Vue Street Bar
The Vue Grand was first built in the early 1880s, and still retains an element of old-world charm. These days, the grand old hotel serves as boutique accommodation, a fine-dining restaurant and a casual bar.
Beer is the mainstay at Vue Street Bar. The extensive list champions the region, from Southern Bay Brewing Co in Geelong and Prickly Moses in the Otways, to Red Duck in Ballarat and Holgate in Woodend. A handful of Melbourne-based microbreweries are also represented.
Then the list reaches further afield, to a golden ale from Hawaii, an amber from Denmark, a pilsner from Italy and an IPA from the US. The taps rotate, and there are more than 70 beers in bottles. For the non-beer-minded, there are local wines, Flying Brick ciders and a couple of ginger beers.
The menu leans towards classic drinking food. Keep things simple with a pizza (which can be made gluten-free) or local flake with chips and salad paired with Bellarine Brewery’s Mussel Stout. Or pick a few dishes to share, such as spicy chicken tacos; crispy squid; quinoa and grain salad; or polenta chips with Maggie’s chutney (from Maggie’s Kitchen down the road).
There are two terraces to choose from when it gets busy. Pull up a window seat and watch the day’s light fade over the streetscape.
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