In the early 1920s, Tattersall’s Club architects Hall & Prentice surveyed luxury
buildings across America and Britain before settling on distinct neo-classical designs.
Tattersall’s new Club Room, opened in 1926, and was described at the time as “superior
to any of its kind in the Commonwealth”.
For Tattersall’s Members, the Members’ Bar is the only place in Brisbane to relax with a tankard of the best
local brew while admiring the exquisite workmanship of yesteryear, meticulously preserved.
Generations of political, business, sporting and community leaders have gathered beneath its majestic
ceilings – teammates, rivals and history makers alike.
The camaraderie of sitting down with like-minded people and the comfort of staff remembering your
favourite drink is unrivalled elsewhere. Open Monday to Friday from 10am until 8pm, it is Members first
port of call for coffee, quick weekday lunches or after work drinks, all to the soundtrack of familiar voices
and billiard balls knocking in the background.
The Bar itself is distinctive with its maple panelling and overhead punkahs. These fans, that originated
in India centuries ago, were added in 1946 with air-conditioning following in 1955. The Bar’s old-world
charm and heritage-listed décor are punctuated by an impressive range of modern beverages.
Tattersall’s caters for discerning brewers and drinkers with the inclusion of craft beer on-tap and a wide
range of boutique top shelf spirits. Etched silver tankards have been exchanged for pewter ones, but
Members report that Tattersall’s is still home to the coldest, most refreshing way to enjoy ale of all varieties.
Prominent Australian sculptress Daphne Mayo designed the frieze overlooking the long bar and the Club’s
Queen Street entrance. These priceless pieces depict sporting horses through the ages from Roman
chariots to thoroughbreds.
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