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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad  (52) Blue Mountains, Australia | June 12, 2006
This is the kind of place Iíd hate if it didnít have such a bloody great beer selection. First the good stuff: itís in Federation Square, so itís highly accessible for out-of-towners staying in the city. The beer range is amazing for a visiting New South Welshman - around 100 bottled beers numbered and displayed above the bar, including many Vic micros and Belgians. The bar grub downstairs is good for a quick lunch, and inexpensive. The Saturday lunchtime when I visited, they had Red Hill Weizenbock and Matilda Bay Sticklers Best Bitter on tap. Which leads into the bad stuff: the rest of the taps were the usual macro crap; the bar staff were all wearing red Bud T-shirts for a World Cup promotion; they wouldnít give me a pot of Sticklers Best because... well... I donít know and nor did the barmaid. They just donít serve pots of that beer - you have to buy a pint. The bar itself is a brutal modernist mish-mash of concrete slab tables and stainless steel. Itís about as warm and inviting as the staff. It was quiet at lunchtime, but when we returned a few hours later for a pre-dinner drink, there were crowds, bouncers and doof-doof music, so we went somewhere else. Despite all the negatives, the beer selection is good enough to make it a must-visit in my book - just pick your moment. Iíd put up with the crap for another pint of the Red Hill Weizenbock.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
WingmanWillis  (1037) , England | April 22, 2016
Visited on 9th April 2016. Huge multi level venue with a roof terrace bar offering a nice view of the Yarra. Itís set up to milk tourists and locals for cash. Range of beer wasnít too exciting. Service ok. A little expensive but is more set up for cocktails etc. Not a rating spot at all. Head for Smith St!
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Danev76  (30) , Australia | August 7, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 1/15
  • FOOD 1/10
  • VALUE 1/10
  • OVERALL 1/20
melgibson  (9) , | January 29, 2012
worst place in melbourne unless you are incredibly loose and looking for a root
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
beerophile12  (10) | August 19, 2010
Oh the horror! Have only been a couple of times but always wonder why i bother. Now that beerdeluxe have stepped up their game there really isnt any point. Range is decent but service is terrible & prices are ridiculous. Like i said, do yourself a favor & just go to beerdeluxe instead.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
ndon  (48) London, England | June 15, 2010
Every time I have been here it has been pretty busy, with a good atmosphere. Bottle selection seems impressive, but is mostly your average stock beers. tap beers unimpressive.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 6/20
nate2g  (1083) Boomtown!, Australia | August 21, 2009
The beer range on tap and in bottles is boring and overpriced. Sure enough itís a great location for passer-byís but not worthy a visit for the beer enthusiast. Aimed for the tourist dollars, and after reading the reviews below perhaps the place has fallen done hill at a rapid pace the last few years.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD 1/10
  • VALUE 1/10
  • OVERALL 3/20
UnholyBrewing  (26) Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida | August 21, 2008
...idiotically overpriced, including the food. A decent selection, but way too pricey. I think they did away with the beer wheel, which ws the only good part about this place. If you want to get violated, and pay $15 for a bottle of Weihenstepahner, then go ahead. Otherwise, no point unless you donít care about money.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 8/20
voota  (91) Melbourne, Australia | October 15, 2007
I donít come here often, and when I do itís never for long due to the ridiculous prices. At times itís sleazy, other times its quiet, sometimes its pretentious... A mixed bag of not very goodness. The beers are pretty good, usually have something pretty solid on tap, and a decent bottled selection. Though, if youíre serious about beer, there are better places to go in Melbourne. Sometimes they have a $5 special where you can find a decent micro, or some european trash depending on whats going out of date.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
kbrower  (3) | May 3, 2007
They have a great selection, but everything is way to expensive. Try Cookie instead.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
MattKerr  (4) , Australia | January 10, 2007
Incredible range of beer, rather expensive through. Great location, always busy, always skirt to chase!!!!

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