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Dainton Brewery

4.6
4.6
256 Reviews
$40 and under
American

The Taphouse is open to the public four days a week, Thursday to Sunday, pouring Dainton and special guest beers from up to 18 custom taps.

Be wowed by our award winning and unusual beers or sip on some of our more approachable and sessionable styles. We also feature local wine and spirits and a food menu including slow-cooked smoked meats, local cheeses, and the best wood fired pizzas this side of Eastlink.

We’ve always got something happening, including live music every Friday to Sunday, weekly trivia, special and seasonal events, and limited edition beer launches.

With plenty of seating, dog-friendly beer garden, live music, monthly trivia, and a mezzanine function area overlooking the brew house, this is the perfect venue for a casual drink in a friendly environment.

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Booked 40 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Pub, Brewery

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9775 0334

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Beer and food go together like Bert and Ernie. Kind of. Either way, we’ve got a bar menu that’ll hit the spot no matter what sort of strange carbonated beverage you’re nursing. Meals are served Thursday to Sunday, with bookings available for small groups or functions.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Small Plates

  • Pork Sliders

    Hickory Pork with Honey, Apple & Fennel Slaw

    • Serve of 2$15.00
  • Smoked Beef Short Ribs

    With Chimichurri & Maple Bourbon BBQ. Pair with Tap 1 House Pale

    • One Rib$12.00
    • Two Ribs$20.00
  • Cornbread Waffles

    with Honey Butter & Blood Orange Gravy

    • Serve of 5$14.00
  • Mango Jalapeno Poppers**

    with Tomato Salsa & Chimichurri

    • Serve of 5$12.00
  • Buffalo Wingettes**$15.00

    Buffalo Coated Crispy Fried Wings with Blue Cheese Sauce

    • Sweet Potato & Corn Fritters**$14.00

      Crispy Fried with Cherry Ketchup & Maple Bourbon BBQ. Pair with Jungle Juice Hazy IPA

      • Tempura Onion Rings**$14.00

        with Maple Bourbon BBQ & Chipotle Mayo

        • House Chips**$8.00

          with Cherry Ketchup

          Burgers & Sandwiches

          All served with House Chips

          • Dainton Cheeseburger***$22.00

            Wagyu Beef Pattie, American Cheddar, Pickle Relish & Tomato Chutney. Pair with Overdrive West Coast IPA

            • Pulled Beef Burger***$24.00

              Pulled BBQ Beef, Red Onion, Lime Chipotle Roquette & Maple Bourbon BBQ

              • Chicken & Waffles$24.00

                Crispy Chicken, Cornbread Waffles & Blood Orange Gravy. Pair with Blood Orange Neipa

                • Crispy Chicken Sandwich***$24.00

                  Crispy Chicken, Tomato, Cos, Hickory Pork & Sesame Mayo

                  • Mushroom Cheeseburger***$22.00

                    Crispy Fried Field Mushrooms, Tomato Chutney, Vegan Cheddar & Pickle Relish

                    Woodfire Pizza

                    • Garlic & Cheese* ***$18.00

                      Confit Garlic & Mozzarella

                      • Mushroom* ***$22.00

                        Field Mushrooms, Red Onion, Mozzarella & Balsamic Roquette

                        • Pepperoni***$22.00

                          Calabrese Pepperoni & Mozzarella. Pair with Tap 2 House Lager

                          • Smokehouse***$26.00

                            Pulled BBQ Beef, Pulled Chicken, Hickory Pork & Mozzarella. Pair with Equalizer Hazy Pale

                            Salads

                            • Dainton Caesar$22.00

                              Cos Hearts, Hickory Pork, Cornbread Croutons with Sesame Mayo. Pair with Flamingo Pink Lemonade Sour

                              • Tortilla Salad**$24.00

                                Black Beans, Sweet Corn, Tomato, Cos, Red Onion & Tortilla Crisps with Lime Chipotle Dressing

