Three. More. Sleeps.

For six months we’ve watched Moon Dog World slowly come together inside four massive warehouses in Preston.

Now the 725-patron brewery bar is (almost) here – with 72 beer taps, an indoor waterfall, lagoon, tiki bar, beer garden, playground, elevated sun decks and hidden barrel-ageing room.

From 4pm this Friday, you’ll be able to claim a deck chair and put away a few pints of pale ale or pine lime ice-cream IPA under the blue-and-white striped umbrellas. Or maybe an Aperol spritz, Espresso Martini or El Diablo (tequila, blackcurrant, lime and ginger beer) – all three cocktails will be available on tap.

For the first time, we also have details about the food. It’s as diverse as the venue itself, with plenty of options for vegans and those eating gluten-free (though not for true coeliacs). The overarching theme is definitely “drinking food”. The expected burgers and chippies are there, but so are falafels, chicken parma rolls, baby corn dogs, crisp Szechuan eggplant, pork and tofu bao, tuna sashimi, charcoal chicken, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, deep-fried buffalo cauliflower, pavlova, and two other desserts. Whew.

Moon Dog World
32–46 Chifley Drive, Preston
(03) 9428 2307

Mon to Wed 11am–10pm
Thu 11am–11pm
Fri to Sat 11am–1am
Sun 11am–11pm

This article was updated on October 22. The original version incorrectly stated that some dishes at Moon Dog World are suitable for coeliacs.