Official re-opening this Friday, 30th October, followed by a week of celebrations.
The Wallaby Hotel will officially re-open on Friday, 30th October after a $2.3 million renovation to restore the venue to its former glory. While the celebrations will kick off on that date, there is a whole week of events for locals and guests to join.
Established in 1883, the Wallaby Hotel has always been a favourite amongst locals and is known for supporting local music acts, but it was time for a refresh. The focus of the renovations was maintaining and lovingly restoring the beautiful heritage features of the historic pub and to re-establish the original XXXX sign on the roof – which is almost as well loved by the locals as the beer itself.
Celebrations will begin on Friday, 30th October at 3pm with a ribbon cutting. Locals can enjoy a free sausage sizzle and beverages from 5–7pm and listen to live music from Revolution from 8pm.
Melbourne Cup Day and State of Origin will be played with food specials and party pies for guests.
Saturday, 7th November will see the Grand Opening Party with free rissole sangas. There’ll be the inaugural Wallaby Hotel Bloke or Sheila of the Year Awards from 3–5pm with true-blue Aussie battles from air guitar competition to thong toss battle and meat pie eating championship. Live music will play from 5pm by Angels, Oils and Divinyls Tribute Band.
Re-opening festivities will conclude with an amazing Family Funday on Sunday, 8th November. Families can gather in the new play area to enjoy a magic show, face painting and free popcorn and fairy floss. There’s the $7 kids’ meals to keep them fed and live music will be on stage from 2pm.
The public bar, bistro, outdoor deck, kids play area and gaming room have all had a complete re-vamp during the renovations. The new outdoor deck is the perfect spot to settle in for the afternoon, order a bottle of wine, enjoy some share items from the menu and relax in the Queensland warmth.
Families are sure to make the Wallaby Hotel their favourite destination. Kids will love the new play area that will keep them entertained while parents enjoy their meal and drink.
Sports lovers will enjoy the new surrounds and catch all the live action of their favourite game across eight big screens.
Of course, music is still a focus of the Wallaby – the venue is famous for live music on the Gold Coast, and the renovation has refreshed the stage area and allowed for more space for live touring acts.
The ideal location for lunch and dinner, the Wallaby Hotel menu has all the local favourites as well as some new dishes. Starters such cheeseburger spring rolls and southern fried chicken wings are ideal for sharing while the mains hero schnitzels, grilled beef and pub classics. Favourites are sure to be the Wallaby schnitzel topped with pulled pork, Bundy BBQ sauce, cheese and fried chicken wings and The Wallaby Bob Burger (a nod to the previous owner, the late Wallaby Bob) – beef patty, beetroot, pineapple, cheese, tomato, onion, pickles and aioli on a soft bun. The first meals will be served at the venue on Friday, 30th October.
The local community has always been the heart and soul of the Wallaby Hotel and the transformation will now bring more to the Mudgeeraba locals and create a casual space for everyone from families to young couples, local sporting teams to music lovers to enjoy. The team looks forward to everyone joining the re-opening celebrations.
The Wallaby Hotel
45 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213
07 3558 3316