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The Goat Bar


We open the brewery to public every Friday evening from 5pm. We have all our beers on tap (including one off specialty batches) and cook rockin’ pizzas. We’re also open Wednesday nights from 5 and hold free brewery tours at 6.30 (no need to book for groups under 4). We’re usually in here brewing Wed nights so it’s a great opportunity to see the process happening and earbash a brewer. We are very push bike friendly here so feel free to bring your two wheeled friend right inside with you. Cnr North & Clark Streets, Richmond. (Pics: Matt Kovacs -thanks Matt!)

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  1. dave Says:

    Absolutely Jen.
    Every wednesday, open from 5pm, tour at 6.30pm. Pizza, beer, goats.

  2. Emma Says:

    Hey, are you guys open new years eve

  3. dave Says:

    Sorry Emma, but we’re not. Our license only allows us to open until midnite – kinda pointless on New Year’s eve, huh?

  4. Lauren Says:

    If we have a group of say 10 or more would we be able to have a tour on a Friday evening or is it Wednesday’s only?

  5. dave Says:

    Hey Lauren,
    Thanks for the mail. We can only do Wednesday’s at this point. Let us know when you’re coming down – we’ll be ready…

  6. Stacey Says:

    Hi guys,

    Do you have gluten free pizza bases available?



  7. dave Says:

    Hey Stacey,
    The very vague answer is usually. But if you call us a day or two before you come down, we’ll make sure of it.

  8. dave Says:

    Hey Lauren,
    Sorry, only Wednesday’s for tours.
    Friday night people are too silly for a tour.

  9. Trish Says:

    On a Friday night do you have fox sports and sky racing – for the boys?

  10. Dave Says:

    No, no TV. Just beer, pizza, wine, soft drinks etc.
    Remember you don’t need TV to have a good time.

  11. Kent Says:

    How wheelchair accessible is the Goat Bar? Are there ramps for entering and getting around? And is there a wheelchair accessible toilet? What about the brewery tour – does it involve steps?


  12. Dave Says:

    Hi Kent,
    Goat Bar is reasonably wheelchair accessible. There is one step at the front door, and one once you’re inside. The tour includes one other single step.
    Hope this helps.
    Hope to see you on a tour sometime…

  13. James Kelly Says:

    Hi Dave,

    I’m looking at having some drinks there this Friday evening and just wanted to check whether you’re open? It will be with around 20 people.



  14. Dave Says:

    We’re open – oops late on that one!
    Bar’s being renovated at the moment, so its a bit ramshackle – but we’re round, and pumping out beer.

  15. Dianne Says:

    Are U18s permitted if not drinking alcohol?

  16. Sida Says:

    Are U18s permitted, of course, will not consume your good beer, just softies.

  17. Dave Says:

    Yes, absolutely. As long as they’re supervised by a parent or guardian, its fine by us and the Liquor Licensing Commission!
    Thanks for the mail.

  18. Urica Says:

    We’re thinking of coming in next Friday 8 July. Is the bar open or is it closed for renovations?

  19. Dave Says:

    We’re open, nearly finished already. So we’ll be even more open, and more nearly finished on the 8th. If that’s possible. Hope to see you.

  20. Amanda Says:


    Just wanted to check if there are vegetarian pizzas available?

    Thanks and see you soon

  21. Dave Says:

    Yes Ma’am.
    We have three:
    The Panos: Haloumi, Green Olives, Lemon and Rosemary.
    Broc ‘n’ Roll: Broccolini, Gorgonzola, Caramelised Onions, Pinenuts & Lemon
    Vegie Patch: Mushroom, Capsicum, Olives, Onion, Pesto, Tomato & Mozzarella.
    Thanks for asking!

  22. Barry Says:

    Hi, any non-beer drinks for the ladies in the bar?


  23. Dave Says:

    My word yes.

    Captain’s Creek Organic Sparkling,
    2009 Dal Zotto Riesling, Whitecaps Sauv Blanc 2010, Ingram Rd 2010 Chardonnay.
    2009 Dal Zotto Sangiovese, Clare Hills 2008 Merlot, Gotham 2009 Shiraz.

