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, monthly 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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
A great night out after 6 months of lockdown ...
Thanks for 5 stars!
The person who checked us in was not wearing her mask correctly, and touched our phones. We were not advised of any covid safety practices and was shocked to see how many people wandered around without a mask on.
The food was good, and service was ok.
Atmosphere was great, service was average because of forgotten orders. Food is usually great but this time the brisket was chewy and had a boat load of pepper so wasn’t able to finish it.
Great table service never without full beer in front
Food was delicious and a great range of beers. Would recommend and will definitely be going back again.
Had a fabulous afternoon, great food and drinks, friendly staff and perfect place to catch up with friends.
We came for a bucks day, and the service was impeccable.
Each of us at the table commented how warm and friendly the Dainton staff are.
Thank you for a fantastic experience, we each look forward to spreading the word of Dainton.
Always a fan of Dainton's beer, their menu is worthwhile checking out now too. The BBQ and slowed cooked meat is delish. Ambiance is great, with plenty of social distancing. Great service as well.
We had the most enjoyable night. Sat outside with the live music. Great night, we will be back for sure. Oh yes, the beer was great also.
Thanks for 5 stars Pete! We'll have live music starting back on Saturdays and Sundays from next weekend as well!
Love coming for a drink. Glad you are open again.
Thanks Christine! We're glad to be open as well! Thanks for your review!
A covid-safe welcome into a great venue . It was good to be back. We had booked our lunch time session at the outside seating, and were under a good umbrella - vital on a sunny day. The ambience was great - every one was happy to be there.
The staff members were all very friendly and explained how to order our food and drinks. It was all delivered to the table - the well-crafted beers were refreshing, delivered fast and with a great smile, as well as a chat about what else was being brewed.
It is good to see a brewery offering a very low alcohol 0.9% beer option - as I was the designated driver, I tried one.. pretty good it as too. Pizzas and chips were yummy. A very enjoyable experience. Will go back again in a week or two to try some of the other great beers on tap. I highly recommend this brewery.
Thanks Ros - We really appreciate your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your experience. We're looking forward to seeing you around the brewery again!
As always the venue, and especially the staff, were excellent. The meal was superb, the drinks sublime.
And add to that the buzz from the previous nights wins at The Indies.
Congratulations to all.
Thanks for your review! We were very happy we were able to share the excitement from the Indies Awards with everyone - Glad you enjoyed your night!
Staff were very helpful food was delicious and beer was tasty and cold
Thanks for 5 stars Jordin!
Overall a good first time with group of ten.
Was disappointing you had no cider and rang out of brisket.
I was surprised that you had a different menu to the one advertised online. I wanted the garden pizza but that was not available.
May I suggest that you try to improve yr menu to some light and healthier options.
Like addinging a salad or two or steamed veggies (which are super easy to prepare)
Hey Diamond, Thanks for your feedback - The lack of cider and brisket was a shock to us as we ordered more than usual of both and still ran out! We have definitely noted this for future service. I'll pass these notes on for you. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in future! Thanks!
We had a great lunch – really good service, nice food, fantastic beer.
Thanks so much for your review Steph!
Great night out except why can't we stay past our 2 hour booking? Was a lot less than 70 at 9pm and I would think the venue would want people there longer spending money?
Hi there CMac! Unfortunately the 2 hour limit was based on the government guidelines we were handed down - These are easing as of 22nd November though so moving forward if the table is not rebooked, you will be able to stay longer! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
Dainton Brewery is our favorite place in Carrum Downs. The staff are incredible, always friendly and helpful. The beers is always refreshing and the food is next level good. We try to go atleast once a week and have done so for 12 months now.
Hey Alex! Thanks so much for your feedback! We love seeing our regulars around each week - Makes our jobs so enjoyable! Cheers!
Staff were very welcoming and helpful. This was a last minute booking for us as we were stopping overnight only and struggled to find available places. Very popular with the locals. Great drinks and food was reasonable. Good vibes all round.
Thanks for 5 stars!
before covid and lockdowns,, had been going to daintons a lot.. it was our main 'fun' place to go..
wanted to catch up with family that we couldn't see during lockdown so of course we chose to go there...
am on a special diet so googled the menu,, joy !! I could have one of the platters,, only to get there and,,, they've changed the menu...
ok,, I'll just have to have the chicken wings with hot sauce and I'll take off the coating use a tiny amount of the sauce as it'll be way too hot for me but the other option is totally off limits..
wings are served plonked in the middle of a bath of hot sauce...
ok,, try and scrape most of it off because hot level is at 'yikes' !!
manage to get the 1st one almost decent and split it to make it more manageable and,,,,, raw on the inside....
split a couple more,,, same....
give it to the waitress who meets me as I'm taking it back and tell her the problem.... I go back outside to the table and waitress comes about 10 minutes later,, empty handed and says they pulled them all apart and nothing wrong with any of it but they're happy to 'comp' it and a drink each... don't insult my intelligence,, I, also cook for a living !!... family were all very happy to receive an extra (free) drink,, but me who is now very hungry could not indulge as I was driving and a second drink on an empty stomach wasn't a good fit..
