Wouldn’t have thought the best bottle shop I’d visit in Australia would be in Canberra. Huge selection of Aussie, NZ, European, and US beers, arranged by country. Prices seemed about average for the country (read: high). Service was friendly and helpful. Dangerous place to come for your wallet. If you can make it during their opening hours, it’s definitely worth visiting.
There’s no doubt this place has a great range of beer, including many that just can’t be found anywhere else in Canberra. On the downside, it is a very small space which can be ridiculously crowded at times, and also means most of their range is displayed in single bottles only. Personally I prefer to buy 6 or 4 packs and these are few and far between here - presumably because of the space limitations. I reckon its time for Plonk to find some larger premises.
RafeAU (1) Los Angeles, California | March 22, 2015
Best bottle shop you’ll find in Canberra - widest selection of Australian and imported beers, and the best prices you’ll find too. 10% discount for any six, 20% for any mixed case (24).
Nice store in the Fyshwick markets in Canberra
Huge range for Canberra. Europe, US, Canada, NZ, and Australia. Strong wine and spirits range also. A lot of hard to find Mikkeller and UK beers. A bit lacking in the US department and current Mikkeller offerings though.
3 Taps being offered for growler options?? Really?? I give. Counter pressure as well.
Small amount of fridge space for beers and most product on open air shelves. Not the most organized, as had to hunt around for a few minutes to find what I was looking for.
Service was a bit poor but will excuse them as they were packed on a Sunday and have had good service from them on previous trips and in phone conversations
Pricing was a bit high as most stuff was higher than Sydney prices are currently so would think the store suffers from a bit of stock not moving.
Hours of operation is not the best but not their fault. markets run from Thursday- Sunday.
Lack of a website and shipping options to Sydney hurt.
Ranking aside, this is one of the best 5 shops in NSW/ ACT. Just below Warners at the bay. Worth the trip in a big way. As long as on a weekend.
Good range and an obviously busy store for the area.