Modus Operandi Brewing

4.6
42 reviews
$40 and under
American

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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.
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ToddC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 / NSW
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.

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JonM
1 review
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 / NSW
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 / NSW
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!

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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LukeW
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience3

A good spot if you are after tasty beer & a chilled out atmosphere

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Goochy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Modus have great beers, some of the best locally as well as good snacks to go with them - the spiced cauliflower, broccoli tempura and haloumi fries yum (and I'm not vegetarian).
The environment is big enough for atmosphere but small enough for small catchups too

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KarinaS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very accommodating and chilled. Food was amazing and venue was exactly what we expected. Beers were also great!

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RobH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Great place to hang out and enjoy fantastic beers, and some good food too.

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RobbieP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, beer and service down at modus :)

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Jeffro
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great beer great atmosphere great staff great beer

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ShalveenaS
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Should have variety of food. More chicken in the menu

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GregM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice relaxed night. Great beers and one of the best burgers on the beaches.

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RachaelH
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going to Modus, great beer and great service.

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SallyF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff behind the bar were super welcoming, and knowledgeable about the beers on offer. The service was really friendly and super prompt. I will definitely go back again and would recommend it to others.

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DarrenS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, knowledge, food and of course beer

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KizWiz
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good beer, friendly staff, will visit again for shizzle mah fellow craftie hipster nizzle!

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TraceyD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Thank you. Food was great staff really friendly

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RobbieP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delight having some beers and food there :)

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DukeB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Modus is a staple location for a simple stop by drink, dinner, gathering of friends or anything inbetween, 10/10 rating, friendly faces, good prices, amazing food & even better drinks!

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LeahT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Good beer, terrible food. Worst burgers I’ve ever had. The panko pork burger was reheated and just tastes like a ball of dry spices.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect atmosphere and beer for a chilled out afternoon, A hidden gem

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Richard
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food1Service3Ambience4

Great beer and atmosphere, please don't go there for the food tiny portions and quality is not great.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Considering that it was our first night out since Covid, it was great.

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 42 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.