Craft Beer Bars Guide

Craft Beer

Melbourne and regional Victoria are home to some of the best craft beer in Australia if not the world! In this guide you will find the best craft beer breweries and bars dotted around Melbourne.

Melbourne CBD In search of a good brew?

These city central watering holes are the bees knees.

Cookie | 252 Swanston St | CBD With 22 different local and international beers on tap, you are sure to find a beer to your liking. This city bar is abuzz 7 days a week.

Beer Deluxe | Federation Square | CBD Located in Federation Square you will find 16 beers on tap and one of the best beer gardens in the city.

Mrs Parma’s | 25 Little Bourke Street | CBD Mrs Parma’s has 20 beers on tap and is a city bar where regional Victoria takes a front seat. Be sure to try one of their famous Parma’s while you taste their beer list.

Portland Hotel James Squire Ale House |127 Russell St | CBD The only working microbrewery in Melbourne CBD and you can even take a brewery tour to learn how the brewing process works.


The Northside is full of backstreet pubs, perfect for kicking back on a lazy, sunny afternoon.

The Gertrude Hotel | 148 Gertrude Street | Collingwood You find 16 different new release and single batch beers pouring.

Foresters Hall | 64 Smith Street | Collingwood In this transformed nightclub you find the largest craft bar in Melbourne with 50 taps pouring.

The Terminus | 492 Queens Parade | Clifton Hill At this local favourite you will find 16 taps often including extremely limited releases and brewert showcases.

The Alehouse Project | 98-100 Lygon Street | Brunswick East The staff here claim to be “beer geeks” and we’re not one to argue with them. They’ve got 12 beer taps rotating.

Great Northern Hotel | 644 Rathdowne Street |Carlton North Self proclaimed to be the best beer garden in Melbourne with 22 taps inside and outside.


Bottoms up! The Eastside is full of breweries where you can drink beer and the learn the craft of making it too.

Mountain Goat Brewery | 80 North Street | Richmond Open to the public every Wednesday and Friday evening. You will find a randy, a handy and 4 taps of Mountains Goat’s best. They also do a free brewery tour.

Moon Dog Brewery | 17 Duke Street | Abbotsford Moon Philosophy is: “We love making Really Ridiculously Fun Beer!” Taste it for yourself.


The south do it best, or so they say. Check it out for yourself. 

The Local Taphouse | 184 Carlisle Street | St Kilda East A European-inspired neighbourhood tavern specialising in craft beer, great food and a warm welcome.

Matilda Bay Brewery | 89 Bertie Street | Port Melbourne Famous for their Fat Yak Pale Ale here at the old Cadbury Chocolate Factory, you will be able to taste their other 7 beers

2 Brother Brewery | 4 Joyner St | Moorabbin Open Thursday and Friday nights your will find a great selection of musicians who play.


Two Birds Brewery | 136 Hall Street | Spotswood Two Birds philosophy is: “We make the kind of beers that we enjoy drinking, so we make beers that have flavour and interest, while being clean, sessionable and approachable.

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