Loading... Please wait...

Blog

Australia's Best Craft Beer Bars

Posted by Richard Kelsey on

As part of the  2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey we asked you to tell us your favourite craft beer bar/pub local to your state. 

Check out the results by each state below, and if you're wondering where to head for your next event/night out this should give you a pretty good guide!

Australia's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub (by State)

Australia's Best Craft Beer Bars/Pubs

Queensland | New South Wales | Canberra/ACT | Victoria | Tasmania | South Australia | Western Australia

Queensland's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Queensland's Best Craft Beer Bars/Pubs

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
Archive Beer Boutique 9.3% 204
Brewski 8.0% 175
The Scratch Bar 7.9% 173
Bine Bar & Dining 4.3% 95
Black Bunny Kitchen 4.1% 89
The House of Brews 3.5% 77
Brewhouse Brisbane 3.3% 72
Fitz + Potts 3.1% 67
Lester & Earl 2.9% 63
Tippler's Tap 2.8% 62
Taphouse 2.5% 54
Bloodhound Corner Bar 2.2% 49
Saccharomyces Beer Cafe 2.1% 47
Bavarian Bier Café Eagle Street Pier 2.0% 43
Ze Pickle Burleigh Heads 1.8% 39
The Mill 1.7% 37
Backbone 1.6% 36
Netherworld 1.6% 36
Woolly Mammoth Alehouse 1.6% 36
Bavarian Bier Café Broadbeach 1.6% 35
Taps Mooloolaba 1.5% 34
Greenslopes Cellars 1.3% 28
Malt Traders City 1.2% 27
The Spotted Cow 1.2% 26
Tap'd 1.1% 24
Blackwater Trading Co 1.1% 24

*Includes all venues that got over 1% of votes.

New South Wales' Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

New South Wales' Best Craft Beer Bars/Pubs

**Note Foghorn Brewhouse Central Coast included as beers are not brewed on site.

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
Bitter Phew 7.9% 338
The Grain Store 7.6% 327
The Local Taphouse Darlinghurst 6.3% 272
Keg & Brew 5.3% 227
The Union Hotel 4.5% 194
Dove & Olive Hotel 4.1% 175
Royal Albert Hotel 3.0% 127
Harts Pub 2.9% 124
Quarrymans Hotel 2.2% 96
FogHorn Brewhouse Central Coast 1.7% 74
Frankie's Pizza 1.7% 74
The Henson 1.7% 73
The Noble Hops 1.6% 68
Beer Deluxe King St. Wharf 1.6% 67
Forest Lodge Hotel 1.5% 65
Warners at the Bay 1.2% 51
Welcome Hotel 1.2% 51
The Australian Heritage Hotel 1.1% 48
Bankstown Sports Club 1.1% 47
Petersham Bowling Club 1.1% 47
The Beach Club Collaroy 1.1% 47
Pumphouse Sydney 1.0% 44
Dee Why Hotel 1.0% 41

*Includes all venues that got over 1% of votes.

Canberra's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Canberra's Best Craft Beer Bars/Pubs

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
Old Canberra Inn 21.8% 109
The Durham 15.2% 76
The Pot Belly Bar 8.0% 40
The George Harcourt Inn 6.8% 34
Brew Nation 5.2% 26
Grease Monkey 5.0% 25
Transit Bar 4.8% 24
Debacle 3.8% 19
The Meating Room 3.2% 16
Hopscotch Braddon 2.8% 14
Ducks Nuts Bar & Grill 3.0% 15
King O'Malley's 2.4% 12
Walt & Burley 2.0% 10
Duxton 1.8% 9
Bar Rochford 1.0% 5
Gryphons Caffe Bar 1.0% 5

*Includes all venues that got over 1% of votes.

Victoria's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Victoria's Best Craft Beer Bars/Pubs

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
The Local Taphouse St Kilda 9.2% 471
Carwyn Cellars 9.2% 466
Grape & Grain 7.5% 381
Beer DeLuxe Melbourne 5.7% 291
Great Northern Hotel 3.0% 155
The Alehouse Project 2.9% 148
Foresters Pub & Dining 2.2% 114
Hop Temple 2.2% 110
The Terminus Hotel 2.2% 110
Belgian Beer Cafe Melbourne 2.0% 104
Slow Beer Richmond 1.9% 97
Beermash 1.7% 89
Boilermaker House 1.7% 89
Royston Hotel 1.4% 72
Beer Deluxe Hawthorn 1.4% 70
The Catfish 1.3% 67
Mrs Parma's - Melbourne 1.3% 66
Bar Josephine 1.3% 64
Cookie 1.1% 57
Junction Beer Hall & Wine Bar 1.1% 57
Mr Paul's Beer & Wine 1.1% 54
Oscar's Alehouse 1.0% 52
Slow Beer Fitzroy 1.0% 51

*Includes all venues that got over 1% of votes.

Tasmania's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Tasmania's Best Craft Beer Bars/Pubs

Full results**:

Bar % Total votes
Saint John Craft Beer Bar 25.4% 94
The Winston 19.7% 73
Preachers 13.0% 48
New Sydney Hotel 10.3% 38
Jack Greene 7.6% 28
Empress Craft Beer 6.8% 25
Waterman's Beer Market 3.5% 13
Tandy's Alehouse 2.7% 10
The Whaler 2.2% 8
Tasman Quartermasters 1.1% 4
Shambles 1.1% 4

*Includes all venues that got over 1% of votes.

