The Fat Goat

4.9
62 Reviews
$40 and under
Pub
**Accepting bookings and walk-in's** The Fat Goat is a bar in Upwey that focusses on craft beer, small-batch gin and wine. We are located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and are passionate about highlighting the many incredible craft beverages being produced by makers across Australia. When you come to the Fat Goat, you will experience a relaxed vibe and a real community feel. Enjoy a drink or two, BYO takeaway from local Upwey businesses and Chew The Fat with your friends or the #GoatCrew.

Experiences

  • Fat Goat Pub Quiz - Book a Team!

    Multiple dates available

    Join the famous Fat Goat Pub Quiz once a month where quiz master Len expands your brain with useless information. Book your team in - make sure to put your team name in the notes section when you book.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 62 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.9
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4.8
ambience
4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freedom day drinks. Fantastic cocktails and great outdoor vibe.

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Simon
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No food, but you can bring your own take away from all the local outlets, which I love. Awesome little venue with friendly staff and great range of tap and take away beer and spirits.

JC
JadeC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Great selection & prices of gin, beer, cider. Such an awesome community feeling with all the patrons!

MG
MartynG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Excellent:) worth the trip up to Upwey! Super friendly, and great choice of beer:)

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LouA
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beers and gins were excellent. Fantastic service, just finishing our drinks and were asked what we’d like next. They don’t do food but you can bring in any takeaway, there’s a burger bar just around the corner that did amazing burgers. Highly recommend.

DS
DanielS
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fat Goat is a great place to go for a good beer and fun times!

KM
KieranM
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great atmosphere, beer, wine and hospitality. Thanks Ian.

CM
CamM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Should have more than just chips on offer food-wise, especially around 7.30pm. Something like nachos would have accompanied the tasty beers and gin.

MC
MathewC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant vibe created by both staff and patrons. Thank you. Absolutely brilliant place.

HP
HeathP
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to catchup with small groups of friends

TB
TamirB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot for drinks with friends or a hot date.

AW
AmandaW
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We are very lucky to have this bar in our neighbourhood. The atmosphere is always good, the cocktails are amazing and the staff are friendly. Support local and drop in!

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GingerMeggy
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

The drinks we had were YUM! The mulled apple cider was nice on a cold night, but the Two brothers Imperial Porter was DELICIOUS! Highly recommend this drink and hope they have it again.

It was nice being outside and quite warm considering it was a cold night. The only thing we could change was the DJ music was really not our taste and far too loud.

LR
LucieR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Super cosy, friendly staff, great drinks and recommendations. We had a lovely evening here.

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Stefani
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Outstanding service and awesome chill vibes!! Will be back

KM
KieranM
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Great atmosphere, range or beers and excellent service.

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James
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue , great drinks, lovely staff! A great experience.

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Simon
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome venue, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. You can order your food from local restaurants. Cracking beers on tap.

RK
RuthK
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Fat Goat - an inner city vibe out here in the suburbs.

EM
EllaM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great local! Can't wait to get back. Great idea of being able to bring your own food, makes dinner cheaper and if you're with a big group you don't all have to eat the same thing if you don't feel like it. Really great the beers & wines constantly change so you get to try new things.

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Mezcal
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Fat Goat was the place to be of an evening in Upwey. I hope they keep the outdoor area into next year!

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SallyD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great music, atmosphere and service. Excellent choice of gin.

JS
JamesS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great fun, excellent service. Ordered food from Digging for Fire BBQ Kitchen who delivered to our table! Beer outstanding.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice, calm place to catch up for a drink. A shame there is no food or even just some hot snacks. Drinks a little pricey. Overall a nice bar in a good location

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Daniela
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Relaxing atmosphere. Great location to catch up for a drink with some friends.

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Mozza
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night. Beers were very good, a little on the expensive side.

IR
IanR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Pizza took 1 hour to be cooked
A bit too long and the tap beer was not working
But still love the place

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Mangia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fat Goat has a great relaxed atmosphere, everyone working was friendly, smiling and very attentive. Perfect place for a drink or ten!

MG
MartynG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very relaxed vibe, attentive staff. I'm becoming a regular!

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SusieB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Love the Fat Goat, the staff are awesome and very welcoming. It’s a shame there’s no food anymore (only chips) but great that you can bring your own.

HL
HunterL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The fat goat is always sensational. Great service and great atmosphere.

HH
HippityHop
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic range of craft beers in a great setting and a friendly relaxed attitude as you would expect in Upwey. Plenty of alternatives if craft beer is not your thing. This place is a little gem.

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Note does not do food so this rating is not really applicable. However they let you BYO which is great brought biscuits and cheese. Bought wine and beer. Great arvo. Others order pizza delivery. Etc. Perfect place for a Sunday session. .

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Daniel
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in Upwey, hands down! Great drinks and community feel.

PH
PeterH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quiet place that is genuinely pet friendly. My dog received her drink before I did. Highly recommended.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff who make the experience all the better!

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Marty
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great range of drinks. Excellent service. All of the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. One of our favourite local 'go to' places.

KM
KieranM
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience4

The quiz night and quiz master were great. Looking forward to our next visit to the fat goat.

IM
vipIanM
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly service and the best beers in Melbourne!

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for Sunday beevies

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Fat Goat using the Order Online button. The Fat Goat also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0432 123 584.

The Fat Goat is rated 4.9 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.