Australia > Sydney
highlandlad (46) Blue Mountains, Australia | July 4, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A welcome addition to the Sydney brewpub scene for its broad range of beer styles. You wonít find a wider selection in Sydney, and they arenít resting on their laurels, continuing to introduce new brews. The beers are generally well made. And yet it could be so much better. The atmosphere is sterile and uninviting. Most of the beers are served way too cold. The prices are at the upper end of the scale. The service is eager but a little patronising. Sadly, beer geeks arenít the target market. Theyíre after the suits who donít mind paying $8 for a Crown Lager on a Friday night, and will therefore fork out $9 for a 250ml bottle of stout.
Capa (270) Manama, Bahrain | August 30, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
We stopped in here for dinner and drinks but the kitchen closes real early and at 9pm we were limited to a couple pizzas. The pizzas were quite tasty, but we had hoped for more of a meal than that. Oh well. Just be aware that the kitchen does close a touch early. Decent sized space that is sort of segmented into two rooms/spaces. The bar area and a more dining room type space. The location in the CBD makes it a bit classier than many brewpubs. Fairly sparse in the way of decorations. The barkeepers seemed to enough about the beers but were very disinterested at the same time. I was hoping theyíd have some of their Baltic Porter available but to no avail. However, when I had inquired about it the barkeeper figured it was time to up-sell the tourist and started showing me all these "amazing" beers (at $75 or more per bottle). No thanks. When I told him Iíd just have something off draught he definitely got a little snooty about it. Not horrible or too off-putting, but annoying just the same. Anyhow, the beer is pretty good, though not great. The APA and the Paddyís Craic were my favorites of the night. The organic pale ale was pretty bad, IMO. Iíd stop in again for a pint of something but I donít think this is a must visit if you are touring through Sydney.
WingmanWillis (120) , England | February 5, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited in mid afternoon with the air conditioning definitely a bonus.
A good array of beers with various styles and award winners. Always a cask conditioned ale available plus a bottles of their own products.
Be aware that had no take away licence so can only drink them on the premises. The non-standard brews may prove elusive.
drpimento (147) La Crosse, Wisconsin | January 17, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, I was blown away. This place is the bomb. The manager, (done gone and forget his name again like the fool I am) and the rest of the staff are super friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Price/value is excellent. Tried a variety of beers- all delicious. Brewmaster has won a lot of awards. Itís impressive that he can craft so well across such a wide range. Iíve never had a trout that was salmon red before. Customers were equally friendly Tried to convince them to step up to the modern world with wi fi. Any event, serious class act,
Sledutah (392) Utah | August 23, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice big bar and lots of seating in the restaurant area. I had a tasting plate (small dishes matched to a beer sample). The food was OK, but nothing special. The beer was good solid beers, they had a list of vintage bottles that looked good but were on the expensive side.
gnoff (441) MŲlndal, Sweden | August 22, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visted a few times (at least 3) in July 2013, first and second were 10 and 11 July, third was the 16th.
First visit asked for a sample paddle or similar, but they only served samples with food and since I got there at night the kitchen was closed when I arrived.
Very nice and helpful staff though, talked to them a bit on my travel plans and wanting to sample as many local craft beers as possible, then they agreed to let me have samples of all the beers they currently had on tap for a payment of what they saw fit, I like it!
In the end payed $18 for 10 samples, awesome!
Nice place with bar seating, tables seating or outdoors seating. No wifi available, some music playing.
On my second and third visits had a guy behind the bar that was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the beers.
I wouldnít really say this is a brewpub, more a cellar door for the brewery thatís actually not located in the same building at all.
Plenty of their own bottles, including vintages, available as well.
Bottles could be a bit expensive, but most of them not too bad. Didnít eat on any of my visits.
Located on Clarence St. in between King St. and Market St. On the west side of the street, so on your left if walking up from Market St.
Vintage bottles available.
On my third visit got asked if I was "Sydney Banks" or something?
Beershine (779) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 27, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Interesting and surprisingly wide array of house beers keeps the attention. Atmosphere is s little dull. About 20 house beers on the menu. No guest taps or bottles. Berliner, Flemish sour, Christmas beer, dubbel. dopplebock, IPA, APA, saison, wit, itís all over the place. Brews are unrefined but playful, and effort is present. Worth a stop.
jrallen34 (445) Chicago, Illinois | April 20, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Tickers paradise in Sydney, 12 taps + another 10-12 bottles. Everything was solid, but very few stand outs. Service was exceptional. Iíll be back for sure, one of the better places in Sydney.
jonnyguns (41) , Australia | December 10, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
beers are ok here not much selection mainly lagers and bitters. the extra strong bitter was the closest thing to an IPA that i was after. food was pretty good here too. staff were nice and across the road down an alley way is an awesome place called baxter inn which the barman recommended to us. (Baxter Inn was awesome had an iStout there so enough said)
halfbaked (24) , | November 9, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Beers here used to be the best thing eva. Not sure what happened but now it is just good. Atmosphere is pretty good, relaxed, various seating, not too loud. Not open on Sunday, wierd. Food is good but not cheap.
myrvoll (1) Trondheim, Norway | October 6, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Just as much focus on the food as on the beer, but now worries - both were great. As a part of their menu they provide "tasting planks" where four small dishes are paired with four beers on a small plank. The planks comes in seafood/meat/vegetarian and cheese varieties.
In addition to the meat plank, which had an Octoberfest theme with German food and beer, I tried their Special Strong Bitter. Beautiful, full bodied with heaps of hops and a grapefruity aroma.
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