Moon Dog World
Moon Dog World is just like the original bar in Abbotsford but at a much larger scale, with 72 beer taps, an indoor waterfall, lagoon, tiki bar, beer garden, playground, elevated sun decks and a hidden barrel-ageing room. All up, it can comfortably fit up to 725 patrons.
The food is as diverse as the venue itself, with plenty of options for vegans and coeliacs - though 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.
In the early days, Moon Dog catered almost exclusively for beer nerds with boozy imperial stouts, double IPAs and other challenging styles. That kind of stuff is still scribbled on the blackboards above the main bar, but there are also lagers, pilsners, pale ales and sours delicately fruited with the likes of rosemary and cherry. Don’t leave without trying the barley champagne, a highly alcoholic yet lithe-bodied beer served in champagne flutes. Aperol spritz, Espresso Martini or El Diablo (tequila, blackcurrant, lime and ginger beer) are also available on tap.