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2018 Australia's Best Craft Beer Bars

Posted by Richard Kelsey on

As part of the 2018 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)

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

Queensland's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Bar % Total Votes
Brewski 8% 223
Archive Beer Boutique 7% 199
The Scratch Bar 6% 158
Bine Bar & Dining 5% 131
Netherworld 4% 113
Tippler's Tap 4% 98
Brewhouse Brisbane 3% 86
The House of Brews 3% 78
Black Bunny Kitchen 3% 74
Saccharomyces Beer Cafe 3% 73
Taps Mooloolaba 2% 64
Backbone 2% 60
Taphouse 2% 59
Malt Traders City 2% 50
Lester & Earl 2% 49
The Mill 2% 49
Bavarian Bier Café Eagle Street Pier 2% 48
Land & Sea (Noosa Beer Company) 2% 47
Bloodhound Corner Bar 2% 44
Fitz + Potts 1% 40
Tap'd 1% 36
Ze Pickle Burleigh Heads 1% 36
Lost Palms Brewing Co 1% 35
Bavarian Bier Café Broadbeach 1% 34
Crow N Arrow 1% 34
Eumundi Brewing Company 1% 32
Woolly Mammoth Alehouse 1% 29
Fritzenberger 1% 27
Embassy Craft Beer Bar 1% 26
Pig 'N' Whistle Riverside 1% 25
Cambus Wallace 1% 24
Ploughman 1% 23
Hub Brewing 1% 22
The Bench 1% 22
Bosc 1% 21
Tapestry Bar 1% 21
Greenslopes Cellars 1% 20
Sasquatch Bar & Kitchen 1% 18
Surfers Sandbar 1% 17
The Dock Mooloolaba 1% 17
White Brick Brewing 1% 17
The Spotted Cow 1% 16
The Bent Elbow 1% 15
Zero Fox 1% 14

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


New South Wales Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
The Grain Store 7% 335
Bitter Phew 7% 334
The Local Taphouse Darlinghurst 4% 194
Keg & Brew 4% 181
Dove & Olive Hotel 4% 172
The Union Hotel 3% 161
Royal Albert Hotel 3% 150
Quarrymans Hotel 2% 97
Harts Pub 2% 92
Frankie's Pizza 2% 80
The Henson 2% 79
The Noble Hops 2% 74
Spooning Goats 1% 67
Forest Lodge Hotel 1% 64
Beer Deluxe King St. Wharf 1% 63
Bucket Boys Upstairs Bar 1% 61
Bankstown Sports Club 1% 54
Sweeney's Rooftop Bar 1% 54
Pumphouse Sydney 1% 53
The Beach Club Collaroy 1% 52
Warners at the Bay 1% 52
The Australian Heritage Hotel 1% 50
Welcome Hotel 1% 50
FogHorn Brewhouse Central Coast 1% 49
Dee Why Hotel 1% 47
Erskineville Hotel 1% 43
The Blind Bear 1% 42
The Blind Monk (Craft Beer) 1% 39
The Oaks 1% 35
Barvarian Bier Café York Street, Sydney 1% 34
Rag and Famish Hotel 1% 34
The DOG Hotel 1% 34
Petersham Bowling Club 1% 31
The Welder's Dog – Armidale 1% 29
The Prince 1% 27
Kincumber Hotel 1% 26
The Winston Hills Hotel 1% 26
Lord Raglan Hotel 1% 25
Saltbar Beachbar and Bistro 1% 25
3 Weeds 1% 24
The Newtown Hotel 1% 24

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


Canberra's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
Old Canberra Inn 23% 117
The Durham 17% 83
The George Harcourt Inn 9% 43
Grease Monkey 7% 33
Hopscotch Braddon 3% 17
The Meating Room 3% 17
To All My Friends 3% 16
Walt & Burley 3% 15
Ducks Nuts Bar & Grill 3% 14
Duxton 3% 13
King O'Malley's 2% 12
The Pot Belly Bar 2% 12
Brew Nation 2% 11
Debacle 2% 10
Ace High Eatery and Bar 2% 9
Transit Bar 2% 9
Bar Rochford 1% 7
Gryphons Caffe Bar 1% 7
Honkytonks 1% 5
The Lighthouse 1% 3

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


Victoria's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:


