Best Beer Bars in Melbourne in 2021

Published On: January 11, 2021

What better feeling than a refreshing beer at the end of a long day at work on a beautiful summer afternoon with a bunch of mates? If you ask us, very little can beat this feeling 😉

As 2020 made way to 2021, we’ve decided to start the year by telling you all about the best beer bars, including craft brewery venues, in Melbourne.

Indeed, known as being the culinary capital of Australia, Melbourne also brims with incredible beer and wine bars!

As a result, beer aficionados, Melburnians and visitors alike, can enjoy a variety of styles when it comes to beer on tap, all carefully crafted by passionate beer makers eager to elevate their brews to the highest standards.

Keen to find out about the best beer bars in Melbourne? Read on!


Westside Ale Works


Tucked away on Alfred Street in South Melbourne, this family-owned craft brewery is a paradise for beer lovers. The venue is particularly good at experimenting with different styles without compromising quality! Indeed, the cozy brewery offers a wide range of independent tasty drinks, including West Coast American-inspired style beers on tap to both beer experts and curious minds. Note that non-beer drinkers can also enjoy some delicious beverages, including homemade apple cider.

Feeling hungry? Westside Ale Works also offers a range of flavoursome snacks with homemade American style pizzas and smoky cheese bread. Explosion of flavors guaranteed!

The Crafty Squire

The Crafty Squire is a microbrewery and craft beer bar located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

The incredible beverage and food menus will cater to any taste! Whether you’re after crisp lagers or hoppy craft beers, local cheeses and mouth-watering cheeseburgers, or gnocchi and eggplant parma, the Crafty Squire has got you covered!

In addition to amazing beers and delicious pub meals, this amazing venue provides its clients with big screen TV’s so that they can enjoy their favorite game while indulging in a delightful pint with some mates. The beer bar also features ample space and can accommodate any function.

What we love about this place, you ask? It’s the ambiance! Indeed, the stone walls give the crafty squire an old tavern feel, and the live music provides a cozy atmosphere.

Boilermaker House

Featuring an amazing old speakeasy decor, the Boilermaker House offers beer, cocktail, whisky lovers, and foodies, one of the best food and drink pairing experiences in town.

Indeed, the venue provides over 900 whiskies, an endless list of beers on tap, and a spectacular food menu including some sophisticated and carefully curated foods to pair with the mouth-watering concoctions.

From incredible meat and cheese boards and flavorsome sophisticated sandwiches to fruity, spicy, or smooth, hoppy beers, the Boilermaker House won’t disappoint 😉

The Alehouse Project

Located on the trendy Lygon street, the Alehouse Project was founded in 2012 by a group of friends to serve delicious craft beers to beer lovers. This simple but extremely popular venue features a beautiful beer garden and an incredible menu featuring independent international and Australian craft brews along with tasty pub meals.

Note that the place also has big screen TV screens for sports lovers.

Melbourne really knows how to do craft beers, and from simple local pubs to sophisticated craft brewery bars, there is a place for every occasion and every taste. Have you got a favourite beer bar? If so, don’t hesitate to share in the comment section below as we’d love to try it!

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