Queenscliff brewhouse is a bit of a Swiss army knife of a venue. Yes, it’s a brewery, but it's also a pub, bistro, tasting room, whisky bar and soon to be hotel. The brewhouse building has been around since the late 19th century, and there are plans to restore much of the outside façade to its original period chic.
The brewhouse is run by the same team behind Otway brewing company Prickly Moses, and you can find a large number of its brews on tap, alongside some top local beers and ciders. In fact, almost everything at the venue is locally sourced, from the ham on your eggs benny to the tomatoes in your pasta. Even if you don’t have time to check out the best producers on the Bellarine, you can still support them by checking out Queenscliff Brewhouse’s tasting room. It features walls and walls of local products: jams, olive oils, spice mixes, honey, chutney, sauces and plenty of wine.
Grab a beer to enjoy in the all-weather courtyard beer garden or by the fireplace on cold days. There is a surprising amount of space throughout the venue, meaning even on the busiest nights you can find somewhere to relax. And that’s even before you head upstairs to the Whisky Bar. The bar has got some old-timey saloon vibes going on and a whole lot of whiskies from around the world. Don’t like whisky? There are other spirits to tickle your fancy too, all of which are best enjoyed in the adjacent piano lounge.
If you’re taking the ferry to Queenscliff the brewhouse is an easy walk from the harbour, and the venue also has a courtesy bus for those looking to go further afoot in their epicurean adventures on the Bellarine.