I really like their setup. It’s small and tucked away down a back street, but quite central. Very friendly atmosphere. Beer quality is the real issue though. When they’re good they’re good, if not particularly exciting, but they’ve had serious problems on several different occasions. Hopefully they can sort out their QC because I could see myself spending a lot of time here.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
As has been observed for a good 18 months the Melbourne micro seen is starting to bubble. New Wave flag bearer Mountain Goat kicked off the Friday night drinks-at-the-brewery gig good while back and now South Melbourne’s Emerald Hill is having a go. Situated in a small warehouse on Ross St the set up is very simple - uncluttered bar serving the wheat and pale on tap, fermentation tanks running down the western interior wall and some comfty couches and pews up the front. Cricket projected onto the wall was a nice touch on a pleasant barmy night.
Beers run at about $7.00 for a pint. As noted elsewhere they aren’t world beaters but they are getting better and are certainty at least middle quartile for Oz boutiques.