Asian Beer Cafe

3.5
97 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

    Apr 1 - Jun 30, 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 100% 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

    Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2021

    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 97 People Are Saying
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3.5based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
3.3
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.4
Value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it from the start to the end. Will visit soon!

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JD666
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The whole bottomless drinks idea is amazing! However, we were standing at the bar for 20 mins waiting to get served by the ONE bartender that was behind it trying to serve, disappearing to refill the empty taps/kegs, which kind of sucked the fun out of bottomless drinks, because every time you would go to the bar to get more you would be waiting forever. The free bowl of chips we got were pretty cold.
Then to top it all off, at the end of the 90 minutes (around 8:30pm), we were told they were closing the balcony? Which is the best part of this bar, which lead to a lot of people leaving.
Asian Beer Cafe used to be my favourite bar, but it’s lost its mojo.

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BAIJIDA
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, cheap drinks and nice crowd. Would definitely recommend.

JP
JamesPaul
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience2

We made a booking, which was about $540 for our group of 12, and we didn't get seating or even a table, because the entire place was already packed. For the amount of money that we paid, we should have at least got a table. We asked security to assist us with getting a table for our group, they said that they would, but never got back to us, which was extremely disappointing. Also, our unlimited drinks were meant to be for 90 minutes, however some of the bartenders refused to serve us after only an hour, and said that our time had expired. The food however was very good, and the only redeeming quality. The atmosphere and decorations have also changed in the last few years, and isn't as exciting as it used to be. My last visit here was a year or so ago, and it used to be much more enjoyable and lively compared to how it is now.

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Jackm
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was really nice but the bottomless cocktails are a rip off. Badly mixed and barely have any alcohol in them

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Tori
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

ABC is such an amazing place and for $45 for bottomless is unbelievable, the atmosphere is brilliant and the people are so kind. Only one thing that could be improved is there customer service skills, they need to serve people faster and have more people working on a Saturday night. Overall experience was AMAZINGGGGG

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SD13
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

DJ was so bad, his changeovers were terrible and it made the atmosphere, of the whole bar, die down

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PrabhjotS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

The provided us shots with zero alcohol . I wont recommend for drinking alcohol.

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S2Ss
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Purchased the bottomless offer.
Staff did not want to serve drinks 5 minutes before the end of the time.( this included shots) Needed to escalate this with manager as it’s not fair.Drinks should be served for the complete 90 minutes otherwise it should be specified on the form before purchase.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

all went good

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Cassr
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience5

One male bartender serving was extremely rude to multiple people as well as my friends. Really ruined a mood with his attitude and rush aswell as half filling drinks for us. Otherwise really good environment

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Service was not great, limited cocktails available for bottomless package and initially didn’t get to choose what we wanted. Also no jugs available so every time we wanted another glass we had to go up and order. Just wasn’t a great atmosphere

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HaydenM
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Was told get two drinks for the first hour at a time but then 1 For the last 30 minutes not happy at all didn’t receive this offer only 1 at a time

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall really good, food took a little while to come but was still hot when it came. Staff were super friendly

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Jamie
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I didnt really eat, but the chips are nice. i enjoyed the drinks

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

ABC used to be fun, I was very disappointed with the venue and its staff.

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EmilyJ
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great experience all together. Food was okay, but definitely still worth it for the price point.

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EmmaP
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

This is a great concept but on arrival we learnt there were a lot of terms and conditions associated with this deal. You could only have certain drinks and certain quantities. It was very confusing and poorly explained, even after speaking to 3 different people we weren’t sure if we could go up and order another drink after our second cocktail each.

Better clarification upon booking, and all staff being across the same page would be amazing and beneficial for your customers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday session with Mum and bro. Booked 3pm $45 bottomless, 90 min package included wine, beer, spirits and cocktails. Definitely think it was worth the money, plus it included a bowl of hot chips.
Great atmosphere, I guess people were too hungover from Saturday night so it wasn’t packed. The bar tender Sushanth was lovely and polite. Oh and the toilets were clean!

