BrewDog Is Teaming Up with Australian Venue Co to Open More Beer Bars Across Australia

The Scottish brewery and Australian hospitality group are joining forces to expand BrewDog's craft beer bars across the country.
Sarah Ward and Libby Curran
Published on June 08, 2022

It has been three years since Scottish craft beer giant BrewDog launched its first Australian brewery and taproom in Brisbane, and two since the brewery promised that more bars in more Aussie cities were on the way. Now, thanks to a new partnership with Australian Venue Co (AVC) — the group behind spots such as Cargo, Kingsleys and The Winery in Sydney; Fargo and Co, State of Grace and The Smith in Melbourne; and Riverland, The Regatta and The Crown Hotel in Brisbane — that plan is finally starting to come to life.

BrewDog and AVC have announced that they're teaming up to open beer bars across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and beyond in the coming years, starting with a first new site in Victoria. Come spring this year, Melbourne's historic Pentridge Prison precinct will welcome a hefty new venue: a two-level pub complete with an indoor dining room and lounge bar, plus a sprawling beer garden sporting its own BrewDog container bar, big screens and dedicated games area.

The partnership sees the world's largest craft beer bar operator join forces with one of Australia's big pub operators, and will span multiple sites — but exactly where and when any venues beyond Pentridge will open hasn't yet been revealed. Still, if you're a fan of the Scottish brewery in Sydney, you'll finally score your own local. And, in Brisbane, you'll have somewhere else to head beyond its 28-tap original Australian outpost in Murarrie.

That OG Brisbane craft beer destination pours both house creations and guest brews, and also serves up a menu that's known for its burgers, pizza and wings — if you're wondering what might be in store at the new BrewDog and AVC bars.

BrewDog currently operates 102 beer bars worldwide, having recently launched outposts in Mumbai and New Albany (USA), and with huge flagship bars coming soon to Las Vegas and Waterloo (London).

BrewDog Pentridge will open in E Division building at Pentridge Prison, 1 Champ Street, Coburg, from spring 2022. For more information about BrewDog's Australian expansion plans, keep an eye on its website — and we'll update you with further details when they're announced.

Top image: BrewDog DogTap Brisbane.

Published on June 08, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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