Lot 347 is housed in what was once one of Melbourne’s major auction rooms, now a heritage-listed building.
Built in 1907, owner Stephen Trainor’s father worked at the original auction rooms for more than 50 years. It’s these family ties that brought Trainor back to the space to restore it to its former glory. That, and his passion for locally produced craft beer.
Trainor wants to inspire beer drinkers to try something local and encourage those who don’t drink beer to try something different from your standard brew. The range includes beers and cider from Pipsqueak, White Rabbit (Healesville), Moon Dog (Abbotsford), Mountain Goat (Richmond), Two Birds and Little Creatures (Geelong), all Victorian owned and brewed beers.
Each beer is available on tap, with a menu that has been designed by chef Ricky Holt (formerly of Rathdowne Street Food Store) to complement the craft brews on offer – think classic burgers with caramelised onion, arancini with house relish along with roasted mushrooms and chorizo on Turkish bread.