Discover the best pubs and bars in Mount Isa, QLD

We like our beer cold and frothy, how about you? If you’re looking for the best Mount Isa pubs and bars then you’re in luck as we’ve listed the best bar options for you right here? 

If you’re in town to purchase real estate, you’ve moved here recently or the Isa is a stop-off before you continue your outback holiday, we’ve compiled a list of must eat locations. 

We know the value of a good meal, an air conditioned place to sit (we’re not going to deny it’s hot up here), and somewhere to relax with family and friends. We might be almost 2000km from Brisbane, but when you’re in Mount Isa you’re not going to have trouble finding a decent pub meal.

Mount Isa Hotel

The Isa Hotel

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Isa Hotel menu has you covered. Yes, breakfast as well. If you’ve moved here from the city, getting brekky at the pub may be somewhat strange, but the Isa Hotel puts on a great breakfast menu, with everything from the traditional big brekky to a continental breakfast board. A staple in the city since 1926, there’s also some great lunch and dinner meals, and if steaks are your thing, you won’t be disappointed. 

If you prefer something a little lighter, the Cocktail Lounge is open for dinner with a range of tapas and cocktails. 

You can find the Isa Hotel on Miles Street, just minutes from the centre of town. 

Address: 13 Miles St, Mount Isa QLD 4825

Phone: (07) 4749 8888

Mount Isa Irish Club

Back on the 17th March 1955 at the second annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at the old Argent Hotel, a group of Irishmen sat around discussing the possibility of establishing an Irish club in Mount Isa – and here we are. The Mount Isa Irish Club is more than a pub or bar though, with accommodation and a health and fitness centre accompanying the Piano Bar, the nightclub, the Deck, the Blarney Bar, the bingo hall and the gaming room. 

Then we get to the dining side, with breakfast and an all-day menu at the Tram Stop Cafe, dinner at Keanes Bar & Grill and a buffet on Friday and Sunday nights. If you’re looking for plant based meals, there’s a nice little selection on the menu. 

You’ll find the Mount Isa Irish Club on 19th Avenue.

Address: 1 Nineteenth Ave, Parkside QLD 4825

Phone: (07) 4743 2577


Barkly Hotel Mount Isa

Barkly Hotel

If you’re after the old country pub feel, the Barkly is the place to be. Located right off the Barkly Highway, it’s the perfect stop if you don’t want to drag your trailer, caravan or truck through town. The beer is cold, the meals are affordable (and a good size) and the steaks are good. If a counter meal and a game of pool is more your style, the Public Bar a great stop, and the restaurant is a good choice for your classic pub meals. 

The Mount Isa locals are friendly, and if you’re after a yarn, you’ll certainly find someone here willing to have a chat. 

Address: 55 Barkly Hwy, Miles End QLD 4825

Phone: (07) 4744 7777

Buffs Club

After somewhere family friendly to dine? Buffs Club on the corner of Grace and Simpson Street is a great choice. There’s the Frog & Toad Bar and Grill with an extensive lunch and dinner menu including oysters, steak, burgers, parmy’s and more. For those who prefer to share, the 1kg plate of chicken wings is a great offering. The sports bar offers counter meals, while the coffee shop is your stop for breakfast, lunch or a quick take away coffee. 

The kids club is perfect to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy a meal, and if you’re looking for a Mount Isa food delivery option, there’s a condensed menu for you to choose from. 

Address: 35 Grace St &, Simpson St, Mount Isa QLD 4825

Phone: (07) 4743 2365

Overlander Hotel 

Another option for those who enjoy the traditional country pub stop is the Overlander Hotel. Located on Marian St, off the Barkly Highway heading east, the pub is fully air conditioned, and has two bars with a beer garden to enjoy a relaxing drink after work or exploring. The meals are affordable, and in good old country style, there’s plenty on the plate. 

Address: 119 Marian St, Townview QLD 4825

Phone: (07) 4743 5011

Redearth Boutique Hotel

Sometimes you want something a little more upmarket than a pub which is where the cocktail lounge at the Redearth Boutique Hotel comes in. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm, the Redearth is located on the corner of Rodeo Drive and West Street. There’s an extensive range of cocktails and handmade tapas, with a monthly cocktail special. 

A great place to celebrate when you buy your new Mount Isa home. 

Address: Cnr Rodeo Dr &, West St, Mount Isa QLD 4825

Phone: (07) 4749 8888

How we can help

If you’re looking to move to Mt Isa or any surrounding areas in north west Queensland, we can help. Jays Real Estate is based in Mt Isa and has been servicing the needs of property sellers, buyers and renters in the region for over 50 years. 

Contact us today to talk with a real estate agent or property manager who has the local knowledge you can trust.