FULL LIST: Ipswich pubs and bars where you can grab a drink
FURTHER easing of social distancing restrictions this week means you can now sit down for a schooner at pubs, registered or licensed clubs, hotels, casinos or restaurants.
There are still some limitations though. Venues can only have 20 patrons at a time, with a further expansion set for the end of the week.
From Friday, venues with a COVID safe industry plan can instead have 20 patrons per defined area.
Some eager businesses have already reopened for food and drinks while adhering to the previous distancing laws.
Here's where you can grab a drink this week:
88 Limestone St: Pumpyard and Dovetails restaurants will resume their dine in option from midday on Friday. Restrictions will apply. Bookings are essential via their website.
Ipswich Central Hotel: Opens Tuesday 9 June and will be operating on normal trading hours. The Bar and restaurant is currently open, with the nightclub to open soon. Call 07 3418 3687 to book.
Tap'd bar at the PA Hotel: Reopening on Friday for strictly table service, meaning patrons cannot leave their table to order drinks or food at the bar. Due to maintaining quality, only a limited number of tap beers will be available. Bookings are essential. Call 07 3294 4400.
Yamanto Tavern: Will open this Friday from 12pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may have to wait for a seat to be available. Call 07 3294 4400 to make a booking.
Heisenberg Haus: Reopening on Friday for dine in options. Bookings are essential. Call 07 3143 2303.
Springlake Hotel: Reopened last week. Trading hours are Wednesday to Sunday 12pm-2pm and 6pm-8.30pm. Bookings are recommended but not essential. Call 07 3436 2100.
Falvey's Hotel: Currently closed while under construction.
Vibe Kitchen and Bar: Open now between 7am and 4pm each day.
Springfield Tavern: Opening Friday from midday. Call 07 3818 2822 to book.
Redbank Plains Tavern: Opening their sports bar on Friday with dining options midday-9pm every day. Restrictions will apply. Bookings are essential. Contact 07 3814 3144.
Racehorse Hotel: Opening from midday on Friday. Call 07 3282 1222 to book.
The Peak Pub: Currently open. Bookings are essential. Call 07 5467 2203.
Mihi Tavern: Have confirmed it will remain closed as renovations continue.
Orion Hotel: Reopened earlier this week for hot food and drinks from 11.30am until late every day. Bookings are prefered but not essential. Call 0400 801 845.
Brothers Leagues Club: Already open for food and drinks. Call 07 3817 2999
MORE TO COME
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