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Boilermaker House

$$ - $$$, , French
209-211 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 424 270 082
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“charcuterie” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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Australian, Grill, French, Bar
$$ - $$$
209-211 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the bar on Sunday with a couple mates, some if the whiskies were quite pricey. But it was all worth it for the overall experience of great taste and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Professionally A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed a drink after an interesting day at work and found this whiskey bar. The selection of drinks was overwhelming so there was a reliance on the staff to provide the necessary advice. Must say their selection was exceptional and assisted in providing good recommendations...More

Thank SoutheastStar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, but way too many beer choices for this ol girl. Left it to the bar tender to look after my beers, whilst my daughter hit the cocktail list. Outcome taste test from both sides and all were wonderful. Some spectacle in whiskey burning...More

Thank Trish C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends took us here during our stay in Melbourne. It was a sensational place, atmosphere to burn and the whiskey list was phenomenal.

Thank Renee H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We spent eight days in Melbourne - eating and drinking and shopping - and Boilermaker House was by far the best place we visited. This Whiskey bar is a stand-out 'restaurant' in Melbourne CBD and well worth a visit if you have any interest in...More

Thank TeamIan
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a sample of their whisky. Only drink whisky occasionally, so asked the bar tender his recommendations for a mild whisky. Suggested and we had a Japanese whisky on ice. Lovely brew. Also had a red beer that was good too. The bar...More

Thank Smithyofthebay
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Love, love , love this place! Being a whisky/whiskey connoisseur I had no idea this place existed, must've walked passed many times and never noticed it, a hidden gem indeed. Extensive menu of beers and whiskies (in their tasting genres) of course and a very...More

Thank blueshark_m4ko
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This bar has something special to it. From the fit out, to they way the back bar is broken down, to the library of books, they seating styles an the old pot still on the table. Loved the menu, they way the boiler makers were...More

Thank BenSmith21
Reviewed 7 September 2017

First time we'd tried the place. I had to try the chicken ribs because I expected something spectacular based on the reviews, but sadly, if I had to blind-taste between KFC and BH, KFC would've been tastier, more substantial and far cheaper. I had a...More

Thank Wengelfug
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Our hotel told me about this place. What a top spot. There's a quality selection of craft beers with a good variety to fit everyone's tastes. There's approximately 900+ selections of Whisky from all around the world that will surely. It has a nice ambience...More

Thank Darren B
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Australian, Grill, French, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209-211 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 424 270 082
  • E-mail
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