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Dainton Taphouse Croydon, Croydon, AU-VIC

Dainton Taphouse Croydon

4.4
4.4
97 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
Our Croydon 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 locally-sourced cider, all expertly poured from our 14 custom taps.
We've got a great selection of local wines and spirits, as well as a food menu that includes mouth-watering burgers and delicious share plates.

We've always got something exciting happening, from weekly trivia nights to limited edition beer releases.
Please note although there is some cover in the Beer Garden, if there is rain we will do our best to move you inside but we can't guarantee a table, also the tables for 2 are barrel tables with no cover.

**Please note our kitchen closes at 6pm on Sundays**

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9725 5864
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We have 2 function spaces for small parties, pop in and have a chat to the team we'd love to show you around.
  • Area
    Croydon
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Only a 5 minute walk from the Croydon train station
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • TRIVIA - Every Wednesday in the restaurant..

    Multiple dates available
    Book your table for trivia!* Always busy so make sure you book early for the best trivia in town, Hosted by Funky Bunch, set your Phasers to fun and lets get quizzical! *Please book a table in the restaurant or Beer Hall as the Trivia is NOT in the beer garden or barrel room.
  • $1 Wings - Wing Wednesday

    $1.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Wednesday for $1 wings! Choose your sauce and get stuck into the best deal in town, From 4pm every Wednesday, double up with a happy hour pint for just $8 between 4pm and 6pm.
    $1 Wings - Wing Wednesday photo
  • Mothers Day 2024

    12 May 2024 only
    Spend Mothers day at the taphouse. With a special menu for the day, raffles and free bubbles for mum on arrival! Seating times are a strict 2 hours.
    Mothers Day 2024 photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour Open 'til 6 (Wed - Fri)

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Fri - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Join us for Happy Hour Wednesday to Friday from Opening 'til 6pm for $10 pints of Lager, Pale Ale, Equalizer, Major Tom and Flamingo... Hold up, Glasses of House Wine and Prosecco are just $8 too. Book up now for the best post work brews in Croydon.

    Happy Hour Open 'til 6  (Wed - Fri) photo
  • Live & Local music Thursdays

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Join us every Thursday evening from 6.30pm for live & local music. With a rotating roster of new and exciting local musicians. Free entry, great beers, great food.

What 97 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for live music

  • Melbourne

    Lively

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Child-friendly

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for groups

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Lively

97 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We made the mistake of booking the barrel room to dine in, we had never been to this venue before and there were no photos to show us exactly what the barrel room was. Upon arriving we quickly discovered that the barrel room is pretty much for kids or people wanting to play pool or the claw machine lol so we asked if we could be seated elsewhere and that we were happy to wait if need be. The staff were awesome and after a short wait were able to seat us somewhere more appropriate for a date night. Food excellent! Staff excellent! Location excellent! Barrel room not much chop! lol Would happily go here again.

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  2. SharonC

    Vietnam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met up with old friends at Dainton, visited plenty of Smokehouses within Melbourne and this place is definitely up there, from the ambience to the service to the food and the value!! Outstanding, thank you!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a Friday night.. we had a short wait at the reception desk prior to being shown to our table.. the temp inside was fairly cool & the ladies had to keep there jackets on, so make sure you rug up at this time of year.. the beers were great, but we expected more from the food.. burnt ends were not in chunks as expected, but were more stewed/braised.. service was good & meals came out quickly.. onion rings & the wagyu burger were great..

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  4. JillT

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful. The staff were excellent, went the extra mile to get our table sorted and were very helpful in every respect. Wine and Beer all good as well a lovely night out.

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  5. StuartG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service, delicious food and a lovely atmosphere.

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  6. SueG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new menu and super attentive staff. Love the vibe .

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  7. ChonaK

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and good value. Staff were very friendly. I would go back and there again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good meeting place or meal with friends but bring your appetite as meals are big.

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  9. Aylu

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We love the brewery and we’ve been going for years but since this new kitchen management, food hasn’t been good at all. Options were very limited and the flavours not great. We had burgers and chips and the chips were clearly the cheep frozen pre cut type. Not like they used to be. And the burger was mediocre. The service was great and dribks were alright. We just don’t think we will go back until the kitchen changes.

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  10. MelMac

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasty food. Great friendly service. Great choice of beers. Great venue.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. Avisa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Would highly recommend for families looking for a friendly lunch spot!

