Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.
Great beer, good food selection for meat and non meat eaters. Good service.
Nice, casual atmosphere. Great selection of brews. The meat sharing platter was great. Poutine was tasty!
Ribs where not as good as I remember from a previous trip . One of our meals almost did not turn up but did with a bit of pushing
We always enjoy Bad Shepherd, I like the food and it just has a feel good vibe going on
An easy place to catch up with friends. Great food and amazing beer! What else is needed??
We were a table of 4 sitting right next to the music act - but could still chat with a little effort. And the music was fantastic, so made the effort worth it.
Service wise it was good, but lots of staff moving around, but appearing to not be doing much. We cleaned up our own plates and glasses because no one else would, even though the place was only half full by then.
Food was good but way too small. We order the combo plate for 3-4, with a extra side (it came with 2 sides), and it was arguably enough for 3 - maybe.
Otherwise a great night and good venue.
Will definitely return
Fantastic food, great environment. Very family friendly.
The service was great and they were very accommodating. Unfortunately the food really let the whole experience down. The corn chips in the nachos were the ‘bottom of the bag’ broken pieces which are pretty much useless for a nacho dish which relies on scooping things up.. The gluten free bun on the burger was up there with the worst I’ve ever had.. It wasn’t even toasted which I think is the first huge mistake. It was crap and I just ate the fillings. If they can sort the bun out then they’re onto a good thing with the vegan menu options.
best ribs in town - great beer - great value!! highly recommend to anyone!!!
Will be back for sure :) great value too
Wing night was great. Would like more than two sauce options, but they've got the basics (Frank's Red Hot and BBQ) covered. The beer is excellent. It's strangely difficult to find Oatmeal Stouts in Australia, but Bad Shepherd has a great one.
Was quite a disappointing visit, huge weight times at bar to be sold out of date products to which the bar tender pretty much shrugged off. Brisket was also incredibly chewwy which was very unusual as weve been several times before and never have experienced that. With the plentiful other bbq venues and breweries continually opening its a risky business decision dropping the ball now after such a strong start.
This is a lovely relaxed venue to sit, eat, try some exciting new flavours with friends, family or work mates. The customer service is outstanding, great value for money, warm and inviting atmosphere and comfortable setting.
Great beers, good food, friendly staff, clean, reasonably priced. Had a great time and would recommend.
Unfortunately this wasn't a good experience for us at all. After being recommended from friends and reading reviews we were very much disappointed. The meat was from tender neither the brisket nor the chicken nor the pork. Simple flavours from the meat and even the chips were just missing.
Between 10 of us we tried a little of almost everything and the burgers were probably the stand out that is not they were great. To top it off the service was met with a big hint of "I'll do you a favour" and with little hint of hospitality.
On the positive side, If you're a vegan there's a good selection.. pity we're not.
Bad Shepard is a great brew bar. you can't go wrong with $1 wings on wednesday, get in early before the popular flavours run out.
Went on a Friday night - live music being played - song choice and singing was great but it was just a bit too loud
Loved the trivia! Best part of coming
Love it every time we cone here. Best burgers! We will be back!
Great food and beer selections available, highly recommend
Food was amazing, with a good range from Vegan friendly to Meat eater friendly. The live music, and general ambience and aesthetic of the restaurant perfectly complimented the food, and completed the amazing experience.
Good beer good food good team. Casual dining at its finest
Large selection of Craft Beer at a reasonable prices.
If you're going to Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. you're going for the beer, however the food is equally great.
We had a selection of smoked meats, chips and other sides - A great accompaniment with the Hazelnut Brown Ale.
A relaxed atmosphere, plenty of seats and a great view of the brewing equipment out back.
Only issue was meat being a little dry and not overly warm.
Excellent food and service
We were very much looking forward to our booking which was to celebrate my partner's bday, and we all agreed that it had exceeded our expectations.
My partner has had a long standing love of American BBQ's and has had Bad Shepherd on his MUST list. We have tried many others and while there has been one that was everything we hoped, the rest have
been rather disappointing and certainly not places we would return however BS will be raved about by us to others and more visits will be had.
If we were locals instead of being a good 45min-1hr drive away, we would no doubt be a regular.
To experience a place where my carnivore partner and daughter loves whats on offer, along with me being a vegan was very rare and imoressive.
What we had and would recommend Smoked Ribs (both their favs), the Smoked Meats platter, curly fries and slaw, vegan nachos and watermelon salad. (* I would have loved to have ordered the jackfruit but was made up in a bread bun and would have preferred to have this served on its own with condiments and perhaps pita bread)
We washed it down with a number of their beers and ciders.
Definitely a place to revisit!
Go there all the time! Food us consistently great and beers even better!!
When we made our booking nobody from Bad Shepard made an effort to contact us to advise that the majority of venue was booked out for a private function. We felt that we were pushed to the side of a private event. We were forced to endure speeches over a loud PA system which completely overwhelmed conversation. Bad Shepard was prepared to accept our booking for 9:00 PM without holding the kitchen open to take our food orders. When we arrived we told that we had 5 minutes to order food because the kitchen was about to close. In summary the staff were not very attentive because they were stretched to serve the private event. The venue was too noisy because there was a large private event in progress that dominated the entire venue. Food service was rushed. If we were forewarned of the private event and food service closing time we would have booked elsewhere.
Great place. Really good sized proportions of food. My wife was especially pleased with the Vegan offerings
Great Service and beer selection
We had a great night. Loved it =) A great spot to eat out!
Beer was great and everyone enjoyed their meals. Great venue. We'll be back.
Been here twice now, both times the food hasn’t been great. Not presented nicely, cheap looking for the price you pay.
We had a pleasant Father's day quick dinner. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food was really yummy but servings on smaller side. Easily rectified by ordering more. Great beer! Will definitely come back and will bring friends!
Great food and service, but very noisy (loud music).
Look, I take it that it’s Fathers Day and the place wants to keep the crowd moving. However, when we arrived we were greeted fairly curtly with a reminder that we ONLY have the table until 630pm.
Once we were seated things were a bit more settled and the bussers were friendly. The tables were cleaned and we were getting ready to leave ( still sitting but kids were already standing up ) but another host again with no smile ‘reminded us’ that we had to leave by 630. This reminder was at 620pm.
I might consider coming up when it isn’t an occasion to see how things are but at this stage , am not too impressed by the hospitality. Everything else was amazing.
We went here with a group of 10 people. The beer is great and so is the food. The service is very average. There were plenty of people clearing tables and picking up used drink glasses, however the bar/order-taking staff were very vague with people being served randomly. I would go back again. Oh yes, the music was good as well.
Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Highly recommend
Excellent America-style barbecue and very good boutique beers from their own in-house brewery. Highly recommended.
Great selection of beers - staff very helpful & friendly.
Meals were tasty & good value
Great time, great beers and absolutely love the vegan food! Thank you so much for the service.