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The Grain Store Craft Beer Cafe

$$ - $$$, ,
64-66 Scott St | Newcastle East, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4023 2707
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
64-66 Scott St | Newcastle East, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly, experienced, knowledgeable staff. Excellent food. Varied menu. Dozens of craft beers. Extensive range of scotches. Brewed Australia wide! Reasonable prices. Relaxing, comfortable atmosphere. Perfect for most occasions. Highly recommended.

Thank Richo69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Saturday afternoon we have had in a while. After a long cold walk along Nobby’s Head we came across The Grain Store to our nice surprise. The surroundings are great, retro and vintage but well kept. There’s lots of interesting things to look...More

Thank dfect24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grain Store Craft Beer Cafe is a really nice local bar. The food is really good, the beer list extensive and the staff are great! We dropped in for a snack and one drink and came back for dinner. It was nice and close...More

Thank Louise H
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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a lot of beers on tap to choose from. They always supply a printed sheet with a description of each beer, which is very helpful. I have been here a few times with just my husband and I, and also with our...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cracking beer choices to enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere. Brisket burger was a let down, overpowering spicy relish and at best a tablespoon of brisket. Need meat to bring the relish back into line. Will come back and try again.

Thank Mitchell C
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Did not realise this was such a good place to eat. Always thought it was a bar for younger people. We ate here on a weeknight and the food was excellent. Lots of gluten free options on the menu. Meals are quite large.Friendly service. Definitely...More

Thank PamF47
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Great food and atmosphere, the craft beer is excellent and the service is great. The family spent a wonderful couple of hours here for Sunday lunch. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

This place has it all, a huge selection of independent beers on tap, excellent food and top service. The tasting paddles are the way to go if you are having trouble choosing.

Thank Russell S
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Dinner here was excellent - great vibe, and good food. With 21 beers on tap, there is something for everyone.

Thank wendys1113
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Went here for a family get together. We ordered a variety of sharing plates and they were delicious and the craft beer were going down well. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the staff were friendly, the place was clean. There was also live music....More

Thank Angie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 17
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64-66 Scott St | Newcastle East, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4023 2707
  • E-mail
The Grain Store Craft Beer Cafe, A specialised restaurant that is owned and operated by Kristy and Corey Crooks, has been restored to the beautiful Warehouse venue it once was. Located in Newcastle's new food and cafe hub of the Historic East End, with high ceilings, Art Deco tiling and timber flooring, it is the perfect site for the Craft Beer focused restaurant it now has. It oozes character and style, and it's walls tell a story. Situated on the corner of Scott & Telford St, it was built by J.T Toohey (Tooheys Brewery) in 1885. It was originally built as the Grain and keg storage facility, (Hence our Name) & acted as the Newcastle Depot. The original elevator shaft down to the underground basement is still there to this day and can be seen by customers. The Grain Store not only has a huge floor space inside, the new owners are excited to reveal the gorgeous indoor/outdoor Courtyard that many people never would have seen. A little 'Inner city Oasis' it is the perfect place to relax by yourself or with a group of friends. The Grain Store boasts a tap list totalling 21, featuring 100% independently owned and 100% Australian brewed, Craft Beers. This makes it one of the largest Craft Beer tap list in Australia. This allows us to always have the beer style of your liking available on tap at any given time to match up perfectly with our menu offerings. So whether it's a crisp pilsner, hoppy IPA, Smoked Porter or Dry stout, and everything else in between, it will be there for you to pair with our fresh, tasty food offering. We don't expect you to know everything about food & craft beer pairing. That's what our trained staff are for. We are very passionate about product knowledge and service when it comes to our food & Craft Beer and ensure that all our staff are dedicated to the cause! So come on down and allow us to share our knowledge and open your eyes to the world of Craft Beer and the amazing beer taste experiences and food pairing opportunities it can give you! We have a diverse all day menu that has been put together with love and passion, share plates for groups, quality pizza, and meals that work well with good beer.
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