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ChrisI
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

can barely get my hands on a drink, and they are all watered down. Definitely much better places to do bottomless at. Can't even get a jug.

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KadeF
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Bottom less drinksnwas not bottomless restricted limits on how many drinks you can order and drink was not what I signed up for very disappointed

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Ahnlelenh
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Diluted drinks, dirty cups and tables and overcooked food. Definitely not worth 45pp and would never return.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

amazing drinks, cocktails were delicious and addictive

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yeaaaaahhhhhno
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Arrived with a $45 bottomless deal, which did not clearly indicate the T&C. We were only given one drink every 30 minutes (with a time limit of 90, so a total of 3 drinks). Advertisement tells us it includes beer, wine and spirits, which we were refused spirits other than a green shot. Terrible experience. Staff were friendly, but the bathrooms were disgusting.

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NyakenyaJ
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I payed for bottomless drinks and was only served one drink

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Brianna
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Poor service, bad drinks. Not worth buying the bottomless cocktails package at a

JC
JalishaC
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite place to go! Love the cocktails. Also the manager is an absolute legend!!

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Xanthe
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

There were just a lot of older men creeping on the younger girls making a lot of females in the venue feel very uncomfortable. My friends and I ended up leaving as there was a group of older guys harassing us throughout the whole time we were there. Other than that it was great, food was great, drinks were awesome but the music was a bit off (still had a boogie though)

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CassandraP
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very awesome place. Would go again. Very crowded and busy and the best music and awesome drinks

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Sonny
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4Food1Service3Ambience5

I was a little disappointed as I asked for the complementary fries which was included in the $45 package and it never arrived.

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Shanice
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love ABC and we come all the time. No complaints, just sad about time limits as we usually spend a whole night there. But obviously not your fault and in the future when restrictions are completely lifted we’ll definitely come back and enjoy a whole night out.

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Madi
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bottomless drinks here is awesome!! Great selection of cocktails and the Latin night was super fun.

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Whoop
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a really great time for a great price. The staff were all so lovely and friendly and the music was fun.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I use to love this place before Covid-19 I was a regular and would come every week.

I came with my friends and I was late because the last place I went before had given our food late. So I was late to the booking. The staff were unfair and would not give me my complete 1.5 hours and only gave me the remaining time left. Which was 30 minutes despite me paying for 1.5 hours.

Rude staff member would hassle us to leave close to the end of the time we had left despite us meaning to have our full time.

Bartender stated we could only pick from certain drinks but your advertisement makes it sound like you are giving more options than you actually are. Completely misleading.

Absolutely awful treatment overall, waste of money. I will not be back until the $45 booking is no longer happening. Will be warning my friends of this place until then.

Covid-19 restrictions are eased yet no dance floor (there use to be one) and a $45 booking fee. Your venue is living in the past in regards to handling customers. Majority of venues no longer do either of these things.

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MN22
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Rude staff/security. Went for my birthday (this was not even acknowledged) and got the $45 for unlimited which comes with hot chips (it was the most minuscule amount). Food wasn’t nice and we were kicked out at the end of our drinking period quite rudely.

AH
AH123
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

I have previously attended bottomless drinks with a larger group and enjoyed my time. The service was great and drinks were constant brought to the table. I was excited to take my parter and we attended as a group of two. We had to go up to the bar this time which was fine but the lines started to get longer and we were only allowed to get one drink at a time. We hardly saw each other that night because we had to go up individually to get our drinks and spent most of the night waiting in line. I asked if we could get a just so we wouldn’t have to come up to the bar so many times but that wasn’t allowed either. I was a little disappointed as the first time I came I enjoyed my time and wanted to do it again.

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Jeffrey
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
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 on 17 January 2021
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
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was poo. Bottomless cocktails with no cocktails?? ?

FAQs

Asian Beer Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Asian Beer Cafe is rated 3.5 stars by 97 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.