Eagle Street Pier is Back in Business!

Brisbane’s premier riverside dining precinct, the Eagle Street Pier, has reopened, welcoming back visitors who have been eagerly waiting for a chance to dine out again after the heaviest flooding Brisbane has suffered in a decade.

After being closed for more than a week due to flooding, the iconic Brisbane waterfront precinct has opened its doors again beginning Monday, 7 March with The Bavarian, Grill’d and Guzman Y Gomez being the first venues to be back online. 

“Following what has been a challenging period with the floods and Covid-19 restrictions, Eagle Street Pier restaurants have done a great job in preparing their venues to welcome back diners, and now, are getting the tables set to open their doors again,” the statement said.

“The iconic Brisbane waterfront precinct is home to an array of dining options and Brisbane diners will be able to visit these restaurants once again with business as usual expected by end of the week.”

Photo Credit: Eagle_Street_Pier / Facebook

Here are the other dining venues and their reopening dates:

VenueReopening Date
City Winery9 March 
COPPA8 March
Fat Cow Steak and Lobster9 March
Rico Bar and Dining10 March
George’s Paragon10 March
Jade Buddha10 March
Mr & Mrs G Riverbar9 March
Naga Thai8 March
Saké Restaurant & Bar8 March

Fratelli Famous is closed until further notice whilst Kookaburra Showboat Cruises will remain closed until late April 2022.

“Eagle Street Pier and our restaurants hold special memories with a lot of Brisbane residents, and now is the time to support these restaurants after a challenging time,” Eagle Street Pier Centre Manager, Kelly Ferguson, said.

“The Eagle Street Pier venues are open and are looking forward to welcoming back diners and doing what they do best.”

Please note that the precinct’s car park is currently not accessible. Visitors are therefore advised to seek other parking arrangements by checking out Wilson Parking. Recommended locations to book your parking include 10 Eagle Street, 66 Eagle Street and 12 Creek Street.

Eagle_Street_Pier | 45 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Craft’d Grounds, Tenants: How Are They Holding up After the Albion Floods?

Craft’d Grounds was designed to be flood resilient in light of the 2011 floods but sadly, the recent weather event has been “unprecedented” and even this venue was not spared. How are they and their tenants holding up?

Craft’d Grounds is home to Seven Miles Coffee Roasters, Brewtide Brewing, K.I.S.S Burgers, Fightcross Gym and the soon-to-open Herves Restaurant and Bar. The venue along with next-door Collingwood Black Cafe & Bar was inundated with water that rose as high as one metre, damaging equipment, stock and packaging along with personal styling items, antiques and more. 

“We designed our beautiful precinct to withstand levels above the 2011 floods, but, here we are! Completely inundated,” Craft’d Grounds’ Instagram post reads, “but we’re not giving up.”

“With the water came mud, amongst other things. We are devastated and so many have lost so much. Whilst there is building insurance for such events, that never extends to equipment, stock and packaging & insurance can take so long.”

The owners have yet to reveal the cost of the damage but they estimate that it will take about two months to put everything up and running again. 

With volunteers helping with the cleanup, Craft’d Grounds was able to reopen its cafe side of the business with plans to open a temporary liquor store to keep the business running.

K.I.S.S. Burgers

“It’s safe to say Brissy has had a chaotic last couple of days. For now, stay tuned for any updates from us,” Kiss Burgers wrote on their social media update.

Brewtide Brewery

Brisbane’s brewing industry has put together a fundraising event to help breweries that were badly affected by the recent flooding, including Brewtide. The event happens on 12 March at Easy Times Brewing Co.

Photo Credit: Easy Times Brewing Co. / Facebook

Fightcross MMA and Fitness Albion

“Thanks to all those that helped with the cleanup of the recent flooding in Collingwood St 

Our gym is back open and we are ready to train!  Come down and enjoy our wonderful community in Craft’d Grounds,” the martial arts and fitness centre wrote on their social media.

“Next week as a thank you for the help our members gave to the community we will be doing something special! Something we have never done before! Keep an eye out!” 

Collingwood Black Espresso & Bar and The Black Market Albion

“We’ve lost a lot of stuff over the past few days, but we’ve been reminded about how awesome our community is too. 🧡🧡 We’ve had so many lovely folks wade through gross water and mud to help clean our space,” Collingwood Black Espresso & Bar’s social media post reads.

The cafe and bar is expected to reopen in three weeks to fulfil their prior commitments.

“We’d appreciate any small donation to our fund below to help cover costs to rebuild and restock. Please feel free to share! 🖤 https://gofund.me/825a9976 👈🏼👈🏼🖤,” reads The Black Market Albion’s post.

Photo Credit: The Black Market Albion / Facebook

Help restore Collingwood Black & Craft’d Grounds by donating through their GoFundMe page. The fundraiser has so far raised $6,384 of its $10,000 goal.