Modus Operandi Brewing

4.6
60 reviews
$40 and under
American

Top tags:

Great Beer
Casual
Always dreaming but finally formalising the concept in 2012, it all started in a motor home traveling around the USA, blaring Creedence and delving deeper into the craft revolution. We discovered every nook and cranny of the USA craft beer world for six months, brewing, talking, cleaning, talking, cleaning, brewing, and yes, drinking a lot of beer (tough I know).

We returned home to our beloved Northern Beaches with heads full of beer lovin and inspired to brew the best beer in Australia. We are larrikins at heart, but when it comes to our Modus Operandi (Latin for Method of Operation) which put simply is, beer first, no shortcuts, this is where we get real.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 60 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Energetic
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was very quiet yet our group of 10 received food in lots of two and the last person waited 2hrs and had to get it take away, and ended up throwing it out as it was so burnt it was inedible. All the food seemed rushed and was over cooked, the waitress seemed unphased by how long we waited and a couple of people received a complimentary lemonade to compensate but that was it. We even booked so they knew we were coming and no other customers so not like the kitchen was overwhelmed. Unfortunately will not be back.

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MartinD
Denver
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Tacos were great as was the burger, loved the broccolini and cauliflower entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this place. Great food and great beer!! Except this time I was on a period of not drinking for health reasons. Still had a great time as the good food makes up for it!! Plus they had non-alcoholic beer which was nice.

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johnm
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

you can bring your dog :)
bewildering array of beers
can't wait to try the Russian imperial stout @ 15% abv and only sold in half pints!

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BryanM
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Good Food. Good Beers. Good Music. Just don't take the outside table closest to the street - right beside a very loud refrigeration fan.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for the beer, stayed for the food and the music.
So glad this place is in the neighbourhood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great to see a live band and be outside

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EricF
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely dinner, unfortunately the odor from the bins at the entrance became evident when the wind direction changed!

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Keens
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great craft brewery, can see why it had so many beers in the GABS top50 this year. Food was delicious, with more options for this vegetarian than offered at breweries elsewhere. Will definitely be back!!

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MicaelaF
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love everything, the personal is very friendly!

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PhilM
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best burger & fries I have had for a long time + brilliant beer. 👍👍

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JacquelineL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best beer in Sydney, hands down. My husband and I have travelled all over the US and are frequent flyers at craft beer festivals and the aisles of Porter's and we have to say...Modus is one of our absolute faves!

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DewaldM
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome brewery, great beer, tasty food. Energetic and friendly staff

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GraemeH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great beers, didn't eat but have in the past and food is excellent

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GregM
Sydney
5 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite brewpub and in my opinion the best, most consistent craft beers in Australia. Sonic Prayer and Former Tenant are great tasting beers and very easy to have too many. They do cracking limited releases and am always waiting for the next one. 🍻The burgers and pizza's at the brewery pub are up there with the best around. 🍕🍔

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DugaldR
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Always friendly service, happy to welcome dogs. Beer is great. Ambiance is nice and easy.

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BenS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our local Brew Pub is an excellent place for food and drink on any occasion.
The quality of food is delicious and of course the wide selection of Beers caters to all who enjoy top notch craft Beer along with great live music on Sundays.
I love MODUS HQ and I am proud to support my local.

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Stew
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I booked a table online for 6 people, but within half an hour after arriving, I was told we had to finish up as the whole place was already prebooked for a private event. If this was the case you should NEVER have accepted my booking!

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BrandonG
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, great value, awesome beer. I’m not a big veggies man but the Tempura Broccolini is amazing. No better place to spend a summer evening

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ToddC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Outstanding beer and really nice food. What more can you ask for? 😁

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Hoggie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

The beer is the main focus there obviously.
And the beers are excellent but heavy.

The food we had was expensive and pretty bad.
A pizza the size of a dinnerplate for $27 that was very average.
Greasy chicken wings.

I think it's more of a pre dinner place. Have a few drinks and then head out.

I probably wouldn't head back in a hurry but if you want to see a working Brewery, check it out.

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TrentP
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amy was an amazing host.
Would visit again.
Good beers, good atmosphere.

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TraceyD
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night, everyone was really friendly can’t wait to go again

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice beer made with love, cool, easy going friendly staff

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best beer out there - great food.
Looking forward to returning soon!

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PhilipF
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

consuming beer at the brewery is expensive and cheaper to buy by the case may be ok for general retail but being there and wanting to buy a couple of 4 packs is prohibitive so won't be buying like that again

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CameronS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and entertainment. Beers are awesome with a great range and the service is excellent. Highly Recommended to anyone who enjoys a bit of live music and a nice relaxing dinner or drinks with friends and family.

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Colin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't beat the loaded fries washed down with a cold Sonic Prayer.....perfect!!!

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Scott
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

we were seated in the brewery at a prebooked table for 8. Water was leaking over the floor resulting in all our feet and clothing being wet and remaining in puddles of water. For such a beautiful warm day we were all wet and cold. Rather disappointing way to celebrate Father’s Day.

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Burtd
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Love this joint, great beer ...ok good great Friday.

JM
JonM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always enjoy as a selection of great locally brewed craft beer and MO certainly has that. Food was enjoyable and the service was also very good.

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ScottO
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great beer, friendly staff, good food. Great for groups and very welcoming for people with babies and dogs.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

the worst experience ever. they didnt respect the booking! =\
what was supposed to be a celebration turned into a nightmare

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MartinO
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good beer, food and atmosphere. Will definitely come again

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shannono
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

My parents loved their lunch. The beers are top notch here

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ceiling warming lamps over the tables under a roof downstairs would help a great deal for comfort in winter.

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HopeP
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Funky fine woth really passionate staff. Super place.

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BradleyG
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great beers, food and venue.
Great feeling being so close to the working brewery

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NathanielS
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great setup and drinks available, will be back soon!

WM
WilliamM
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Flavoursome pub food which holds up to the quality of the beer!

FAQs

Modus Operandi Brewing offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0439 293 533.

Modus Operandi Brewing is rated 4.6 stars by 60 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.