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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.

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