Asian Beer Cafe

3.4
145 reviews
$40 and under
Pub
*CURRENTLY WALK-IN ONLY - NOT TAKING BOOKINGS*
No more bottomless bookings

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

  • NYE Party

    A$129.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    You're booking our NYE Party on Friday 31st December at 9pm. Full prepayment is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable. NYE package includes 3 hours of drinks + roaming canapés. Doors open at 8:30pm. All patrons must be 18 years+ and double vaccinated to enter the venue. Underages and unvaccinated patrons will be refused entry.
What 145 People Are Saying
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3.4based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
3.3
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.4
Value
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Jose
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

There was no separate line/distinction for bottomless so it was hard to buy drinks :( Other than that it was fun!

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vipClaudiaS
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

We booked a bottomless table on Saturday for 10 people at 9pm. We were promised jugs of alcohol and chips on arrival. Upon arrival we were given no table and told to find one ourselves - we were unsuccessful as all tables appeared to be full. As such as we’re not given any of the amenities promised and were forced to simple stand and wonder around. There was only one person serving bottomless drinks and it was so crowded we barely got drinks. Definitely did not get our money’s worth and was very disappointed. Would not recommend to anyone for the way this was handled.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible, was told we had no table at first even though we made a booking for 14 people. Couldn’t get your moneys worth in drinks because the line for drinks was so big. Got kicked out of our booking early. Won’t be returning.

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Faith
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

only downside was not being able to order shots until the last 5 minutes of the bottomless period even if you wanted to pay for them

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viennaf
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

I wasn’t happy with the service at all. Tables were disgusting so not happy with the $50 I spent for bottomless.

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BecH
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Paid for the $49 bottomless drinks. Got let in 20 minutes late with no mention of if they would extend our time. it is not bottomless- you have to go up to the bar to order and it was so busy that it took half an hour to get to the front of the line. Only 1 drink per person and no jugs (we had a group of 6) . The vodka lemonades tasted like lighter fluid and the cocktails were only available in 1 queue out of 4 ( no signage though)
People were literally getting their drinks and just drinking them in line joining the back of the line minimum 20 minute wait for 1drink. The bartenders were overworked and rude. This experience honestly ruined our night, we left after 30 minutes because we didn't want to stand in line all night. DO NOT BOOK THIS. waste of money and time

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EGJM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

Poor customer service. Had to wait in line for 30 mins to get 1 drink and was only allowed to be there for 1 hour

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Muffin
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

No one gets there moneys worth if you have to stand in line the whole time only to get a tiny drink filled up

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing venue for a night out with friends

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

amazing staff, defs deserve

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KristinaS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Man at the door was rude. Drinks felt very watered down. Bar staff made it hard to get drinks as there was only 2 behind the bar and you had to line up in a specific place for specific drinks other wise they wouldn't serve you. Even though 2 seconds later they would move to the other section of the bar to serve different drinks.
I wasn't aware booking was only for 90mins. I bought $100 worth of food and wasn't able to eat it because they were kicking us out. It was embarrassing as a host of 15 people.
This bar is not what it use to be. Very disappointed

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MorganJ
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Bottomless cocktails was not good, especially since it took 20 minutes to get in

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Didn’t realise we could only be there for 1 and a half hours for our booking. Nothing was mentioned once we made the reservation. We still had a full pint and all of our food to consume as it took 30 minutes for some fried food to come out. We left half a pint and majority of our food because the security guards wouldn’t let us finish it. Disappointed.

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LoganK
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Great place but unfortunately the service has slipped a lot and can take up go 35 minutes to get drinks once ordered from app !! And that’s if they don’t lose your order , like they did twice on the night
Pizzas /Food used to be great as well but must have new cooks cos it was absolutely shocking !!
Hope they can sort these things out and be great again !!

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LeahZ
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The drinks were spectacular and the food was sensational and I would go there again and bring my friends there

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jock
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Watered down drinks and only had 2 rounds for a botomless. So pretty much payed $50 for 2 drinks of cordial.

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jakb
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1Food5Service2Ambience3

didn’t have a table for us, bottomless cocktails were weak and diluted, over booked the whole cafe. very poor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Had to order drinks through phone which was fine, but both me and my boyfriends reception wasn’t great so it wouldn’t work. When we told them the issue they said they couldn’t do anything about it, will not be going back

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JonesR
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Not super great if I’m honest. We were quite disappointed by the lack of service at our table and the restrictions of three jugs per table was unfair considering we bought the tickets already and felt like we were treated like children with these limits, and kind of had every right to the drinks. It also took ages to get the attention of servers meaning our 1.5 hours was cut down depending on how often we could get the attention of the servers. Just felt super disappointed in the whole evening.

