So much beer, so little time

I had plans to start writing about the best places to sample Victoria’s brilliant microbrewed beers. Well, I’m pleased to say that places to drink local beer are springing up a lot faster than I can get to them or write about them. For example, I was out for dinner last week at the brilliant ‘Taxi’ at Federation Square and was pleased to note that I could enjoy a Holgate Plisener as a starter and have a sensible conversation with the staff about beer options. Only a few years ago, the finest dining establishments may have stocked a few international brews and some Crown Lager but that was about it.

Anyway, don’t wait for my opinions, just go to the places listed below and then let me know what you think…

Mrs Parma’s – Lt Bourke St

The Local Taphouse – St Kilda

Beer DeLuxe – Federation Square

Young and Jackson’s – Swanston and Flinders Sts City

The Terminus – Clifton Hill

Grumpy’s Green, Smith Street

The breweries listed on your right.

Any other suggestions welcome too.



3 responses to this post.

  1. You missed one of the pioneers… The Royston. Also Bar Fred is a great little spot…cheers.


  2. Yes, definitely add The Royston Hotel in Richmond…BEST pub in Melbourne (in my eyes!).

    Also…The Fox Hotel in Collingwood is another sensational beer pub…with staff who seriously love good beer, as well as excellent pub food (and the pub is covered in vintage beer cans/bottles and stuff!).

    The Terminus Hotel in Richmond isn’t too bad either. Not exactly a “beer pub”…but plenty of good beers on offer…other than the usual macros.


  3. Posted by Peter Naumov on December 10, 2010 at 11:36 am

    The Belgian Breakfast & Beer in Daylesford is a great spot for a drink. Friendly staff and great selection of local & international brews.

    P.S. I agree, Beer Deluxe is a fantastic place to try out different beer styles or just sit back and enjoy your favourite brew.


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