Australia > Melbourne
nate2g (964) Boomtown!, Australia | August 21, 2009| Updated May 31, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Beer taps have improved over the years here. Centrally located so can stop by most hours of the day and grab a beer. Extensive bottles in the fridge available although I just stick with the taps. I could guess it gets mad busy during peak hours.
Beershine (813) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 17, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant surprise in Federation Square. Given the tourist-friendly location and mainstream corporate feel, the tap and bottle selection were great. Both local and fun international beers, with lots of depth and breadth. Local brews we didn't see anywhere else in town. Local Berliner weisse, FEX, and more. Solid place to visit for a beer, and the cinema museum next door is worth a poke too--it's free.
gnoff (474) MŲlndal, Sweden | August 25, 2013| Updated August 26, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited first time on July 25, 2013. Also returned on July 30.
Pretty much on Federation square, shouldnít be that hard to find. Some seating indoors on ground level, upstairs was closed first time I visited and had a separate function second time I was there. Plenty of outdoors seating.
14-15 taps and plenty of bottles. No WiFi. Those I spoke to had good knowledge of the beers. No tasting paddles available.
If you downloaded their app and checked in you got a free beer, sweet!
Not the cheapest place, but nice, good selection, good service, and very centrally located. Also, no damn poker machines, well at least none I noticed.
On my second visit had a much bgger crowd, more people ordering at the bar and was ratehr noisy.
jrallen34 (457) Chicago, Illinois | April 25, 2013
40 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 8/20
In Federation square, so its busy and touristy. I waited 20 minutes with 6 people ahead of me to just get a beer. 6 beers on tap, 15 ish bottles, common stuff you can you can get anywhere, but pay double here. Cool area to be in, just not worth paying to get a decent beer here.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | January 18, 2009
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Iím with the GrandMaster. A decent number of beers but massively overpriced and nothing you canít easily find elsewhere. Tap beer range is pretty ordinary, not much love for the locals at all. A ícivilisedí place for a beer but not much character. Youíd think a place with the word beer in the name would make more of an effort. You might as well just walk down to Transport - thatís saying something.
maneliquor (153) Perth, Australia | August 6, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Cool place to grab a beer and chill out from the hustle and bustle of the city. Nice location at the top of Fed Square. Not a massive selection but there isnít much room for anything else as itís a small spot. Nice to see beer on tap and bottles. Good to see they support a lot of the local craft. Donít come expecting much imported stuff. If youíre after a solid local and have some time to kill, then this would be a cool place to come
jonno (123) , Japan | May 13, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Funny place. The location must cost a packet in rent. This is reflected in the prices, though some prices are quite reasonable too. Very chain coffee shop vibe, no real atmosphere. Decent selection on tap. Probably a place I would only drop in to try a beer I couldnít get elsewhere.
TheGrandMaster (105) Auckland, New Zealand | December 15, 2008
32 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
Walked up and had one look at the over-priced, and compared to some of the other Melbourne venues, not that exciting menu. Turned around and headed back to the more amenible Young & Jacksons.
Bif (101) St. Louis, Missouri | November 16, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Good location at Federation Square. Has an extensive beer list and a good number of taps to choose from. They now carry more aussie craft beers than they did a few years ago. The service can vary from time to time but overall it is quite good. Didnít try the food but looks pretty good. Nice place for a break when you are in the CBD. Also it is not far from Young & Jackson.
kbutler1 (92) North Carolina | March 12, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
After travelling in Australia and hitting both Sydney and Adelaide, this find in Melbourne was a decent reprive. Ok selection of bottles and I ended up getting an Orval. Nice location in the square, friendly staff, and pretty good food. I had The Lot burger which came with everything, including an egg! Overall, I thought this place was pretty decent. A bit pricey but it seems everything in AU is pricey.
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