Beer DeLuxe brings a little bit of Belgium to Burwood Road

While there are those who will cling to Carlton Draught with their cold dead hands, the more well-adjusted are openly embracing Hawthorn’s new Beer DeLuxe. The concept should be immediately familiar to regulars of their Federation Square location. Local office workers take advantage of the comfortable high chair seating, beery quotes adorn the walls, and flattering lighting is serviceable enough that you’ll still have a pretty clear idea who you’re going home with.

Don't be overwhelmed by choice. The approachable bar staff are there to help and happy to let you try any of their 12 tap beers before you make your decision. Alternatively just tell them what you usually drink and they’ll make a recommendation for you. It's like a iTunes genius play list – for beer. Not inspired?There are 120 bottled brews, including the humble Melbourne Bitter longneck, the $60 Belgian Bush Prestige and Holgate Temptress Chocolate Porter – a cocoa and vanilla bean infused bottle of smooth.

Being a student-y 'hood, some nights feature live music and DJs but there's enough space ( a second bar and a heated balcony upstairs) for a quiet beer or six – and plenty of snacks to keep you coherent. It's a mish-mash menu of Peking duck rolls, grilled mushrooms with a kick of tangy sumac and tempura calamari with wasabi mayonnaise for good measure. A plate of crisp battered tender squid should keep those hangry reds away for a couple of leisurely rounds at least.

Unlike most drinking experiences, you can walk out of Beer DeLuxe a little smarter and better-read than when you went in. We'll drink to that.

First published on . Updated on .

By Gram Morris   |   Photos by Sarah Pannell

Beer DeLuxe: Hawthorn details

Address
329 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 3122

Telephone 03 9818 3944

Transport
Nearby Stations: Glenferrie

Open Sun-Wed 11am-1am; Thu-Sat 11am-3am

Beer DeLuxe: Hawthorn website

Beer DeLuxe: Hawthorn map

Report a problem with this page

Restaurants and bars nearby

Axil Coffee Roasters

46m - An all-day breakfast and lunch menu with a selection of speciality coffees...

Le Grill

98m - They're in a pretty convenient spot, underneath Hawthorn’s much-loved...

Nevermind Bar

98m - The edgier young adults of Hawthorn come out to play at Nevermind bar, a...

Baranows Lounge

142m - The 2007 smoking ban almost put a stop to the sweet smoky good times you...

More restaurants and bars nearby

Other venues nearby

Hawthorn Arts Centre

240m - The Hawthorn Town Hall (c. 1888) is in the process of becoming the Hawthorn...

Hawthorn Town Hall

240m - The Hawthorn Town Hall has been used as a library, museum and a gallery...

Hobo Clothing

247m - Relocated from its origins in a tiny arcade in Hawthorn, Hobo Clothing is...

Room 680

261m - A bangin’ nightclub right in the middle of Hawthorn – who’d have thunk...

More venues nearby

You might also like

Pub Guide

Pub Guide

Discover Melbourne's best 50 pubs right here, right now

Staycations

Staycations

Bunker up in a boutique hotel for the night and making like a tourist

Perfect day

Perfect day

Follow our itinerary towards what we reckon is a pretty perfect day

Readers' comments, reviews, hints and pictures

Community guidelines

blog comments powered by Disqus