Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery

4.4
61 reviews
$40 and under
Pizzeria

Top tags:

Great Beer
Tar Barrel is a well-known corner in Red Hill and named by road builders storing tar barrels during road building on the Mornington Peninsula.
TAR BARREL Brewery & Distillery has seen Matt Bebe and Andrew Gow reunite to continue producing award winning craft beers at 72 Watt Road Mornington, the original home of Mornington Peninsula Brewery. And now with the introduction of a whiskey and gin distillery it has widened their ability to offer more crafted taste experiences.
The new Tar Bar will also maintain their belief in the philosophy of being ‘local’ and using ‘local’, having both core and specialty beers on tap to enjoy alongside the famous wood-fired pizzas. Local wines and spirits ensure all are catered for.
A destination not to be missed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 61 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Energetic
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
BZ
BobbyZ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Was fine, had under-booked by two people so we were told we had to leave. I understand restrictions and take responsibility for the mistake - but the person telling us we had to leave was very rude. No attempt at problem solving. Plenty of people walking in off the street and not being asked to sit. Didn’t have time to order pizzas as we’d planned.
We ended up getting a table for 10 at Dubliner and had an amazing night. Spent over $1000 too. Not particularly impressed with the service, especially of that one person.

B
Baccara
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great beer, great pizza

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food just as amazing 😊

MR
MichaelR
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice place to go. The pizza's were very tasty and well priced. Clearance of glasses etc from the table could have been better. Decor is industrial but has a good feel to it. Our group of 6 really enjoyed it and will certainly go again.

MW
MartinW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always great pizzas and of course excellent selection of beers. Great night was had by all.

SP
SteveP
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, superb choice of beers and wines coupled with good valued pizza's and chips. Love the venue and will always go back ;-)

N
Noname
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made a booking online, which was confirmed only to turn up and the place was closed. Not impressed

MB
MaxB
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pizza was delicious, fast service with friendly staff. Great value for money

JD
JakeD
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great spot for a pizza & pint.. great food, beer and music.

BR
BRUCEP
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Ordered bottle of wine and pizza.
One hour later we had finished the wine when the pizza was delivered.
We sent pizza back and left.

J
Jeff
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

visiting from melbourne - venue was close to main parts of peninsula; great sunday sesh vibes. we tried the gin which was lovely & overall we had a great time.

AL
AussieLopez
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We still love the beer and food, but missed the buzz as ver quiet on Saturday at 4pm.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time, with guys I catch up once a month with. Two of them had never been before and said they would be back.
Pizzas were fantastic

MG
MaryG
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The food, service and atmosphere were great and so was the entertainment. However after 7.00pm the large roller door was opened and it got very cold. Make sure you rug up during the cold months.

CM
ColmM
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place in Mornington for top of the range beers on tap

MW
MaryanneW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great drinks, pizzas, staff and atmosphere. Very down to earth place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

45 mins for a couple of wood-fired pizzas. When I checked the order (we had a 4 year old in our group), was given a free serve of ‘tude’ from male bartender, “they’re backed up and will come out when they’re ready”. Right you are champ, we won’t be back.

PT
PeterT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

First off, ley me say. Great venue, service was really good. Great team behind the bar. I gave the food three stars only because at 8:19pm, you couldn't get any! For me not the best decision given its a brewery! I'd expect food till 9pm but that's just me. I've had a few by 8pm and I'm spot on hungry. Beers are great, location is great. Music on the night was really good too. Really enjoyed myself. Second time I've visited and enjoyed it!

AA
AmandaA
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The afternoon was awesome.
We would definitely recommend to friends.
Plus my husband loves the Mornington Pale ale. A win win 👍

J
Jonno
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great beer
Great pizza
Great service

GR
GinaR
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We loved the tasting paddles and the whole vibe was great. Lovely pizzas and the chips were hot and crunchy. A more diverse bar menu incorporating tapas and finger food would make the place perfect. 100% would revisit.

SK
SimoneK
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it.
I’ve been twice now and I really enjoyed myself both times.

Due to health issues I can’t drink alcohol and the Mornington zero is a lovely non alcoholic beer and it’s wonderful that I can go to a pub like setting with friends and still get a beer and feel included in the culture and festivities.

The staff and all really friendly and inviting.
I will definitely go again and would recommend Tar Barrel to everybody!

OT
OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

Good beer, food took forever but was delicious when it arrived

SP
SteveP
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Too long between visits for me, always enjoy our time at the brewery. Great selection of beers, wine and now whisky & Gin. Feel the menu is a tad limited, but to be honest its fine for a Friday night after work, few beers, pizza and chips.

Will always be back

JD
JulieD
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great couple of hours here from 4pm on a Thursday. Will spend longer next time, this was the last venue, after a busy day. Great feeling about the place

FD
FrankD
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was good, food was good. Beer was good, didn’t try all, will next time.
A big day, this was our third venue, on brewer tour on a Thursday, work Wayno’s Buses. Excellent Day

SC
SilvanaC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Matt Thanks highly recommended staff
To point service amazing
Surrounding amazing
Musics not to loud
Our pizza was perfect and the larger pot was just right

SG
SteveG
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pizza great beer and friendly service. As usual.

JR
JenniferR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visitor to the Tar & Barrel and I loved it!! I have raved to everyone I know about how great it all was! Will definitely be going again.

SS
StaceyS
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to go to relax & unwind! Super friendly staff & simple yummy menu - drinks great also!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bree was amazing on the bar! Very impressed with her service!

MH
MichelleH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fast & friendly.
Food was yum
Reasonably priced
Highly recommend

SK
SeanK
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic , atmosphere really good, drink options plenty

LB
LizaB
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beer is great and the four cheese pizza is heavenly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Pizzas are good too!

MW
MaryanneW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The wood fired pizzas are delicious. Highly recommend. Very good beer and service and a relaxed venue. No negatives.

AT
AndersonT
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing brewery! Nice simple pizza and nice ambience on the weekend!

PG
PaulG
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great venue for a social gathering, with relaxed atmosphere and delicious food

CK
CaitlinK
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue, great staff, reasonable prices and great food and drinks. Nice space and good ambiance.

I
Ivester
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent, beer is just average. Service was great. Overall, would recommend this place.

FAQs

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5977 0596.

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery is rated 4.4 stars by 61 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.