Asian Beer Cafe

3.5
118 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

  • $49pp Bottomless Drinks Package

    A$49.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 26 - Dec 31, 2021

    Grab your crew and book our $49pp 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. The entire group must participate in this package to be seated on the same table. If the venue is directed by the Government to close due to Covid-19, we will offer a credit to reschedule your booking to a new date/time, this prepayment remains 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.
  • $49pp Bottomless Drinks Package

    A$49.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2021

    Grab your crew and book our $49pp 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. The entire group must participate in this package to be seated on the same table. If the venue is directed by the Government to close due to Covid-19, we will offer a credit to reschedule your booking to a new date/time, this prepayment remains 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.
  • $49pp Bottomless Drinks Package

    A$49.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 22, 2021 only

    Grab your crew and book our $49pp 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. The entire group must participate in this package to be seated on the same table. If the venue is directed by the Government to close due to Covid-19, we will offer a credit to reschedule your booking to a new date/time, this prepayment remains 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.
What 118 People Are Saying
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3.5
Food
3.3
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.4
Value
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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 .

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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
3 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.

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AlaD
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Not enough detail on menu. Ordered pop chicken pizza and it was super spicy with jalapenos! Wouldn't have ordered this if I had known.

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rachelj
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The fries were super nice, and some of the waiters were a bit rude but some were super duper nice but the drinks tasted a little watered down

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BirthdayGirl
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Rude staff and security guards, they didn’t care that I booked and just let others take our table, overpriced drinks and the drink i had was just sour

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staurhy
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Great food and drinks although jugs are only good value for money during happy hour. The music was so unbelievably loud, I couldn't hear the person sitting in front of me. I am already hard of hearing and the extreme noise made it hard to have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JD
JD666
1 review
Dined on 3 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 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JP
JamesPaul
1 review
Dined on 2 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 28 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 28 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

all went good

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Cassr
1 review
Dined on 14 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 14 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 13 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 11 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
1 review
Dined on 7 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 7 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 6 March 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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

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EmmaP
2 reviews
Dined on 6 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 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 28 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 28 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
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

amazing drinks, cocktails were delicious and addictive

FAQs

Asian Beer Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Asian Beer Cafe is rated 3.5 stars by 118 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.