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Dainton Brewery, Carrum Downs, AU-VIC

Dainton Brewery

4.4
4.4
540 Reviews
$40 and under
Barbecue
Our Carrum Downs Taphouse is open to the public five days a week from Wednesday to Sunday. Enjoy a range of core and limited Dainton releases, as well as a local guest cider, all expertly poured from our 18 custom taps.
Be wowed by our award-winning and unique beers and grab some food from Q-BBQ, serving up real 'low and slow' American wood smoke BBQ
We’ve always got something happening, including Wednesday trivia, special, live music & limited edition beer launches.

With plenty of seating, huge dog-friendly beer garden with kids’ play area, and mezzanine 'Bar-Cade' with vintage arcade games such as Street Fighter and Big Buck hunter overlooking the brewhouse, this is the perfect venue for a casual drink in a friendly environment.

Due to the imminent arrival of the Melbourne Winter, We are not taking booking fir the beer garden, please book an inside table and drop us a message with your booking to request outdoor seating, if we can, we will happily move you,


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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Pub, Brewery
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9775 0334
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Q Barbeque
  • 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • LIVE MUSIC

    Multiple dates available
    Every Friday night at 7.30 and Sunday Afternoon at 2.30 we welcome the best in local talent to the stage here at Dainton for some sing-a-long classics, originals, roots , rock, blues and more.
    LIVE MUSIC photo
  • Wing Wednesdays!

    $1.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Every Wednesday Q BBQ are dishing out $1 wings! You read that right, the best BBQ chicken wings in town for just $1 each*. Serving from 4pm 'til close get stuck in to 4 delicious flavours (Nashville Hot, Q-BBQ and Bama, Gochujuang BBQ or Golden Truffle) all alongside the usual Q-BBQ platters and of course Dainton's freshest brews.
    Wing Wednesdays! photo
  • Taphouse Trivia

    Multiple dates available
    Take a break from the mid-week grind and join us for Taphouse Trivia! Bring your friends and test your knowledge while enjoying delicious $1 wings that are sure to hit the spot. Enjoy $1 wings* from 4pm and Trivia at 7:00pm. Limited spots available, bookings essential. Don’t miss out! *minimum order of 6 wings

Offers

  • Happy Hour! 4 'til 6 (Wed to Fri)

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Fri - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Get in early for our amazing happy hour deal! Pints of Lager, Pale ale, Equalizer , Major Tom and flamingo for just $10 and Schooners for $8 Hold up, House wines and Prosecco are just $8 a glass too. Wednesday to Friday from Open til 6pm

    Happy Hour! 4 'til 6 (Wed to Fri) photo

What 540 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Good for groups

  • Victoria

    Lively

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Innovative

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for groups

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Hot spot

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Lively

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Most Booked

540 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great night for trivia. Arrived 30 mins early and were able to have our food ordered and delivered before it started. It was a great night

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  2. Fenno

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Atmosphere , Great food & Friendly staff , also great variety of beer to choose from , will definitely come back. Can also do a tour of the brewery which is a must do

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  3. GreigJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quick service and friendly staff. Food was excellent, had the platter for 2 and it was sufficient. IPAs was good to pair with the meats . Overall experience a 10/10 . Pls book a table in advance as it was completely booked out

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place Some of my favorite beers and the q barbecue they have now is amazing food

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  5. JeremyR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was nice but it wasn't very hot, little bit disappointed about that but the taste was nice

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  6. MiTreasures

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's really a nice place to hang out with friends etc. Good customer service, food presentation is unique and the quality of food is great as well.

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  7. BeeBee

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The shared plater was very generous for 2 people to share, and delicious!

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  8. Wizid

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As first time customers, we weren't sure if the food would be to our liking, but we were pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately if you can call it that, we received a platter for 2 instead of a platter for 1, the staff apologised and told us to keep it. Sadly our friend at our table, even after a few enquiries, didn't receive her meal until we had nearly finished ours? She was told that our platter for 2 was meant to be shared with her, even though only 2 plates arrived with the meal. She was very upset and left. Other than that, the only other thing was the pork ribs we ordered were not edible due to them being undercooked, and pork is not a meat I would like to take a chance with! And after the embarrassing situation with the other diner, we let it slide, on the whole "We" were quite happy with everything and will try again at a later date, as far as drinks go, if your not keen on the Brewery beer there was a limited number of none alcohol drinks or cocktails due to shortages of stock. And when the lady who left ordered a drink with lime, there was ants in the bottle and they had to get a new bottle.

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  9. DebbieW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the chilled atmosphere with live music on Sunday afternoon

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  10. HannahL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brisket was amazing! Ribs were a bit on the dryer side. Beer was good. Kids particularly loved the play area despite the drizzle.

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  11. DougP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food. Would love to come back again next time I’m in the area.

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  12. ColetteK

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Sitting in the beer garden it was dark we couldn’t see what we were eating had to use our phone torches

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  13. KayleneM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat and have a drink with friends, food was amazing and delicious, food came out quickly and staff very friendly. Drinks reasonably priced and good variety of choice. Will definitely recommend to people to try this place.

