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Aussie Pub Dictionary - Pub Talk

Before you order you should know what you are asking for. Here are some of the more common terms you might need to use in an Aussie Pub.

Ale
A beer made by the top fermentation process. The traditional Australian beer.

Beer
A fermented liquor brewed from malt or malt andmalt substitutes. Generally beer in Australia includes ale, lager, pilsner, bitter, draught, stout and maybe a few others.

Bitter
A bitter beer usually well hopped

Bundy
Bunderberg Rum

Draught
A beer served directly from a keg

Keg
A stainless steel barrel of beer

Light Beer
A beer you can drink more of without going over the limit

The Limit
Varies but .05 should keep you safe if you have your full licence. But we don't think it is cool to drink any alcohol and drive

Pilsner
Named after a Czech town or so we are told. It's a light colour beer

Portagaff
Stout and Lemonade , not bad ( A Specialty served at the Mentone Hotel, Cheers to Anna Leamon )

Stout
A dark beer, made with a highly roasted malt. It varies a little bit between states.

Cider
Why bother

Mates....Blokes ......and Sheilas

Spirits are pretty much the same all over:

  • Spirits/Mixed Stem 140ml-225ml
  • Tumble 140ml-225ml
  • Old Fashion 140ml-225ml
  • Highball 225ml-280ml
  • Collins 225ml-270ml
  • Cocktail 30ml-270ml
  • Shooters Usually 30ml

Check out the beer terms for Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Victoria - Beer

  • Pony 140ml
  • A Beer 200ml
  • Pot 285ml
  • Schooner 485ml
  • Jug 1140ml

South Australia - Beer

  • Pony 140ml
  • Butcher 200ml
  • Schooner 285ml
  • Jug 1140ml

New South Wales - Beer

  • A Five 140ml
  • A Seven 200ml
  • Middie 285ml
  • Schooner 425ml
  • Jug 1140ml

Queensland - Beer

  • N/A 140ml
  • A beer 200ml
  • Pot 285ml
  • Schooner 425ml
  • Jug 1140ml

Northern Territory - Beer

  • N/A 140ml
  • Seven 200ml
  • Pot 285ml
  • Handle 285ml
  • Beer 285ml
  • Can 375ml
  • Stubbie 375ml/345ml Varies
  • Schooner 425ml
  • Jug 1140ml

Tasmania - Beer

  • 6 oz Beer 170ml If your an old guy and asked for a beer you would get a 6oz
  • 8oz Beer 225ml
  • 10oz Beer 285ml If you are a young guy you would get a 10oz for a beer
  • N/A 425ml Only for visitors
  • Jug 1140ml

Western Australia - Beer

  • Pony 140ml
  • A Beer 200ml
  • Pot 285ml
  • Middie 285ml
  • N/A 425ml
  • Jug 1140ml

And just a few things you should know

Anotherie
Another one(to squeeze one more in)

Arvo
Afternoon, after work or after lunch

Aussie
An Australian person

Blotto
Way to much to drink.

Blue-
a fight in the local

Blue collar
workers & drinkers

B&S
A batchelor and Spinsters Ball. Or one big party with big drinkers and heaps of utes. A GREAT NIGHT OUT

Camp
Sleep over after a big one out or a quick nap before you go again

Chocka
Packed out, heaps of people

Chocka
Block-In the middle of a good time

Coldie
A Ice Cold Beer

Dance
Something you do when your blotto or trying to pick up

Early Opener
First stop of the day. Usually shift workers favourite

Gaming
In pub betting. Usually Poker Machines or Card Machines

Grog
Alcohol

Happy Hour
Usually Friday Nights, cheaper drinks

Heart Starter
Quick one. Or the first of the day

Perve
Love a good look at the talent

Pissed
See blotto

Punt
Having a bet on the Horses or Dogs

Recovery
Usually after the B&S when everyone gets together to talk about their hangovers and and get on the grog, with sausages

Shandy
Beer and lemonade

Scull
Drink a drink as fast as you can in one go

Shotgun
A Darwin thing. A can of beer opened at the top and punctured at the bottom at the same time and then sqeezed and sucked dry from the bottom hole. Just the thing to do in Darwin.

Shitfight
Trying to get through the crowd to the bar

Slab
A carton of beer. Or box of 24 stubbies or cans

Smoko
Take a break for a smoke

Stubbie
A small stubby bottle of beer

TAB
Totalisator Agency Board. Somewhere to bet

Tat
Tattoo

Watering Hole
The local pub

If you know any more local terms, contact us and let us know. We always want to hear from you. Who knows, we might even send you an aussiepubs sticker if we use your suggestion.

 

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