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Dainton Brewery, Carrum Downs, AU-VIC

Dainton Brewery

4.5
4.5
340 Reviews
$40 and under
American
The Taphouse is open to the public five days a week, Wednesday to Sunday, pouring Dainton and special guest beers from up to 18 custom taps.

Be wowed by our award winning and unusual beers or sip on some of our more approachable and sessionable styles. We also feature local wine and spirits and a food menu including slow-cooked smoked meats, delicious and interesting burgers, and a selection of smaller sharing plates.

We’ve always got something happening, including live music every Friday night, weekly trivia, special and seasonal events, and limited edition beer launches.

With plenty of seating, family and dog-friendly heated beer garden, live music, weekly trivia, and 3 function areas, this is the perfect venue for a casual drink in a friendly environment.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Pub, Brewery

  • Hours of operation

    Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9775 0334

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Beer and food go together like Bert and Ernie. Kind of. Either way, we’ve got a bar menu that’ll hit the spot no matter what sort of strange carbonated beverage you’re nursing. Meals are served Wednesday to Sunday, with bookings available for small groups or functions.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three function spaces for a variety of group sizes, with canape style catering available to pre-order for function bookings. Contact functions@dainton.beer to discuss your next private function with us!

  • Neighborhood

    Carrum Downs

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Wednesday Trivia

    Multiple dates available
    Dust off those brain cells for Wednesday Trivia at the Taphouse! Kicks off at 7:30pm sharp.

What 340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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Loved For

  • Victoria

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Kid Friendly

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for Groups

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Hot Spot

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. AW

    AnuW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff. Should ooen on sunday at least up to 9.30pm
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    If you want the best quality and variety in craft beer, this is it. Not your average tap house. Dainton is the bench mark with their beers on offer. There’s something for everyone. I’ve been enjoying Dainton since day one, and apart from the solid staple beers, I love all the experimental ones that come along too! Food is great, and pares well with the beers on tap. Staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. We’ve even had our joint birthday parties here in 2021. They took great care and everything was taken care of. Would love to come in for a Wednesday night quiz night and try the $1 wings! Thanks for having us. We’ll be back! PS: Rise of the Red Eye Rye is magnificent!
  3. A

    Alex

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    No more pizzas which is disappointing since they were great. Not a fan of their burgers which are expensive for what you get.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on June 22, 2022Thank you for your feedback, and we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our burgers. We hope all of our customers feel comfortable enough to raise any concerns they have with our friendly staff who are happy to help remedy any issues. We use premium and fresh ingredients for our menu, and have priced everything in line with comparable businesses in the area. We hope you will come back and try some of our other menu items in the future! Have a great week!

  4. AD

    AmyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good service loved the singer!! She was awesome.
  5. MB

    MattB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beers and food options. Staff are friendly and attentive.
  6. R

    Razz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent venue with great atmosphere & friendly staff. Great way to spend an afternoon with our group.
  7. CL

    CassandraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are very caring and attentive, venue is beautiful, menu not expansive but everything on it is amazing. Low gluten options available. Great for kids.
  8. MS

    MelanieS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great vibe and venue for a date, will be back for sure!!
  9. NS

    NikS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Doesn’t try to be anything more than a good brewery with some creative beers & a simple and well executed menu. Good vego/vegan dishes!
  10. A

    Andy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Non beer drinker. I now drink beer. Recommend to anyone. Great vibes.
  11. SL

    StaceyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Staff were great and extremely accommodating. A little louder than I would have liked but that was through no fault of the establishment. They had a band performing and everyone in the place seemed to enjoy it. Burgers were delicious. Would be nice to see a bit more variety on the menu.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you for your feedback, and we're glad you found our service so good. We can appreciate that if you are expecting a quiet dinner, our live bands can be louder than you would like. We encourage all our guests to let us know either in advance or on the day if they are here to see the bands or not, and we will accommodate as best we can. Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, and we hope you come back again soon & try some of the other options on our menu, to enjoy all that we offer.

  12. JS

    JennyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The burgers are always delicious. Staff are so friendly.
  13. LM

    LiamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue. The staff were fantastic and very attentive. Very quick service of food and drinks.
  14. NH

    NatashaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I’m not a fan of the new menu. I much prefer the one you had over the summer. My bf had the wild boar burger and said he could only taste charcoal. Beer and service were excellent.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on May 21, 2022Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear you enjoyed our beers and service, we pride ourselves on providing the best experience we can for our guests. We are sorry the burger wasn't as you had hoped it would be. If any of our customers are unhappy with their meals, we really hope they feel comfortable enough to raise their concerns with one of our friendly staff who will happily find a resolution. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  15. S

    Smokedoogbbq

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Easy to order, food was fantastic, beers are always great, probs one of the best in Melbourne, 10pm on a Saturday night is way too early to close this was very disappointing.
  16. TS