                                Kids

                                12 years old and under

                                • Cheeseburger Slider & Chips$12.00

                                  • Chicken Nuggets & Chips**$12.00

                                    • Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Chips$12.00

                                      • Cheese Pizza$12.00

                                        • Ham Cheese Pizza$12.00

                                          Dessert

                                          • New York Cheesecake$12.00

                                            Classic American Cheesecake

                                            • Ice Cream$8.00

                                              Vanilla Ice Cream with Sprinkles & Chocolate or Strawberry Sauce

                                              Last updated: 21 October 2021

                                              What 256 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                              4.6
                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.4Food
                                              • 4.6Service
                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                              • 4.4Value

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                                                Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                              1. SL

                                                SandraL

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Food was great, plenty of options. Large range of beers.

                                              2. JM

                                                JesseM

                                                Melbourne

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good beers, good food and good service. Would recommend.

                                              3. GC

                                                GraemeC

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 August 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                We love being up close to the great live music, and the barrels are perfect for us. Always enjoy the food, and the great variety of beers!

                                              4. FS

                                                FlickS

                                                Victoria

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 31 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always a go time at Daintons good music great food and fantastic beers

                                              5. K

                                                Kristian

                                                Melbourne

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 30 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

                                                Dainton BreweryResponded on 4 August 2021

                                                Hi Kristian, As Much as we appreciate your feedback I think you've left the review for the wrong business as we don't serve soup, salad or monkfish! I hope you're able to pass this feedback onto the correct restaurant as it sounds like you had a lovely evening!

                                              6. TQ

                                                TerryQ

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 30 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent beers, as usual, and splendid pizzas also as usual.

                                              7. KH

                                                KerrieH

                                                Melbourne

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 July 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                We enjoyed our first time visit and we'll be back... the only thing that was a challenge was trying to have a conversation with the live music...might be better setting them up outside? There's a lot of echo and makes it hard to talk. Otherwise it was great, the beers were enjoyed by all and so was the food.

                                              8. NP

                                                NerissaP

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A great atmosphere. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was delicious.

                                              9. SC

                                                SheenaC

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 July 2021

                                                overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                Beers were amazing, great selection. Loved the bar staff, very friendly and offered great recommendations. Would have loved if the tvs were actually utilised and showed some sport. Food could be improved.

                                              10. CB

                                                ChristopherB

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 9 July 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                It was a very cold night and even being inside we were chilled to the bone. Otherwise it was fantastic and would definitely go again but when the weather warms up a bit

                                              11. KM

                                                KristieM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 9 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                What a cool place... after work drinks.. live music... great food... awesome beer... we will be back!

                                              12. SJ

                                                SueJ

                                                Melbourne

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 4 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great brewery we all enjoyed our lunch on Sunday we will be going back !

                                              13. RR

                                                RayR

                                                Melbourne

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 4 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always a great lunch at this place. My wife loves the Lager and I’m a fan of the Stout. We’d love to see some Potato Gens on the menu!

                                              14. FS

                                                FlickS

                                                Victoria

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 3 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love Dainton Brewery. Love the Unique beers, great pizza and live music. This is our go to place with friends. Staff are always friendly too.

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Melbourne

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing honest food and drinks. The ambiance was cheerful and we were surrounded by great service and atmosphere, fridays there is a live band. I also like their choice of vegan options.

                                              16. J

                                                James

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food, beer and staff were amazing. Enjoyed the live band and atmosphere was great. Will definitely be heading back there soon.

                                              17. M

                                                Maxwell

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 July 2021

                                                overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                Lovely beer. The blood orange in particular a favourite. To much salt in the food.

                                              18. H

                                                Htk82

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 July 2021

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                Sat outside with the kids.. the heaters didn’t work and my pregnant friend was cold… food is ok. Good menu but can be tweaked. I didn’t like the chicken bites drowned in spicy buffalo sauce. Be good to just have it to dip in. Mac & cheese bites were nearly burnt. It’s a good place for knock off drinks though. Staff were friendly and the Biggie pizza was quite nice.

