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Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery, Mornington, AU-VIC
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Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery

4.8
4.8
166 Reviews
$40 and under
Pizzeria
Tar Barrel is a well-known corner in Red Hill and named by road builders storing tar barrels during road building on the Mornington Peninsula.
TAR BARREL Brewery & Distillery has seen Matt Bebe and Andrew Gow reunite to continue producing award winning craft beers at 72 Watt Road Mornington, the original home of Mornington Peninsula Brewery. And now with the introduction of a whiskey and gin distillery it has widened their ability to offer more crafted taste experiences.
The new Tar Bar will also maintain their belief in the philosophy of being ‘local’ and using ‘local’, having both core and specialty beers on tap to enjoy alongside the famous wood-fired pizzas. Local wines and spirits ensure all are catered for.
A destination not to be missed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Brewery, Distillery

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 1:00 pm–7:00 pm Thu 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5975 9643

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Mornington

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

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

What 166 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  • Victoria

    Best Value

  • Victoria

    Lively

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for groups

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Hot spot

  • Mornington Peninsula

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  1. T

    Tracy

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant atmosphere, lovely friendly staff, food delicious, beer & gin selection excellent & of great quality. Fully recommend a visit, if you haven't, you don't know what your missing out on.
  2. MM

    MelM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    There’s a compact menu here that is not amazing for small kids, but the food that comes out is delicious. Busy place on a Friday night, but at least I didn’t have to worry about the kids destroying the ambience
  3. D

    Deni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best BBQ you’ll have. Amazing ribs and bbq sauce. Awesome service. Great beer. Visited with 2 kids and they loved the pizza too. Definite recommendation!
  4. D

    Davo

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    great food and great beer, really friendly service with entertainment to boot. How else should you spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, highly recommended.
  5. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won't get better food or beer in this market. The Chef is unbelievable, the food he produces is amazing. I highly recommend this brewery
  6. MM

    MerrynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The slow cooked meat platter was delicious, the meat was tender and enough for 2. Other people in our group had the tacos, pizza and onion rings. All the food was excellent. Highly recommend.
  7. MD

    MelissaD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spacious and family friendly with beautiful beer garden. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was sensational, as were the beers 🍻 very enjoyable evening
  8. MS

    MichaelS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We arrived a little late at 4.30 so we missed the smoker and BBQ side of the menu but the pizza and other foods were still great. So I would recommend and earlier start so as not to mis out on the beautiful food menu. Staff were awesome along with the beers on tap. Great afternoon evening. We had 28 adults and kids and all had a great time thanks to all at the Tar Barrel
  9. c

    charlieboyridingcougar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I do not know why I need to write here, but it is really a great place and we had a good time. Love the corner ale and watt lager
  10. FA

    FranA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find! Go for the beer paddle as a taster, you won’t be disappointed. I’ll be back to try the gin soon
  11. FW

    FarmerWantsaBeer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared a wood fired hawaiian pizza. It had the lovely woodfire taste, base was crunchy and ingredients used were good quality. I would return and recommend. Family and dog friendly.
  12. W

    Wayne

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, great food. We had the king fish and the porterhouse steak. The steak was great but just at the high end price wise for that cut and size. Overall very happy with the Tar Barrel no doubt will forget about the prices and only remember the experience!👍👍 Great Job guys!!!
  13. JR

    JaneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe for young and old alike. Food and beers are fabulous with a great choice. Highly recommend :-)
  14. KW

    KazW

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Great beer. Acoustic guy was a tad too loud but our table was directly in front of him. ( we had to shout at each other to talk). Probs would have been better outdoors I imagine. But fab place.
  15. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beer and food! Highly recommend. Will be back.
  16. JH

    JohnH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great venue to catch up with friends with good food and drinks.
  17. MD

    MelissaD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and music. Great for kids too and fur kids. Great way to spend an evening.
  18. TJ

    TJSG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Mornington from Singapore and had lunch here on a sunny Summer's day. Sat outside under the shade of umbrellas. Friendly staff, good vibes, tasty ribs / wood-fired pizzas, and of course great beers - we had the IPA, red ale and Porter (all were superb). We hope to be back someday!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great venue
  20. PB

    PaulB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food from the smoker. Had the meat platter and a few sides and it was sensational. Great beers to wash it all down with. Can't go wrong.
  21. KT

    KylieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat and drink! Staff were awesome!
  22. PH

    PamH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great beers - really enjoyed the paddle. Sunday Roast - pulled pork burgers. Nice helpful staff. QR ordering was clunky and involved sign up. Ordered at bar much safer.
  23. H

    Haitch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The smoker added such a great atmosphere, never mind the superb food quality. Musician was amazing, everyone was getting into it And the staff were enthusiastic about the beer, especially in describing them Can’t wait to be back
  24. AS

    AlishiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and so great to be able to take our dog! Service was excellent and staff were very friendly highly recommend
  25. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visitors to this business. Matt took us on a personal tour of the facilities which was very informative. Both the indoor and outdoor dining areas were not cramped with open areas to move about. Food was excellent and delivered quickly by the staff. Any queries were answered immediately and the staff could not to enough for you. Excellent value for money. Looking forward to our next visit in the not to distant future.
  26. L

    Leigh

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good pizzas & great beer / ale selections.
  27. TJ

    TerryJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great day, good food and service struggled with large group coming in but apologised for wait
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect. Live music was great. I would only say it was too loud to talk at our table so we moved outside (where we could still hear it but also talk). Overall, amazing
  29. AB

    AndyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The beer selection is fantastic, and the menu has a great selection of pizzas. Great outdoor dining experience
  30. JS

    JadeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful pizzas, fab live music, great atmosphere!
  31. JH

    JoshH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational. I love the Barrel for it's vibe and tasty selection of beer and gin. The ambience of the venue is on trend.
  32. KN

    KimN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved the beers and ale, food was tasty! Love the live music ! Staff was friendly and accomodating, loved our visit !
  33. PB

    PatB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Well this is a brewery, so we went for the beer but couldn't go past having a pizza and a serve of chips. The pizza (spicy chorizo) was very good. Good crispy base, plenty of toppings and fresh from the oven. The chips were awesome. Well seasoned with pepper gravy and plenty of them. The beer and gins were great to, and service was good. Recommended.
  34. CG

    ChrystalG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizzas and service! Great for friends and family!
  35. CR

    ChristineR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, awesome music, great food, staff were lovely and service was great.
  36. JD

    JonD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A fantastic place to catch up with mates, beers and food were spot on.
  37. JH

    JohnH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always consistent
  38. EB

    EmmaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty pizzas and great beer. We all had a tasting paddle and the staff were great with recommendations. The musician had a wonderful voice and played a good mix of songs. We will definitely be back.
  39. SM

    SteveM

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value all round with food and drinks. Keep coming back.
  40. KF

    KylieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service were absolutely brilliant! Can highly recommend and will be back for another visit!

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5975 9643.

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery is rated 4.8 stars by 166 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 6 times today
Google Map for Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery

72 Watt Road, Mornington, AU-VIC 3931

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mornington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 1:00 pm–7:00 pm Thu 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Brewery, Distillery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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