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New Summer Menu - Tacos are here! - Freshwater Brewing Company, Brookvale, AU-NSW

Freshwater Brewing Company

4.2
4.2
38 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
The Freshie Taproom is a bright, beachy space right in the heart of the Brookie brewery scene. Good vibes and natural wines compliment a light and fresh Mexican inspired menu. Sit in our sunny front yard and enjoy an award winning crisp lager with our famous fish finger sando. Or grab some pork or veggie tacos and a watermelon margie. Chilled live music and DJs. Dog friendly and with a play space for the kiddos, your long lunch plans are sorted. If you're a morning person, coffee and brekkie is served from 7am.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 7:00 am–3:00 pm Wed, Thu 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0499 207 584
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Bar service, running tables from the kitchen. Relaxed beachy atmosphere. 14 taps of beer pouring. Wide selection of wine. Nostalgic Australian BBQ with middle eastern influence.
  • Private party facilities
    To book a special event for groups of 20 and over, please email us at bookings@freshwaterbrewing.com.au to discuss your requirements and one of our friendly team will contact you as soon as possible. Food packages are available. Minimum spend may apply.
  • Neighborhood
    Brookvale
  • Cross street
    Mitchell Road
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    Brookvale B Line Stop five minutes walk
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Burger $15

    A$15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Burger Night Wednesday night is burger night. Buy from our range of tasty burgers for $15. Bring your mates, bring your little one, tell your loved one. This is a new Wednesday tradition.
    Burger $15 Photo
  • Endless Summer - Bottomless Brunch

    A$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Get ready to elevate your lunch game! Join us and your friends for an unforgettable bottomless lunch experience at our bright brewery space. Tantalize your taste buds with delectable tacos and sip on endless Margaritas. It's the perfect recipe for a fun filled afternoon with great company, sunshine & flavour explosions. Book your crew in now! Chips & Guac, Tacos & Sliders, Cocktails - Margies & Spritz, Rose & beers! The Rules : - One in all in, everyone at the table to be participating in bottomless - Dietary requirements must be noted at time of booking - Strictly 2 hours - One drink per person at the one time - Unlimited Tacos but let's not waste too much food. One serve of Chips & Guac. It's a decent size so should be plenty.
    Endless Summer - Bottomless Brunch Photo
  • Taco & Schooner $20

    A$20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Taco + Schooner $20 Thursday night is for tacos! Choose from our range of tasty tacos and pair it with a fresh beer for $20. Bring your mates, bring your little one, tell your loved one. This is a new Thursday tradition.
    Taco & Schooner $20 Photo

Offers

  • Tradies Lunch

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Friday Lunchtimes at Freshie. Start the weekend early with our Tradies Lunch deal. Grab a beer and a burger for $25. Choose from 14 easy drinking tap beers with our cheese burger, chicken burger or pulled mushroom. Or treat yourself to our cult favourite Fish finger sanga. Brookvale's newest lunch spot.

    Tradies Lunch Photo

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

38 Reviews
  1. ShaunM

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Great venue with great beer and food and they also have a fantastic area down the back for the kids to play. Unfortunately, the night we were there they had a schedule change, not the acoustic singer song writer we were expecting but a very loud 4-piece band that played hard and loud while we tried to eat dinner and chat. The band kicked off at 6pm right on dinner time with the kids, it was too loud, they could have started a little later, 7pm which is the time I was told they would start when we sat down. They were a good band though just a little loud for 6pm. Overall, I will be back, I'll just make sure I either book a table down back near the kids' area or get there and eat earlier so we can leave with the kids if it gets too loud. It would have been perfect if the original acoustic singer was on though.

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  2. LeaJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Freshwater Brewery is a wonderful venue with great food and atmosphere but no fans or aircon. This meant the perspiration was dripping off us as we tried to enjoy our family birthday celebration in what felt like 35C. The outside temp was only 24C . Having big industrial fans would make this a 4 star venue. Totally recommend this venue, just not on a hot day. Once we moved our table to one that was outside with a breeze we enjoyed more.

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  3. RodneyS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh modern brewery - food and service was great

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  4. KaraC

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Music was great but too loud to hear the people you are with

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  5. TraciC

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a few hiccups with our order, but the team there were extremely apologetic and refunded our meals. Service is fantastic and the food was tasty. Good selection of drinks (except I would recommend a standard sprite type lemonade, not the traditional as many kids dont like that). Would come again for sure.

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  6. KylieM

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Great place could do with some fans and some champagne glasses would be good.

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  7. KatC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was overall great. Good value for money and good drink options. The food was yum but a little dry. Needed sauces or condiments or more guacamole.

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  8. SarahH

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Despite reserving a table for 2 in significant advance we arrived to a completely packed out brewery with no tables for our allocated time. They then created a make shift table by putting 2 bar stools at the bar with 30+ people standing next to us waiting to order their drinks. We left straight away.

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  9. IvanS

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Music needs to be either lower or damping is required as it is to echoing to have a conversation

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  10. TomB

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat down for the new Endless Summer Brunch and it was awesome! Great tacos and food. Was a fun day with cocktails and good times all round!

