Boilermaker House

4.2
33 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
Top tags:
  • Great Beer
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasions
Boilermaker House accepts reservations for groups of 6 people or more.
Boilermaker House is the sister venue to renowned Melbourne CBD speakeasy Eau-de-Vie. With a focus on craft beer, malt whisky and cocktails, this bar has something for everyone. Feeling hungry? The charcuterie and cheese bar is open until 3.00am every night, with larger meal offerings available until late including burgers, steaks and vegetarian dishes.
What 33 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.6
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3.9
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ET
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Had a great start to the night here with a great atmosphere and awesome staff.
The restaurant did run out of two of the four main courses listed on the menu which was a little disappointing but I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to kick back and relax with friends.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Waiter was great. Food and drinks amazing.

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HH
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Love going to the Boilermaker house, Impressive selection of whisky, staff are ready to guide your selection based on your taste so you always end up with an enjoyable drink in your hand.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Boilermaker House is a great place for some quality drinks with friends

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GJ
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Terrible service. Rushed out and couldn't even order the menu item we wanted

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GB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Attitude of floor staff left a lot to be desired. Quite patronising and rude.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

A potentially good venue, but the whole experience was ruined but some utterly rude waitstaff. A pity, because the bartenders were quite lovely and venue had a good atmosphere, but the way our party was spoken to by the servers was genuinely astonishingly rude. Will not be returning.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service. Great decor, with very friendly staff, and an extensive list of drinks and food options. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience tasting beers and whisky however very expensive.

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RS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Love the concept, the whisky was smooth and delicious beer. Our second visit so we brought along friends. On Our first visit the music was a highlight , we loved the blues music. Sadly this time it was not blues and not to our liking. We advised our lovely waiter but he was very casual and unconcerned about our suggestions.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Was a perfect experience for a beer lover heading off on a long-term break from work. Lunch experience (and service) was awesome and greatly under-appreciated. Boilermaker House, for lunch, is a hidden gem!

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LW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful venue, service and those boilermakers -Wow!

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RA
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such fabulous staff! I was here for my Hens Night and they were super friendly and attentive. Wilk cone back for sure!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Have been to this bar a few times and its been amazing on all occasions except this time. Since everyone is obsessed with getting a review these days I thought I'd write one. Long story short, had a 9pm booking for 9 people, waited for 10 mins to be seated and eventually just decided to seat ourselves at a table we assumed was ours. Someone finally came to the table to greet us and told us that we would be served shortly. We waited another 10 mins for nobody to arrive so just walked out to find another bar. Got a phone call a few minutes later and told them we were happy to give the table to someone else. Love the bar and service is usually spot on, just wasn't at 9pm on a Saturday and I didn't realise this would be the case. Will be going back again at some stage, prob make sure its an arvo session though next time.

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KO
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Thank you, highly reccomend the service, drinks and food.

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S
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff and service, limited food options (needed more bar snack items), great whiskey and beer, but limited cocktail amd gluten free options

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PR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and service by the friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Will be back again for further tasting of their extensive whiskey list.

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M
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We met a group of friends for dinner & drinks and had a great time!

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BO
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing drinks list with good food and excellent atmosphere.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great venue! We booked for a group of 12 for my partners birthday. Great vibe, amazing whiskey & beer list, and for anyone inclined to drink something else, a top shelf selection for them too.

Vegans & vegetarians won’t have much to choose to eat, but still worth going for a drink (and maybe a deep fried pickle on the side)

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RI
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great time as always at Boilermaker! Drinks and food are pricy but worthwhile - our group splurged for 'The Spread' which was fantastic, and they adjusted the cheese options to suit our group tastes. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about their selection of whiskies and beers.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the booth seating as were met with friends there. Food great and loved the beer whiskey combinations, which were explained to us.
This place and a great atmosphere and we enjoyed the live music. We'll be back

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F
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a variety of cocktails and whiskey in celebration of 70th birthday.
Group had a fabulous time and were astounded by the spectacular bar!

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NG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

They sort of have it together, but device was average. Good looking customers certainly distracted male staff

Service went missing;kind of wished we had brought a model to get some service

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J
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

Don't order the $75 meat and cheese board. Definitely not worth your money. Over priced

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K
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

"The vibing feel of this place was awesome – I definitely would return for drinks. The atmosphere was buzzing. Everyone loved the interior and cocktail menu. Service was alright and friendly, wines were affordable."

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BL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We spent seven days in Melbourne city - eating and drinking at various hotspots - and The Boilermaker House was by far the highlight of our trip. They have a fantastic whiskey and cocktail menu accompanied by a selection of delicious cheeses and charcuterie. I will be recommending this place to anyone planning a to visit Melbourne.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic whisky collection. Look for Josh behind the bar - he made me 3 different cocktails and they were all 10/10.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food, drinks and service were all excellent, and all our group enjoyed that part of the experience. Our group ranged in age from 20's to 60's and we all found the music volume excessively loud and the choice of music unpleasant, it often seemed more like discordant noise than music. Conversation, let alone quiet conversation was difficult. This is not our first visit to this venue, the previous one was much more agreeable.

The staff were brilliant and really added to the experience.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Ambience is amazing and the drinks are great. But no attention to good service or customer care. Expect to be kicked off your table when your allocated time runs out and for your waiter to be annoyed when taking your order.

Don't book and/or expect anything out of the ordinary. Go there and have a nice cocktail or drink in the bar and move on after that.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Totally love that I can book a table with no minimum spend too!

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D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great range of beer and whisky, tasty beer snacks and friendly, efficient service

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

From a whiskey lover, the staff know their stuff and were brilliant all night long. My new favourite whiskey hole in Melbourne.

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