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Dainton Brewery, Carrum Downs, AU-VIC

Dainton Brewery

4.5
4.5
350 Reviews
$40 and under
American
The Taphouse is open to the public five days a week, Wednesday 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, delicious and interesting burgers, and a selection of smaller sharing plates.

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

With plenty of seating, family and dog-friendly heated beer garden, live music, weekly trivia, and 3 function areas, this is the perfect venue for a casual drink in a friendly environment.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Pub, Brewery

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9775 0334

  • Payment Options

    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 Wednesday to Sunday, with bookings available for small groups or functions.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three function spaces for a variety of group sizes, with canape style catering available to pre-order for function bookings. Contact functions@dainton.beer to discuss your next private function with us!

  • Area

    Carrum Downs

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

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

Experiences

  • Wednesday Trivia

    Multiple dates available
    Dust off those brain cells for Wednesday Trivia at the Taphouse! Kicks off at 7:30pm sharp.

What 350 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Ambience

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. B

    Brett

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The place has a really nice atmosphere. Staff were friendly and the band music was perfect for this type of venue. The food wasn't fantastic but it wasn't bad either. A bit more variety on the menu would help. The pizzas that were done here in the past were very good. Overall it was a good night and I will be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great venue
  3. G

    Genera

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, got a few plates to share. Band was great.
  4. KB

    KristenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We have been coming along every Friday in July. The food and service are great. The band have been brilliant and really added to the atmosphere. Great to hear some real live music in a venue.
  5. SC

    SonjaC

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I went with a couple of friends for dinner and the food was tasty, especially the zucchini fries. Would have liked a few more beer options as I know they have a larger range of awesome flavours but really liked the flamingo sour 👌 the staff were friendly and helpful but the meals took a bit too long to arrive. The band was great too. Overall a nice night out.
  6. s

    stav

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    went for the trivia evening. very well organised & lots of fun! beer was delicious & lots of drinks on offer. Staff were also lovely & friendly. The let down is the food. Unfortunately it's all fried :( I would definitely go again for the trivia night however I would eat at home before & just go for a drink.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on 3 August 2022Thank you for your feedback, & we're so glad to hear you enjoyed our weekly trivia! We are sorry you were disappointed with the menu, & we hope you will join us again to sample some of our other menu items that may be more to your taste. Alongside our burgers we do also offer some delicious salads, tacos using meats we smoke in house, & fantastic smoked chicken wings. Our staff are more than happy to help any customer with questions about the menu. We would love to see you again soon!

  7. WC

    WrtCloud

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried their new zucchini fritters and cookie sandwich. They were both delish. They have new food options added in their menu. They added a space in front of the live band for people to dance which was fantastic. Service Friday night was excellent. We had the apple cider and pale ale 👌
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Trivia night
  9. WC

    WrtCloud

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Band was pretty good on a Friday night. Not much food options but burgers, no floor layout if you want to get up and dance. It has a good atmosphere if you want to drink beer.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on 13 July 2022Thank you for your feedback, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed our band. We are sorry to hear you didn't find anything you liked on the menu. We do offer burgers, alongside a selection of smaller sharing plates and some delicious salads. We hope you visit us again to try some of these other options. While we do not have a dancefloor, we have designed our venue to be a welcoming and comfortable space for guests to enjoy our award winning beers and delicious food alongside some great music.

  10. F

    Funtle1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. Beer excellent. Food was quickly brought out and tasty. Will go back and recommend to others.
  11. AW

    AnuW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff. Should ooen on sunday at least up to 9.30pm
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    If you want the best quality and variety in craft beer, this is it. Not your average tap house. Dainton is the bench mark with their beers on offer. There’s something for everyone. I’ve been enjoying Dainton since day one, and apart from the solid staple beers, I love all the experimental ones that come along too! Food is great, and pares well with the beers on tap. Staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. We’ve even had our joint birthday parties here in 2021. They took great care and everything was taken care of. Would love to come in for a Wednesday night quiz night and try the $1 wings! Thanks for having us. We’ll be back! PS: Rise of the Red Eye Rye is magnificent!
  13. A

    Alex

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    No more pizzas which is disappointing since they were great. Not a fan of their burgers which are expensive for what you get.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on 22 June 2022Thank you for your feedback, and we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our burgers. We hope all of our customers feel comfortable enough to raise any concerns they have with our friendly staff who are happy to help remedy any issues. We use premium and fresh ingredients for our menu, and have priced everything in line with comparable businesses in the area. We hope you will come back and try some of our other menu items in the future! Have a great week!

