nate2g (1083) Boomtown!, Australia | August 2, 2012| Updated May 25, 2014
Havenít been here in years but thought Iíd pop in for old times sake. Beers from Feral, Bridge Road, Mountain Goat, Stone & Wood and other less exciting ones. Itís always busy given the location by Flinders St. Station. They do get some more interesting brews every once in a while.
Iconic Australian pub in an iconic location.Downstairs usually full, upstairs home to Jules Joseph Lefebvreís naughty painting of Chloe. I always visit Chloeís when in Melbourne and they always have a beer Iíve never tried. Hideously expensive so I always get a seat at the window watching the trams!
Have been here a few times over the years and always happy to return. They have a good selection of crafts as well as some decent food on offer too. It can get busy but thatís to be expected given the location. Well worth a visit if in the area.
Came here on 28.2.2016. The pub is located in a traditional and old building very close to Flinderís street Rail station. It is a huge pub with several rooms and a large TV screen. Very nicely decorated using a lot of dark wood. They are serving 30 Australian beers, mostly from craft breweries and 3 ciders. I had CitraíNíella Saison from Two Birds and two IPAís from the Feral brewery. The Saison was tapped far too cold. Bar tender did not have a lot of knowledge about the beers he is selling. Overall a good Australian Pub with a large beer selection but without any beer passion.
Ngejo (33) Jakarta, Indonesia | June 16, 2015| Updated July 14, 2016
Almost always full. Sports on the telly.
Decent beers on tap. Didnít try the food.
Has that big boy feel to it and is a little stale. Although was very cool to see a small Ballast Point tap takeover with some cool offerings during beer week like habanero sculpin. Staff know little about the beers but I donít think this is the type of place to go to and for that type of drink. Always bustling so be prepared for abusy one
Quite a big pub feel to this which makes sens considering itís a massive place - two stories. The top story is where I found the good beer on tap - a Ballast Point tap take over which consisted of 6 beers. The main floor seemed to have plenty of Squire and Creatures with the odd Melbourne brewery thrown in and a few ciders so nothing you canít get anywhere else. Service was pretty average on the ground floor but was better once up stairs as there was less room to work with and they didnít seem so understaffed when it was busy. Much quieter and nicer to sit up stairs as well. Not amazing but was very pleased to find a Ballast Point tap takeover with some obscure releases as far as Australia goes
Visited twice, first time was July 26, 2013. Very busy, just before a sports even of some sort, rowdy and noisy at this time. Very centrally located right by Flinders Street station. English pub sort of feeling to it. 10 taps as I could see at the first bar, pretty much where I stayed on both visits. Iíve met one of the bartenders when he wasnít working and seems to focus a lot on craft beers and nice service. Had fast service despite it being very busy. Didnít eat, didnít check bottled selection.