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Published February 11th 2018
Enjoy beers, burgers and booths in Bankstown
If the thought of craft beer makes your taste buds tingle, this place is for you. Basement Brewhouse is a bar and eatery located within Bankstown Sports Club in southwest Sydney, but you'd be mistaken for assuming that this is just your average club bar.
Welcome to Basement Brewhouse (image Credit: Bankstown Sports Club)
Basement Brewhouse is a microbrewery of sorts. They produce their own line of beers and accommodate part of the brewing process on site. Near the entrance to the venue, you can view four stainless steel tanks which hold 4000 litres of house-brewed beer. In addition to the Basement Brewhouse beers, they also serve an extensive range of beers from craft brewers from all over Australia. You can sample over twenty different craft beers in a middy, in a pint or, for the seriously thirsty, in a 1.89-litre growler to take home with you.
While I am not a beer drinker myself, my husband enjoyed the Basement Brewhouse Australian Pale Ale. Of course, the bar also serves wine and cocktails and my tipple of choice was a refreshing Canadian Club. To view the Wine and Cocktail Menu, please click here.
For those of us not particularly interested in beer or brewing, there is still plenty to love about this place for a casual get together with friends or a night out. The look and feel of the bar and eatery is contemporary. Warm copper and timber tones combine stylishly with the industrial brewery vibe. Exposed copper pipes run along the ceiling and there is also a viewing window to the keg room.
The décor is contemporary with a slightly industrial feel (Image Credit: Bankstown Sports Club)
The venue is quite large with various seating areas to choose from. There is a lounge area in front of a large gas fireplace. There are high tables with bar stools, regular tables and chairs and a sunken lounge area. But for me, the coolest seating option would have to be the booths, which can be found inside oversized copper-clad cylinders. There are six of the beer tank inspired booths, each featuring an individual TV screen.
The cylindrical booths are pretty cool (Image Credit: Bankstown Sports Club)
The Basement Brewhouse Food Menu includes gourmet burgers - chicken, beef, pork, lamb and vegetarian options - sliders, hotdogs, loaded fries, onion rings and the classic Reuben sandwich. Lighter options include Meat and Cheese Share Plates, Coffee and Shakes. To view the Food Menu please click here.
I chose the Sliders for my meal which consisted of The Sunrise, Zorba the Greek and Sweet Little Piggy burgers on mini milk buns. I enjoyed all of them, but my favourite was The Sunrise.
You can sample three different burgers when you choose the sliders