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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:30 pm Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
64-66 Scott St | Newcastle East, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Meals are incredibly generous sizes and beautifully cooked. Great atmosphere, good music levels, and a great crowd. Topped off with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Love it

Thank AndrewJahnu
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quirky place to hang out and have a great meal, plenty of room and different sized tables for groups, as well as some lounges. Craft beers are excellent, and the staff know their stuff.

Thank t0nyfergus0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a drink while staying nearby - so pleasantly surprised! Warm and welcoming, great comfy sofas and board games but also sports on TVs. Naturally a great beer selection but also a surprisingly varied gin selection which I was helped with by...More

Thank jenniferhelen92
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Best Beer offering in Newcastle. Fantastic location and building, best beer and food selection in all of Newcastle. Amazing staff and very knowledgable regarding the different craft beers on tap. The food is a knock out and a definite when in town

Thank craftbeertravel
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We were visiting Newcastle for the first time in a couple of years. We loved coming back to this place again.

Thank melody t
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Was a little concerned going here as they don’t take bookings and as we walked up we could see it was busy. But staff were friendly and helpful finding us a table straight away. Great menu, food was really well done - simple pub food...More

Thank Issak1510
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Called in on the off chance while on a walk around the area and wish we'd stayed a little closer because the range of beers on tap was great. I tried 3 or 4 different beers that I'd not come across before and was amazed...More

Thank robjac33
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Love this place! Food is amazing, love their chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, pork belly as starters and pork rib for mains. The ambiance is great, despite being a busy place, there is always friendly and prompt service. And their beers... are just awesome!

Thank Zer0oo
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We came here for a birthday celebration - the food was good, the beer was great, but it was impossible to have a conversation because it was so loud.

Thank disabled_jetsetter
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere with moderate priced pub style food. Would certainly go back. Good service and not too long wait for meals.

Thank KKT2604
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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