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2019 Australia's Best Craft Beer Bars

Posted by Richard Kelsey on

As part of the 2019 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 Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub (by State)

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

Queensland's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

2019 Queensland's Favourite Craft Beer Bar & Pub

Full results*:

Venue % Total votes
Brewski 9% 384
Netherworld 5% 216
Taphouse 5% 210
Bine Bar & Dining 5% 206
The Scratch Bar 5% 206
Archive Beer Boutique 5% 202
The House of Brews 4% 159
Brewhouse Brisbane 3% 149
Tippler's Tap 3% 148
Saccharomyces Beer Cafe 3% 146
Taps Mooloolaba 2% 94
Bloodhound Corner Bar 2% 86
Crow N Arrow 2% 78
Bavarian Bier Café Eagle Street Pier 2% 75
Malt Traders City 2% 72
Backbone 2% 68
Ze Pickle Burleigh Heads 2% 67
Tap'd 2% 66
Bavarian Bier Café Broadbeach 2% 64
Lost Palms Brewing Co 1% 60
Pig 'N' Whistle Riverside 1% 56
The Dock Mooloolaba 1% 52
Eumundi Brewing Company 1% 49
Cambus Wallace 1% 47
Fitz + Potts 1% 43
Ploughman 1% 41
Zero Fox 1% 41
Copperhead Restaurant and Brewery 1% 38
The Bench 1% 37
Embassy Craft Beer Bar 1% 34
Riverbar & Kitchen 1% 33
Woolly Mammoth Alehouse 1% 33
Blackwater Trading Co 1% 31
Greenslopes Cellars 1% 31
The Oxford Taphouse 1% 30
Fritzenberger 1% 26
Sasquatch Bar & Kitchen 1% 26
Black Bunny Kitchen 1% 25
Tapestry Bar 1% 25
The Spotted Cow 1% 25
Last Night on Earth 1% 24

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


New South Wales' Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

New South Wales' Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Venue % Total votes
The Grain Store 9% 444
Bitter Phew 7% 359
The Union Hotel 4% 183
Royal Albert Hotel 3% 155
The Taphouse 3% 145
Keg & Brew 3% 144
Dove & Olive Hotel 3% 133
Bucket Boys Upstairs Bar 2% 110
The Noble Hops 2% 94
Warners at the Bay 2% 92
Sweeney's Rooftop Bar 2% 85
Beer Deluxe King St. Wharf 2% 82
Quarrymans Hotel 2% 82
Harts Pub 2% 78
The Henson 2% 77
Frankie's Pizza 1% 66
The Beach Club Collaroy 1% 64
Bankstown Sports Club 1% 60
The Australian Heritage Hotel 1% 59
Forest Lodge Hotel 1% 53
The Welder's Dog - Tamworth 1% 52
Blue Gum Hotel 1% 51
The Welder's Dog – Armidale 1% 50
Welcome Hotel 1% 49
His Boy Elroy 1% 47
The DOG Hotel 1% 47
The Blind Bear 1% 46
The Prince 1% 45
The Monkey Bar, Dubbo 1% 43
Pumphouse Sydney 1% 42
The Blind Monk (Craft Beer) 1% 42
Spooning Goats 1% 41
Petersham Bowling Club 1% 39
Dee Why Hotel 1% 37
The Newtown Hotel 1% 37
Kincumber Hotel 1% 35
Yulli's 1% 34
Rag and Famish Hotel 1% 33
Beer Deluxe Albury 1% 31
Element Bar 1% 31
Erskineville Hotel 1% 31
Nelson Hotel 1% 29
The Winston Hills Hotel 1% 27

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


ACT's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Canberra's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Venue % Total votes
Old Canberra Inn 28% 243
To All My Friends 10% 89
The Durham 10% 88
The George Harcourt Inn 8% 66
Grease Monkey 7% 61
Brew Nation 6% 55
The Meating Room 3% 27
Hopscotch Braddon 3% 26
The Pot Belly Bar 3% 25
Ducks Nuts Bar & Grill 3% 23
Duxton 3% 23
Debacle 2% 17
King O'Malley's 2% 16
Walt & Burley 2% 14
Ace High Eatery and Bar 2% 13
Bar Rochford 1% 10
Bolt Bar 1% 10
Gryphons Caffe Bar 1% 10
Transit Bar 1% 10
Honkytonks 1% 5