                                              19. GG

                                                GraGra

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was great. We were taken to our table quickly, food was served quickly, only short waits at the bar even at the busiest times of the night. The staff were all fantastic, I felt like I was a regular patron the way I was welcomed. We had a great night enjoying the trivia and most of all the food & beer was beyond incredible. 10/10 would bang.

                                              20. G

                                                Gailde

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 27 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The staff have obviously been hand picked especially the lovely obliging young lady's. They were amazing. The music I feel would resonate better and more people would stay to listen if the songs were recognizable. Over all a great afternoon.

                                              21. M

                                                Marlea

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 27 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely sheltered outdoor space and a place for the kids to play.

                                              22. JH

                                                JulieH

                                                Melbourne

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 26 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                First time visitors, we loved it. Great atmosphere, music and food and drinks. Would definitely go back!

                                              23. KM

                                                KeithM

                                                Melbourne

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 25 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Staff are very friendly, super chatty and love that I brought my dogs

                                              24. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 24 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good is great, service was excellent & the atmosphere in general was amazing!!

                                              25. B

                                                Button

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 19 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fun and energetic atmosphere with live music and Tasty Beers!

                                              26. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 19 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food, awesome selection of beer on tap and friendly staff. Already planning our next visit!

                                              27. SB

                                                SarahB

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 June 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience2

                                                Food was great table service was incredible but we booked at table for a group of friends that haven't seen each other in over a year due to covid and we were sat right in front of the live music. Would of had to yell across te table to hear each other, we decided to sit outside where it was cold so we could catchup.

                                              28. KP

                                                KenP

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 13 June 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                Good food, good beer, good service, good atmosphere, enjoyed the blues. All round great place to enjoy with friends. The 2 hour limit was enough but would have been happier with longer.

                                              29. MC

                                                MichelleC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 12 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing place ! Staff great and beer the best & food

                                              30. CH

                                                CathyH

                                                Melbourne

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 12 June 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Friendly and attentive service Good food and atmosphere

                                              31. PS

                                                PaulS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had a great night. Outside is a lot quieter and the new heated marque is brilliant. A go-to place for small groups.

                                              32. B

                                                Beardy

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 June 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Awesome place to come and have amazing food and beers

                                              33. JG

                                                JordanG

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 June 2021

                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                Great beers and great food. Good atmosphere and nice and warm. Kid friendly.

                                              34. S

                                                Steffed

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 27 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love the Dainton! Walking distance from home is a bonus. Dainton never fails for a great ambience, fun and friendly staff & for cuddling random customers dogs. See you legends again soon.

                                              35. RP

                                                RobynP

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 23 May 2021

                                                overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                Music was great. Food was ample for good drinking and beer was great. Chardy was beautiful.

                                              36. R

                                                Rachael

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 23 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love this place. Beer is so good and the food omg. Perfect beer food. I would tell anyone to come and give it a go. Nice chilled out vibe

                                              37. FS

                                                FlickyS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 22 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great local spot, good food, drinks and awesome Music real relaxed atmosphere

                                              38. MJ

                                                MoniqueJ

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 20 May 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                had a nice time with the girls from work. We went on Trivia night was fun

                                              39. KG

                                                KeithG

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 16 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Used to come across Pre Covid on a regular basis. Things have changed a bit but still good.

                                              40. CS

                                                CahilS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 15 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had a great day/night, a great vibe all round!! Thanks guys

                                              FAQs

                                              Dainton Brewery is rated 4.6 stars by 256 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 bookings at the moment.

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                                              Google Map for Dainton Brewery

                                              560 Frankston-Dandenong Road Carrum Downs, AU-VIC 3201

                                              • Area

                                                Carrum Downs

                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
                                                Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                American, Pub, Brewery

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress Code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Payment Options

                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Additional

                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (03) 9775 0334

                                              • Catering

                                                Beer and food go together like Bert and Ernie. Kind of. Either way, we’ve got a bar menu that’ll hit the spot no matter what sort of strange carbonated beverage you’re nursing. Meals are served Thursday to Sunday, with bookings available for small groups or functions.

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