    Also Basic Vodka and Bakery Hill Single Malt Whisky.

    Oh, and softies of course.

    Hope to see you later…

  24. Katie Says:

    A group of 6 of us would like to come to the brewery on Wednesday July 27th for a tour and pizza. Do I need to make a reservation? We are traveling from overseas. Thanks!

  25. Dave Says:

    No worries,
    We’ve got you down. Tour starts at 6.30pm. Bar opens at 5pm.
    See you then.

  26. Dan Smith Says:

    Hi there,
    I am coming to Melbourne for a weeeding in two weeks, Will you be open on Friday 19th of this month?
    Very keen to come check your place out

  27. Dave Says:

    Absolutely open and firing on the 19th of August, Dan. From 5pm.
    See you then.

  28. Dan Says:

    Hi There,
    I was wondering if you can book out an area of the bar on a Sunday afternoon. I was planning to have some birthday drinks at your bar, bit of a bar tab, order some pizza etc
    Also a few of my mates have babies, is there some pram room?

  29. Dave Says:

    No can do Dan, I’m sorry to say.
    We’re only licensed to open to the public on Wednesday and Friday nights from 5pm. Saturdays we do can private functions.
    On the positive side, there’s plenty of room for prams…

  30. Sarah Says:

    Do you need to make a booking for 15 on a Friday?

  31. Dave Says:

    No need to book, Sarah.
    But it’d be handy if you let us know…what date are you thinking?

  32. Sean Says:


    Just wondering what time you finish up on a Friday night?


  33. Dave Says:

    Hey Sean,
    We finish up around 11.30pm.

  34. Beccy Says:

    I have my welcome home get together tomorrow night.
    I am expecting around 20-30 people and i was wondering if it possible to get an area or do we just turn up?
    Also do you only serve beer?

  35. Dave Says:

    Hey Beccy,
    We can’t reserve you a spot I’m sorry, but we can certainly accommodate you and your peeps.
    We serve wine, sparkles, white spirits and softies as well as beer.
    And welcome home!
    See you tomorrow night,

  36. Sean Says:

    Hi there, just wanted to provide a heads up that a group of about 15 – 20 of us are planning on heading down on Friday night. Gluten free pizza would be desired too! ;) Cheers.

  37. Jess Says:

    Hey guys, what time do you shut up shop on Wednesday nights? Thinking of coming down tomorrow evening.
    Ta in advance!

  38. Dave Says:

    Hi Jess,
    We close around 10pm, tour at 6.30pm, beer and pizza from 5pm.
    See you tomorrow.

  39. Amy Says:

    Hey guys,
    Planning on heading down with a bunch of people this Friday for birthday drinks. Are you still open? If so, what time does the bar open?

  40. Dave Says:

    Definitely open Amy.
    Friday from 5pm…beer, wine, pizza, brewery!

    See you then,

  41. Andrew Bayley Says:

    Do you sell beer by the slab from North st

  42. Nellie Says:

    Hi MGB. Just a heads up that I’ll be heading your way this Wednesday (30/11/11) with about 10pax. I haven’t been before so don’t know the setup but would be great if you could please hold some tables for us. Cheers!

  43. Dave Says:

    Hey Nellie,
    We’ll see you tomorrow night.
    We can’t hold tables I’m sorry, but you should be ok if you get by 6ish…

  44. Nellie Says:

    Thanks! Would be great if you had some gluten free pizza on hand too :)

  45. Brad Says:

    Hiya! How long does the tour usually take? Trying to see if we can squeeze it in before another commitment.

  46. Dave Says:

    Hey Brad,
    Normally around 30mins…depends on your questions!

  47. Dave Says:

    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
    Later on Wed & Fri – up to 10pm.

  48. Brad Says:

    “… depends on your questions”
    So about 3 hours then. ;)

  49. Elly Says:

    Pizza sounds yummy! Do u sell any cider aswell as beer?

  50. Dave Says:

    Sure thing. Napoleone & Co. Apple and pear cider in 330ml bottles.

  51. JonDoe Says:

    Hi Goats

    You guys still open Wednesday and Friday night this week? It being the Xmas/NY week.

