The Oak Barrel

152 Elizabeth St, CBD
Sydney, Australia 2000
bottle shop  4/5.0 11 reviews
Mon to Friday 11am to 8.30, Sat 11am to 8pm

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Mayor: Dervock (49) | Affiliated user(s) here ianchainey, chainey, TomLJpint | Taps: 2 | Bottles: 700+
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Beers At The Oak Barrel

Duvel Tripel Hop 2016 (HBC-291)9.5%2/17/2017
To Øl Sur Galaxy 7%2/17/2017
HopDog A Feast of Stevens8%2/16/2017
Blackman’s Reginald IPA6.4%2/16/2017
Sailors Grave Grapefruit & Marigold Saison6%2/12/2017
Colonial I.P.A.6.5%2/12/2017
Deschutes Pacific Wonderland5.5%2/10/2017
Sailors Grave Whisky Sour Berliner Weisse4.3%2/9/2017
Siren / Arizona Wilderness / Mother Kelly’s Mum’s the Word5%2/5/2017
Boatrocker Dark Saison 7.3%2/5/2017
Collective Arts Papaya Saison6%2/5/2017
Tiny Rebel Cwtch4.6%2/4/2017
Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet Black IPA7%2/4/2017
HopDog BeerWorks Forbidden Summer Poetry5%2/4/2017
Stockade Plum Perfect 3.1%2/4/2017
Arrogant Who You Callin’ Wussie5.8%2/3/2017
Nomad Rosie’s Summer Punch4.5%2/3/2017
Hope Brewhouse Black IPA6.8%12/27/2016
Ægir India Pale Ale6.5%12/27/2016
Epic Thunder APA5.8%12/27/2016
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown9%12/27/2016
Garage Project Lack of Faith Black IPA7.5%12/27/2016
Garage Project Los Lobos8%12/27/2016
Murray’s Black Bear5.6%12/22/2016
Moon Dog Black Lung VI9%12/22/2016
8 Wired Palate Trip6.5%12/22/2016
Epic Hopdozer India Amber Ale6.8%12/22/2016
Murray’s Coffee Wild Thing10%12/21/2016
Mountain Goat Rare Breed Captain Amylase Rum Porter7.7%12/21/2016
Collective Arts Rhyme and Reason5.7%12/18/2016
Mornington Peninsula Hop Culture4.9%12/18/2016
Green Beacon Wayfarer USA4.9%12/18/2016
Barrow Boys Stormy Lager4.7%12/18/2016
Australian Brewery / Chur Brewing Tripel Threat10.5%11/26/2016
Modus Operandi Sonic Prayer6%11/19/2016
Sydney Paddo Pale Ale5%11/19/2016
AleSmith Lil Devil5.75%11/19/2016
Dieu du Ciel Blanche du Paradis5.5%11/19/2016
Nomad Saltpan Desert Gose4.8%11/19/2016
Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit5.5%11/19/2016
Nomad The Wild Mongrel 6.7%11/12/2016
Murray’s Skully Red IPA5.6%11/12/2016
Lervig Sour Suzy4%11/12/2016
Boatrocker Mitte3.5%11/11/2016
Five Barrel Wee Heavy7.2%10/22/2016
Stockade Oak Aged Yankee Brown Ale8.9%10/22/2016
BrewCult / Frankie’s Bloodsucking Geeks 3.4%10/22/2016
Victory Blackboard Series #3 Berliner Weisse with Elderflower5.2%10/22/2016
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%10/21/2016
Stockade Peachy Keen Peach Gose4.7%10/21/2016
Dugges / Stillwater Tropic Thunder4.5%10/21/2016
Stockade Wanderer Marzen6%10/21/2016
Stockade Duel Hoppy Lager4.7%10/21/2016
Five Barrel Session Red IPA4%10/21/2016
Mornington Peninsula Mosaic IPA5.5%10/16/2016
Odyssey Beach Ale4.7%10/15/2016
Victory Moonglow Weizenbock8.7%10/14/2016
Stockade Roly Smoked Jalapeno Porter6.6%10/14/2016
Wayward Charmer India Red Ale5%10/14/2016
Wayward Keller Instinct5%10/14/2016
HopDog BeerWorks Superbeast 201610.5%9/30/2016
New Belgium Fat Tire 5.2%9/30/2016
New Belgium 1554 Enlightened Black Lager5.6%9/30/2016
New Belgium Ranger IPA6.5%9/23/2016
Green Beacon Windjammer IPA5.5%9/23/2016
Green Beacon 3 Bolt Pale Ale4.5%9/23/2016
Emelisse White Label Barley Wine (Heaven Hill BA)15%9/18/2016
HopDog BeerWorks Electrostatic Graf7.6%9/18/2016
Boatrocker Big Love Suburban Pale4.4%9/17/2016
Stone Spröcket Bier5.4%9/16/2016
Southern Bay Hop Bazooka5.8%9/16/2016
Big Shed Kol Schisel4.2%9/16/2016
Oskar Blues IPA6.43%9/11/2016
Mother Earth Cali Creamin5.2%9/10/2016
Murray’s Wild Thing Imperial Stout10%9/9/2016
St. Bernardus Abt 1210%8/26/2016
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale6.5%8/26/2016
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin7%8/20/2016
Mad River 26th Anniversary Imperial Cream Stout9%8/20/2016
Magic Rock High Wire5.5%8/20/2016
Hop Nation The Kalash10.2%8/20/2016
Kaiju! / Exit Schopsh6.5%8/20/2016
Last Rites She’s No Bette Midler5%8/20/2016
Hop Federation Double IPA8.5%8/20/2016
Kereru Resonator IPA6.5%8/20/2016
Kees Caramel Fudge Stout11.5%8/20/2016
8 Wired Hippy Berliner4%8/20/2016
Founders Mosaic Promise5.5%8/20/2016
Holgate Brewhouse Hop Tart4.6%8/20/2016
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez4.5%8/20/2016
Pirate Life Golden Era4.7%8/20/2016
Victory Golden Monkey9.5%8/20/2016
Nail Wombat Wheat Hefeweizen5.2%8/20/2016
Mad Abbot Christmas Ale 201511.3%8/19/2016
Modus Operandi Caribbean Queen Dark Ale6.7%8/19/2016
Garage Project Aro Noir7.1%8/19/2016
Tuatara Wilder Brew5%8/19/2016
Red Duck Kolsch Bright Ale3.4%8/19/2016
Stone Pataskala Red X IPA7.3%8/14/2016
St. Bernardus Tripel8%8/13/2016