    TrishS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top place easy to get to. Top music and bands play there. Friendly staff food is good chicken and avocado yummy
  17. ML

    MatthewL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good beer, we had a quiet time in the Marquee. Will go again, regularly!
  18. SE

    ScottE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beer, great burgers & great atmosphere. Treated to both kinds of music tonight- Country & Western! Highly recommend night out.
  19. S

    Sammy

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dainton has been a favourite beer of mine for a while. We went in mid-week for the trivia night, so it was noisy as to be expected. The food was good and the beers were excellent! I will be going to more mid-week trivia nights.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Bring back the pizzas!
  21. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brewery, amazing beers and very tasty burgers! Parking can be a bit tricky but apart from that everything is great. Jungle Juice is my favourite beer of all time.
  22. MS

    MattS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We were disappointed to find pizza no longer on the menu. We’ve had amazing pizza there in the past and is why we go back. While other times we all rave about the food (pizzas) this time nobody was overly impressed by the menu choices or the quality of the meals. Staff were all nice and friendly and we couldn’t have felt more welcome. Unfortunately without the Pizza, we won’t be returning for meals.
  23. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good was delicious absolutely exceeded expectations! Great venue, little kids play area outside.
  24. BS

    BenS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Great beer selection and pretty tasty food, but few healthy options; kids meals were the same disappointing deep-fried crap that seems standard in suburban pubs, with not so much as a piece of lettuce or tomato in sight.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on April 20, 2022Thank you for your feedback & we're so glad to hear you enjoyed our beers & food. Sorry to hear that you didn't find our healthier options, we do offer salads which can be suitable for children. We hope our customers feel comfortable discussing any concerns over the menu with one of our friendly staff, who are more than happy to help answer questions & help our customers find the best experience possible. We hope you will visit again soon to try the other options!

  25. K

    Kristian

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great place for a couple of beers with mates or listening to a band.. also to go out for dinner or lunch. Please bring back the pizza's they go so well with the beers..Cheers.
  26. m

    merree

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Love to see a bit more variety on your food menu.
  27. PT

    PT53

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Need to bring back pizzas on the menu. Not good enough on current menu
  28. BG

    BernadetteG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Love this place, unfortunately the food was basic, bring back the Pizzas they were fantastic, great venue and the live music is awesome
  29. AS

    AmandaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good drinks and food with a little kid area. May need it to be sand not bark though but other than that really good vibe!
  30. DB

    DarrenB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drink and service. Great place, every time!
  31. LM

    LeeM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    This is a fun venue for a causal night out or celebration. Good live music and great atmosphere.
  32. SS

    StuartS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to catch up with mates and kick back with a beer. Staff were amazing in accommodating our dog too. Will definitely be back!
  33. LM

    LindaM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance - loved the band! Louis King and the Liars Club. Lovely venue!
  34. CA

    CAROLR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We specifically came for the live music but were disappointed that the advertised artist did not appear.
  35. DA

    DeeA

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The staff are friendly, you pretty much serve yourself as you place your order and pay for it at the table. Food is very average, we ordered the corn and sweet potato fritters which were burnt and tasteless. The chips were soggy and the 'mini' pork slidders were exactly that mini with one tiny slice of pork on each. My husband had the cheese burger and more soggy chips also disappointing. We had a schooner of cider each and paid over $75.00 for a unsatisfactory meal and dining experience. Don't think we'll be back.

    Dainton BreweryResponded on March 12, 2022We're sorry to hear you experience didn't meet your expectations on this visit. We pride ourselves on providing friendly and experienced customer service at all times. If any customer is unhappy with their meal, we really hope they feel comfortable enough to raise any concerns with our staff who will happily fix the situation. We hope you come back and enjoy our hospitality again in the future, as we would love to give you a better experience with us.

  36. JD

    JessicaD

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great venue, love the play area for kids :) yummy food
  37. IH

    ItaliaH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly environment, great music, willing to help staff members. Overall great service and will go again.
  38. AR

    AaronR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value brewery! Food was incredible and well priced. Great open atmosphere and friendly staff!
  39. CT

    ChrisT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was good!!! Beer paddles are great too. Music was a little loud.
  40. RM

    RobinM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very pleasant atmosphere, nice and quiet , food good, beer good….. Great place for lunch on a Thursday.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Dainton Brewery is rated 4.5 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Dainton Brewery

560 Frankston-Dandenong Road Carrum Downs, AU-VIC 3201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Carrum Downs

  • Hours of operation

    Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Pub, Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9775 0334

  • Catering

    Beer and food go together like Bert and Ernie. Kind of. Either way, we’ve got a bar menu that’ll hit the spot no matter what sort of strange carbonated beverage you’re nursing. Meals are served Wednesday to Sunday, with bookings available for small groups or functions.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three function spaces for a variety of group sizes, with canape style catering available to pre-order for function bookings. Contact functions@dainton.beer to discuss your next private function with us!

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