  14. AD

    AmyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good service loved the singer!! She was awesome.
  15. MB

    MattB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beers and food options. Staff are friendly and attentive.
  16. R

    Razz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent venue with great atmosphere & friendly staff. Great way to spend an afternoon with our group.
  17. CL

    CassandraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are very caring and attentive, venue is beautiful, menu not expansive but everything on it is amazing. Low gluten options available. Great for kids.
  18. MS

    MelanieS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great vibe and venue for a date, will be back for sure!!
  19. NS

    NikS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Doesn’t try to be anything more than a good brewery with some creative beers & a simple and well executed menu. Good vego/vegan dishes!
  20. A

    Andy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Non beer drinker. I now drink beer. Recommend to anyone. Great vibes.
  21. SL

    StaceyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Staff were great and extremely accommodating. A little louder than I would have liked but that was through no fault of the establishment. They had a band performing and everyone in the place seemed to enjoy it. Burgers were delicious. Would be nice to see a bit more variety on the menu.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on 1 June 2022Thank you for your feedback, and we're glad you found our service so good. We can appreciate that if you are expecting a quiet dinner, our live bands can be louder than you would like. We encourage all our guests to let us know either in advance or on the day if they are here to see the bands or not, and we will accommodate as best we can. Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, and we hope you come back again soon & try some of the other options on our menu, to enjoy all that we offer.

  22. JS

    JennyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The burgers are always delicious. Staff are so friendly.
  23. LM

    LiamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue. The staff were fantastic and very attentive. Very quick service of food and drinks.
  24. NH

    NatashaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I’m not a fan of the new menu. I much prefer the one you had over the summer. My bf had the wild boar burger and said he could only taste charcoal. Beer and service were excellent.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on 21 May 2022Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear you enjoyed our beers and service, we pride ourselves on providing the best experience we can for our guests. We are sorry the burger wasn't as you had hoped it would be. If any of our customers are unhappy with their meals, we really hope they feel comfortable enough to raise their concerns with one of our friendly staff who will happily find a resolution. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  25. S

    Smokedoogbbq

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Easy to order, food was fantastic, beers are always great, probs one of the best in Melbourne, 10pm on a Saturday night is way too early to close this was very disappointing.
  26. TS

    TrishS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top place easy to get to. Top music and bands play there. Friendly staff food is good chicken and avocado yummy
  27. ML

    MatthewL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good beer, we had a quiet time in the Marquee. Will go again, regularly!
  28. SE

    ScottE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beer, great burgers & great atmosphere. Treated to both kinds of music tonight- Country & Western! Highly recommend night out.
  29. S

    Sammy

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dainton has been a favourite beer of mine for a while. We went in mid-week for the trivia night, so it was noisy as to be expected. The food was good and the beers were excellent! I will be going to more mid-week trivia nights.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Bring back the pizzas!
  31. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brewery, amazing beers and very tasty burgers! Parking can be a bit tricky but apart from that everything is great. Jungle Juice is my favourite beer of all time.
  32. MS

    MattS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We were disappointed to find pizza no longer on the menu. We’ve had amazing pizza there in the past and is why we go back. While other times we all rave about the food (pizzas) this time nobody was overly impressed by the menu choices or the quality of the meals. Staff were all nice and friendly and we couldn’t have felt more welcome. Unfortunately without the Pizza, we won’t be returning for meals.
  33. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good was delicious absolutely exceeded expectations! Great venue, little kids play area outside.
  34. BS

    BenS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Great beer selection and pretty tasty food, but few healthy options; kids meals were the same disappointing deep-fried crap that seems standard in suburban pubs, with not so much as a piece of lettuce or tomato in sight.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on 20 April 2022Thank you for your feedback & we're so glad to hear you enjoyed our beers & food. Sorry to hear that you didn't find our healthier options, we do offer salads which can be suitable for children. We hope our customers feel comfortable discussing any concerns over the menu with one of our friendly staff, who are more than happy to help answer questions & help our customers find the best experience possible. We hope you will visit again soon to try the other options!

  35. K

    Kristian

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great place for a couple of beers with mates or listening to a band.. also to go out for dinner or lunch. Please bring back the pizza's they go so well with the beers..Cheers.
  36. m

    merree

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Love to see a bit more variety on your food menu.
  37. PT

    PT53

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Need to bring back pizzas on the menu. Not good enough on current menu
  38. BG

    BernadetteG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Love this place, unfortunately the food was basic, bring back the Pizzas they were fantastic, great venue and the live music is awesome
  39. AS

    AmandaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good drinks and food with a little kid area. May need it to be sand not bark though but other than that really good vibe!
  40. DB

    DarrenB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drink and service. Great place, every time!

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Dainton Brewery is rated 4.5 stars by 350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Dainton Brewery

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Carrum Downs

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm 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

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, 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 Wednesday to Sunday, with bookings available for small groups or functions.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three function spaces for a variety of group sizes, with canape style catering available to pre-order for function bookings. Contact functions@dainton.beer to discuss your next private function with us!

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