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Dainton Brewery, Carrum Downs, AU-VIC

Dainton Brewery

4.4
4.4
562 Reviews
$40 and under
Barbecue
Our Carrum Downs Taphouse is open to the public five days a week from Wednesday to Sunday. Enjoy a range of core and limited Dainton releases, as well as a local guest cider, all expertly poured from our 18 custom taps.
Be wowed by our award-winning and unique beers and grab some food from Q-BBQ, serving up real 'low and slow' American wood smoke BBQ

We’ve always got something happening, including Wednesday trivia in the main bar,, special live music & limited edition beer launches
-The Main room is the heart beat of the venue and can get loud and rowdy, with Live music and Trivia - great for those looking for a party!
-The Laneway is covered area just off the main room, a lot more chilled and great for those wanting a chat.
-The covered beer garden has gas heaters and stays dry with a big roof, great for families with a little kids areaand people with dogs.
=Barcade on the mezzanine, want to watch footy or play some pool? head upstairs, great for casual groups.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Pub, Brewery
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9775 0334
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Q Barbeque
  • 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • LIVE MUSIC

    Multiple dates available
    Every Friday night at 7.30 and Sunday Afternoon at 2.30 we welcome the best in local talent to the stage here at Dainton for some sing-a-long classics, originals, roots , rock, blues and more.
    LIVE MUSIC Photo
  • Wing Wednesdays!

    A$1.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Every Wednesday Q BBQ are dishing out $1 wings! You read that right, the best BBQ chicken wings in town for just $1 each*. Serving from 4pm 'til close get stuck in to 4 delicious flavours (Nashville Hot, Q-BBQ and Bama, Gochujuang BBQ or Golden Truffle) all alongside the usual Q-BBQ platters and of course Dainton's freshest brews.
    Wing Wednesdays! Photo
  • Taphouse Trivia

    Multiple dates available
    Take a break from the mid-week grind and join us for Taphouse Trivia! Bring your friends and test your knowledge while enjoying delicious $1 wings that are sure to hit the spot. Enjoy $1 wings* from 4pm and Trivia at 7:00pm. Limited spots available, bookings essential. Don’t miss out! *minimum order of 6 wings

Offers

  • Happy Hour! Open 'til 6 (Wed to Fri)

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Thu - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Fri - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Get in early for our amazing happy hour deal! Pints of Lager, Pale ale, Equalizer , Major Tom and flamingo for just $10 and Schooners for $8 Hold up, House wines and Prosecco are just $8 a glass too. Wednesday to Friday from Open til 6pm
    Happy Hour! Open 'til 6 (Wed to Fri) Photo
  • Country Music Weekender

    Jul 4 - Jul 7, 2024
    Sun - 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM,Thu - 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM,Fri - Sat - 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us this 4th of July weekend for the 1st ever Dainton Country music Weekender. Live music across the weekend and loads more.. check socials for announcements