  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
dmarsha4  (63) , Australia | September 1, 2016
An excellent place to pick up hard to get local and imported craft beers. A good selection of interesting wines and spirits too, but its the beers that are the specialty in this good central location.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters  (118) , Australia | March 16, 2016
OK, best bottle shop in the CBD of Sydney. That is pretty much the deal. Beers in the fridge are usually solid but the beers in the back room are better. Good selection of OZ, and international. Does get some good OZ rarities. Can suffer from a lot of older stock that does not move. Growler selection is bland at best. Staff helpful and know their stuff and Ian is one of the most informed in Sydney on beer. Expect CBD pricing though. That is the issue. but hey, the place is good real estate. Better suburban shops though
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
justicemaguire  (16) , Australia | January 6, 2016
Part of a craft beer vacation with friends through Asia. Seemed like a good start. I’m not really a hophead yet so the selection seemed pretty solid to me.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
gnoff  (617) Mölndal, Sweden | October 13, 2015
Latest visit on October 13, 2015. Stopped by to hand over two beers for them to sample, also got 5 cans/bottles of beer and mead to take back, cost of these particular ones $57. Really nice selection of domestic and imported beers. Not very cheap, but worth it. Stop by if in the neighbourhood, then walk to the back room for the beer filled shelves.

Visited twice on July 17, 2013. Once before lunch, once in the evening before going back to the hostel.
Why oh why didn’t I check this place out earlier on my visit?? What a place! If you’re going to on bottle shop in Sydney, make it this one!
Sign outside boasting with 432 beers!
On Elizabeth St., close to Central.
Some cold bottles of beer and cider that you see at first, then you get directed to the room temp bottles around the corner, oh my.
Nice friendly service. I’d go back often did I live in Sydney.
Nice broad selection of domestic and imported bottles.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Wim  (73) Weelde , Belgium | August 3, 2015
A nice shop close to our hotel a fearful selection of beers from Australia and the rest of the world, the service was friendly a very good shop but pricey for strong beers such as All strong beers in Australia I have noticed
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1167) Boomtown!, Australia | June 14, 2015
A really good beer selection. I wasn’t expecting such an extensive range but the back part of the store sure did deliver with single and large format bottles. Of course, most interest will be in the Aussie stuff for visitors and locals alike and there’s a good choice of Sydney and state breweries here. Decent NZ selection too. There’s fridges keeping the six packs chilled. Two taps pouring for growler fills. Staff were friendly and quick to offer assistance. The place to shop for beer in central Sydney.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Dervock  (5) , Australia | June 7, 2015
Friendly service, good selection of beers with new stuff coming in weekly.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
stevoj  (296) Boise, Idaho | April 11, 2015
skip the coolers and head to the back. Much more eclectic selection here than initially presented by the front coolers. Lots of locals as well as decent selections of imports.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Beerdman  (1) Sydney, Australia | February 14, 2015
Definitely one of Sydney’s top beer destinations for the serious or adventurous beer lover...always a great range of local and imported products with a particlarly impressive and regularly updated range of USA craft brews and a similarly comprehensive range from the best european craft brewers. Friendly and enthusiastic staff..Ian in particular is very knowledgeable in all matters beer, and is always happy to oblige with advice or recommendations. I always enjoy my shopping sorties, and the fact that Oak Barrel also stock a superb range of spirits with a famously huge selection of whiskeys makes a visit worthwhile even without considerng all those beers..My highest recommendation
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah  (577) Utah | August 23, 2013
A nice selection of local and imported beer on the shelves and in coolers. Friendly staff and a nice place.

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