Great place with south / Central American feel / theme. Nice open and overhead areas. Seemed to be mainly a restaurant, at least when I was here on a Sunday morning. Very friendly and helpful staff. A really interesting choice if food (for breakfast) and what I had was superb.
1-Aug-13, Nice casual freindly feel, mix of electro south americano reggae jazz music, good food selection with specials most weekdays. Came hear about a year ago and staff were accomodating to our kids. This time around by myself, staff were personable and attentative. Had the Chief for IPAday, Rauch beer to go with Latino pizza and then The Bounty for the Tallships that are in Freo.
Love the location of this joint. Seating in or out. Had amazing food recently at the Stone’s dinner but since the chef has gone to Feral the food has become less ’beer orientated’ which was part of the amusement I suppose. Great US beers on show during the US craft beer week and Steph was fantastic to deal with throughout the time. The Rauch is one worth trying if you’re there for the Monk’s beers. Nice place.
Since Paul has taken over as the head brewer, their beer range has vastly improved and continues to do so. Great stuff
On the plus side they have a nice lineup of 8 on a tasting tray, plus some very interesting seasonals the skilled brewers experiment with. Sweet Potato porter and Coconut Stout for example. The Chief IPA is their best, and Rauch also good.
Downside is the food is pricey, and when they are busy in a weekend you may struggle to get it quickly.
Visited April 2012. Busy place, it was crowded mid afternoon on a Thursday, with attentive table service and a wide selection of beers. I tried the taster tray of eight Monk beers, which was very enjoyable, with the Rauchbier and The Chief being the stand outs. Plays a central part in making Fremantle a great beer venue.
I frequent this one. Many a messy afternoon spent here, peoplewatching and generally getting rowdy. One of the very few breweries I’ve been that I haven’t rated a single offering. Must make more of an effort to get the notebook out as their Rauchbier is one of my all-time favourites. Fairly simple menu, but adequate and tasty, with the odd dish being cooked outside in the al fresco. When the Paella pan comes out I come a running. Well set-out. Central bar with excellent service offered by the hipster staff. The house beers are fantastic, but with the option of a good Aussie micro or US craft beer, it just ticks even more boxes. Recommended!