House of Brews

4.5
277 Reviews
$41 to $100
American
House of Brews salutes big BBQ, beers, cocktails and rock! Featuring an impressive 32 Australian craft beer taps, this busy American-inspired tap house is energizing the heart of Surfers Paradise. Combining that with ‘wow’ factor cocktails, big portions, live music and top-notch service, it makes us a must visit venue. Our kitchen at House of Brews embraces any and all dietary requirements, even featuring a separate gluten free menu. Additionally, we offer a special menu for kids that is the perfect size for their growing appetites! There is a reason House of Brews is listed as best bar on the Gold Coast and top 100 food experiences of 2015! ‘Like’ us on Facebook for the latest foodie, cocktail and music updates!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 277 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jess
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Huge food portions n great service also cocktails were amazing

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LeahT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great family dinner at House of Brews. We sat inside and knew that it was going to be noisy but we were still able to have a conversation with each other.
The food was great and so was the service. The kids dessert was a winner with Mr. 9 and he was on a sugar high for a while after.

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RachelF
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, couldn't fault them at all, really nice food, only downside was we were sat in the booth with the speaker and it was really loud, great tunes though, definitely be back.

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ClairJ
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic atmosphere, amazing food and spectacular staff

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danielaS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just brilliant!!! The food the service the ambience it was amazing!!

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ToniG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktails and wings on the Gold Coast ! Really friendly staff and awesome atmosphere!

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StuartF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good but nothing fancy. Drinks seem rather expensive. Go for the tasting paddle of beers.

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RachaelR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family favourite whenever we are in surfers paradise. Great beers, great food and awesome service

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food and cocktails were amazing! The kids menu was good too the ice cream came out with fairy floss on top of it and my three girls lost their minds!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service, huge selection of beers.

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SchaddM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

First time here and will definately be back. Food was excellent and our table of 8 all enjoyed the big servings. Especially the fairy floss. Good range of beers on tap too. The only downside was the volume of the music at our booth as the speaker was directly above it. The staff were great when we asked for it to be turned down...obviously we are old even though it was good music being played.

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GlennE
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome. Good food and good atmosphere. Will be back

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall had a great night. The cocktails were amazing 🤩 the food was delicious. I had the vege stack which was a great plant based option.
The waitress was lovely and the music was great also. Will definitely be back!

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Shawnee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for amazing food that is value for money, service was outstanding and cocktails are impressive

House of Brews
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review :) We hope to see you again soon

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LaurenW
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveliest staff members, great service and amazing food and drinks.

House of Brews
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review :) We're so glad you had a good time and we hope to see you again soon :)

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HollyD
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I was extremely disappointed with the management at this bar/restaurant.

I was told that my husband was not allowed to try any of my drink due to their strict “one customer per drink policy”. To be told how I can & can’t consume my food & drinks is disgusting & degrading. It shows how clearly money hungry they are to force customers not to be able to share with their family/friends.

The toilet was quite literally unusable. The seat was broken off it & sitting against the wall on the floor. The flush button didn’t work & it was honestly just dirty and disgusting.

We were told during dinner we had to either give them our credit card to keep behind the bar, or get up immediately to pay our bill.

Apart from this, there were just a bunch of small things that were a bit unprofessional.

Although the waitstaff were lovely, the food was okay & the live music was great, I would not return due to the disgusting management.

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HannahN
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Service was really nice. The music was great. Cocktails too expensive for such little drinks. The brisket burger I couldn’t finish, had to deconstruct it because there were three or so block of chuck steak. Once I pulled it a bit I discovered it was super dry, really needed a bbq sauce with it. Also the food took a really long time to come so a half the guests ate their meals before the other half got them. Good vibes but don’t rate the food.

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thalia was a waitress and she was very attentive to our needs. We had a really great family dinner and would definitely return!!

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Madi
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Highly recommend the ribs!my partner and I are still talking about them 🤤

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SummerT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good environment, quick and efficient service. Kind and helpful staff.

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davidy
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

been to HOB many times over the years. the food is great as always but the beer list is pretty ordinary these days. it seems like larger is making a big comeback - at least at HOB. 32 taps and not a DIPA in sight and no sour worth drinking. Its not going to attract many serious craft beer lovers. All the craft beer bars in Brisbane have a much better selection usually with a lot less taps

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BenK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was pretty poor. Took ages to get offered to order drinks.

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ShardaeC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is by far the best place I’ve ever eaten!
The drinks were amazing, the dry ice it comes with is so creative and very good for photos, the food was seriously the most amazing thing I’ve ever eaten in my life, anytime we come back to the Gold Coast this is the place I’ll be eating at

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AmandaC
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food was amazing and the cocktails were awesome. Definitely go again.

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JasmineW
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a great night for dinner during the week, not super busy. Friendly staff & great food!

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GrantP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

House of Brews was just outstanding. From the awesome selection of beers to the cocktails to the surprisingly excellent food.
To top it all off the staff were friendly and excellent.
Get there for a great night

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TammyR
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals were fanstaic
Staff were attentive anz friendly
Would definatly recommend

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MichelleJ
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and great drinks options - I enjoyed the cocktails and hubby enjoyed the paddle of beers.
It’s definitely loud though!

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HeidiL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress that served us was excellent, very personable and was great with the kids
The food was delicious and the free fairy floss with sparklers for my daughter’s birthday was an amazing surprise
Thank you

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CallumH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place on the coast!
Love this joint. Thanks for
Another awesome night .

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KrisD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great tailored service. Really showed support towards my childs birthday. They gave for free a house of brews jumper and the two foot fairy birthday tower for my son were really appreciated

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SamC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, perfect and attentive service. Didn’t eat but the food looked and smelled delicious.
Would highly recommend this place

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Anita
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very prejudice, judgemental and rude to our group of 7. We ended up walking out due to the disgusting attitude of staff and management. Thanks for ruining a birthday celebration, we’ll never go there again & will recommend people don’t.

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GemmaC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Slow table service. Rude waitress. Fun bartenders. Crowded and loud.

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EmmaleeM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really nice staff! Enjoyed our meal and was a great, fun environment! Would definitely reckoned to others. Thank you!

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MitchellJ
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Couldnt hear myself think let alone have a decent conversation

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ChristieB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything every time! Highly recommend !!

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arlenew
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Music was so loud I had to ask to move, we could not communicate as it was blaring, there was nothing wrong with the music it was just the volume was way to loud. Very few white wines to choose from, food mostly American style and tourist prices.

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D1999G
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Massive range of beers, huge food menu and delicious fancy cocktails :) would recommend.

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VIctoriaB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We booked an outside table thinking we would be on the street not out the back. We moved ourselves from the very back table because the smell of the rubbish bins was so overwhelming. The table we moved to was not much better, hard to enjoy a meal with such a strong rubbish smell in the air. We have always enjoyed but we don’t think we will be back.

FAQs

House of Brews is rated 4.5 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.