do. For more than a decade, their kitchen has been serving up traditional Deutschland recipes, unchanged from how it’s done up north—they even have a jolly soul who plays the accordion for a truly Dutch atmos…

Polly Pretzel

Various locations

A regular down at Eat Street Markets, Polly Pretzel’s soft hand-rolled namesakes are totally addictive! A delicious interpretation of more traditional German pretzels, these soft-centred beauties come in sweet or savoury.

The German Sausage Hut

Brisbane CBD

Not just a hut full of wurst, The German Sausage Hut is cranking out hearty German dishes that would put a smile on any herr and frau. Can’t decide what to have? Order the Bavarian Tasting Platter; it has all the best bits!

Brisbane German Club

East Brisbane

The Brisbane German Club is an exclusive ‘members only’ German beer hall for lovers of all things from the motherland (it’s a ‘need to know someone that knows someone’ type locale). Nestled in the heart of Woolloongabba, settle in with a stein, followed by a chaser of Schnapps and a traditional ‘lecker’ pork knuckle.

Oktoberfest 2015

Bowen Hills

You don’t need to go all the way to Munich to celebrate this epic annual ‘Volksfest’ (that’s Deutsch for ‘hella awesome’ beer festival FYI); throw on your best lederhosen and crack out those steins, because the annual Oktoberfest is coming to Bris-Vegas! As the name suggests, you’ve got a few months to prepare

German Language Lessons

St Lucia

Want to know your ‘Guten Tags’ from your ‘Auf Weidersehens’? Swat up on your Deutsch chat, and enrol in a language course at UQ! Whether your German simply needs a little fine-tuning, or you’re keen to try something new, there’s a course for everyone.

The Twig & Berry


By no stretch of the imagination is boutique cocktail bar, The Twig & Berry a closet German beer hall. But, they do serve up a bloody decent mulled wine. Grab a spot in the courtyard under a heat lamp with a glass of ‘gluhwein’. Prost!


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