The Scratch Bar

Name
The Scratch Bar
Address

8/1 Park Rd
Milton
QLD 4064

Phone
(07) 3107 9910
Website
Hours

Monday: 4pm to midnight
Tues to Sun: midday to midnight.

En route to The Scratch Bar for the first time, The Crafty Pint was told by two brewers (from different breweries) that they thought it was the best craft beer bar in Australia. A big call, for sure, but one that suggests that whatever it is they're doing there, they're doing it well.

So what are they doing there? Well, lots of massive beards for a start. Plenty of humorous decorations appearing in the most unusual spots too. Your fair share (or more) of witty and whimsical slogans adorning the walls. And beer. Lots of beer. More beers on tap in a year than you've had hot dinners - many of them brewed especially for the venue (sometimes by people who work at the venue) and never seen anywhere else. And more far out stuff in bottles too. Not that they only serve and sell far out beers - we've even attended a "Boring Beer Festival" there celebrating "normal" craft beers - but they do seem to have a soft spot for the esoteric.

You can get cheese platters and the odd wine and spirit too. And admire their collection of toy soldiers. But essentially, what you're getting is an invite into the playhouse of some beer-loving guys having the time of their lives; or, perhaps more accurately, an invite through a Being John Malkovich-esque porthole into their brains as they have the very beery time of their lives.

They cracked through hundreds of beers on tap in just their first year despite having a venue with a capacity of just 60, have no intention of slowing up, host regular events and are only too willing to take anyone - newcomer or beer nerd - on a guided tour through their beer list, even if they don't sport a beard. And if that isn't equal opportunities in action, we don't know what is.

Regularly featured brewers

4 Pines

4 Pines

7 cent Brewery

7 cent Brewery

Akasha Brewing Company

Akasha Brewing Company

Bacchus Brewing

Bacchus Brewing

BentSpoke Brewing Co

BentSpoke Brewing Co

Boatrocker Brewery

Boatrocker Brewery

Bridge Road Brewers

Bridge Road Brewers

Bright Brewery

Bright Brewery

Burleigh Brewing Company

Burleigh Brewing Company

Feral Brewing

Feral Brewing

Fixation Brewing Co

Fixation Brewing Co

Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor

Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor

Hargreaves Hill

Hargreaves Hill

Holgate Brewhouse

Holgate Brewhouse

HopDog BeerWorks

HopDog BeerWorks

Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi

Moon Dog

Moon Dog

Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Mornington Peninsula Brewery

New England Brewing Co

New England Brewing Co

Newstead Brewing Co

Newstead Brewing Co

Pact Beer

Pact Beer

Pirate Life

Pirate Life

Prickly Moses

Prickly Moses

Rocks Brewing

Rocks Brewing

Six String Brewing

Six String Brewing

Thirsty Crow

Thirsty Crow

Two Birds Brewing

Two Birds Brewing

Wolf of the Willows

Wolf of the Willows

Young Henrys

Young Henrys

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