good beer and food @ the ekka

If you are heading to The Ekka, make sure you join us in the Woolworths Pavilion, where we will be showcasing 20 taps of great beer, as well as working with our favourite food stalls to provide beer and food matching deals.

We are open every day of the show, from 9.00 am until late. For the first time ever, you'll be able to join us during and even after the fireworks for a beer.  


Good beer @ the ekka

BeerMatt has put together a collection of some of Australia's best beers, included Champion-winning breweries and Gold Medal winning beers. 

We have 20 taps of beer plus an extensive range of bottles beers from:

4 Pines | Balter | Byron Bay | Fixation | Green Beacon | Hawkers | Little Creatures | Stone & Wood
Treehouse Cider

BeerMatt has also selected some of our favourite food stalls to work with on beer and food combinations, to make sure you have great food to enjoy with your craft brews...


The fish shak

Choose freshly shucked Pacific oysters, Queensland tiger prawns, crumbed whiting and chips and Lobster tossed in Gruyere cheese Mornay sauce and oven grilled... served with a schooner of craft beer, all for $20..

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The cheese pleaser

The Cheese Pleaser makes some of the best cheese toasties you will experience and is bringing them to the Ekka, together with cheese boards that we will be matching to craft beer.

longboards eatery

Longboards Laidback Eatery is the Gold Coast's best gourmet burger & craft beer bar. Enjoy a burger, such as the Beach Cheeseburger - a Queensland wagyu beef pattie, streaky bacon, cheddar cheese, beer battered onion rings, baby rays BBQ sauce & LB’s bacon Mayo - matched to a craft beer


beer fitting service

If you're still discovering craft beer and would like to know more, BeerMatt, Matt Kirkegaard, and Pete Mitcham, aka 'Professor Pilsner', will be on hand throughout the Ekka to guide you through the huge selection of beers and find the perfect beer for your palate.  

Dan Quigley Trio

When you have great beer and food, all you really need is some cool jazz. Each night between 5.30 and 8.30 we'll have the awesome Dan Quigley Trio playing in the pavilion to set the mood.