Sou West Brewery Torquay

Brewing beer bigly in Torquay


GPA Awards won in 2021

Highly Commended Best Chef – Alex McIntosh

Finalist Best Apprentice Chef – Toby Gock

Finalist Exemplar Award for Tourist Attraction


  • Category: Restaurant Casual Dining
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Australian
  • Gluten-free and Vegetarian available
  • Head Chef: Alex McIntosh
  • FOH Manager: Tyler Ellery
  • $$
  • Cards Accepted: Visa and Mastercard
  • Street parking and off-street parking
  • Covid-safe Measures in place

What the Judges said in 2021

In a newly-refurbished warehouse in Torquay, Sou West Brewery is a massive temple to the pursuit of hoppyness. The throngs of families enjoying a weekend bevvie prove that if you build it, they will come. And, what a build! The venue is so big it could qualify for its own postcode, Taking ‘family-friendly’ to extremes, Sou’West cannily provides an indoor child play area larger than most Jan Juc 3-bedders and empowers families to get together to share a range of house-brewed beers and a globe-trotting menu of pub favourites, cold seafood dishes, pizzas and salad bowls. Not sure what beer to try? Order a tasting paddle and work your way through the range. The staff at Sou West are young, snappily attired and focus on putting smiles on faces. There’s heaps of parking out front, dozens of suitably spaced tables and plenty of reasons to while away some care-free hours without worrying about cash (thanks to Covid Sou’West operates entirely on EFTPOS). Sou West is predominantly walk-in and only takes reservations for groups of over six . They can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests on each table.

Special strengths

The sheer scale of the shiny new venue.  Huge kids’ playroom. Warm meet & greet at the front door. First-timers given brief introduction to venue.  Menu includes pub favourites, cold seafoods, pizzas and salad bowls. Ordering at the bar was brisk, efficient and courteous. Atmosphere suitable for large groups. Ordering at the bar was brisk, efficient and courteous. Tasting paddle of four beers. Nine wines by the glass  feature smaller, independent winemakers.

27 Baines Crescent Torquay Wednesday: 4.00pm to 9.00pm Thursday & Friday: 12.00pm to 9.00pm Saturday & Sunday: 11.00am to 9.00pm
Baines Crescent 27
Torquay 3228 VIC AU
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