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Brisbane Brewery Tour – South Bank and the West End

Explore Brisbane’s South Bank and the West End with one of our short brewery tours.

Our Brisbane Brewery Tour – South Bank and the West End tour takes in three breweries.

The tour starts on Grey Street in the South Bank precinct next to South Brisbane train station.

James Squire Brew Bar at The Charming Squire

The Charming Squire is the largest of the national chain of James Squire Brew Bars.

Finding a seat shouldn’t be a problem in this massive bar and restaurant, with an added mezzanine and outdoor seating.

On tap are all of the James Squire beers brewed at the main brewery in Sydney together with a couple of beers brewed on site in the small brewery which is immediately visible high above you as you enter the bar area.

The menu features locally sourced produce including items from the owners nearby speciality farm.

When you are ready to move on, take a right out of the Charming Squire and head through the large Convention Centre car park and head up Russell Street.  When you reach Boundary Street take a left and soon you’ll see the laneway with the iron arch and gates leading to Brisbane Brewing Company.

Brisbane Brewing Company

The laneway leads to the bar and the small open plan brewery.

Inside, past the range of outdoor seating, are various seating options with clear views to the brewing eqipment through glass panels.

The bar area at the rear, bookended by fermenting vessels, serves the latest range of their beers, plus a couple of guest beers, one of which is usually served through one of the rarer English handpumps.

The open kitchen serves a wide food menu with locally sourced ingredients.

Turn left out of Brisbane Brewing and walk up Boundary Street a short distance and you’ll fine the Catchment Brewing Company on your left.

The Catchment Brewing Company

The newest of the three breweries on the tour, The Catchment Brewing Co was created from two former art deco shops.

Inside there are a range of seating areas.  These include an upstairs room with a couple of balcony spaces to watch the West End go by.

The brewhouse sits in the middle of the building and is on view behind a small glass screen amid some interesting art covering the walls.

The venue also has a varied food menu that changes seasonally.

If you are still looking for further tastings then retrace your steps down Boundary Street where just after the junction with Russell Street you’ll find Archive Beer Boutique.

The small entrance leads you into a large two roomed bar.  As one of the largest craft beer bars in the city theres always room to find a seat to  admire the cartoon wallpaper.

Archive has over 20 taps pouring a range of local and national craft beer on offer with one served on a handpump, together with it’s own bottle shop at the rear that features a wide selection of both local and international beers for that last minute take away.