We stopped in here for dinner and drinks but the kitchen closes real early and at 9pm we were limited to a couple pizzas. The pizzas were quite tasty, but we had hoped for more of a meal than that. Oh well. Just be aware that the kitchen does close a touch early. Decent sized space that is sort of segmented into two rooms/spaces. The bar area and a more dining room type space. The location in the CBD makes it a bit classier than many brewpubs. Fairly sparse in the way of decorations. The barkeepers seemed to enough about the beers but were very disinterested at the same time. I was hoping they’d have some of their Baltic Porter available but to no avail. However, when I had inquired about it the barkeeper figured it was time to up-sell the tourist and started showing me all these "amazing" beers (at $75 or more per bottle). No thanks. When I told him I’d just have something off draught he definitely got a little snooty about it. Not horrible or too off-putting, but annoying just the same. Anyhow, the beer is pretty good, though not great. The APA and the Paddy’s Craic were my favorites of the night. The organic pale ale was pretty bad, IMO. I’d stop in again for a pint of something but I don’t think this is a must visit if you are touring through Sydney.
Visited in mid afternoon with the air conditioning definitely a bonus.
A good array of beers with various styles and award winners. Always a cask conditioned ale available plus a bottles of their own products.
Be aware that had no take away licence so can only drink them on the premises. The non-standard brews may prove elusive.
Wow, I was blown away. This place is the bomb. The manager, (done gone and forget his name again like the fool I am) and the rest of the staff are super friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Price/value is excellent. Tried a variety of beers- all delicious. Brewmaster has won a lot of awards. It’s impressive that he can craft so well across such a wide range. I’ve never had a trout that was salmon red before. Customers were equally friendly Tried to convince them to step up to the modern world with wi fi. Any event, serious class act,
A nice big bar and lots of seating in the restaurant area. I had a tasting plate (small dishes matched to a beer sample). The food was OK, but nothing special. The beer was good solid beers, they had a list of vintage bottles that looked good but were on the expensive side.
Interesting and surprisingly wide array of house beers keeps the attention. Atmosphere is s little dull. About 20 house beers on the menu. No guest taps or bottles. Berliner, Flemish sour, Christmas beer, dubbel. dopplebock, IPA, APA, saison, wit, it’s all over the place. Brews are unrefined but playful, and effort is present. Worth a stop.
beers are ok here not much selection mainly lagers and bitters. the extra strong bitter was the closest thing to an IPA that i was after. food was pretty good here too. staff were nice and across the road down an alley way is an awesome place called baxter inn which the barman recommended to us. (Baxter Inn was awesome had an iStout there so enough said)
Beers here used to be the best thing eva. Not sure what happened but now it is just good. Atmosphere is pretty good, relaxed, various seating, not too loud. Not open on Sunday, wierd. Food is good but not cheap.
Just as much focus on the food as on the beer, but now worries - both were great. As a part of their menu they provide "tasting planks" where four small dishes are paired with four beers on a small plank. The planks comes in seafood/meat/vegetarian and cheese varieties.
In addition to the meat plank, which had an Octoberfest theme with German food and beer, I tried their Special Strong Bitter. Beautiful, full bodied with heaps of hops and a grapefruity aroma.
The biggest thing I love about brewpubs is how fresh the beer tastes. The Redoak was no exception. Their bock and porter were excellent (and paired nicely with my sausage and mash) and the hefeweizen was one of the best I’ve ever had. Much more a Brasserie-style place than a typical pub.
jdpeebs (18) Sydney, Australia | May 8, 2012| Updated July 22, 2012
Good location in the city for a few great beers after work. good service and great food, but a little pricey. Overall a great place too go and enjoy some great beers.