  52. Jean Genet Says:

    Open for the new year?

    I mean for the brewery tour –


  53. Dave Says:

    From tomorrow, Wed 4th Jan – 5pm. 6.30pm tour.
    See you then,

  54. Erin Says:

    Are you guys open the Australia Day Long Weekend?

  55. Rupert Says:

    Hey Goats, looking at attending this week’s wednesday brewery tour (18/01), probably be between 5-10 of us. This cool?

  56. Dave Says:

    No Probs Rupert.
    You’re in. See you tomorrow.

  57. Rachel Says:

    Hi there, I just saw in the 1st Choice catalogue that you guys are doing an apple cider. Tell me more please…any preservatives etc? Great job, thanks.

  58. Rachel Says:

    Hi there, I see you guys now do an apple cider! Good work, please tell me more about this product…any preservatives? Thanks

  59. Dave Says:

    Hey Rachel,
    Yes, all new for us! Its a pure apple cider made from apples sourced in the Yarra Valley, Vic. 5% abv – 100% yummy!
    It does have sulphites added to keep it stable. Those apples are feisty.
    Hope you enjoy…

  60. Stephen Says:

    Hi guys,
    Are you open on Good Friday (6th April)? Visiting Melbourne from Brisbane over Easter and would love to pop in for a pint..

  61. Dave Says:

    Sorry Stephen,
    Not open Good Friday. We’ll be around on Wed 4th tho’…

  62. PC Says:

    Hello Gentleman

    I would like to come to your brewery to try some beer.

    I only drink beer out of glasses frosted to exactly -6 degrees. Also, the beer must come out of bottle with a champagne cork in it. Can that be accommodated?

    I would also like to bring my 14 children in separate prams. They are not at all well behaved. I assume that is no problem.


  63. coco Says:

    I’m planning to take my housemate to the Goat Bar for his birthday next Wed 9 May. There’s just 2 of us. Do we need to make a booking? Thanks.

  64. Dave Says:

    No booking required Coco!
    See you soon…

    Sorry for the late reply!

  65. Dave Says:

    Not sure how to respond!
    But yes, of course we can accommodate all of your total treasonable requests.
    Badly behaved children are our specialty!
    We look forward to serving you, PC.


  66. Mark Says:

    hey guys,

    planning to have some birthday drinks and a few Pizzas Friday the 15th with about 6 – 12 people . .

    was wondering what time r u guys open till on friday night ??

  67. Dave Says:

    Hey Mark,
    No Problem. We’re open til 11.30pm on Fridays.
    See you on the 15th.

  68. Lee Says:

    We came here on our trip to Melbourne and were just blown away. The awesome atmosphere of the brewery was fantastic, and the service was incredible – it’s pretty clear to see everyone loves working there. A bloke named Luke was just brilliant, and very helpful.

    I don’t usually post reviews, but I can highly recommend this to anyone thinking about it. You wont regret a night here.

  69. Dave Says:

    Thanks Lee!
    You’re welcome anytime.


  70. Ali Says:

    Hi guys,

    Was planning on coming down on Friday night (13th) with about 20 people, would I need to book?


  71. Dave Says:

    No need to book, we’ll be here – ready and waiting.

  72. Jeanette Says:

    Hi, i would like to arrange a group booking for 15-20 people for the brewery tour for the last week in August? How do i go about arranging that?

  73. Dave Says:

    Hey Jeanette,
    You just have. See you on the 29th!

  74. Steve Says:

    Have a group of 12 guys planning on a night at the Goat Bar for Friday 26th October. Is it best we make a booking?

  75. Dave Says:

    Hey Steve,
    I’m sorry, we can’t take bookings – but you’ll be ok.
    Maybe be early tho’, we’re having our 15th Birthday celebration that night – might be a busy one!


  76. Lucy Says:

    Howdy, Happy Birthday! We’re planning to visit the Goat Bar tomorrow night (Fri 12 Oct) with about 12 people, are we able to reserve a spot or should we just turn up? Cheers

  77. Dave Says:

    Hey Lucy,
    Thanks for letting us know.
    We can’t take bookings – just roll up.
    And thanks for the birthday wishes!
    Have a great night.

