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Archive Beer Boutique and Bistro
Good based on 15 ratings
Type: Bar

100 Boundary St West End
Brisbane, Australia 4101 [ print map ]
(07) 3844 3419

Hours: 11am - 4am

Mayor: bmeup (9) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: lots

Archive Beer Boutique and Bistro

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Murray’s Anniversary 9 , De Ranke Saison De Dottignies 95, Feral Karma Citra 97, To Øl Releaf Me 74, Epic Imperium 96, Epic Carolina 98, Sunshine Coast Czech Mate , Sunshine Coast Hefe-Weizen , Sunshine Coast Summer Ale 29, Sunshine Coast English Bitter Ale 47, Sunshine Coast Ginger Kegs 5, Sunshine Coast Best Bitter , Sunshine Coast Chilli Beer 3, Epic Lupulingus 99, Mountain Goat Summer Ale 57, Garage Project Venusian Pale Ale 91, Founders Centennial IPA 98, Founders All Day IPA 94
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15 reviews for Archive Beer Boutique and Bistro
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  73%
 Selection  80%
 Food  68%
 Value  69%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07  (33) Brisbane, Australia | October 31, 2015
A few years back this used to be the standout craft beer bar in Brisbane however over the years the staff have turned over from an enthusiastic knowledgeable crew to a crew that look like they are just going through the motions. Feels more like a pub these days than a craft beer bar - complete with pool tables and pinball machine. The one saving grace is their bottle selection.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton  (184) London, England | September 6, 2015
Final venue on my epic crawl of the 6th September 2015 with fellow RateBeerian Nate2g. An expansive space, open far later than its surrounding craft beer pubs. Distinct drinking areas with lounge style furniture. Collages adorn the walls, one area features fabrics and textiles while the opposite corner is pasted with comics. I found the beer range interesting as a tourist, although appreciate opinions have varied. The annexe was shut at the time of our visit. Although a Sunday night, the place had a fair few people, with one or two "characters" roaming. Don’t be put off though, you’re safe under the watchful eye of a security guard who is neither inattentive nor small! Although almost collapsing with exhaustion by the time Nate and I reached this venue the atmosphere revived my energy and thirst! Do visit, if only for a late beer!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa  (73) Tuusula, Finland | February 10, 2014
Nice place. Some good taps like epic hop zombie, nogne and 8wired. Little pricey but almost 400 bottles from denmark, usa, new zealand... Very good!
hawthorne00  (44) Melbourne, Australia | January 27, 2014
In the self-conscious part of Brissie, but this seemed a laid-back and welcoming sort of a spot. Go though the deck and the main room and you get to the "Next Door" bar that can also be entered from Russell St. This part does growler fills and has a (overcold to my mind) packed cool room for off-site purchases. A lot to like here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT  (55) , Australia | September 24, 2013
A selection to die for, amazing cold room.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff  (555) Mölndal, Sweden | August 23, 2013
Visited on July 19, 2013.
Not that long walk over from Brisbane Brewhouse. After I was done here not that long of a walk into the central city.
They offer a tasting paddle, 6 beers for $20, so had one of these. Also ate a pizza.
Wasn’t very clear on writing out what brewery the different beers were from. Fairly large place with plenty of seating, but was busy so had to ask another company if I could use the side of their table.
Good service once they had time, but the crowd made it hard to really talk or for the staff to stick around long enough to give you info.
Lots of Matilda Bay beers, perhaps only this evening, but if that is regular not that impressive since I’ve seen them around so many other places too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 5, 2013
Large space in Brisbane's West End. Store, bar, and bistro. The bottles ate heavily marked up for in-house drinking. The bottle selection in the store is good, though. No Macros. Lots of quality regional micros and international goodies too with heavy USA emphasis but a few surprises too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick  (7) Brisbane, Australia | January 28, 2013
Great place to buy hard to find beer in Brisbane. Only critique in the lack of experienced staff behind the bar at night, and the really poor acoustics - as soon as the bar fills out it can be difficult to enjoy the atmosphere. But I have picked up some beautiful brews here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Jado  (6) Camp Hill, Australia | November 10, 2012
One of Brisbane’s iconic craft beer haunts. It’s probably best to avoid on Friday or Saturday nights though as it can get incredibly crowded. At other times though, the staff are knowledgeable and approachable, and the selection is generally excellent. Their Back Door Cellar is the highlight for me. Good range, rotating regularly. One of the better spots for craft beer in Brisbane.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
barakihunter  (15) Brisbane, Australia | October 21, 2012
Selection is definitely what makes this place for beer connoisseurs. For the rest of the public, it’s just the fact that it makes them look like they’re craft beer enthusiasts, even if they’re not. The atmosphere is only good if its not full of wannabe hipsters on a friday or saturday night. The management tread a fine line between pleasing the beer enthusiasts and the seen crowd, but they do it pretty well. I recommend going in daylight during the week if you’re going for the beer and not the street cred. Again, can’t reiterate how good the selection is relative to the rest of Brisbane. The Back Door Cellars store (out the back of the bar, as the name suggests) also has more or less all the beers on the menu available for takeaway, and is definitely the largest high-quality selection of craft beer in Brisbane. Nice couches in the back room, and the back bar is much better than the front. They’ve set this place out well; people who like beer have a place to go, and people who just like drinking beer also have their place to go. Well worth a visit.

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