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Dainton Brewery, Carrum Downs, AU-VIC

Dainton Brewery

4.4
4.4
525 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.


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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 28 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–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 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

  • 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

  • $8 Pints - 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 and Major Tom for just $8...., Hold up, House wines and Prosecco are just $8 a glass too. Wednesday to Friday from 4pm til 6pm

    $8 Pints - Happy Hour! 4 'til 6 (Wed to Fri) photo
  • Live Music

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 12:00 pm - 6:15 pm,Fri - 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Live music is BACK BABY! Every Friday evening and Sunday Arvo we welcome the best local talen to the Dainton Stage for a jam. Friday night we keep things lively with covers of classics, sing-a-longs and good old fashioned Rock n Roll. Sundays we have more of a Blues, Roots and Country vibe, Booking highly recommended. Friday 7.30pm // Sunday 2.30pm

What 525 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Good for groups

  • Victoria

    Lively

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for business meals

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for business meals

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for groups

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Hot spot

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Lively

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Most Booked

525 Reviews
  1. SandyP

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. Jlee

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. Silvy

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  4. NarelleH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  5. DianneD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  6. BrentS

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  7. KatrinaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  8. Teresa

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  9. AnthonyB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  10. carolp

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. SandyP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. JeanetteW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. PHILH

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Top place, good food, great drinks and cool vibe so will go again.

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  27. BennyB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and top notch Beers, Dainton Brewery is highly recommended, can't wait to dine again.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic venue bbq was great and the beer excellent. Will definitely be back

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  29. Denise

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hey guys, we LOVE coming to you guys such an awesome place however yesterday we notice the menu had changed and there were no pizzas 😢. Such a pit as you were so well known for your awesome pizzas and sliders. PLEASE PLEASE put them back on the menu x

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  30. RayR

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Despite some of the hipster staff with a bizarre tendency to appear less than enthused to work there, Dainton’s is a place we go back to often. The beer choices are solid and the food is usually excellent. The current QBBQ menu is outstanding, but the Bama-slaw is a non-palatable after thought. But seriously, the BBQ platter is a must.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and enjoyable ambiance. Great food and great staff

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  32. DIANEM

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food order was completely messed up, things missing from the platter, a missing platter and the food although tasty was cold…

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  33. LynB

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 of us went the service was prompt and the meals were good

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  34. JanF

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food! Highly recommend. Will definitely be back!

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  35. JulieG

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was nice but music was very load which hindered conversation a little. Food and drinks were good standard

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  36. MickM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were friendly, we ordered a Q platter and a rib platter and the portions were huge and very good. Plenty of options for beer on tap.

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  37. DebbieB

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our first time eating at Dainton Brewery in Carrum Downs. The food was delicious, plentiful and very good value. It was a good vibe (if a little noisy for conversation). Would definitely go again - we were impressed with the food especially.

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  38. RaymondC

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Can't wait to go back. Food was amazing and such great value.

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  39. cosminp

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Staff were very helpful and accommodating. The atmosphere was relaxed. Food was good and the beer was excellent. They do need more fans to keep cool. Overall great place for drinks and food.

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  40. ZovS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue Friendly staff fulfilling food great pricing and worth the visit Meat lovers dream

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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 4.4 stars by 525 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 28 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–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 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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