Melbourne’s Best Breweries and Beer Gardens

Thirsty for craft beer? These lovely places will hit the spot.

TrueLocal - Terminus Hotel: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Melbourne

Terminus Hotel

Fitzroy North

With 16 on-tap craft beers and fridges stuffed high with bottles, as well as free beer tasters to help you decide which beer you want to enjoy, the Terminus Hotel has been happily beering the beerlovers of Fitzroy for over 150 beers. Erm, years. Read more

This place (as you would expect being a pub) has a great selection of beers on tap, and some nice drops by the glass. I have now found my new winter hideout, and thankfully it is always open on a Monday (the day I least feel like coming home to cook dinner!) – Sarah00

TrueLocal - Markov: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Melbourne



Cool, colourful and overflowing with excellent beers, Markov is Carlton’s leading spot for a winning bout of ice cold rejuvenation. What’s more, you get a FREE pint of beer with your Porterhouse steak on Wednesday nights! How great is that? Read more

Great place for an after-work drink and I particularly like that it’s “off the beaten track”, so the crowd is a bit nicer than the main drag nearby. There are a few spaces to settle and the staff are wonderful, highly recommend this place. – fourredstars

TrueLocal - Cookie: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Melbourne



Beer hall plus Thai food equals… Let’s see, carry the satay skewers and multiply them by the 24 beers they have on tap! Cookie! That’s the answer! Yes, Cookie is a sleek Thai restaurant hiding inside a beer hall that seems to stretch on forever, and it’s bound to scratch your every beer itch. Read more

Great quality Thai food with great drinks! Not your average Thai place, Cookie is uber-trendy and knows it. Love the balcony on nice days and the green curry and Thai fish cakes were heavenly! –starwoman8

TrueLocal - Little Creatures Dining Hall: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Melbourne

An outlet for the famed Little Creatures brewery, this fine Fitzroy eatery is a sprawling nest of comfy booths, flowing craft beer and exceptional gourmet grub. The only downside is that it’s run by human beings and not actual little creatures. We were hoping to be greeted by friendly beer goblins in adorably tiny cowboy hats or something, but whatever. Nowhere’s perfect. Read more

This place is fantastic! I especially like the tall ceiling, it gives this place an open feel, making it feel less crowded. Plenty of booths and dining tables, the food came out fast and fresh. The have different size beer glasses to choose from so you can sample different beers that they serve. The service was very laid back and chilled. – mass.d

TrueLocal - True South: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Melbourne

True South

Black Rock

“When in doubt, head True South.” True South is quite probably the best place to head in Black Rock for a vibrant selection of unique craft beers, brewed onsite and fully ready to drench your thirst into cool oblivion. Now that’s more like it. Read more

A boutique restaurant/cafe and brewery serving boutique beers, wine, coffee, tapas style food, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can see the beer vats in the restaurant. You can sit outside or inside and it’s pretty busy on the weekends, or after work for a drink –YrPropMgr

TrueLocal - College Lawn Hotel: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Melbourne

With a lounge bar, restaurant, swanky accommodation, function rooms and a glorious, glorious beer garden, the College Lawn Hotel certainly a top place to get your beer on in Prahran. The $6 happy hour on Fridays (5:00pm – 7:00pm) certainly beers mentioning, and you might even say it causes the competition a severe amount of embeeressment. Read more

At first this pub hidden in Prahran’s back streets didn’t look all that impressive, however that changed as soon as I stepped inside. They have a great selection of craft beers on tap, including one that I have never had before. – David Sarkies

TrueLocal - Flying Duck Hotel: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Melbourne

Flying ducks would normally be something to watch out for. In Prahran, however, the only Flying Duck you need to watch out for is the one nestled away on Bendigo Street, where you can recline in leafy comfort within their well-stocked beer garden. From casual get-togethers with mates to full-on corporate functions, you’re bound to have a blast! Read more

This place is relaxed and exceptionally pleasant to be in. The service was efficient and friendly, what more could you ask for. I highly recommend this wonderful place – Atucker


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