The Oak Barrel

152 Elizabeth St, CBD
Sydney, Australia 2000
bottle shop  4.05/5.0 10 reviews
Mon to Friday 11am to 8.30, Sat 11am to 8pm

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Mayor: Dervock (20) | Affiliated user(s) here chainey, TomLJpint, ianchainey | Taps: 2 | Bottles: 700+
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Beers At The Oak Barrel

NameABVEntered
To Øl Nelson Survin9%7/8/2016
Emelisse White Label Barley Wine (Heaven Hill BA)15%7/8/2016
Third Coast Old Ale10.2%7/8/2016
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale9%7/6/2016
Dia De Los Muertos Hop On Or Die IPA6.8%7/3/2016
Sydney Pyrmont Rye IPA6.5%7/3/2016
Clown Shoes Clementine6%7/2/2016
Paulaner Original Münchner Hell (Premium Lager)4.9%7/2/2016
Rodenbach 5.2%7/1/2016
BrewDog Dogma7.4%7/1/2016
Edge Project Cherry Popper5%7/1/2016
Murray’s Skully Red IPA5.6%6/30/2016
8 Wired Le Fut Flanders Red Ale6.7%6/30/2016
Pirate Life IPA6.8%6/30/2016
Nomad Without a Paddle5.8%6/26/2016
Big Shed Golden Stout Time 6%6/24/2016
Stone & Wood Forefathers Phil Sexton English Brown4.8%6/24/2016
Moon Dog Bosco’s Grapefruit & Cucumber IPA6.7%6/12/2016
Beavertown Gamma Ray 5.4%6/7/2016
Nøgne Ø / Mikkeller / Brewdog Horizon Tokyo Black16%6/7/2016
Buxton Gooseberry Cove4.7%6/7/2016
Nøgne Ø # 500 Imperial India Pale Ale (Batch 500)10%6/7/2016
Beavertown Black Betty7.4%6/7/2016
Mornington Peninsula / Alehouse Project Continuous Daryl8.5%6/7/2016
Pirate Life Golden Era4.7%6/7/2016
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tropical IPA6.7%6/7/2016
BrewDog Elvis Juice (2016)6.5%6/7/2016
Akasha Hopsmith IPA7.2%6/7/2016
BrewCult GingerBread Maniac8%6/7/2016
HopDog BeerWorks Cherry Bombah!5%5/28/2016
Moon Dog Perverse Sexual Amalgam6.9%5/28/2016
Holgate Brewhouse Hop Tart4.6%5/28/2016
Boatrocker Ramjet Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial Stout10.2%5/28/2016
Modus Operandi Modus Pale5.2%4/30/2016
Pike’s Cherry Kriek6.5%4/26/2016
Garage Project Hāpi Daze4.2%4/26/2016
Garage Project Wiggly Stick6.4%4/26/2016
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA10%4/26/2016
Knee Deep Hoptologist DIPA9%4/26/2016
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero9%4/18/2016
Extraomnes / Stillwater - Migdal Bavel6.66%4/9/2016
Brewfist / Flying Monkeys Basilisk6%4/9/2016
Almanac Hoppy Sour: Mandarina7%4/2/2016
Wheaty Brewing Corps/Doctor’s Orders Anaphylaxis7.4%4/1/2016
Moon Dog Mack Daddy5%3/31/2016
Moon Dog Jumping The Shark 201518.4%3/31/2016
Almanac IPA7.5%3/31/2016
Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA11.25%3/31/2016
Nøgne Ø Oud Bruin7%3/25/2016
4 Pines Keller Door Christmas Saison5.5%3/13/2016
Almanac Golden Gate Gose5%3/4/2016
Moon Dog Old Mate5%2/28/2016
Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA6.5%2/28/2016
Williams Brothers Paradigm Shift6.3%2/28/2016
Bach Brewing Witsunday Blonde IPA5.6%2/28/2016
Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout5.6%2/27/2016
Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout8.1%2/27/2016
To Øl Fuck Art - This is Architecture5%2/27/2016
Southern Bay Hop Bazooka5.8%2/27/2016
Stone / Sierra Nevada NxS IPA8.2%2/27/2016
Mornington Peninsula Rust Bucket5.4%2/27/2016
Beavertown Quelle Saison4.1%2/27/2016
Moo Brew Single Hop - Enigma4.8%2/27/2016
BrewDog Hinterland9%2/27/2016
Australian Brewery Alchemy Golden Ale4.5%2/6/2016
Buxton / To Øl Coral Seas5.4%2/5/2016
Little Brewing Stab in the Dark 2015 9.1%2/5/2016
HopDog BeerWorks Abbey Of The Dead5.8%1/31/2016
Mad Abbot Dubbel6.9%1/31/2016
The Little Brewing Co Citra IPA6.5%1/31/2016
St. Bernardus Pater 66.7%1/29/2016
Stone Coffee Milk Stout5%12/29/2015
Mikkeller Nuclear Hop Assault 8%12/29/2015
AleSmith Anvil ESB5.5%12/28/2015
Bach Brewing All Day Extra Session Ale3.7%12/28/2015
Mikkeller American Dream 4.6%12/28/2015
Garage Project Garagista IPA5.8%12/28/2015
Mountain Goat In Breed The Naz (2015 - Scotch Ale)6.5%12/28/2015
Bach Brewing Duskrider Red IPA6.1%12/28/2015
Nomad Freshie Salt ’n’ Pepper Gose4.5%12/21/2015
Batch (AUS) Voyage of the Raspberry5.5%12/21/2015
HopDog BeerWorks Quincemas Baubles5.8%12/21/2015
Mudgee Galaxy Pale Ale4.5%12/20/2015
Hop Nation The Buzz American Red6.5%12/19/2015
HopDog BeerWorks Gose & the Pussycats4.5%12/18/2015
Mornington Peninsula Commonfolk Coffee Brown7%12/10/2015
Bach Brewing Kingtide Pacific IPA7%12/10/2015
Mikkeller Mastodon Mother Puncher6.6%12/10/2015
Batch (AUS) American Pale Ale5.2%11/21/2015
Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Tripel8.8%11/20/2015
Nail Oatmeal Stout6%11/20/2015
Devinity Honey Mead16%11/3/2015
4 Pines Stout5.1%11/2/2015
Batch (AUS) West Coast IPA6.4%11/2/2015
Feral Hop Hog 5.8%11/1/2015
Pirate Life Throwback IPA3.5%11/1/2015
Pirate Life Pale Ale5.4%11/1/2015
Pirate Life IIPA8.8%11/1/2015
Modus Operandi Layback4.5%11/1/2015
Modus Operandi Zoo Feeder7.2%11/1/2015


