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Banana Bender Pub

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published November 2nd 2020
Perfect place for a catch up
Banana Bender Pub, Palmview, Aussie World, quirkiest pub, uniquely Australian, eclectic decor, place of fun, Mango Bar & Grill, supports local business, new beer garden, exciting events, function venue, Christmas, birthdays, corporate, special occasion, perfect place for a catch-up
New name and an enviable new look, the Banana Bender Pub - Image: Banana Bender Pub FB


Have you visited the Banana Bender Pub yet? It's the Sunshine Coast's newest pub, well, sort of, 'newest'. The iconic cartoon-like Ettamogah Pub in Palmview has recently undergone a total facelift and now has boasting rights to a brand new name, a fresh new menu, plus an enviable new look, more in keeping with our beloved Sunshine Coast lifestyle.

Banana Bender Pub, Palmview, Aussie World, quirkiest pub, uniquely Australian, eclectic decor, place of fun, Mango Bar & Grill, supports local business, new beer garden, exciting events, function venue, Christmas, birthdays, corporate, special occasion, perfect place for a catch-up
Inviting by night ...


The Banana Bender Pub, besides being a very close neighbour to Aussie World, can quite easily lay claim to being Australia's quirkiest pub because it offers something totally different and yet uniquely Australia.

Banana Bender Pub, Palmview, Aussie World, quirkiest pub, uniquely Australian, eclectic decor, place of fun, Mango Bar & Grill, supports local business, new beer garden, exciting events, function venue, Christmas, birthdays, corporate, special occasion, perfect place for a catch-up
Even the loos are pretty and colourful


From the playful name to the quirky and eclectic decor, the Banana Bender Pub is a place of fun, where nobody takes anything too seriously. Guests will love exploring the magnificently coloured visual tribute to the fun and lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast. Fabulous photo opportunities abound - surf with a kangaroo or koala, pose with a chill-laxed 'roo or spend some time checking out the mammoth range of memorabilia, displayed over three levels of the pub.

Banana Bender Pub, Palmview, Aussie World, quirkiest pub, uniquely Australian, eclectic decor, place of fun, Mango Bar & Grill, supports local business, new beer garden, exciting events, function venue, Christmas, birthdays, corporate, special occasion, perfect place for a catch-up
Choose your surfing buddy


The Mango Bar & Grill is the Banana Bender Pub's laid-back and welcoming dining destination, showcasing some of the Sunshine Coast's best local produce in a truly innovative and tropically inspired menu.

Banana Bender Pub, Palmview, Aussie World, quirkiest pub, uniquely Australian, eclectic decor, place of fun, Mango Bar & Grill, supports local business, new beer garden, exciting events, function venue, Christmas, birthdays, corporate, special occasion, perfect place for a catch-up
Fabulous photo opportunities abound


Banana Bender Pub is committed to supporting local business, where possible, and proudly source the majority of their products within a 50km radius. The delectable seafood served on the Banana Bender Pub's Menu is delivered fresh from Mooloolaba, salad leaves and herbs are sourced in Palmview, their fresh meat comes from Mooloolah and fruits and vegetables are provided by a variety of artisan local farms. With weekly special and seasonal changes, the Banana Bender Pub's menu always has something new to try.

Banana Bender Pub, Palmview, Aussie World, quirkiest pub, uniquely Australian, eclectic decor, place of fun, Mango Bar & Grill, supports local business, new beer garden, exciting events, function venue, Christmas, birthdays, corporate, special occasion, perfect place for a catch-up
Our delicious lightly dusted calamari and vegetable stack - Opening hours image - Banana Bender Pub FB


Mango Bar & Grill hours -

Lunch 11.30am to 3.00pm and
Dinner 5.30pm to 8.00pm
To book, please call (07) 5436-3814

Whether you enjoy an ice-cold local Sunshine Coast beer, cider, wine or spirits, why not appreciate your favourite tipple at the Banana Bender Pub's new beer garden! The extensive drinks Menu has a favourite to appeal to every discerning palate. Can't get away to visit the Banana Bender Pub? No worries, all your Bottle Shop favourites can be ordered online - check out the online link here.

Banana Bender Pub, Palmview, Aussie World, quirkiest pub, uniquely Australian, eclectic decor, place of fun, Mango Bar & Grill, supports local business, new beer garden, exciting events, function venue, Christmas, birthdays, corporate, special occasion, perfect place for a catch-up
Quirky and colourful decor


The Banana Bender Pub plays host to many awesome events, with everything from Spring Racing Week to State of Origin on the entertainment menu. Have a peek here for what's happening and when, there are heaps of exciting Upcoming Events.

Banana Bender Pub, Palmview, Aussie World, quirkiest pub, uniquely Australian, eclectic decor, place of fun, Mango Bar & Grill, supports local business, new beer garden, exciting events, function venue, Christmas, birthdays, corporate, special occasion, perfect place for a catch-up
Book your next function at the Banana Bender Pub - Image: Banana Bender Pub FB


Need to plan a function? Think Christmas, birthdays, corporate, any special occasion or 'just because', the Banana Bender Pub has options to suit any group size and any budget, with a selection of inviting spaces available. For more information, please call (07) 5494-5444 or email: functions@aussieworld.com.au

Banana Bender Pub, Palmview, Aussie World, quirkiest pub, uniquely Australian, eclectic decor, place of fun, Mango Bar & Grill, supports local business, new beer garden, exciting events, function venue, Christmas, birthdays, corporate, special occasion, perfect place for a catch-up
A welcome that's in-keeping with our beloved Sunshine Coast lifestyle


If you have not yet had the privilege of visiting the all-new Banana Bender Pub, add it to your 'to do' list, it's the perfect place for a catch-up with friends and family, the flamboyantly colourful decor will add sunshine and cheer to every visit.

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Why? To support a quirky Australian pub
When: Open 7 days a week, from 10.00am
Phone: (07) 5494-5444
Where: 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4553
Cost: Varying, please see food and drinks menus
Your Comment
Another transformation of a Sunshine Coast classic, Elaine :)
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|1694) 22 days ago
Looks like a great place.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2311) 22 days ago
Huge improvement at this venue... recommended.
by Barry (score: 3|1941) 22 days ago
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