Curly Lewis Brewing Co
Bondi's first official brewery bar comes equipped with hazy beers and classic beachside pub grub.
July 01, 2023
The combination brewery and bar is a staple in Sydney's Inner West with the area sporting dozens of quality venues brewing their own craft beers on-site. While you can find a wide array of these beer-loving haunts scattered around Newtown and Marrickville streets — from quaint independent operations to expansive King Street spots — they're much less common in Sydney's east.
Curly Lewis Brewing Co seeks to change this and pioneer a new wave of brewpubs in the eastern suburbs, opening a 120-seat Campbell Parade venue that brings freshly brewed craft beers and top-notch eats to Bondi.
"We felt there was a gap in the market for beer lovers in the eastern suburbs. You have to go to the inner west or northern beaches for a brewery experience," Curly Lewis co-founder Oli dos Remedios said.
Easing into things, the bar began by producing two highly drinkable signature beers — the Curly Lewis Clean Cut Larger and the Bondi Hazy Ale. Two taps at the bar are dedicated to these in-house beverages, while the rest showcase a rotating selection of wildcard beers sourced from breweries near and far.
Head Brewer Scotty Morgan says: "The brief for the beer was simple. We are brewing a stone's throw from the beach – our core beers needed a clean and easy drinking approachability, made for those baking hot beach days. We are confident that our range of beer will appeal to the average Aussie classic beer drinker through to an avid craft beer lover."
As with all good bars, there's also a bank of spirits behind the bar ready to whip up classic cocktails and a wine list featuring local Australian drops with some funky skin-contact varieties on offer.
In the kitchen, Curly Lewis Brewing Co have pulled together a menu that draws from modern Australian favourites and European classics. There is grilled halloumi, salt and pepper squid and chicken plates to start, burgers for your main, and tiramisu to finish it all off.
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