Asian Beer Cafe

3.5
83 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 - 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.
  • $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 83 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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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

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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?? ?

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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! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
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 😈

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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???

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MadiB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience5

The atmosphere was really nice and the prices were very reasonable

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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
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.

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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.

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AustinM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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

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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.

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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 :)

FAQs

Asian Beer Cafe is rated 3.5 stars by 83 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.