New entry in 2018
The Queenscliff Brewhouse is a stylish new eatery, brewery and cocktail bar in historic Queenscliff. Its a craft beer haven with over 200 beers to sample with the best are on tap including our sister company Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beers. We also serve craft cider, craft whisky, local produce from the Otway and Geelong region and more. Tastings are available along with fabulous share platters and a breakfast and lunch menu made with fresh, local produce. The Queenscliff Brewhouse serves a wide range of impressive of beautifully presented meals. Our bistro offers a family friendly atmosphere, and there’s a luxurious experience in our whisky bar, overlooking the Bellarine Peninsula from the upper deck. This features over 200 whiskies, rums and gins, including rare drops that are hard to find, or sip a cocktail or local wine. Another must-visit is our on-site microbrewery offering “Information & tasting experiences” and “working with a brewer experiences”. And there’s a great selection of free live music every week.
First judges Comments
From this one visit it is easy to see why the Brewhouse was alive with clientele on a cold winter’s Saturday night. The hotel appears to have achieved the almost impossible. It is a chameleon, all things to all people. When we arrived, there were kids running around the beer garden in the dark, the bistro was filled with large groups, many with small children. The bistro diners had spilled over into an overfill area. Upstairs was quieter and more subdued, in a genteel fashion of sorts. But in spite of all the activity we were attended to perfectly well and it seemed almost intuitive how we were guided to the upstairs dining area beside the whisky bar. The wine and spirits list here is very impressive. For those occasions when you would like explore the wine region but have limited time, you will find a good representative sample at the Queenscliff Brewhouse. And that is how it is all things to all people. Each area is designed for a different market and the team appears to be adept at recognising where newbies (such as us) would feel most comfortable. By the time we left the hotel, the demographic had changed again.
Great ambience. Good quality foods and presentation. Impressive wine list. Incredible list of whiskies and gins. Family friendly. Good customer service and value for money.