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  14. JohnC

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great plenty of it.did not get told that we had to order food at the bar on arrival but otherwise it was a great experience

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  15. Libby

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    First time here and dissapointed. Beer was good however the food was average. Meat came out cold, certain I was given 100 grams in fat for the brisket and no smokiness at all to the meat. The worst part of the experience was waiting to be seated, we had a reservation and were just left waiting at the front checkin whilst the guy went back and fro from one ene to the other, this went in for 7 minutes.....crazy, maybe short staffed. Then told to order drinks at the bar as the app is not reliable, 10 minute line up to order a drink. We sat outside it wasn't bad but wasn't great we sat near the depressing looking child's playground. Would recommend the beer but save your $$ with the food.

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  16. SandyP

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sensational food and service. Second visit and just as good as first. There will be a third and fourth…

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  17. Jlee

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local brewery. The food is delicious, the staff are friendly, good choices for both wine, and the brewery offerings and the prices are very reasonable making it a great option more often.

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  18. Silvy

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Loved, loved their beers. Great brewery. The atmosphere was great, inviting, had great energy about it. Really enjoyed their music choices they played and even enjoyed the live entertainment. A would definitely recommend the place to meet up with friends and enjoy the food, drinks and atmosphere. Kid friendly. Just putting out there, maybe not the right venue for a quiet, romantic dinner but hey, I suppose that’s up the what a couple like. I’ll be back👍

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  19. NarelleH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at Daintons! The food was incredible and the beer, as always, brilliant.

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  20. DianneD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service, food and drinks. Only criticism would be that the live music was way too loud to allow for table conversations.

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  21. BrentS

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The venue is good the craft beer was 10/10, however the food was below average and cold when it finally arrived. We placed our order via the QR code for 4 people, our guests received half their order and finished it before we stopped a staff member and asked where the rest of our order was, they checked with the kitchen and told us it would be 2 minutes, 15 minutes later it arrived and was cold, the burnt ends we ordered were not burnt end and were just brisket off cuts, the pork was dry and chewy. The server told us she would be back with plates. After 5 minutes I went in search of plates to be told they were few and far between and didn’t have any spare. I would not recommend this restaurant to any of my friends or family. Overall very disappointed and did not live up to my expectations. This is not the first Texas BBQ that I have had and did not have the distinct smoke flavour I would expect, furthermore the chicken that they served was undercooked and should not have been served. Very very disappointed

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  22. KatrinaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Amazing food. Service was great. Overall loved it and will be back.

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  23. Teresa

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time with the hubby. Food was so delicious and staff were very happy and helpful. Will be going back

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  24. AnthonyB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic, loved it. I will be going back for sure.

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  25. carolp

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place. Table was a bit sticky no beer mat. Just a suggestion. It would be nice if a hand wipe accompanied the chicken wings.

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  26. lucianom

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dainton Brewery in Carrum Downs is a fantastic spot to celebrate any occasion. With a wide selection of craft beers, a vibrant atmosphere, and friendly staff, it's the perfect place for a birthday gathering. The laid-back setting and delicious brews made my celebration unforgettable. Highly recommend for any beer enthusiast!

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  27. SteveD

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food, definately do not sit up on the mezzanine, they have games for the kids up there and a pool table so good spot for families but not couples

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  28. LeanneB

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Preferred previous food, and won't be back for a long while.

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  29. MelindaB

    Adelaide

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The musician was the best part of our evening! He was great and we would come back again just for him

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  30. BiancaH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were really good! Staff was friendly

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  31. JackieM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a good night and staff great with table change. Food more than ample for the price. My only down was the BBQ was card only, would have preferred to pay cash.

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  32. SandyP

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time there with amazing food and beer. We will be spreading the word and will be back soon. Thankyou to the staff and chefs.

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  33. DonnaM

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was delicious and the wait person was extremely nice and helpful. Quite enjoy the beers as well.

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  34. CASS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! Service was great! Will be back!

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  35. JeanetteW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food. Service was great with friendly staff. The only downfall I felt was the level of noise.

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  36. AmyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service, great atmosphere Handled a booking of 22 well Everyone loved all of the food that we had! Definitely be back sooner than later

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  37. GraceH

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The place became very windy and cold when the big window was opened.

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  38. GraemeH

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic place to enjoy fantastic food, and great choice of craft beers. Pricing is more than reasonable. The place has a great vibe.

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  39. JanineS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Walking in, the fragrance of the food was exquisite. We were greeted so nicely by a waitress and taken to our table. The food was served at our table so quickly. It was deliciously scrumptious. Did not think I could have eaten so much, but I did.. The music was on the high side which can make it difficult to hear & communicate, but we managed well. We will definitely be back. Thank you for the great experience.

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  40. ArleneW

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was terrific and the service was great. However, I am still waiting for my refund they promised for the Ice cream they were out of, and no one knew until after I had paid.

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FAQs

Dainton Brewery is rated 4.4 stars by 540 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 21 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, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Pub, Brewery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Q Barbeque
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, 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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