Brisbane’s iconic The Boundary Hotel will reopen its doors just in time for summer, after an impressive $3.5 million makeover. The popular West End watering hole will welcome old and new customers to the refurbished space once it officially opens today (Thursday 29 November).
Dating back to 1864, the historic pub has been transformed into a multi-purpose destination with new dining, event and entertainment offerings. However, The Boundary’s manager Grant Morgan said that first and foremost it is a ‘local pub’. “We have given The Boundary a new lease on life, but it’s still got that authentic pub charm,” Grant said. “There is nothing quite like it in Brisbane. We have West End’s only rooftop bar, a laneway, pizzeria, gaming room, bars, live music, event spaces and a courtyard offering grazing plates. It’s the ultimate gastro pub. We were very conscious of staying true to The Boundary’s roots and ensuring this is still the much loved local pub for many in West End, with an impressive makeover.”
The refurbishment, with the fit-out designed by Brisbane’s KP architects, has been an 18 month process including the design and build, while employing more than 250 tradespeople. With only three different owners over its 154-year history, current owner Colin Macleod from Oz Pub Group has vowed to keep The Boundary’s history alive in the refurbishment. It has also received the tick of approval from past owners the Pitt family, who ran the pub for 90 years. “Sisters from the Pitt family visited the space and were blown away by all the original pieces and many items we have restored,” Grant said. “The Boundary’s heritage will continue to shine through.”
The refurbished pub will feature six new function spaces including a rooftop bar, a new beer garden and four private function rooms, along with a selection of premium catering packages.
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