  78. Gus Altmann Says:

    Hey Guys,

    Would like to bring a few friends next Friday to celebrate my birthday, do I need to book to get a place to sit for around 15-20 people?


  79. Dave Says:

    Hey Gus,
    We can’t take bookings – but you’ll be fine, we’re a pretty big space.
    Thanks for letting us know.
    Happy birthday!

  80. Nicole Hardinge Says:

    Hi there,

    Just wondering if on Wednesday nights you have pizzas as well or is it just on Friday nights?



  81. Dave Says:

    Hey Nicole,
    Yup, pizza on Wednesday too.

  82. Emma Says:

    Just wondering if you’re around tomorrow for me to come talk weddings
    Thanks Emma

  83. Tim Says:

    Hey guys,

    I was just wondering if there are any plans to extend the hours of the goat bar at all? Perhaps opening earlier in the day? I’m a big fan of your beers and visiting from interstate next week was very keen on coming in but with trading hours and tours being later makes it difficult to attend. Just a suggestion, keep up the good work!

  84. Dave Says:

    Hey Tim,
    We’d love to open up more, but the various red-tapers have other ideas…
    Hopefully one day..!

  85. Kirsty Says:

    Are you child friendly or is it best to try & leave them at home…

  86. Dave Says:

    Hey Kirsty,
    We’re definitely kid and pram friendly…so bring ‘em along.

  87. Wendy Says:

    I’m little embarrassed to ask, but do you have beer glasses with your logo for sale at the goat bar? My husband likes to collect them when we travel.

  88. Dave Says:

    Don’t be embarrassed Wendy,
    But no, we don’t sell glasses…sorry!
    We’ve got plenty of beer though.

    Hope that helps,

  89. Simon Says:


    Where can I drink the seedy coffee iPa at a bar in Melbourne?



  90. Kasia Says:

    I was wondering if it was alright if i brought a large number of people in on a Friday about mid October for my brother and my birthday?
    We would start a tab and order a heap of pizzas,
    Is this alright?

  91. Dave Says:

    Sounds good to us!
    We’d just need to know how large large is…

    Talk soon,

  92. Dave Says:

    I would say nowhere, it’s all gone in draught form I’m sorry Simon.

    It’ll be back again soon tho’
    Watch this space.

  93. Kasia Says:

    I mailed you guys a little while back asking to bring a large group in mid October,
    Just wanting you to know there will be about 80 people floating in an out from 5pm on the 18th of October through the course of the night,
    Hope this is all cool, let me know if there are any issues!

  94. Bob Lank Says:

    It is my birthday today and we will be traveling to Oz….to your brewery….to have a celebration beer in January 2014 thanks to Steve Carota and Kathleen Lank! Stock up for the Canadians!

  95. Dave Says:

    Ok! Will do…

  96. Emma Says:


    my work colleagues and I would like to come to the Goat Bar Wednesday 11th Dec. There will be 10-15 of us and hopefully some will be interested in the brewery tour. Are we able to book a table(s) from 5pm?


  97. Dave Says:

    Hey Emma,
    Sorry, we don’t take bookings – but we’ll put you down for the tour…6.30pm sharp!
    See you next week…

  98. Guy Says:

    Hi guys. Are you open on Friday the 27th?



  99. Dave Says:

    Hey Guy,
    Sorry, not open 27th Dec. Last night is Fri 20th, and we reopen Fri Jan 3rd.
    Hope to see you. Merry Christmas!

  100. James Searle Says:

    Hey guys, what time are you usually open til on Friday nights?

  101. Dave Says:

    Hey James,
    See you soon…

  102. James Searle Says:

    Hi guys, I’m coming down on Wednesday – will you have gluten free bases available?

  103. Jace Says:

    I hear you’ve got a sexy new brewer there! I miss his luscious goatee in the morning!

  104. Dave Says:

    Yes, It’s true!
    About his beard as well…

    Come visit soon Jace.


  105. Damo Says:

    G’day Goats,

    Is there a cost involved in the brewery tour?


  106. Dave Says:

    Hey Damo,
    No cost for a tour.

