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Artistic render of Brewmanity's new rooftop bar.
Image render: Supplied / Brewmanity

Melbourne's first rooftop brewery bar is about to open to the public

The co-founder is none other than AFL legend, David Neitz

Lauren Dinse
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Lauren Dinse

The footy. Bizarre but absolutely necessary op shop finds. A good chicken parma. We Melburnians love a lot of things, but if there’s anything that gets us out and about in the warmer months, it’s a shiny new rooftop bar. 

Joining the spate of recent openings for sky-high tipples (Lulu Bar, Fleet, Skinny Dog Upstairs), the folks behind local craft beer brand Brewmanity are about to launch the city’s first-ever brewery rooftop bar in South Melbourne. 

Anticipate a three-storey wonderland with capacity for a whopping 400 beer lovers, complete with 34 taps from head brewer Tim Miller. Here’s a man who was once Little Creatures’ brewing manager, so you know he knows his froffs. Brewmanity focuses on traditional beer styles, using natural fermentation methods without additives. 

The ground floor has been designed to house an industrial-style beer hall where you’ll get to watch all the brewing magic unfold in the vats while you skull down a cold one. Upstairs on the next level, the space features what could be Victoria’s most unique brewery bar, boasting a massive terrace that offers panoramic views of the city. Try something new from a tasting paddle, or branch out from beer with a drinks list that includes local indie wines, spirits and cocktails.

And if you get a bit peckish, never fear – there’s a menu of share plates and bar bites on hand, with both vegan and gluten-free options available. Finally, ascend to the top floor to check out the rooftop for more stunning views (and that perfect photo opp).

Brewmanity co-founder David Neitz smiling for the camera with city views in the background.
Photograph: Supplied / Brewmanity

Brewmanity was co-founded by AFL legend David Neitz and gives back to the community through regularly raising funds for charity. You can read more about the brand’s impressive initiatives at the website.

“We are so excited to be only weeks away from opening the doors to Brewmanity brewery and bar,” said Neitz.

“We are proud of what we have achieved so far and there is so much more to come. We have proved that you can make a good beer that does good deeds and we hope to pour out the goodness for many years to come.”

The doors open to Brewmanity on March 14 at 44-50 Tope Street, South Melbourne. Book a table or check out upcoming events for more info.


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