Bar % Total votes
Carwyn Cellars 10% 429
The Local Taphouse St Kilda 7% 316
Beer DeLuxe Melbourne 6% 270
Grape & Grain3%146
Hop Temple 3% 138
Mr West 3% 129
Beermash 3% 127
Bar Josephine 3% 119
Great Northern Hotel 3% 113
Royston Hotel 2% 92
The Terminus Hotel 2% 90
Boilermaker House 2% 77
Brewery 2% 71
Belgian Beer Cafe Melbourne 2% 70
Slow Beer Richmond 1% 66
The Alehouse Project 1% 62
Aireys Pub 1% 58
Foresters Pub & Dining 1% 57
The Catfish 1% 54
The Foragers Drop 1% 49
Mrs Parma's - Melbourne 1% 47
Beer Deluxe Hawthorn 1% 46
Hopheads 1% 46
The Mallow Hotel 1% 44
Boatrocker Barrel Room 1% 43
Cambrian Hotel 1% 43
Cherry Tree Hotel 1% 43
Slow Beer Fitzroy 1% 36
Mr Paul's Beer & Wine 1% 34
Cookie 1% 33
Oscar's Alehouse 1% 33
Young & Jackson 1% 29
Junction Beer Hall & Wine Bar 1% 28
Flight Bar & Bottleshop 1% 27
Park Hotel 1% 27
Penny Blue 1% 26
East of Everything 1% 25
The Crafty Squire 1% 23  

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


Tasmania's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
Saint John Craft Beer Bar 30% 140
The Winston 19% 89
Preachers 15% 68
Jack Greene 7% 32
Empress Craft Beer 6% 29
Tandy's Alehouse 6% 29
New Sydney Hotel 6% 28
The Whaler 4% 20
Waterman's Beer Market 3% 14
Tasman Quartermasters 1% 4


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

South Australia's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
The Wheatsheaf Hotel 24% 372
NOLA Adelaide 15% 238
Gilbert Street Hotel 10% 164
The Kings Head Hotel 4% 64
Franklin Hotel 3% 42
Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross 2% 36
Oostende Belgian Beer Cafe 2% 33
Earl of Leicester 2% 30
Stein's Taphouse and Wine Bar 2% 29
The Warradale Hotel 2% 29
The Royal Oak 2% 27
The Highway 2% 25
The Original Coopers Alehouse 1% 22
The Austral 1% 19
The Earl of Leicester 1% 19
Crafers Inn Hotel 1% 18
The Curious Squire 1% 18
Uraidla Hotel 1% 18
Treasury 1860 1% 17
Mile End Hotel 1% 14
Hains & Co 1% 13
Colonist Tavern 1% 12
Mick O'Shea's 1% 12
Pink Moon Saloon 1% 12
The Elephant British Pub 1% 12
Seacliff Beach Hotel 1% 11
The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel 1% 11
Benjamin on Franklin 1% 10
Duck Inn 1% 10
Stirling Hotel 1% 10
Ampika's Kitchen 1% 8

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


Western Australia's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Bar % Total votes
Petition Beer Corner 20% 271
The Dutch Trading Co. (DTC) 20% 270
Sail & Anchor Hotel 5% 69
Caboose 5% 64
Clancy's Fish Pub Fremantle 4% 57
Norfolk Hotel 3% 42
Belgian Beer Cafe 3% 39
The Firestation Specialty Beer and Wine Bar 2% 28
El Grotto 2% 27
Clancy's Fish Pub Dunsborough 2% 26
Balmoral Hotel 2% 23
Bob's Bar 2% 22
The Monk 2% 21
Clancy's Fish Pub Canning Bridge 1% 20
The Mechanics Institute 1% 19
Duckstein Brewery 1% 18
Baby Mammoth 1% 17
The Pour House Bar + Kitchen 1% 17
The Generous Squire 1% 14
Clancy's Fish City Beach 1% 13
The Royal on The Waterfront 1% 13
The Left Bank 1% 12
The Freo Doctor Liquor Store 1% 11
The Lucky Shag 1% 11
Strange Company 1% 10
Pirate Bar 1% 9
Refuge Small Bar 1% 9
The Brisbane Hotel 1% 9
Miss Chats 1% 7

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

Full results of the 2018 Australian Craft Beer Survey here.

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