    But let us know when you’re coming…


  107. Luke Says:

    Hi guys,

    Are you open this Wednesday 23/04/14? If so the wife and I would like to come for the brewery tour and then stay for some tasty pizzas and beers!!

  108. Dave Says:

    Hey Luke,
    Yup, open from 5pm. Tours from 6.30pm.

    See you wed!

  109. Mel B Says:

    Will you be able to accommodate my husband and I for the grand tour tonight?

  110. Dave Says:

    Hey Mel,
    Yes Ma’am!
    Tours start at 6.30pm. Just register when you get here.
    See you later,

  111. Kate Says:

    Hey Goats

    I need some comfort in beer this Friday night as it’s my birthday. Heading to the Goat Bar with some friends and wanted to check the pizza oven is up and running – it cracked the sads a couple of weeks ago when we came for a tour on a Wednesday.


  112. Ker Says:

    Hi I would like to just check – there are a few of us coming along for your mighty pizzas on Friday night to enjoy a birthday dinner at approx. 6pm. Are you ok with one child along with our dinner party?



  113. Dave Says:

    Hey Kate,
    That’s terrible you couldn’t get pizza one night – not sure what happened there!

    But yes, it’s working fine and cranking out pizza tonight and this Friday as usual.

    See you then!


  114. Eddie Says:

    Im trying to convince my mate to come down and visit this Friday but he reckons he’s too skint from buying a new motor (but hes got enough money to play golf!)
    Can you please let me know how much it is for a schooner of your fantastic pale ale, so I can coerce him into a cheap night out.

    Thanks Eddie

  115. Pete Says:

    Hey Guys,

    Im from the new Freedom Machine bike store on Bridge Rd. We are keen to get a weekly Wedbesday night mountain bike ride running from our store. Just wondering how late you were open on Wednesday nights, and if we would be welcome for some beers and pizza… we might be a tad dirty though.

    Thanks heaps. I’ll try pop in and say g’day sometime soon anyway.


  116. Dave Says:

    Hey Pete,
    For sure! We generally close around 10pm on Wed, but this can vary either way depending…
    We don’t mind a little dirt.
    How many of you would there be?


  117. Dave Says:

    Hey Eddie,
    Our beer prices vary a little. Steam & Hightail are $5 a pot and $9.50 a pint.

    Our specialty beers vary, usually around the $7-$8+ mark for a fancy glass (385ml).

    Hope that helps!


  118. Emma Says:

    Hi Mountain Goat team

    a whole bunch of us from Madman are heading to the brewery this eve. From last time I remember we are not able to book however just wanted to give you a friendly heads up.


  119. Dave Says:

    No probs Emma!

    See you soon…


  120. Tom Says:

    Hey goats,

    You open for a tour this Wednesday? Might bring around a few mates. Do we need to book?

  121. Dave Says:

    Tour’s on this Wed. From 6.30pm.
    No need to book, how many of you will there be?

  122. Trent Kearley Says:

    Hi guys,

    Thinking of coming here Friday (8/8) for a date, this might seem like a silly question; but are there actual goats at the brewery? because my date doesn’t like farm animals. Also what time does the tour start?


  123. Dave Says:

    Hey Trent,
    We can confirm that there are no live animals, including goats on the premises. The closest thing we get to is our metal sculpture of a goat, Alfonse.
    No tour on a Friday, they’re on Wed at 6.30pm.

    We open from 5pm both nights.

  124. nick Says:

    Hi just wondering if you guys will have the footy on any screens on friday night? also what time does the kitchen close?


  125. Phil Hunt Says:


    I am arranging an afternoon out for a group of approx 25 people on the 22nd November. Do we need to book / What do you suggest for a group that size?

  126. Dave Says:

    Hey Phil,
    We’re all booked out that day I’m sorry. Saturdays we do private functions for 80+ people only.
    How about the Friday night before? We’re open to the public, but can handle a group that size.
    Let us know.

  127. Dave Says:

    Hey Nick,
    Sorry for the late reply!
    We don’t have screens in the brewery – so no footy I’m afraid.
    Our kitchen closes at around 9.30.

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