Asian Beer Cafe

3.4
64 reviews
$40 and under
Pub
Located in Melbourne Central in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Asian Beer Café is one of Melbourne’s most loved bars and functions venues. With an Asian theme throughout it offers a range of different function and canape packages, multiple spaces and private rooms to suit functions of all sizes. Asian Beer Café is perfect for your next birthday drinks, hens and bucks shows, after work celebration, product launch or University event. With DJs Wednesday to Saturday, Happy Hour specials every day, all day dining and one of the best balconies overlooking Swanston Street and State Library of Victoria, Asian Beer Café will give the party feeling to your next event. Asian Beer Café has an overall capacity for 700 people, making it the ideal venue for large corporate functions that seek atmosphere with the convenience of public transport only minutes away. Asian Beer Café is wheel chair accessible.

Experiences

  • $45pp Bottomless Drinks Package

    A$45.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2021

    Celebrate the festive season with our $45pp Bottomless Package for 1.5h includes cocktails, beer, cider, wine, spirits and liqueurs plus complimentary fries for the table to share
  • Normal Regular Menu - January only

    Jan 7 - Jan 30, 2021

    For the month of January, we’re accepting bookings for our normal regular menu. All seating times are for 90 minutes only and all guests must order a main meal each. You will be seated inside the venue and required to scan our QR code to order/pay for food and drinks. There is no table service. We require a credit card to secure your booking, nothing will be charged to your card unless there are no-shows, then we will charge $10per person.
  • Normal Regular Menu - February & March

    Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2021

    For the month of February & March, we’re accepting bookings for our normal regular menu. All seating times are for 90 minutes only and all guests must order a main meal each. You will be seated inside the venue and required to scan our QR code to order/pay for food and drinks. There is no table service. We require a credit card to secure your booking, nothing will be charged to your card unless there are no-shows, then we will charge $10per person. ALL PATRONS MUST BE 18 YEARS + WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER, UNDERAGES WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY.
  • Australia Day - $45pp Bottomless Drinks Package

    A$45.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 26, 2021 only

    AUSTRALIA DAY AT ASIAN BEER BEER! Grab your crew and book our $45pp Bottomless Package for 90 minutes includes cocktails, beer, cider, wine, spirits and liqueurs plus complimentary fries for the table to share. Full prepayment is required at the time of booking and this is non-refundable. If you're running late, your session time ends at the same time. ONE BOOKING PER GROUP - booking cannot be merged. ALL PATRONS MUST BE 18 YEARS + WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER, UNDERAGES WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY.
  • Normal Regular Menu - January only

    Jan 31, 2021 only

    For the month of January, we’re accepting bookings for our normal regular menu. All seating times are for 90 minutes only and all guests must order a main meal each. You will be seated inside the venue and required to scan our QR code to order/pay for food and drinks. There is no table service. We require a credit card to secure your booking, nothing will be charged to your card unless there are no-shows, then we will charge $10per person. ALL PATRONS MUST BE 18 YEARS + WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER, UNDERAGES WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY.
  • Normal Regular Menu

    Jan 22 - Feb 21, 2021

    For the month of January, we’re accepting bookings for our normal regular menu. All seating times are for 90 minutes only and all guests must order a main meal each. You will be seated inside the venue and required to scan our QR code to order/pay for food and drinks. There is no table service. We require a credit card to secure your booking, nothing will be charged to your card unless there are no-shows, then we will charge $10per person. ALL PATRONS MUST BE 18 YEARS + WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER, UNDERAGES WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY.
  • $45pp Bottomless Drinks Package

    A$45.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 25 - Jan 26, 2021

    Grab your crew and book our $45pp Bottomless Package for 90 minutes includes cocktails, beer, cider, wine, spirits and liqueurs plus complimentary fries for the table to share. Full prepayment is required at the time of booking and this is non-refundable. If you're running late, your session time ends at the same time. ONE BOOKING PER GROUP - booking cannot be merged. ALL PATRONS MUST BE 18 YEARS + WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER, UNDERAGES WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY.
  • Normal Regular Menu

