The Grifter Brewing Co started out as a hobby for its three founders, but it’s come a long way since then. Trent Evans, Matt King and Glenn Wignall made the leap from homebrewing to local brewing using one of the tanks at nearby Young Henrys in 2012. Three years later they found a permanent home in a sun-drenched former laundromat warehouse in Marrickville. The brewery is now busier than ever, and capacity has increased to match.

The team experiments with unusual flavours, which are popular with seasoned drinkers but also accessible to those who aren’t big on beer. The Serpent’s Kiss watermelon pilsner is made with real watermelon juice, and has something of a local cult following. Then there’s the C Boogie, a cucumber kolsch; Voodoo Paradise, a nitro stout made with coconut milk; and Pink Galah, a pink lemonade-inspired sour. But the staple throughout has been the Grifter pale ale, a well-balanced Australian-style in an instantly recognisable orange and black can.

If you visit on a weekend and you're hungry, you're in luck: Rico's Tacos has installed itself in the warehouse on a permanent basis. The menu, designed by owner Toby Wilson, keeps things simple. His Sydney-famous tacos al pastor are here, alongside regular rotating specials.

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Updated: December 7th, 2022

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