Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe | Sydney,
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Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
Good based on 39 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

201 Clarence Street
Sydney, Australia 2000 [ print map ]
02 9262 3303 | facebook

Hours: Mon-Wed 12pm-12am, Thu-Sat 12pm-1am

Mayor: gnoff (3) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 8

Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe

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Beer Available At Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Redoak Weizen Doppelbock 87, Redoak Hop Bender , Redoak Miss Flannery , Redoak American Pale Ale , Redoak Dr Paddy’s Elixir , Redoak Märzen Lager 47, Redoak Harvest Lager , Redoak Honey Ale 36, Redoak Pommy Bitter 44, Redoak Felda’s Weiss , Redoak Hop Bomb , Redoak St Nicholas 67, Redoak X One Bitter
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39 reviews for Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  72%
 Selection  74%
 Food  71%
 Value  62%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

highlandlad  (52) Sydney, Australia | July 4, 2005
A welcome addition to the Sydney brewpub scene for its broad range of beer styles. You won’t find a wider selection in Sydney, and they aren’t 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 aren’t the target market. They’re after the suits who don’t mind paying $8 for a Crown Lager on a Friday night, and will therefore fork out $9 for a 250ml bottle of stout.
Belmagnus  (36) Helsingborg, Sweden | October 18, 2015
First time October 2015, did not eat. Nice beer selection, also had an offer for one free beer if you check in/like on the selection social media platforms. Staff seems to be both knowledgeable and service minded. Has sample paddles.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff  (555) Mölndal, Sweden | October 13, 2015
Not sure I’d call this a brewpub since they don’t brew on premise, more of a taproom or cellar door.

Latest visit on Thursday evening October 8, 2015.
Got there around 10 pm with my brother, just before last drinks, so we only stayed for one beer each. They do seem to to serve sample paddles of 4 for $12 now. Lots of new beers compared to my last visit 2 odd years ago.

Visited again around 9-10 pm Tue Oct 13, 2015. Had two tasting paddles or 4 beers each, $12 each. Fairly small servings, but plenty enough for a rating/taste of the beers. 12 taps on, a selection of bottles, that can range fairly expensive. Nice service. Small outdoors area available.

Visited 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 paid $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 wouldn’t really say this is a brewpub, more a cellar door for the brewery that’s 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. Didn’t 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?
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Wim  (53) Weelde , Belgium | August 3, 2015
On holidays a nice cozy bar with a good own beer list a reasonable price for tasters a place you should definitely visit if you’re in Sydney
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj  (192) Boise, Idaho | April 13, 2015
Small brewpub, all taps are their own brews. did not try the food. Well rounded selection at the moment, but appears to rotate a bit. Located in Sydney CBD, very accessible.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
TedE  (13) Sydney, Australia | February 24, 2015
Only stayed for a bread plate and a beer but nice place with staff who know what they are talking about. Food is good. Beer? That’s what it’s here for!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Capa  (339) Kitsap, Washington | August 30, 2014
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 they’d 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 I’d 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 Paddy’s Craic were my favorites of the night. The organic pale ale was pretty bad, IMO. I’d stop in again for a pint of something but I don’t think this is a must visit if you are touring through Sydney.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (589) , England | February 5, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento  (153) La Crosse, Wisconsin | January 17, 2014
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. It’s impressive that he can craft so well across such a wide range. I’ve 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,
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah  (484) Utah | August 23, 2013
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.
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 27, 2013
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, it’s all over the place. Brews are unrefined but playful, and effort is present. Worth a stop.

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