The Oak Barrel

152 Elizabeth St, CBD
Sydney, Australia 2000
bottle shop  4.05/5.0 13 reviews
Mon to Friday 11am to 8.30, Sat 11am to 8pm

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Mayor: Dervock (59) | Affiliated user(s) here ianchainey, chainey, TomLJpint | Taps: 2 | Bottles: 700+
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Beers At The Oak Barrel

NameABVEntered
Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout6%5/20/2017
Last Rites Dead Man’s Revenge6.7%5/20/2017
Last Rites She’s No Bette Midler5%5/20/2017
Knee Deep N/E Auburn Pale Ale4.5%5/19/2017
Oskar Blues Beerito4%5/19/2017
Mornington Peninsula Brain Squeeze5.5%5/19/2017
BrewDog Chili Hammer7.2%5/12/2017
BrewDog Black Hammer7.2%5/12/2017
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Dark Truth Stout9.7%5/9/2017
To Øl First Frontier IPA7.1%5/6/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout12%5/5/2017
Clown Shoes Whammy Bar #26.5%5/5/2017
Two Metre Tall Huon Dark Apple Ale5.9%5/5/2017
Alvinne / Laugar Ich bin ein Berliner Framboos4%5/5/2017
Wilde Raspberry Pale Ale3%5/5/2017
Little Bang Galactopus10.1%4/29/2017
BridgePort Hop Czar Imperial IPA7.5%4/29/2017
Garage Project Sauvin Nouveau8.5%4/24/2017
Founders Frootwood8%4/23/2017
Barossa Valley Double IPA8%4/23/2017
Stone & Wood Big Scrub5.5%4/22/2017
BridgePort IPA5.5%4/22/2017
Boatrocker Épice 5.8%4/21/2017
La Sirène Fleur Folie6%4/21/2017
La Sirène Wild Saison6.5%4/21/2017
Dieu du Ciel Rosée d’Hibiscus5.9%4/21/2017
Golden Road Saison Key Lime5.8%4/21/2017
BridgePort Kingpin Double Red Ale7.5%4/20/2017
Devinity Honey Mead16%4/19/2017
Stone Dog 1+1+1 Tripel IPA Braggot12%4/18/2017
Willie Smiths French Blend Apple Cider6%4/15/2017
Willie Smiths Limited Release Lark Distillery Whisky Aged Cider9.9%4/14/2017
Red Sails Wild Cider 6.5%4/12/2017
LOBO Honey Cyser9.3%4/11/2017
Tilse’s Apple Truck Cider5.6%4/11/2017
Sydney Cider4.5%4/9/2017
BrewDog Self Assembly Pope7.4%4/8/2017
Wild Beer Fresh5.5%4/8/2017
Moor Envy4.2%4/8/2017
Wild Beer Bibble4.2%4/8/2017
Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction5.5%4/2/2017
Feral Boris the Russian Imperial Stout9.1%3/31/2017
Moa Sour Blanc6.4%3/31/2017
Feral Fantapants7.4%3/24/2017
To Øl Sur Amarillo7.5%3/4/2017
Deschutes Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale6.2%3/4/2017
Oskar Blues Old Chub8%3/3/2017
Wayward Sour Puss Raspberry Berliner Weisse4.2%3/3/2017
HopDog BeerWorks Battle Phruit Galactica7.1%2/24/2017
La Sirène Urban Pale5.2%2/24/2017
To Øl Santa Gose F&#%-It All4%2/24/2017
Sailors Grave Altocumulus Blueberry4%2/23/2017
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


76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
danlo  (117) Darlington , England | April 13, 2017
Shop located in central Sydney with an on-line store. Extensive collection of craft beers, ciders and meads including lots of Australian choices - recommended for visiting or ordering from.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Camons  (582) Hasselager, Denmark | March 11, 2017
Classy highend wine, spirits and beer shop located in close distance to Central train station. A huge number of Australian beers, big import section with sine of the best from the rest of the world. Friendly and very helpfull service with my questions about the beers. Helped my pick a few good bottles to bring back home. Prices maybe abit on the high side or maybe im not gotten used to Sydney pricing yet. Well worth the visit.
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
dmarsha4  (100) , 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.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters  (124) , 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
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
justicemaguire  (21) , 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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
gnoff  (634) 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.
76
  • 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
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1257) 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.
80
  • 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.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
stevoj  (322) 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.

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