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The Local Taphouse St Kilda

The Local Taphouse VIC 184 Carlisle Street, St. Kilda East 3183  Arguably where it all began, The Local Taphouse in St Kilda is the godfather of true craft beer bars in Australia. This beacon of craft has a weekly rotating selection of local and imported brews, and staff that are knowledgeable and friendly. The old […]


Two Row Bar

Two Row Bar VIC 351 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065 Two Row Bar is Tiffany Waldron and Slow Beer’s collaboration brew bar. Targeting serious beer nerds, there’s rarely a soft option on the five taps, with mostly random Rogue gems from the States and the single batch stuff from locals like Brew Cult.

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Terminus Hotel

Terminus Hotel VIC 492 Queens Parade, North Fitzroy 3068 This year’s Good Beer Week Festival Hub, Terminus Hotel was recently named Melbourne’s Best Pub by the Herald Sun. A cocoon of crafty goodness, the Terminus has 16 taps that are constantly rotating and a fridge full of bottled craft from around the world.

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The Royston

The Royston VIC 12 River Street, Richmond 3121 Always a Good Beer Week favourite, The Royston has a great rotating tap list and impressive staff knowledge to match. Taken over more than a decade ago by the Griggs family, who also run Terminus Hotel, The Royston was Melbourne’s first pub to go craft beer-only.

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The Alehouse Project

The Alehouse Project VIC 98-100 Lygon Street, Brunswick East 3057 Opening in August 2012, The Alehouse Project focuses on local and international craft beer and cider across 12 taps and a hand pump in the cooler months. The venue showcases a diverse range and many of its beers are only ever on tap once at […]

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The Park Hotel

The Park Hotel VIC 12 Watton Street, Werribee, Victoria 3030 With more than 300 bottled beers on offer this is a venue that takes its craft seriously. This outer western gem has a constantly changing tap roster, with a nice combination of beers that includes some less ‘challenging’ offerings for newcomers to craft.

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The Catfish

The Catfish VIC 30 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065 This lively little venue on Gertrude Street, which tips its hat to the State of Mississippi, has a rotating list of quality beers, tasty food and great music.

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The Great Northern

The Great Northern VIC 644 Rathdowne Street, North Carlton 3054 Founded in 1883, this classic pub nestled in North Carlton’s leafy Rathdowne Street is a local’s dream. Great range of craft beers, top grub and one of Melbourne’s largest decked beer gardens.

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Cookie/Rooftop VIC 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000 Sort of two venues in one. It’s hard to go to Cookie and not head up to Rooftop and check out the view, just like it’s hard to be on the rooftop overlooking Melbourne CBD and not be tempted by the lure of Thai food as you head […]

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Moon Dog Brewing

Moon Dog Brewing VIC 17 Duke Street, Abbotsford 3067 The experience at Moon Dog Brewery reflects the rebellious, back yard operation-turned nationally acclaimed brewery that it is.

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Beer Deluxe

Beer Deluxe VIC Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Nestled between the walls of glass at Federation Square is Beer DeLuxe, a boutique beer specialist with a beer bible featuring unique brews from local microbreweries, as well as countries across the globe. This beer lover’s haven has numerous offerings under headings such as Trappist, Sours and […]

Oscar's Alehouse

Oscar’s Alehouse

Oscar’s Alehouse VIC 7 Bayview Road, Belgrave 3160 An intimate, charming venue, Oscar’s Alehouse has a great range of beer on tap and in bottles. Complete with a small beer garden out the back, this is the perfect place to settle in for a few.

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Junction Beer Hall

Junction Beer Hall VIC 15 Hall St, Newport, Melbourne 3015 A hidden gem in Melbourne’s west, Junction Beer Hall has 18 rotating craft beers on tap, tasting paddles, more than 70 local and international beers by the bottle and a reserve list of some of the best ales in the world.


New german beer hall for southgate

DEXUS Property Group and Red Rock Leisure have officially announced the launch of HOPHAUS, in Southgate restaurant and shopping precinct’s iconic space by the Yarra River, Melbourne. In what they are calling a contemporary twist on the great Bavarian Beer Halls, HOPHAUS is the latest addition to Red Rock Leisure’s stable of social pubs and […]


Beer deluxe re launches in fed square vic

Citizens of Melbourne have yet another beer-related piece of good news, with the announcement of the revamp and re-launch of Beer DeLuxe in Federation Square, in the heart of the CBD. The re-worked venue will offer punters the chance to soak up the atmosphere of the city centre, with a new beer garden facing onto […]