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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian, Brew Pub, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Live Music
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Reviewed 17 April 2023 via mobile

Best service. Great staff. Wings were great. Jugs fabulous. Great with kids too. We love Modus for drinks but have now started eating there because the midweek specials are a good price.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2022 via mobile

Went for a few drinks with family. Great venue with relaxed casual atmosphere. The beer is great and particularly liked the tasting boards. Only had chips while there but they were excellent. We got given a few sample glasses of their new beer which was...a nice touchMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2022 via mobile

Visited with our two kids at lunchtime on a quiet day. We tried a number of beers, including a tasting paddle, and all were very good. Snacks were great for pairing with beer - often fried and delicious. Haloumi chips were a real hit with...all of us. We sat upstairs and enjoyed a cool breeze through the open windows and a few games of darts. Great time had by all. Bought some takeaways on the way out, including a litre can of Michelada which was filled and sealed as we watched. My only disappointment was that there was no such thing as a ‘mixed case’ so I could economically take away a range of beers rather than paying for assorted six packs at the higher price. That said, still very happy! Recommend you park in the supermarket carpark next door (free for first 3 hrs) - we otherwise found it very hard to even locate the brewery!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

What do you say about the best ? Best beer , best staff , best pub food , best ambience , best live music at weekends .... I could go on but you get the idea and no I don’t work there as you can...see if you look at all my reviews. Maybe not the cheapest beer but 100% the greatest. You will always get a friendly welcome from staff and can try the beers before you buy. More live music would be good. Get down there at the weekend and see for yourself.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

Cold pizza- was looking forward to bbq chicken porter very disappointed Too much flavourless sauce ,crust burnt but pizza cold ??? Brocoli and cauliflower ok share plates better than pizza Friends report veggie pizza nice and hot Hazy beer tasty Staff friendly

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

Sit amongst the tanks or out in their awesome beer garden and sip some of the best, freshest beer in Australia. Incredible street art, furnished restaurant and a great menu. This place is one of my favourite establishments on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. 10/10

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

Good ambiance, often life band playing, dog friendly, good food and good beers, awesome bar to hang out with friends. I received it to all my friends.👍

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 December 2019 via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere in this brewery. Choice of inside seating upstairs or outside downstairs, you can even sit between the casks. Only disappointing aspect was the toilets weren't clean.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

We went there with friends to see a band. It has a "warehouse" feel about it. The beer vats are in plain sight. There is an upstairs, which I didn't see, an indoor/outdoor area that you can sit & have meals, or a drink. The...craft beer is brewed there, in the vats. You order at the counter & they bring the food to you. The food was delicious, especially the home made pizzas! Some locals had their dogs there (in the outdoor area), that was great to see, plus a few children. So I'd say it's kids & dog friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

As the non-drinker in the group, I look at the food being offered. Modus is a nice little watering hole, tucked away on a relatively quiet street and is well worth dropping in to for a drink if you are passing through or find yourself...in Mona Vale. My partner and his friend will detour us especially to drop in to Modus so that they can top up their keepsake bottles to take home. A brewpub that boasts and delivers every drop of Modus beer being made on site, I'm sure you'll end up trying or seeing modus in many places through the Northern Beaches and down into Surrey Hills so why not visit the mothership? They often have live music and the menu is very good (considering that this isn't actually a restaurant by nature but a brewery).More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

This little brewery is tucked away in a backstreet off the main highway but does not disappoint. It was a dull, slightly drizzling day when we arrived t hear my daughter and her band play for the afternoon one Sunday recently. There was a cheerful...wood fire blazing, the weather was not warm, and we manage to grab a seat before it. They serve wine as well as beer, and the snacks are excellent, especially the sweet potato wedges! The staff are most friendly, and the music was great, I am biased of course, but the crowd appears to enjoy it and showed their appreciation. The place is child and dog friendly, there is both outside and inside seating. A pleasant way to spend an afternoon even in the cooler weather.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 30 April 2019

Been going here now regularly for last year and its about time I wrote a review given all the nice times we have had there. First of all the beer selection and choice is to die for with something for everyone. Even if you don't...like beer there is still cider and wine choice. There are often special limited release beers available and some of them are astoundingly good (e.g. blood orange ale, rum porter). The food selection is pretty basic but there are a few gems like spicy cauliflower, haloumi fries. Personally I avoid the pizzas as they are not very good and even in Mona Vale there are better places to get a pizza. Atmosphere and staff service are both excellent and with weekend live/local music going this is a great place to spend a few hours with friends and family.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

Great little tucked away boutique brewery! Plenty of artisan beers to try, ciders too, and some wine available if that's your go! The beer I chose, wow it was good! Various rustic setting seating / tables. We did not try the food! Worth a lQQk!...CheersMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

Love, love, love. Great atmosphere, awesome food, pizzas and sweet potatoes wedges to die for. Very friendly staff and very cute resident pouch. Bit pricey on the drinks side, loved the Cider so worth it. Local boutique micro brewery and would highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 April 2019

Have been here a couple of times now. The bar is great - has a good vibe. The food is average though - I ordered a burger and it was quite dry. I know it's mainly focused on beer but $11 for the cheapest glass...of wine is a bit expensive. The atmosphere is good so will probably be back but just for drinks.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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