Cutty Cellars Crows Nest

Driving along Sydney’s Pacific Highway through Crows Nest, you could be forgiven for not noticing Cutty Cellars. Heck, even walking along the street it’s just not the kind of store to jump out at you saying: “Great beer in here!” However, that’s exactly what’s there, and plenty of it too.

With the store’s previous incarnations having evidently failed to make a mark – it operated as a liquor store under something like half a dozen different business names in almost as many years – it was pretty clear that a point of difference was needed. That’s what it got when the team who successfully reconstructed Ashfield Mall Cellars around craft beer got hold of the store and started giving Cutty Cellars the same treatment.

What you get now is a beer selection more than 700 strong, built on a base of Australia’s freshest and finest. From ultra-local Northern Beaches brewers 4 Pines and Nomad to the best of Sydney’s Inner West, then interstate to the elegant bottles of La Sirene to Pirate Life’s imposing half-litre hop bombs, they run the full gamut.

The international selection casts its net out over the Pacific to beers from New Zealand, Japan and the USA while Europe’s traditional brewing countries like Germany, England, Scotland and, especially, Belgium – by way of a ‘Belgian Bookshelf’ – have good representation. If your mood sits anywhere between adventurous to indecisive, a good way to satisfy yourself is by choosing a mixed six pack for which you'll get a tidy discount. And if you join their Crafty Club, you’ll get more substantial discounts on member days.

One of the reasons Cutty Cellars is able to stock such a comprehensive range is that it’s got the luxury of being big. Unlike many independent craft beer stores which have shelves creaking, groaning and bursting from having to pack a lot into a small space, there’s plenty of room here to wander and ponder. When the store was renovated again in 2016, they took the chance to install a four tap growler system, expanded the refrigerated range considerably and showed how serious they are about beer by relocating the glass case that had previously held top end wine and filled it with special bottles of beer from around the world.

At street level it may appear to be hidden behind some pretty generic alcohol signage, but Cutty Cellars is another genuine gem in the blossoming North Shore craft beer scene.

*Nick O*

Cutty Cellars Crows Nest

342 Pacific Hwy
Crows Nest
NSW 2065

(02) 9436 4955
Regular events

Member's specials :

  • 10% off single craft beers every day
  • 20% off any 6 single mixed craft beers every day
  • 30% off any 12 single mixed craft beers every day
  • 30% off single craft beers on last Saturday of the mon
Open Hours

Sun to Wed: 10am to 9pm
Thurs to Sat: 10am to 10.30pm

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Regularly featured brewers

4 Pines (CUB) 4 Pines (CUB)

4 Pines (CUB)

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BrewCult BrewCult


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VIC 3175

Bridge Road Brewers Bridge Road Brewers

Bridge Road Brewers

Old Coach House
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Burleigh Brewing Company Burleigh Brewing Company

Burleigh Brewing Company

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QLD 4220

Ekim Brewing Ekim Brewing

Ekim Brewing

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NSW 2080

Feral Brewing (CCA) Feral Brewing (CCA)

Feral Brewing (CCA)

152 Haddrill Road
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Hargreaves Hill Hargreaves Hill

Hargreaves Hill

Factory 60
64-86 Beresford Road
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Hawthorn Brewing Company (Aus Venue Co) Hawthorn Brewing Company (Aus Venue Co)

Hawthorn Brewing Company (Aus Venue Co)

111 Victoria Avenue
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VIC 3206

Holgate Brewhouse Holgate Brewhouse

Holgate Brewhouse

79 High Street
VIC 3442

HopDog BeerWorks HopDog BeerWorks

HopDog BeerWorks

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NSW 2541

Kooinda Brewery Kooinda Brewery

Kooinda Brewery

28 Culverlands St
VIC 3081

La Sirène Brewing La Sirène Brewing

La Sirène Brewing

2 Wingrove Street
VIC 3078

Little Brewing Company Little Brewing Company

Little Brewing Company

Unit 1, 58 Uralla Road
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Little Creatures (Lion) Little Creatures (Lion)

Little Creatures (Lion)

40 Mews Road
WA 6160

Lobethal Bierhaus Lobethal Bierhaus

Lobethal Bierhaus

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Lord Nelson Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson

19 Kent St
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NSW 2000

Matso's Brewery Matso's Brewery

Matso's Brewery

60 Hamersley Street
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Moo Brew Moo Brew

Moo Brew

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Moon Dog Moon Dog

Moon Dog

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VIC 3067

Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Tribe) Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Tribe)

Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Tribe)

72 Watt Road
VIC 3931

Mountain Goat (Asahi) Mountain Goat (Asahi)

Mountain Goat (Asahi)

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Murray's Murray's


3443 Nelson Bay Rd
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NSW 2316

Nail Brewing Nail Brewing

Nail Brewing

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WA 6054

Nomad Brewing Nomad Brewing

Nomad Brewing

5 Sydenham Road
NSW 2100

Pirate Life (CUB) Pirate Life (CUB)

Pirate Life (CUB)

18 Baker Street
Port Adelaide
SA 5015

Red Hill Brewery Red Hill Brewery

Red Hill Brewery

88 Shoreham Rd
Red Hill South
VIC 3937

Redoak Brewery Redoak Brewery

Redoak Brewery

201 Clarence St
NSW 2000

Riverside Brewing Company Riverside Brewing Company

Riverside Brewing Company

Unit 3, 2 North Rocks Road

Rocks Brewing Co Rocks Brewing Co

Rocks Brewing Co

Building 2
160 Bourke Road
NSW 2015

Shenanigans Brewing Shenanigans Brewing

Shenanigans Brewing

66 Marian St (OFFICE)
NSW 2042

Stone & Wood Stone & Wood

Stone & Wood

100 Centennial Circuit
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NSW 2481

Sydney Brewery Sydney Brewery

Sydney Brewery

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Two Birds Brewing Two Birds Brewing

Two Birds Brewing

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VIC 3015

Young Henrys Young Henrys

Young Henrys

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