    Jan 25 - Jan 26, 2021

    For the month of January, we’re accepting bookings for our normal regular menu. All seating times are for 90 minutes only and all guests must order a main meal each. You will be seated inside the venue and required to scan our QR code to order/pay for food and drinks. There is no table service. We require a credit card to secure your booking, nothing will be charged to your card unless there are no-shows, then we will charge $10per person.ALL PATRONS MUST BE 18 YEARS + WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER, UNDERAGES WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY.
What 64 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.4based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
3.2
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.4
Value
Noise · Energetic
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jeffrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Poor service, I paid for bottomless drinks and then I was told to wait 5 minutes in between each drink. What part of that is bottomless? If I was being rude or drunk I could understand that, but I was not out of place at all. Then the bartender proceeded to tell me “you’ve already got your money’s worth back.” That’s not in their place to decide or say since I was paying for ‘bottomless drinks’ wouldn’t recommend this place if that’s how they treat their customers

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RiyaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks are pretty cheap - a perfect place for backpackers and students.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience2

Hi,

On Saturday I had a session booked at Father’s Office for 9pm Bottomless Cocktails.
Upon arrival, we were shocked to see that there was a massive line, and that we still had to wait. We made the assumption that as we had paid for an hour and a half, that our session would still commence from the time we were let in.

We were let in at 9:30; half an hour after our session was booked. We were also stressed that we wouldn’t make our next event as a result of this.

At 10:30, one single hour after we were let inside, the bar stopped serving us drinks, and the waiters told us to leave as they had to prepare for their next session.

This service is absolutely deplorable. I am grossly disappointed that i spent that much money for my session, and was essentially robbed of my time.

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Putnam
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was poo. Bottomless cocktails with no cocktails?? ?

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

I booked for a catch up with 3 other friends.. I requested for a seat outside as were smokers and we always sit outside at ABC and have the best time. Unfortunately we were stuck inside with the tweens with the extra loud music which was very anxiety provoking. I was afraid if we decided to not stay there because we weren’t a fan of the ambiance, that I’d be charged for taking the booking. Overall, staff were friendly but felt like they had no idea how to manage what was going on as we were mistaken for “bottomless” when we just wanted to chat and drink our fav cocktails..

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Natalia
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Definitely recommend the $45pp bottomless drinks. Just make sure you get there 5-10 mins before your booking time as the line was long and we only got it about 10 mins after our booking time and still had to leave 1.5h after. Overall experience was 8/10 would recommend and go again! :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Bartenders were very hard to deal with.
Every bartender had there own set of rules about service.
Was denied options that other tables had access to.
Wasn't worth the $45 per person

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Kacee
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

😍😍😍 going again a week later ! Cocktails get you mortal 😈

DR
DarceyR
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

The menu outside said full cocktail menu available. So we booked for the bottomless cocktails to then be told that only 4 were available. But then once our allocated time was up I could then order outside of the 4 ‘that were only available at the time’. How does that make any sense???

MB
MadiB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience5

The atmosphere was really nice and the prices were very reasonable

TP
TaylorP
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Me and my friends had come out for a girls night, first time since restrictions have eased, at the start the service was perfect and the lady serving us was very nice, that’s until we went too get another cocktail and she said that it had been cut off time, which I completely understood until 2 girls next to me had asked for the same thing straight after us and received different service when I asked the lady how come We couldn’t get but the girls after us could, she said sorry not my fault, I was appalled. Ruined the vibe for the night for me and my friends. Terrible experience in my eyes My friends have told me to never get tickets from abc again and we went to another place straight after and had an amazing experience

KM
KMaria
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Music not very appropriate for NYE. Food is okay, drinks are awesome! My bartender is cool!

KP
KimberlyP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Instead of the full menu for bottomless drinks it had been changed to 4 drinks without telling people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

It was good, the drinks didn’t hit me til way after I left but at the time they only tasted like cordial then next minute I couldn’t walk lol

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IdanRossman
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was an amazing experiance, would 100% come back. Sadly only 90 minutes table reservation.

HP
HarryP
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I had a great time but I was disappointed that you were a bar and didn’t have cider. You should have had jugs. You did last time.

AM
AustinM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Very cool and good.
Will definitely be going to again.

VC
VishalC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

No waiters to take the order for bottom less. They give you one drink and disappear and its upto you to walk around and find them. Pointless to book bottomless.