What 562 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Good for groups

  • Victoria

    Hot spot

  • Victoria

    Great for live music

  • Victoria

    Lively

  • Victoria

    Most Booked

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Great for brunch

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for groups

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Hot spot

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Lively

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Most Booked

562 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was the best I’ve ever received at a brewery. All the staff were so funny and personable. Food was DELISH too. Only thing I’d say is it is definitely on the louder side in the main room so take that into consideration if you’re dining with a group who wants to talk!
    Dainton BreweryResponded 5 days ago
    Thanks for the review, really pleased you had a great time. We have live music on at weekends and the main room can get lively, if you're looking for a quieter area, we keep the sound lower in the Laneway section for groups looking to have a good chat, hopefully see you in there soon.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelent service, the food was amazing, perfect for birhday celebrations
    Dainton BreweryResponded 5 days ago
    Thanks! pleased you had a great time.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good and plentiful, however we were sitting in the laneway and it was so cold. The food got cold very fast and the restaurant was quite loud even being away from the live music. I would prefer to be in a warmer environment considering we were sitting inside. The wall behind us was just a canopy so it just felt like sitting outside anyway.
    Dainton BreweryResponded 5 days ago
    Hello, Thanks for the Feedback, apologies it was cold in the Laneway, we do have heaters in there but they can sometimes take a while to heat up, its been added to the open procedure that they get turned on first thing in the morning and we have a back up gas heater on hand too, we'll keep an eye on it, We advertise there is live music every weekend from 7pm, the Laneway is a quieter area, away from the speakers but we still have a party atmosphere around the venue, we'll look into keeping the speakers lower in there in the future.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious however the meat didn't fall off the bone as it should on ribs. I find anyone who chops up the ribs for their customers is either feeding children or worried that their customer may realise the left it on the grill a little too long. However the flavours were on points, burnt ends were to die for. Table service for drinks would be ideal, might as well if you have table service for the food, however it might be because you may have spent your entire childhood in RSLs and don't really know better which is ok, not here to judge.
    Dainton BreweryResponded on May 27, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback. Worth noting we're an industrial brewpub, rather than a bistro / restaurant, offering bar service as per a normal pub-style service model. Our kitchen is run by the fantastic team from Q BBQ serving Melbourne's best American BBQ, who also offer the option of QR code ordering from table. But for drinks we love our customers to come to the bar, chat with our friendly bar staff, and have the experience of tasting a few new beers to assist with their choice - or simply to indulge their curiosity. Cheers!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time there and overall, we were very satisfied. My critique should be taken as constructive feedback. Starting with the food: Excellent! The meat was so tasty and tender, even the sausages, though they were a bit too spicy for our taste. I highly recommend the brisket, pulled pork, and potato chips with the burned smoked pieces! As for drinks, it was a journey of different and exploratory tastes! The pink beer was a big and welcome surprise. The prices are very good and surprisingly lower than other similar places. The live music was a great addition, even though it was a bit too loud, but Sean Carroll was fantastic! I believe the place needs a bit of rearrangement, like moving the stage next to the corner and away from the entrance, and rearranging the tables to make room for more. The top dining area needs renovation ASAP. It’s the best spot in the place but is literally abandoned. Also, adding a few country Aussie or American decorations around the walls and ceiling would bring more atmosphere and attract more customers. I will definitely be back soon!
    Dainton BreweryResponded on May 27, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback - all taken constructively and as intended. Just to clarify, the mezzanine space overlooking the brewery is not specifically a dining area - its more of a social space with pool table, arcade games, and TV showing sports for anyone keen to do so (rather than having downstairs TVs showing the sports, which from our point of view is a bit of a conversation killer). Its also a great space to view the brewery where the beer magic happens. Feedback taken on about adding a few more colourful pieces to the walls, but not sure we need to be adding too much in the way of American decorations - we're a proudly locally owned Australian independent brewery, so like to keep any decorations specific to us, our brand, and our award winning beers. Cheers.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. Atmosphere was fairly rowdy. Not really the place for kids. Great music but way too loud for conversation. No signage for where to order meals and drinks. Mixture of young and older patrons but clearly some people were well intoxicated. Overall fairly good but not really our scene. Don’t bother trying to ring, they don’t answer the phone. Service isn’t high on the agenda.
    Dainton BreweryResponded on May 27, 2024
    Note from Dainton Brewery management - unfortunately our phones were down for a period of a few days specific to this period. Best we could do at the time was post the issue to our social media with an apology and a note that we were working with our supplier to get the issue fixed. Fortunately our phones are back up and running again, and contrary to the comment left here, providing great service in our lively, industrial brewery space is high on our agenda. For anyone planning to visit the brewery for the first time ... simply order food and drinks at the bar - with the added feature of ordering Q BBQ food via QR code at the table for those who prefer. Cheers!

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  7. Jackie

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, so were the drinks. Live music created great ambience. Service needs work. Despite having a booking our table was occupied so we waited till they sorted another by grabbing tables from elsewhere. They were quite clearly dirty but didn’t get cleaned. Most odd was my partner’s food arrived before he returned from ordering 🤷🏻‍♀️

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  8. Nicci

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great beer a relaxing friendly place with good music, staff are very friendly and quick, a hidden gem.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Venue. Good food, great beer. Would recommend to anyone

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my daughter’s birthday there last night, several different dishes across the table and everyone said their food was delicious! Live music and able to have a boogie if you wish, pool table upstairs, staff were great! Will definitely be returning.

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FAQs

Dainton Brewery is rated 4.4 stars by 562 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 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, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Pub, Brewery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Q Barbeque
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, 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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