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LucyD
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

We were seated outside of the bar in melbourne central with no music. Very much an average night and not worth the $50 per person.

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Demi
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

You guys really should have some sort of organisational line. We payed for a 9pm booking, wait in line since 8:40pm, just to get in at 9:24pm. Then get told to leave 10:30 on the dot, and lose almost 30% of our booking time. Pay $98 for bottomless then get told we cannot order a jug only a glass, and was not able to get two glasses (one each) only one glass..? Outdoor seating was hardly filled and we requested to sit on the left side and was rudely denied. I got up to get a drink, my seat was taken so I was able to move anyway. Why not keep a customer happy and let them sit where they want if the tables are available? After waiting months to re open and have a good night out it is so disappointing to be served by rude bar staff and rude outdoor security. Abc used to be so amazing but the last year or so it’s really changed.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Had to wait 20mins in line even though we had a prepaid booking. Our seating was supposed to be for 1.5hrs, but by the time we were seated and ordered 30mins was already gone, I assumed that maybe they would still let us stay a bit longer to make up for the waiting times, I was wrong they kicked us out exactly at the original supposed time. Not only that I had booked all you can drink session, the cocktails were sickly sweet and tasted like there was no alcohol.

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abbbb
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was horrible. We were ignored majority of time in our booking and did not receive the bottomless cocktails that we paid for.

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LoganK
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Not as great as it used to be , food is appalling which is a shame as it use to be awesome … Won’t hurry back !!

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AllieC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

loved it was so much fun and the drinks were so good keen to go again

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rehlo
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

so good got drunk quickly very good value 10/10 would go again

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CarolineG
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had such a fabulous time. Everyone was really kind and our big group had a blast!

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ashleyp
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

We arrived and the line situation was very confusing and messy.
got inside and it was freezing cold with the air conditioning turned on through the whole venue, despite being 8 degrees outside. and as described when making a reservation there was a bottomless menu we weren’t aware of. the cocktails were not the best
sorry guys.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience4

$45 for 90 minutes - all you can drink. Cheap. Lots of drink options. They were late seating everyone and I asked if we would get an extra 15 mins and they said yes but when it came time they still tried to kick us out early. They also said “someone always has to stay at the table otherwise we’ll think you’ve left and give your table away “! It was so strange. No table service so you were constantly going back to the bar which meant you didn’t really get to spend time with your friends. The whole experience just felt uncomfortable and not like ABC at all anymore .

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing place to chill. Price are reasonable with great happy hours deal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Service was extremely slow considering the place was near empty. 40 minutes is to long for a jug that’s on tap!

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Jannneee
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved it, it was such a friendly environment. Nice place to chill & enjoy the music & foods

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NicoleH
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

If you’re after cheap deep fried food in a uni student vibe then go here.

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Sman
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrated my birthday with a group of friends. We loved the happy hour drinks and food. Will be back soon.

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Annoyn
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

We booked and had to wait in line for 20 minutes just to wait more in line for 20 minutes to get a drink. Bottomless was a waste as we weren’t able to get more than 3 drinks and were put on standing table with no chairs. And were not given our free chips, very disappointing!

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BrittanyG
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Lane for cocktails is so dumb takes so long it isnt worth it

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Sibz
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Waste of money if you’re getting a “bottomless” package

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Coleyyyy
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Had to wait 5-10 min every time we wanted a drink, was cut off at 10:33 after waiting in like for 7 min in line just to get a drink but bottomless drinks finished at 10:30. Drinks were also watered down

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BrookeM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love love LOVE this place. Came here back in June last year and returned for the first time on April 30th 2021 I can just say the staff are amazing, from the security, to the people on the door, to the floor staff and bar staff everyone is so friendly. I have not had that much fun in a long time. Ty ABC I will be back

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely loved Asian Beer Cafe - the atmosphere just radiates good vibes with moody lighting great food and cocktails on tap. The drinks packages are awesome! Highly recommend.

FAQs

Asian Beer Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Asian Beer Cafe is rated 3.4 stars by 145 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.