    1 person found this helpful

  12. AmandaB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were amazing very friendly. When there was an issue with the order they spoke to us and offered alternatives and gave us complimentary desserts. Highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. Alyssa

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening at Dainton Taphouse Croydon. Two of us are coeliacs and were catered for perfectly with separate fryers and plenty of gluten-free options on the menu. Another one of us is dairy-free and he could also eat with ease. The new BBQ menu was absolutely delicious with all members of our party demolishing their meals. The staff were also absolutely incredible, with one young guy in particular being so helpful and friendly. I highly recommend a visit to the Taphouse. We will definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. LAURIEG

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A great place to go to for a catch up. The singer/guitarist was not intrusive , the food was great as were the beers. Recommended.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. MartynG

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good:) Big range of beers, and the food is excellent, staff are always friendly:)

    1 person found this helpful

  16. LizC

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Calamari in the salad was yummy but there was barely any dressing on the salad so it felt a bit dry. I was expecting aioli to come with the dish but had to ask for it. Very disappointed with the change of wine labels from well known high quality YV labels to unknown brands with poor choice of wine varieties. Bar staff need educating on the wine list, please. Not everyone drinks beer.

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  17. Chad

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great we got seated quickly and food came very quickly. Drinks were wonderful and atmosphere was great. The food however, was terrible. We were truly disappointed in all of it and ate what we could however there was far too much that went to waste. We will eat before we go there ever again I would say. Truly sad as everything else is awesome…

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  18. StevenB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    There are always items on the menu that we would like to order that aren’t available. Which is disappointing when it’s quite a small basic menu. Most recent visit we had sitting for 7:30 and the booking said 2 hours. Where as we were getting a serious wind up at 9:00 chairs stacked and floor mopped around us.

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  19. AmberR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a super fun time at trivia and the food is always spot on

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  20. KathP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our vegan burgers and blood orange beers. Great place to take interstate visitors. Been a few times now and never disappointed.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely outdoor back courtyard. Great variety of food and drinks

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  22. BrendanK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service. Nice food and great beer. Will be coming again.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous causal atmosphere, delicious food options, great staff and the beer is cold!

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  24. EunK

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was not hot day but place was too warm to stay longer

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  25. Yvonne

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    An enjoyable time was had by all at our table. Food, beverages and service was excellent. The only little comment was that the music was a bit too loud. The restaurant was not very full so it was not very noisy, but it was difficult to have conversations over the volume of the music. Having said that, the music was good too.

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  26. KirrilyW

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked a table a week before going however when we got there, no table reserved. The excuse was that a large group came in and things got all mixed up. Luckily there was room, but that is not good enough. Starters are delicious, especially the cauliflower. Mains are okay. Adding pineapple to the parama, is nice, however suggest the cook could be a bit more creative then dumping cold out of the can pineapple on top of my hot dish. A ring of pineapple (can be canned if it has to be) but GRILLED then put onto the chicken under the ham ... Just a bit nicer than what you did. Salad.... Lettuce with dressing is not a salad.... Just saying.

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  27. MercedesF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, helpful and flexible staff! They were very accommodating.

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  28. RebekahW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, great food, great drinks! Would highly recommend Dainton Taphouse

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  29. GerryM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We like Daintons generally but last night was not good. I suppose we have to make allowances for the Friday night and near Christmas but the service was poor and food took a long time to come. We will leave it till the new year to go there again.

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  30. LAURIEG

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I thought the choice of beers was impressive and the food range was extensive enough without being excessive.

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  31. MartynG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good beer and a feed. Good choice of food, and wide selection of beers

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  32. JackieB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alisha was absolutely lovely. Very helpful, friendly and funny! 😃

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  33. GerryM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were outside as had dog. Nice sunny day so that was ok. Food was very good and beers were nice.

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  34. DylanW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good atmosphere and service. Staff were all very friendly. Large selection of beers and good quality pizza.

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  35. TaraM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely way to kill some time on a rainy day. Good food and a good selection of beverages PLUS a great acoustic set to keep us entertained!

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  36. WendyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Thanks for putting us in the function room that was a lovely bonus, to have our own space at the last minute! Food & service all good! The only issue was how noisy the room is, not just from the trivia night noise, but the room itself is very echo-y. I'm sure you are aware, but would be worth trying to sort that out. Thanks again.

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  37. AmyR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is so easy to go to. Great staff, friendly pekoe’s and a lot of different variety of food and drinks.

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  38. Harry

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service & good entertainment (live singer)

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  39. SimonB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiz night a lot of fun, and the food and excellent beers topped it off nicely.

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  40. Ashleigh

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a vibe! I’ve told everyone this morning who would listen about how good the food, the atmosphere and the customer service was. Highly recommend and will be returning!

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FAQs

Dainton Taphouse Croydon is rated 4.4 stars by 97 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 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Dainton Taphouse Croydon

13 Lacey St, Croydon, AU-VIC 3136

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Croydon
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Only a 5 minute walk from the Croydon train station
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9725 5864
  • Private party facilities
    We have 2 function spaces for small parties, pop in and have a chat to the team we'd love to show you around.
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