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New Era Begins For Old Moreton Bay Hotel

Story: Alyssa Mackay
Published On : Nov 30, 2021
New Era Begins for  Old Moreton Bay Hotel
An exciting new venue is set to be unveiled in 2022 following a massive refurbishment of one of the Peninsula's prime waterfront properties.

The former Moreton Bay Hotel on the corner of Redcliffe Parade and Baker Street will open its doors in the new year as craft beer bar ERA Bar and Grill.

Local businessman Damion Bielby and his wife Shannen have owned the two-storey property since 2014.

We are trying to make a really nice place for people to catch up, socialise and have a beer or two, Damion said.

The ERA Bar and Grill will have a craft bar downstairs and a deck upstairs to make the most of the views overlooking the bay.

We have got some good connections with breweries and distilleries from the region, so we will be running local craft beers, whiskeys, seltzers and ciders, as well as standard beers, Damion said.

Upstairs will have a beer hall feel inside, and the deck will have lounges, standard seating and high benches, which will appeal to everyone who wants to listen to music and have a good time.

There's not too many places around Redcliffe where you get the opportunity to put in a venue with a deck like this.

The interior will be industrial with concrete floors and timber, but with a twist.

Both my wife and I are tragic eighties and nineties music fans, Damion said. That's the whole idea of calling the bar ERA. We are going to have album artwork displayed, something with a vibe to it, so hopefully it will be a bit more fun.

ERA will serve pub fare, steaks, ribs and wings, as well as wood-fired pizzas and tapas.  

The new establishment will also mean new jobs for Redcliffe.

We will be looking for between 50 to 100 people to work here, and having those job numbers are certainly going to help the area, Damion said.

The downstairs bar is expected to open in May 2022, with a hopeful Melbourne Cup launch date for upstairs.

I think it's a good time, Damion said. The Peninsula is very lucky with some good venues and I think we've found a niche we will fit into nicely.

For more information about opening dates and to sign up for special deals, keep an eye out for the ERA Bar and Grill Facebook page and website launching in the new year.