The Grain Store

64 Scott St
Newcastle, NSW, Australia 2300
bar  4/5.0 8 reviews
TuesĖFri 11.30am-late, SatĖSun 10:30am-late

Mayor: motelpogo (1) | Taps: 20 |
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (735) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 10, 2016
Awesome bar with a great tap selection. They normally do not do paddles after 4pm (I think it was?), but they waved the rule for me when I inquired. $18 for a paddle of 4 - these prices are starting to seem normal. Service is good. Interior is fairly dark and half-traditional English and half-modern. Highly recommended when in Newcastle.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters  (111) , Australia | February 29, 2016
Really nice venue in Newcastle East. Good warm feel to the place. Been in on several times when nearly empty so will say the service has been good. have had some long waits for food but that is OK. Selection is what drags it down. 20 Australian craft taps?? Generally 16-18 of them are not that good or worth ticking. The few that are worth ticking are good. Good pricing and some really good events when the beer selection picks up. Australia still not that worthy of a joint that showcases all OZ craft. Best venue in Newcastle
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1083) Boomtown!, Australia | August 27, 2015
A rejuvenated warehouse space in Newcastle East. An impressive beer selection warrants the top pick for a beer in town, with many local state offerings. The friendly bartender was happy to make recommendations and had good knowledge. Jovial crowd with live music playing on a Saturday afternoon. Sufficient seating. Pub grub menu available. Itís well worth a look here.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Polycotton  (2) Newcastle, Australia | November 27, 2014
An excellent range of delicious beers and the taps are regularly rotated with the more popular beers such as Hop Hog usually available when you visit. This place usually has a decent crowd present and is a mix of older kents with a few tables of younger hipster types wearing engineer caps and playing Boggle. When I first visited a couple of years ago the food was fantastic. They had a really solid selection of pub grub at a fair price. They have since moved onto some sort of limited German Beer Hall menu consisting of enormous servings of meat and not much else. I love meat but I donít always want my meat served with a side of additional meat. The decor is pleasing and my only criticism is limited outdoor seating and the ubiquitous and annoying large screen tellys on the wall. I go to the pub to chat and make merry with my friends, not be distracted by a TV screen in my vision the whole time. The service has always been excellent with smiling staff always able to tell you about the different beers available. If I want to drink good beer in Newcastle, this place is my first choice.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
StevieT  (78) , Australia | April 12, 2014
The staff were great, really knowledgeable and quick. They had 20 taps and a hand pump with a wide range of local craft beer, not the biggest range of bottled beers. I really liked it a lot.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
SNL  (24) , | December 21, 2013
Good selection of craft beer, 20 different taps. Food is also good, only had the pizza. Pretty busy spot on a friday afternoon/evening. Not cheap, but worth the extra cost.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Nesta13  (5) , Australia | July 4, 2013
Great venue and a great choice of Aussie craft beer. Have to say I disagree with the previous reviewer - Iíve always found quite a few interesting choices when Iíve been drinking there. Based on their current list (which they keep reasonably up to date via social media), Iíd say about 10 out of the 20 taps are beers Iíd like to try and a few of those are pretty hard to get elsewhere. Food is basic and probably a tad on the expensive side for what it is.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz  (2) , Australia | May 17, 2013
Really nice job refitting the old view factory, it is funky. Service is slow but OK. Good food and great value beers; I suggest the tasting paddle. My biggest issue is the beer selection. 20 taps are great, but the standard of the beer on offer has been really disappointing. I love Australian beer, but on my visit today only 2/20 beers were solid. The others were just average offerings. This is a place that is great for those new to the beer scene, not those who want the something unusual or special.

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