Cookie | Melbourne,
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Good based on 26 ratings
Type: Bar

252 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Australia 3000 [ print map ]
03 9663 7660

Hours: Daily Noon-11pm

Mayor: hank37 (1) | Taps: 23 | Bottles: 220


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Schneider Aventinus 100, Pirate Life Adelaidian Brown Ale , Neighbourhood Brew Red Wheat Lager , Stone & Wood Jasper Ale 49, Kaiju! Cthulhu Black IPA 95, BrewCult Get Down American Brown 71
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26 reviews for Cookie
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  71%
 Selection  70%
 Food  74%
 Value  59%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  77%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
davidm  (61) Sunnyvale, California | December 1, 2012
The selection has improved tremendously in the past months, and there are always interesting beers to try. Great place for local, kiwi, and american options. The staff is very friendly and interested. The food is delicious, and the space is great to relax.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Bif  (104) St. Louis, Missouri | November 17, 2012
Located in central Melbourne and seems to be a trendy place to be seen at as much as a place for drinking and dining. There are more craft beers available than in the past. Service can be a bit cold depending on the servers and the prices are a bit stiff. Been there, done that.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
melgibson  (9) , | January 29, 2012
Nice little place for a tipple but is a tad on the expensive side. Can produce some epic drinks although these are likely to be cocktails
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 8/20
jonno  (124) , Japan | May 13, 2011
Didnít think much of this. Very pretentious and arty cool. Tap list was poor when I was there and their bottle list is pricey. Needless to say I shared a beer with my mate and headed for the exit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
Jaxmegaherz  (1) , Australia | June 11, 2010
Not a great range of tap beers, but at least they have Erdinger. Bottled selection is fairly large, however, they are often out of stock. A plus was I asked them about a couple of beers that werenít on the menu and they had them, they just havenít updated the menu in a while, so its worth asking one of the bartenders if they have anything they would recommend that isnít included on the menu. The venue is nice, it gets really loud after 6 though. Nice balconies that are a great place to sit on a nice day. Service was ok, I was sitting in the back cocktail section and the guys seemed pretty clued in and knowledgeable about beer. However, the service was slow but this was to be expected as they were also making cocktails and I dont hold it against them. The girls around the other side were not so helpful, and brought me a Hefeweizen when I had ordered the Kristall, and a Schofferhoffer when I had asked for a Schneiderweisse.... Foods ok, nothing too fancy and a bit overpriced for what you get. Waiters are a little obnoxious, slow, and unapologetic for mistakes. In their defense they seem a bit understaffed in this area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
nate2g  (1046) Boomtown!, Australia | August 21, 2009| Updated November 24, 2009
Upscale bar and restaurant in the heart of Melbourne city. The tap list was ridiculously boring on my visit, which was disappointing, though the beer menu is OK. The first 5 beers I tried ordering off the menu they were out of stock! Poor form but what can you do, I didnít have much of a choice after that. It appears to be mainly international beers and there really wasnít much of a range of local micros available at all. The plus was the staff were enthusiastic and clued up about beer and themselves were disappointed with the short supply of stock. I guess most patrons that enter the establishment would be happy with the Fat Yak on tap. Pretty exy for the beers, and when I came back another day for food they were fully booked. An extremely popular place that constantly busy and if youíre visiting on a weekend definitely book for a table. November 2009 - Still a boring tap list and extremely limited bottled range available. Food is so so and canít say Iím a fan of this place. I found the staff to be bordering obnoxious this time round too. Over hyped and over priced? Well of course.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Thomo  (6) Doncaster, Australia | July 31, 2009
Great ambiance, smooth easy going atmosphere. Good service, John seemed to know what he was on about, had a couple of good suggestions Just got in the Epic Pale ale. Big beer, Big place, Big Night!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe  (77) Amersfoort, Netherlands | June 21, 2009
Nice balcony in the sun. Good and friendly staff! Very helpfull. Even printed out a top 100 list of Ratebeer from Ozzi. Very nice selection of brews. Had some nice ones. International brews too. A must visit!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
bluevegie  (29) Perth, Australia | April 11, 2009
Great range of beers, food looks ok and right in the middle of Melbourne
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
alagnak  (78) Littleton, Colorado | February 5, 2009
Outstanding food/beer in the center of Melbourne. An oasis for the beer lover on a street filled with VB joints. A tad on the pricey side, but worth it. When I was there, there were 5-6 special drafts on offer, including a local belgian farmhouse style (forget the brewery/name...long evening) that was vigorously and accurately described by our bartender. The food is great, the asian fusion dishes are pretty unique, particularly for a íseriousí beer bar. Visited a few months ago with a colleague from Singapore and they were impressed with the food, which iíve found to be a solidendorsement. P.S., better ípureí thai food at a couple of hole-in-the-wall places about 1/2 mile up the street, but the food here is well worth it.

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