South Australia's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

South Australia's Best Craft Beer Bars/Pubs

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
The Wheatsheaf Hotel 29.3% 342
NOLA Adelaide 13.8% 161
Gilbert Street Hotel 7.8% 91
The Kings Head Hotel 3.9% 46
Treasury 1860 2.7% 32
The Curious Squire 2.2% 26
Oostende Belgian Beer Cafe 2.1% 24
Earl of Leicester 2.0% 23
The Royal Oak 2.0% 23
Franklin Hotel 1.9% 22
Stein's Taphouse and Wine Bar 1.5% 18
The Highway 1.5% 17
The Earl of Leicester 1.4% 16
Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross 1.3% 15
Stirling Hotel 1.3% 15
The Warradale Hotel 1.2% 14
The Austral 1.1% 13
The Elephant British Pub 1.0% 12

*Includes all venues that got over 1% of votes.

Western Australia's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Western Australia's Best Craft Beer Bars/Pubs

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
The Dutch Trading Co. (DTC) 20.8% 280
Petition Beer Corner 19.3% 260
Sail & Anchor Hotel 5.1% 69
Clancy's Fish Pub Fremantle 4.8% 65
Caboose 4.0% 54
Belgian Beer Cafe 3.0% 40
Bob's Bar 2.1% 28
Clancy's Fish Pub Dunsborough 2.0% 27
Norfolk Hotel 2.0% 27
The Pour House Bar + Kitchen 1.6% 22
The Generous Squire 1.6% 21
Baby Mammoth 1.4% 19
Clancy's Fish Pub Canning Bridge 1.4% 19
The Mechanics Institute 1.4% 19
El Grotto 1.3% 17
The Monk 1.2% 16
Duckstein Brewery 1.0% 14
The Firestation Specialty Beer and Wine Bar 1.0% 14
Balmoral Hotel 1.0% 13

*Includes all venues that got over 1% of votes.

Full results of the Australian Craft Beer Survey here.

View Comments


Australia'a Best Craft Brewery Venues

As part of the 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey we asked you to tell us your favourite craft brewery venue local to your state. Check out the results by each state below, and if you're wondering where to head for your next this should give you a pretty good guide!Australia's Favourite Craft Brewery Venue (by State) Queensland [...]

Read More »


​Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA

Photo by: @pleasebeermeBeer description: Old school meets new school in this fresh approach to the classic IPA. At 50 IBU’s and 6.7% ABV, Breaking Bud features the restrained bitterness and alcohol of a classic IPA with newer tropical fruit hop flavours and aromas of Mosaic. Also in the hop mix are Simcoe and Columbus, Tomahawk, [...]

Read More »


​Bend the Knee - the latest Game of Thrones beer from Ommegang is here!

Bend the Knee is brewed with pils malt and flaked oats and hopped with Saaz, Bravo, and Styrian Golding hops. It pours a golden hue with a large, frothy head. Both the aroma and flavour mix maltiness and citrus from the hops, while Ommegang’s signature house yeast produces prominent fruitiness. Wildflower honey added during fermentation [...]

Read More »


​Decisions, decisions, decisions!

The @sydney_beer_week program guide is now out. Grab one in store, or head to their website and start your planning for the big week now.Taking place October 20-29th. You don’t want to miss it.

Read More »


​Pirate Life: Mosaic IPA

: @fantasticfilmFrom Australia’s number 1 craft brewery (according to our 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey).The genesis of the Mosaic IPA can be traced back to late 2014, before Pirate Life had even brewed its first batch of beer. After a day of jack hammering drains in the warehouse that eventually became our brewery, Red dropped [...]

Read More »


​This looks tasty. If only it was in bottles……

AND the final 4th beer to wrap up our bonanza of Limited Editions is… Ca$hella IPA! Brewed with Cashmere & Ella hops, this 6.1% IPA is a style close to our hearts - hoppy, fruity & bloody satisfying!Tapped at the brewery just NOW!: @modusoperandibrewing

Read More »


​We’ve taken our 2017 Beer Advent Calendar to the next level!

Pre-order yours at the link in our bio or here >>> http://www.beercartel.com.au/beer-advent-calendarFeaturing an awesome festive box design and a stellar line up of 25 Australian & International beers. This is one box of beer you definitely don’t want to miss!Packs begin shipping end of October.

Read More »


​Deep Creek Dusty Gringo India Brown Ale

Photo by: @leeveelyBeer description: Dusty Gringo India Brown Ale represents the rugged edge of the Wild West cowboy. A swig of this tasty brew charges your senses with the aromas of a mountain range of malt, and a hop kick reminiscent of that trusty steed’s hoof. The floral and citrus flavours imparted from the Cascade, [...]

Read More »


​Modus Gadzooks! IPA [Limit 2 Per Person]

Photo by: @modusoperandibrewingBeer description: Gadzooks! IPA is a juicy, hazy 6.3% New England IPA brewed in the name of scientific discovery! Chock full of the green stuff - Cascade, Centennial, Galaxy, Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic & Idaho 7!Available in store & online: http://www.beercartel.com.au/modus-gadzooks-ipa-limit-2-per-person/

Read More »



Sign in or Create an account

Categories