72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters  (111) , Australia | March 16, 2016
OK, best bottle shop in the CBD of Sydney. That is pretty much the deal. Beers in the fridge are usually solid but the beers in the back room are better. Good selection of OZ, and international. Does get some good OZ rarities. Can suffer from a lot of older stock that does not move. Growler selection is bland at best. Staff helpful and know their stuff and Ian is one of the most informed in Sydney on beer. Expect CBD pricing though. That is the issue. but hey, the place is good real estate. Better suburban shops though
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
justicemaguire  (16) , Australia | January 6, 2016
Part of a craft beer vacation with friends through Asia. Seemed like a good start. I’m not really a hophead yet so the selection seemed pretty solid to me.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
gnoff  (595) Mölndal, Sweden | October 13, 2015
Latest visit on October 13, 2015. Stopped by to hand over two beers for them to sample, also got 5 cans/bottles of beer and mead to take back, cost of these particular ones $57. Really nice selection of domestic and imported beers. Not very cheap, but worth it. Stop by if in the neighbourhood, then walk to the back room for the beer filled shelves.

Visited twice on July 17, 2013. Once before lunch, once in the evening before going back to the hostel.
Why oh why didn’t I check this place out earlier on my visit?? What a place! If you’re going to on bottle shop in Sydney, make it this one!
Sign outside boasting with 432 beers!
On Elizabeth St., close to Central.
Some cold bottles of beer and cider that you see at first, then you get directed to the room temp bottles around the corner, oh my.
Nice friendly service. I’d go back often did I live in Sydney.
Nice broad selection of domestic and imported bottles.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Wim  (61) Weelde , Belgium | August 3, 2015
A nice shop close to our hotel a fearful selection of beers from Australia and the rest of the world, the service was friendly a very good shop but pricey for strong beers such as All strong beers in Australia I have noticed
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1083) Boomtown!, Australia | June 14, 2015
A really good beer selection. I wasn’t expecting such an extensive range but the back part of the store sure did deliver with single and large format bottles. Of course, most interest will be in the Aussie stuff for visitors and locals alike and there’s a good choice of Sydney and state breweries here. Decent NZ selection too. There’s fridges keeping the six packs chilled. Two taps pouring for growler fills. Staff were friendly and quick to offer assistance. The place to shop for beer in central Sydney.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Dervock  (5) , Australia | June 7, 2015
Friendly service, good selection of beers with new stuff coming in weekly.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
stevoj  (241) Boise, Idaho | April 11, 2015
skip the coolers and head to the back. Much more eclectic selection here than initially presented by the front coolers. Lots of locals as well as decent selections of imports.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Beerdman  (1) Sydney, Australia | February 14, 2015
Definitely one of Sydney’s top beer destinations for the serious or adventurous beer lover...always a great range of local and imported products with a particlarly impressive and regularly updated range of USA craft brews and a similarly comprehensive range from the best european craft brewers. Friendly and enthusiastic staff..Ian in particular is very knowledgeable in all matters beer, and is always happy to oblige with advice or recommendations. I always enjoy my shopping sorties, and the fact that Oak Barrel also stock a superb range of spirits with a famously huge selection of whiskeys makes a visit worthwhile even without considerng all those beers..My highest recommendation
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah  (551) Utah | August 23, 2013
A nice selection of local and imported beer on the shelves and in coolers. Friendly staff and a nice place.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee  (78) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | June 20, 2013
Awesome bottle shop that is just a few doors down from my work, (so that’ll be dangerous) Really large selection but not so huge it’s overbearing and full of stale stock. Great little area for growler refills and the staff know their stuff. I found it really decently priced, too. Quite a bit cheaper than some other places in the city. As a bonus they have an awesome selection of wines and spirits as well. So I’ll be able to pick up some nice bottles of scotch, too.

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