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2018 WINNERS! QHA Awards for Excellence

We don’t usually like to boast… but we are incredibly proud of our team at the Osbourne Hotel as we can now proudly call ourselves an award-winning venue after taking out the award for “Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises above $2 Million” at the QHA Awards for Excellence last month.

The QHA Awards for Excellence provide a forum for the recognition of the talent and innovation of the Queensland Hotel Industry. The night showcased the achievements of the venues and individuals that make the Queensland Hotel Industry so unique. With so many amazing new and existing hospitality venues redefining the standard of excellence in Brisbane and a record number of nominees this year, it was an honour to be recognised for our achievements.

Last year saw the Osbourne Hotel, formerly known as Fringe Bar and Kerbside, undergo a multi-million dollar makeover to restore the building to its original roots as a pub for the locals, and its namesake in a nod to its original owner, Charles Osbourne. The Osbourne has become an exciting oasis where patrons can enjoy craft beer throughout our venue whether it be inside in our art-deco bar, outside, amongst the lush greenery and unique curved copper beer fonts or upstairs in our cocktail bar, overlooking Ann Street.


Venue Manager for the Osbourne Hotel, Jason Hirt, was ecstatic about the win, saying “What a pleasant surprise and wonderful gift for the venue, just in time for our first birthday celebrations in October. Since we opened in October 2017, everyone has worked very hard to deliver the Fitzgibbons’ family’s concept of providing the Fortitude Valley area with a traditional pub experience - good beer and food at a reasonable price, in a modern setting.”

We’ve had a lot to celebrate recently with last month marking our first birthday. Brisbane came out for a night of food, drinks and entertainment to help us celebrate what has been an incredible first year for the venue. The Hotel’s mission statement to be “warm, welcoming and a little bit unexpected” exudes the Osbourne’s promise to always offer the best of modern pub food and we intend on continuing the momentum of our first year into another year of pushing the boundaries of excellence in Brisbane in 2019. We are so grateful to all of our patrons and the continued support and interest we have received from the local community.

The Fitzgibbons’ family celebrated a number of wins on the night with their South Brisbane venue, The Glen Hotel in Eight Mile Plains, taking home the 2018 QHA Award for Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises Up To $2 Million.