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


Victoria's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Victoria's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Venue % Total votes
Carwyn Cellars 12% 591
Beer DeLuxe Melbourne 6% 309
The Local Taphouse St Kilda 5% 273
Grape & Grain 4% 220
Mr West 3% 162
Beermash 3% 161
Hop Temple 3% 160
The Foragers Drop 3% 154
Great Northern Hotel 2% 105
Bar Josephine 2% 104
Hopheads 2% 95
Royston Hotel 2% 85
The Terminus Hotel 2% 80
Boilermaker House 2% 78
Belgian Beer Cafe Melbourne 1% 75
The Alehouse Project 1% 63
The Catfish 1% 63
Cambrian Hotel 1% 61
Cherry Tree Hotel 1% 59
Mrs Parma's - Melbourne 1% 56
Boatrocker Barrel Room 1% 53
Beer Deluxe Hawthorn 1% 52
Aireys Pub 1% 51
Slow Beer Fitzroy 1% 51
Young & Jackson 1% 49
Jimmy's Tap & Barrel 1% 44
Penny Blue 1% 43
Penny Young's 1% 42
Hopscotch 1% 41
The Goods Shed 1% 41
The Crafty Squire 1% 39
The Fat Goat 1% 38
Foresters Pub & Dining 1% 35
Beer 360 1% 32
Park Hotel 1% 32
The Mallow Hotel 1% 32
Far Side Beers 1% 31
Junction Beer Hall & Wine Bar 1% 31
Flight Bar & Bottleshop 1% 29
Oscar's Alehouse 1% 28
Cookie 1% 27
Dr. Morse 1% 27
Munich Brauhaus 1% 27
Prosciutto Bros Craft Bar 1% 27
Rainbow Hotel 1% 27

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


Tasmania's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Tasmania's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Venue % Total votes
Saint John Craft Beer Bar 31% 168
The Winston 23% 125
Preachers 19% 102
Jack Greene 6% 31
Empress Craft Beer 4% 23
Tandy's Alehouse 4% 23
The Whaler 4% 23
New Sydney Hotel 2% 13
Waterman's Beer Market 2% 9
Boodle Beasley 1% 7
Tasman Quartermasters 1% 4

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


South Australia's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

South Australia's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Venue % Total votes
The Wheatsheaf Hotel 18% 301
NOLA Adelaide 15% 259
Gilbert Street Hotel 11% 187
West Thebby Social Club 5% 82
Franklin Hotel 4% 74
The Kings Head Hotel 4% 60
Uraidla Hotel 3% 53
Stein's Taphouse and Wine Bar 2% 42
Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross 2% 37
The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel 2% 32
The Warradale Hotel 2% 32
Oostende Belgian Beer Cafe 2% 30
Earl of Leicester 2% 28
Crafers Inn Hotel 2% 27
The Highway 1% 25
The Little Pub 1% 23
Stirling Hotel 1% 22
The Jungle (Kent Town Hotel) 1% 21
Mick O'Shea's 1% 19
Benjamin on Franklin 1% 17
The Earl of Leicester 1% 16
The Original Coopers Alehouse 1% 16
The Royal Oak 1% 13
Colonist Tavern 1% 12
Duck Inn 1% 12
Hains & Co 1% 11
The Austral 1% 11
The Elephant British Pub 1% 11
Mile End Hotel 1% 10
Pink Moon Saloon 1% 10
Wellington Hotel 1% 10

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


Western Australia's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Western Australia's Favourite Craft Beer Bar/Pub

Full results*:

Venue % Total votes
The Dutch Trading Co. (DTC) 22% 379
Petition Beer Corner 20% 340
Caboose 4% 75
Norfolk Hotel 4% 71
Clancy's Fish Pub Fremantle 4% 67
Sail & Anchor Hotel 3% 56
The Firestation Specialty Beer and Wine Bar 3% 52
Belgian Beer Cafe 3% 47
Clancy's Fish Pub Dunsborough 3% 46
The Left Bank 2% 30
Balmoral Hotel 2% 29
El Grotto 2% 28
Refuge Small Bar 1% 24
The Mechanics Institute 1% 24
Bob's Bar 1% 23
The Rosemount Hotel 1% 23
Clancy's Fish Pub Canning Bridge 1% 22
The Monk 1% 21
The Pour House Bar + Kitchen 1% 20
Duckstein Brewery 1% 19
The Generous Squire 1% 18
Strange Company 1% 17
The Lucky Shag 1% 17
Old Faithful Bar & BBQ 1% 15
Clancy's Fish City Beach 1% 14
Pirate Bar 1% 14
Varnish on King 1% 14
Darleens Taphouse 1% 13
The Freo Doctor Liquor Store 1% 13
Mojo's 1% 12
The Brisbane Hotel 1% 11
Other 10% 169

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

Full results of the 2019 Australian Craft Beer Survey here.



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