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James Squire Brewhouse & Restaurant

Waterfront City
439 Docklands Drive
Docklands VIC 3008
Tel : +61 3 9606 0644
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Price Range: $$$$
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Positioned riverside at the Docklands, the James Squire Brewhouse reigns supreme in the area for premium casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Specialising in Modern Australian pub-fare, this bar does well in matching dishes with the James Squire brews, but if beer's not your thing, the Australian wine list is bound to please.

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The James Squire trademark dates back to 1806, when First Fleet convict James Squire built his Brewery, The Malting Shovel Tavern, on the shores of the Parramatta River. Today, more than 150 years later, his legacy has been brought to life by the creation of exceptional, unique beers in his name.

This stunning edifice of steel and glass looking out across the water is a far cry from the humble beginnings of James Squire’s first brewery. Bearing a striking resemblance to its sister establishment at Sydney’s King Street Wharf, Melbourne’s own Brewhouse offers its own charms, with dazzling views of the Bolte Bridge and the city skyline.

Beer lovers will be lured by the on-site microbrewery that offers the full range of fresh, hand crafted brews on tap, each with its own distinctive colour, aroma and rich flavour. Of course, the menu is designed to go hand in hand with James Squire’s finest tipples, with a range of bar snacks, pub classics and modern Australian grub given a Colonial twist. Beer suggestions are offered with each course so you don’t need to guess if not confident in your beer knowledge.

The trademark range of ‘parmas’ team perfectly with a James Squire golden ale or pilsner. Sample the ‘farmer parma’ with bacon and egg; ‘the thief’ topped with hot salami, olives and jalapenos; or ‘the lash’ with crispy bacon, mushrooms and King Island blue cheese.

Of course other beverages are available, but the aim of this eatery is to offer a complete beer experience and showcase the versatility of the James Squire canon. There are even suggested beer matches with dessert.

Upstairs at James Squire lies a plush function venue incorporating warm brown hues, textured wall paper and decorative murals that offset the classical furniture. The function menus are diverse and highlight native Australian ingredients. For a three-course seated meal with a dance floor the venue can hold 220 patrons. Between 200-280 guests can be accommodated for a buffet and between 400-500 for a cocktail-style event.
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Restaurant Features
Accessible by water taxi
Bar / Wine Bar
Harbour Cruises
Harbourside Dining
Outdoor Dining
Pub that Serves Good Food
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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