also,, the prices on the new menu are totally outrageous,, $26 for a pizza that would be sized as small with very minimal topping is not value in anyone's book and $5 for 11 chips,, $22 for basically a plain burger,,,,same...
in total $390 for a snack and 2 drinks for 5 and 1 drink only for the sixth is telling me we won't be back anytime soon,, if ever...
oh,, and because we were outside in the sun and silly husband didn't have a hat,, I had to buy one of their "merch' hats,,, $30 later,, thanx for coming !!!!!
dainton,, trying to claw back the $$$ you lost during covid by gouging your patrons is NOT a good look !!!
Hi Suzi, I'm sorry to hear your time at Dainton last Saturday did not live up to your previous visits. This is not the experience we want our guests to be having, particularly our loyal regulars who make our jobs enjoyable! I have passed this feedback onto my chef regarding the food, as well as spoken to the staff as to how this could be handled better as feedback is a great opportunity for improvement. I hope you give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Thanks, Venue Manager
Fantastic service as always from the Dainton team, endlessly accomodating and cannot recommend them more!
Hey Jackson! Thanks for the feedback! See you around soon! Cheers!
It was great to get back and have a beer with friends
Hey Jamie! It is fantastic to be able to get out and see friends and family again! Hope to see you again in future! Cheers!
Love the joint. Beer and food is great. Out door area has a nice vibe. Even has a little play area for kids.
Hey Kris, Thanks for your feedback! Looking forward to seeing you again in future! Cheers!
Cannot comment on the food as we didn’t eat but it looked good fantastic time the gin was fab go on a Friday night as the music was great
Only stopped for an after work drink, great atmosphere, great beer. Had the paddle and all beers were great.
Thanks Toby! Hope you're able to stop by again in the future!
Staff are very inviting, friendly, helpful, up for a laugh and a chat. Great at recommendations on the range of drinks they have.
Food was amazing. Very quick service from order to brought to your table. Hot, fresh and full of flavour.
Great drinks. Vast range of different beers to try from draught, pale ale, stout and IPAs.
Thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. Will definitely be back and will be recommending to friends and family
Hey Lee! Thanks so much for your feedback! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and looking forward to seeing you again in future with plenty more beers to try! Cheers!
Loved it, great food and outstanding beer and the service was excellent
Thanks for your review Tarah!
Amazing place. Beers are fantastic and the Jalapeno Poppers are insane!!!
Very convenient to my friends place we walk and enjoy a good beer. Will be better when live music is happening again.
Great food, drinks and atmosphere along with attentive staff make Daintons Brewery an enjoyable experience....we'll be back 🙂
Atmosphere was ok because everyone was seated outside so inside was practically empty. Otherwise service, drinks and food was great. Atmosphere will come back with further easing of Covid Restrictions and it’ll eventually be as lively as it used to be.
Ordered a few pizzas, buffalo wings and beer. Great pub food with delicious beer. Came out super quick.
Amazing food, wonderful service. Very much looking forward to our next visit
Overall very good.
The time we were allotted was not enough though unfortunately.
The service could have been a little quicker; we might have got a couple more drinks in.
Hi Grant, Thanks for your review! We are trying week on week to improve our service times as the time limit restrictions are a requirement of current Covid regulations, but we don't want you missing out on beers due to time restrictions - Hopefully next time you come down we can fit many more beers in for you! Kind regards, Venue Management
Great place to hang out and have a drink. In my opinion they have never brewed a bad drop!
Great service and atmosphere, will be back for sure! Beer range is amazing.
Thanks for your review Ben! Hope to see you around the Taphouse again soon!
Everything was top notch.
We really couldn’t have been happier.
Thanks for your review Ryan! Hope to see you at the Brewery again in the future!
Unfortunately we haf a really disappointing expeeoenxe this time, we were asked twice if we were supposedc tp be at tbe table, it was very uncomfortableas if we were being accused of sneeking in, that coupled with kids running around in and around tables and screaming we abruptly left
Hi Andrew Thanks for sending through your feedback and I'm sorry that you were questioned in an accusatory manner. I'll be sure to take this up with staff as this isn't how we want our patrons to be treated. In regards to kids running around, we do pride ourselves on being family friendly, but understand this isn't the environment everyone wants to be in. If you do visit again, please don't hesitate to request an indoor table to be somewhere a bit quieter. Kindest regards, Venue Manager
We loved our time at Dainton Brewery. The Menu both liquid and food was extremely friendly for all.
Awesome food as usual. Staff are friendly and approachable. Great atmosphere 😊
Pizza was slightly burnt with not very much topping. Quite disappointing choices too. Chips however were delicious. Apart from the food we had a very pleasant evening.
Dainton Brewery is rated 4.6 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.