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Gemzi
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff, bouncers and manager are so friendly. Great service, great value unlimited cocktails, fabulous location!
Couldn't rave about the place enough!

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Nicolita
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Your manager needs to put more people on. Your workers looked so stressed! They weren’t too friendly either and I don’t blame them!! Manage your floor work properly or you’ll be losing customers from your poor service. My 21st was kinda ruined by this.

SM
SanM
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Place to go if you are not interested in anything but getting drunk without spending too much. Nasty, disgusting toilets with water all over the floor, sticky floors outside just near the entrance, the “music” (if you can call loud noise music) decibels unpleasantly high and the service left a lot to be desired. First drink in a time-boxed happy hour was served after 15 minutes of looking around and flailing of hands.
An hour later, the music became so loud that it was impossible to talk. Requested to reduce the volume, the waitress said “sure let me check” and she then neither got it done nor even venture near our tables for the rest of the evening. Not coming back.

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Juliette
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

good value for money, better than I had expected :)

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Juless
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Got the bottomless package. Drinks were average and service could have been a bit faster considering we only had the 1.5 hours to get our moneys worth

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James
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Service staff need to a bit nicer, asked for what drinks were available on the bottomless venue and she said we should already know it and just pointed at what we needed and gave no help

LL
LillianL
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Drinks weren’t very nice, very loud & not enough time

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John
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Waited too long for drinks and closed the bar before ending time. Was waiting a long time for cocktails due to line being so big. Still had a good time

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Holly
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worst service I’ve ever experienced, two staff were extremely rude and dismissive

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff are always lovely, really encouraged us from the previous experience to book again due to their positive attitudes and personalities!

JS
JasmineS
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I enjoyed it and we were given what’s in the package thanks for your service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

“Bottomless drinks” is a lie, terrible service

JB
JakeB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Booked a reservation and was told we had to line up for 2-3 hours

EM
EmmaM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience2

service wasn’t great, was so loud i has to scream at the person next to me and they kept giving me the wrong drink

KC
KeishaC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The bottomless drinks deal was amazing definitely worth it!!!!! The vibe was fantastic, lively and energetic !!! would definitely come back again :)

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EishaF
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

They didn’t have any cocktails available when I went

JV
JadeV
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Didnt get what we payed for, staff where rude
We will not be returning which is very disappointing

PA
PalomaA
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience5

Did not receive any cocktails with a bottomless cocktail menu start 30 mins later and got kicked out 40 mins earlier than we were meant too.

DV
DemiV
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Upon arriving at 8:50pm, we were told there was a 30 minute delay - we were then let in 9:20pm (20 minutes wait time) and told we could leave at 11:20 to make up for the delay, which was fine. Was told off for not wearing a mask by the white tall bald security guard who had his half down his lips and nose exposed. Paid for bottomless to be told only espresso cocktails were in stock only. Asked to be seated outside and the response given was ‘outside is for large groups only’ - then I went outside for a cigarette and there was three large tables empty. At 10:51pm I was asked to go inside the venue as the balcony closed at 11, I said I would quickly finish my cigarette and go in. One minute went by and I was told by the same person ‘I’ve told you before you need to get inside’. Then 3-4 minutes later about 10:55pm whilst inside the venue we were asked to leave as our booking ended 11 - we lost 20 minutes of our pre paid booking due to staff incompetence and disorganisation. I don’t like complaining and do not want compensation but I feel like this poor experience (among many other customers’) should be discussed with the team as ABC is usually my go to favourite bar.

SG
ShanakiG
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We stood outside for 20 minutes and lost our time and we were kicked out. We ordered food and waited 1 hour but never got our food either. We asked for drinks for each our friends but the server said only one drink at a time.

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Reviewer
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We had the $45 per person reservation and were allowed unlimited drinks, however, trying to get someone to serve us was difficult. If we didn’t ask for service we would not have gotten our money’s worth.

Worst of all, at the end of our 90 minute reservation, the wait staff told us ‘you need to leave now’. No ‘thanks for coming‘ or ‘sorry but the next group is here’, Just your need to leave now’.

Very poor service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Very annoying to wait half an hour before our booking outside, service was slow, not my best experience at Asian beer cafe

FAQs

Asian Beer Cafe is rated 3.4 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.