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  11. Kira

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The band on the night was fantastic and the staff were very friendly. Great place to go for a casual fun night out with friends.

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  12. VickiC

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Not a large menu, we all had chicken or beef burgers which were excellent. The venue is big, light and bright and the entertainment was great, but felt sorry for her as hardly anyone there. I would definitely recommend coming here.

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  13. TomB

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night at Trivia. Zac the host was fun and we had a ball!

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  14. Mandy

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our group was divided on 2 tables and also the tables were in the entry/ exit area and right next to a large group on a standing table so it felt squashed and disjointed. The food and beverages were nice and at a comparable price to other breweries in the area.

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  15. BeachesBrewsnBurgers

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place and lovely staff but overly salty food

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  16. DiullyV

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Would be good to have more food options. The acoustics was not really good for live music

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  17. Ellie

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a relaxing Sunday lunch with the family (including our dog). The burgers were yummy and the chips the best I've had in a very long time. Freshwater Brewing Co had a relaxed beach vibe. I'm definitely coming back.

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  18. PilsLofgren

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Best pilsner in Sydney definitely, possibly Australia.

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  19. Lucas

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Big Brewery in the heart of Brookvale, great selection of beers, exquisite food, good live music, even kids had a lot of fun here!

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  20. SkyeG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot with plenty of room for families and people out with friends. Super friendly staff and yummy food and drinks.

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  21. SharnM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fun night watching and cheering for the Matildas on the big screen, great atmosphere. Burgers were big and juicy and thank you for the decent wine selection for non beer drinkers. Love the décor at Freshwater Brewing, prettiest brewery I've been to :)

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  22. RochelleI

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place to catch up with friends and family. Great food and nice cocktails too! Had a great time here. Only recommendation would be an area with some lounges instead of the metal chairs as a spot to relax in. But overall will be back again soon.

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  23. LaurenT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely great for families with young kids, they have a great play area at the back. Stylishly decorated, awesome beers and an exciting menu. Top marks

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  24. MatthewR

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a splendid Mother’s Day, 3 mums, 3 dads and 4 little critters. Food was super! Atmosphere was brilliant and the kids loved playing in the kids zone and dancing to the dj’s cruisy tunes.

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  25. EllieF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the staff were super friendly, beers hit the spot and vibe was bloody noiiiiiiiice

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  26. LizM

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty craft beers, pretty good burgers and to top it off awesome live music by a couple of very talented lads

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  27. BernieM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little too bright and white, but great atmosphere with great live music last night. Staff were very friendly.

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  28. Janeb

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    music way too loud for that time of night, we had a table of 6 and none of us could hear what anyone was saying so we left early. Also not enough staff working at the bar, long wait. Thanks.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome space, great staff and really accomodating to our dogs coming along for the ride. Can’t wait to go back!

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  30. AFBEERS

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The waiter did a good job of organising our refund, once they realised they had taken 100 food orders for a comedy night and had no way of getting all the orders cooked. A heads up when ordering would have been nice. I booked this as I’m AF as you progressively actually had two AF beers on the menu. Somehow they were the only drinks not in stock so I was able to order a $4 sparkling water instead. Really average and disappointing outcome

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  31. MisterAndMissusH

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great value deal meal last Wednesday night. Fish finger sanga, side of chips and a pint for 25 AUD. Great value and nice plate of food to go with a great beer.

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  32. CharmaineH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a drink and the food is delicious.

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  33. RosemaryK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Freshies - second weekend in a row there. It’s got a peaceful and happy vibe. We had lunch - veggie burger and veggie skewers were great. Duke’s Pilsener was excellent. The staff are all absolutely perfect . They make it a really welcoming place. Didn’t think it would be any different to the million other breweries in Brookvale but it is and it’s the best.

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  34. Daniel

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great vibe, beers + sangas were tasty as!

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  35. BrunnaC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue with great beer and food. Would definitely recommend!

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  36. daniellea

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue, great vibe and fantastic beer! A group of us had a delicious late lunch and stayed around for the dj set. Great way to spend a summers afternoon / evening.

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  37. CamS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great laid back vibe, fresh decor & a good selection of drinks. Kid & dog friendly, it’s a nice relaxed place to spend an afternoon. Delicious food - the prawn sandwich is 10/10.

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  38. GlennH

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were great, as was the food. Need a bigger selection of mainstream wine varieties as we left early because we didn’t like the wines

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Freshwater Brewing Company is rated 4.2 stars by 38 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 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Freshwater Brewing Company

4 Powells Rd, Brookvale, AU-NSW 2100

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mitchell Road
  • Neighborhood
    Brookvale
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 7:00 am–3:00 pm Wed, Thu 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    Brookvale B Line Stop five minutes walk
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0499 207 584
  • Catering
    Bar service, running tables from the kitchen. Relaxed beachy atmosphere. 14 taps of beer pouring. Wide selection of wine. Nostalgic Australian BBQ with middle eastern influence.
  • Private party facilities
    To book a special event for groups of 20 and over, please email us at bookings@freshwaterbrewing.com.au to discuss your requirements and one of our friendly team will contact you as soon as possible. Food packages are available. Minimum spend may apply.
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