Eagle Street Pier: The Last Hurrah!

We thought it would be here forever! From the construction of the first wharf in 1858 to its heyday in the 1900s; from falling into disuse in 1960 to a rebirth in 1989 as Brisbane’s premier riverfront dining precinct, the Eagle Street Pier has been an icon for over 150 years.

Now, after serving the party-going public for more than 30 years, it’s going to finally close its doors prior to a long-anticipated transformation and the next chapter in its history. While this may be a cause for sadness for some, this locale is sure to come back better than ever. But, before that happens, all are welcome as Eagle Street Pier goes out with a bang.

Every Thursday from 9 June to 25 June, Eagle Street Pier will host a Mumm Champagne pop-up bar, so all can revel one last time, and raise a glass to the opulent sprawl of this Brisbane icon. Plus, every Friday will feature fireworks and roving entertainers!

On the close and renovation of the district, the Eagle Street Pier Centre Manager Kelly Ferguson remarked:

I hope the people of Brisbane take this opportunity to book a table at their favourite restaurant to celebrate this much-loved icon. This cherished piece of history has served Brisbane well, and now we look forward to the site’s transformation into a world-class premium dining and entertainment precinct to be known as Waterfront Brisbane.

So, to everyone who has ever enjoyed the refinement, quality, and diversity of Eagle Street Pier, you are cordially invited along to farewell to this buttress of Brisbane nightlife, and to welcome the change to come!

James is a writer, editor, and illustrator. He aspires to some day enter the world of children’s book publishing, but is content for now to write silly rhymes and paint pictures of toadstools. His supreme goal in life is to be cast out to sea on a flaming longship during a thunderstorm.