Small family-owned craft brew pub in South Melbourne with 30 independent taps of craft brews and tasty pizzas.


American-Style Pizza and Pints

Right in South Melbourne!

Who we are:

Westside Ale Works is a family-owned and operated craft brewery tucked away on Alfred Street in South Melbourne. Partner and Head Brewer, Casey Wagner, pays homage to the microbreweries of the U.S. West Coast with everything he does - from the cozy atmosphere of our warehouse-style taproom, to the hop-driven beers he brews. We take pride in creating a warm and welcoming experience for anyone who walks through our big roller door!

What we do:

Our beer specialty typically includes styles like Pale Ales, IPA's, and Stouts, but we also have a number of seasonal releases - including those from our barrel program. We do not tend to stick to any one style, instead experimenting with everything from German Hefeweizens to NEIPAs to Russian Imperial Stouts and everything in between. We try to make sure there is something on tap for everyone, including the non-beer drinkers with our house-made apple cider and house-distilled gin. 

How it works:

WE ARE BACK! After lockdown 2.0 and with easing restrictions we are now happy to have guests return to our brewery taproom and outdoor laneway. Current hours are...

Monday/Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: Open for Functions/Special Events

Thursday: 12pm-11pm

Friday: 12pm-11pm

Saturday: 12pm-11pm

Sunday: 12pm-9pm

We highly recommend booking in a table ahead of time through our website or by calling (03) 9694 2124. 

We also offer all of our beers for takeaway in 355ml and 500ml cans, as well as 1L and 2L growlers. Along with our beers, we also have over 45 different guest beers from all over the world available. Stop in to buy any our beers for takeaway or order from our store online ahead of time.