Located along Clarence Street in the heart of Sydney, Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe is the place to visit if you are a connoisseur of beer or want to broaden your horizons beyond the standard on tap labels at your local pub. Combining food, beer and the passing on of knowledge and history, the beer appreciation classes are a popular offering at this establishment. Meanwhile, you have to try Redoak's own brew which includes the dark and full Oatmeal Stout and the Organic Pale Ale for those who are health conscious but still enjoy their alcohol.
Redoak Boutique Beer Café feels spacious inside. The long room is divided down the middle into bar and dining room, with heavy velvet, theatre-grade curtains muting the conversations of your neighbours. It’s a more civilised, genteel beer hall experience; which clearly agrees with women, because (for once) we’re not in the minority. It’s also hard to argue with fourteen years of success in hospitality. Brother and sister team David and Janet opened this in 2004, well before Sydney went craft beer mad. They make their own beers, which make up the bulk of their list, in a dedicated Camden brewery. Keeping the food miles low, they’ve supplemented their bottled beer range with some other Australian brews. Pick up a wooden Tasting Paddle ($12) and a piece of chalk, write the numbers of the tap-beers you wish to try next to the four holes, hand it to the bartender, and you’ll be off and drinking! The Redoak Honey Ale ($7.50, $9.50, $13) is a pretty place to begin,read more
Every month a group of friends and I try a different restaurant. We go to different suburbs, different food styles, different pricing levels etc. The different beers and pairings were awesome. Staff had great knowledge and helpful, answering questions about the beers and explaining why one beer is better than another with the different meals. The food was simple but flavoursome Great environment for a group of friends to have a pint and food
If you heart beer, this place can be your paradise. Their beer menu is excellent and wide ranged. They locally brew their own beers handcrafted, and you will definitely taste a huge quality difference comparing to those commercial beers we generally encounter everyday. The dining experience there was flawless as well. They are not a fancy restaurant, but they act like one. The staffs were charmingly kind and friendly. The food was excellent as well. It was fresh, delicious and nicely portioned to leave a just enough space to enjoy their beers along. Prices were decent and reasonable too despite the quality and quantity they carry. Another plus is that if you dine, it will be full table service so you won't have to go up to the bar and order drinks individually. I'd like to give 4.5 stars instead of 5, having a wish that they were close to my suburb, so I could keep it as my regular hideout.