About Us

Welcome to The Empire Hotel in Townsville: A Legacy Since 1901

Discover a unique blend of history and modernity at The Empire Hotel, Townsville’s iconic pub and functions venue. Nestled in the heart of the city, we have been serving the community since 1901, offering an authentic experience that combines tradition with contemporary hospitality. Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshing pint, a grand event, or a simple gathering, The Empire Hotel is the destination to be.

With our rich history spanning over a century, we pride ourselves on preserving the essence of the past while infusing it with today’s comforts and luxuries. Join us in our iconic pub, where the stories of yesteryears meet the vibrancy of today. Or, let us host your special event in our state-of-the-art functions venue, designed to cater to any occasion.

Situated in the vibrant heart of Townsville, The Empire Hotel is not just a place, but an experience waiting to unfold. Dive into a legacy of excellence and make memories that will last a lifetime. Welcome to The Empire Hotel – where history meets the present.

New owners of the empire hotel
Meet Rob and Kaite

…the passionate duo behind the revitalized  Empire Hotel. When they reopened the iconic pub’s doors on 21st September 2022, they had a clear vision: to create a hub where families could come together, unwind, and craft cherished memories. Rooted in Townsville’s history since 1901, The Empire Hotel now combines the allure of the past with a fresh, community-centric spirit.

Driven by the belief that pubs should be a haven for all ages, Rob and Kaite have lovingly transformed the venue into a family-friendly paradise. Little ones can revel in the expansive play area, darting between slides and swings, challenging each other at the soccer goals, and letting their imaginations run free. Parents can relax, knowing their children are entertained in a safe, fun-filled environment.

Every detail of The Empire Hotel, under Rob and Kaite’s watchful eye, is designed with family in mind. It’s not just a pub—it’s a place where every visit becomes a cherished memory. Join us and be part of the Empire family, where every moment is an invitation to celebrate together.

Our Story

Townsville’s iconic pub and functions venue. Nestled in the heart of the city, we have been serving the community since 1901, offering an authentic experience that combines tradition with contemporary hospitality.

Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshing pint, a grand event, or a simple gathering, The Empire Hotel is the destination to be.

With our rich history spanning over a century, we pride ourselves on preserving the essence of the past while infusing it with today’s comforts and luxuries. Join us in our iconic pub, where the stories of yesteryears meet the vibrancy of today. Or, let us host your special event in our state-of-the-art functions venue, designed to cater to any occasion.

Situated in the vibrant heart of Townsville, The Empire Hotel is not just a place, but an experience waiting to unfold. Dive into a legacy of excellence and make memories that will last a lifetime. Welcome to The Empire Hotel – where history meets the present.

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