BARRIER REEF HOTEL Est. 1898

33 Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870 Phone: 07 4051 4245


A grand old icon reflecting the colourful, foundational history of Cairns from its very early days. The Barrier Reef Hotel is situated at the corner of Abbott and Wharf Streets and is a great place to relax with a cold beer, soak up the local atmosphere and the sea breeze with friends.

Orginally established as the Empire Hotel in 1898 the corner was plagued by a series of unfortunate events in the early years. But it wasn't until early 1940's that American soldiers coined the phrase Barbary Coast because the notorious precinct became a hangout for wharfies and the like constituting the rougher end of town.

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“Cairns' Oldest Waterfront Heritage Hotel.”








TAB FACILITIES

Enjoy our Keno and TAB facilities with a cold beer and a few mates in the Barbary Coast Bar. A great place to meet up on those casual weekends or after work.

GAMING ROOM

Have fun on the pokies in our recently refurbished gaming room with a large range of the latest gaming machines including Dragon and Lightning Links.

BOTTLE SHOP

We have the added convenience of a fully stocked bottle shop for locals and tourists alike. All your favourite beers, wines and spirits at great prices.


QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST RANGE OF COOPERS BEER ON TAP

SPECIAL EVENTS AND FUNCTIONS

Let's take care of your next function or event, for business, or when next celebrating with friends and family. We can cater for all your dining needs or we're also happy for you to order in your own. Will provide drinks at great local prices and the atmosphere to ensure your next function is the best, whilst you take in the old world charm and the sea breezes relaxing and enjoying your time at the Barrier Reef Hotel.
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