Now open: Brewdog’s massive new taproom inside Coburg’s historic Pentridge Prison

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Now open: Brewdog’s massive new taproom inside Coburg’s historic Pentridge Prison

BrewDog Pentridge, the first bar of the partnership between Australia’s leading pub operator Australian Venue Co. (AVC) and one of the world’s largest craft beer bar operators BrewDog, opened its doors within the walls of the iconic Melbourne prison last Friday, 25th November.

Located within the historic E Division building at Pentridge Prison, BrewDog Pentridge has been a $3 million project and is already a go-to destination in Melbourne for craft beer lovers.

The restored interiors offer a nod to the history of the site, while the sprawling beer garden offers a modern and casual experience.

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BrewDog Pentridge is spread across two levels, with indoor dining room and quiet den space on the ground floor, three function spaces on level 1, plus a relaxed outdoor beer garden with BrewDog container bar, bookable spaces and games area. The 500 capacity venue is the place to be this summer, with 20 different craft beers on tap from session-strength pale ales and lagers to epic imperial stouts and sours, including the ‘BrewDog & Friends’ range of guest local breweries.

“Melburnians are ready for their first BrewDog,” said Australian Venue Co CEO Paul Waterson. “It’s an unmissable craft beer destination, arriving just in time for a busy Melbourne summer.”

“We’re excited that our first partnership with BrewDog has come to life, and that we have opened a venue in such a storied Melbourne location.”

BrewDog Pentridge has also created 77 new jobs across the venue. AVC and BrewDog are preparing to open a second BrewDog site together in Sydney’s South Eveleigh precinct this summer. Australian Venue Co. is a Melbourne based, food and beverage-led hospitality group that owns and operates more than 200 pubs, bars and venues across Australia.

For more info, head to the venue’s website here: