Cookie | Melbourne,
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Exceptional based on 21 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: Daily Noon-11pm

Mayor: davidm (6) | Taps: 23 | Bottles: 220


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Three Troupers Pale Ale 32, Boatrocker Alpha Queen 53, Bridge Road Hopricot , Thunder Road Brunswick Bitter , Kooinda Black IPA (Full Nelson) 95, Liberty Citra Junior , Prickly Moses Red Ale 33, Killer Sprocket Amber Ale 70, Mornington Peninsula Sorachi Kolsch 43, Moon Dog Love Tap (2013) 67, Mornington Peninsula White IPA , Moor Radiance 87, Bridge Road Bar Series Tony Brown Ale , Thunder Road Hop Star Extra Pale Ale , Dainton Red Eye Rye 88, Tuatara Mayday Double APA 91, 8 Wired Bumaye 98, Feral The Raging Flem 97, Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager 98, Trumer Pils 35
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21 reviews for Cookie
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  69%
 Selection  69%
 Food  73%
 Value  58%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  76%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
alagnak  (51) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 12/20
tofi  (14) , | October 16, 2013
Beautiful room. Great service. Lovely food. Alwasy at least one or two things interesting on the taps, however much of it is taken up with lager that essentially all do the same job. Donít see the need to have Thunder Road and Boags and Carlton and Stella and Kirin and Budvar and Bitburger and Trumer. Selection and pricing let down and otherwise amazing venue.
gnoff  (400) MŲlndal, Sweden | August 25, 2013
Visited July 26, 2013.
Upscale sort of pretentious place. Not a beer bar really, had a decent (if nice) selection of bottles, more for booze drinkers Iíd say. Not a place Iíd go back to when there are so many other craft oriented places around.
2 stories.
Decent service. Didnít eat.
Beershine  (698) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 18, 2013
Atmospheric upper-level bar with a good buzz, even mid-week. A bar with good beer as opposed to a beer bar, but the selection includes some higher end options right next to ordinary macros. As the Cookie Monster would say, "...good enough for me."
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Gramoit  (18) , Australia | May 27, 2013
Went on a Saturday night this place had an excellent atmosphere (dimmed lighting). Had a some pretty cool stuff on tap including some Birra del Borgo, Tuatara, Moylans. A little expensive but not much more than you expect.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34  (377) Chicago, Illinois | April 25, 2013
Super weird place that seems like a beer bar, family restaurant, and internet hang out (one of the few in the city) in the middle of Chinatown, color me confused. Despite the weird vibe, best beer draft list in the city behind Local. 20 taps, around a 100 bottles of fresh new NZ beers, Euro and American. Staff was friendly and quick, not a huge beer knowledge but enough to get by. This place is worth a visit in Melbourne, especially if you donít want to go all the way to Local.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
davidm  (53) 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  (79) 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  (114) , 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.

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