The Best Craft Breweries in Margaret River, Western Australia

Bootleg Brewery produces some of the regions most admirable lagers and ales
Bootleg Brewery produces some of the region's most admirable lagers and ales | © Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo
Tim McDonald

In addition to the world-class wine and stunning landscapes of the Margaret River region – three hours south of Perth in Western Australia – you’ll find quality boutique breweries and a culture of exciting craft beers and fruity ciders. To help navigate the choicest spots, here is our list of the best craft breweries in Margaret River.

1. The Beerfarm, one of the best craft breweries in the Margaret River

Craft Ale Bar, Vegan, Vegetarian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Snacks, Pub Grub

What do you get when you stuff a refitted hay shed on a large Western Australia paddock with pinball machines, finely crafted beer and grass-fed local cattle? Answer: the Beerfarm. Promising “beer for all”, this Margaret River institution attracts locals and tourists with its seasonal blends and small-batch brews. But beer is not the only thing that’s on the menu here; with fresh vegetables sourced from neighbouring farms and Black Angus beef from resident grass-fed cattle, the Beerfarm offers a modern menu of pub grub that puts the counter meal to shame.

2. Cheeky Monkey Brewery, possibly the cheekiest place on earth

Craft Ale Bar, Pub Grub

Beer taps detail at the Cheeky Monkey Brewery, Wilyabrup, Western Australia
© Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo

With camel rides and an expansive playground for the kids as well as a massive lawn near the water, this Margaret River fave ticks all the family-friendly boxes, including plenty of beer and wine options for mum and dad. Clean, modern and airy surroundings make it a great place to cool down with one of their esteemed original elixirs such as the Cheeky Ginger (alcoholic ginger beer) or the Cheeky Salty Peaches (a clean and tart sour beer). Their award-winning restaurant serves up quick eats such as beer bread, pan-fried octopus and a kids’ menu, as well as more robust offerings of beer-braised brisket and jerk-steak sandwiches.

3. Bold Bootleg beer at the Bootleg Brewery

Craft Ale Bar, Pub Grub

Contrary to its moniker, Bootleg Brewery in not an underground distiller of illicit moonshine: this lakeside haven produces some of the region’s most admirable lagers and ales. The woody cabin is surrounded by vast green lawns, which you can take in from outdoor picnic tables or the second-storey brewery museum while sipping a Session Ale or a robust Raging Bull. Round out your visit with some grub from an eclectic menu of sharing plates, burgers and mains, and enjoy some of the live entertainment that’s on offer.

5. Margaret River Brewhouse for craft beer under the trees

Craft Ale Bar, Continental

For a genuine Aussie craft brew experience under a minty eucalyptus canopy, you can’t beat the Margaret River Brewhouse. This bustling gem has an energy manifested by its natural surroundings, beautiful gardens, live outdoor music, fantastic food and, of course, beer. A core range of beer varieties is topped up with seasonal and unique one-offs such as 3 Sours of Power and Persimmon Gose. Let the kids run amok in the sandbox cum playground while parents get the royal treatment on the covered deck. Always packed, with guaranteed great service and cuisine, Margaret River Brewhouse has something for everyone.

6. First-class food and craft beer on the water's edge at Black Brewing Company

Craft Ale Bar, Wine Seller, Restaurant, Gastropub, Bar, Contemporary

Beer taps and brewery at the Black Brewing Co. including Taj Burrow?s new beer on tap, Honest Ale, Wilyabrup, Margaret River, Western Australia
© Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo

A brewery, a distillery, a restaurant, a cellar door and an events and wedding venue – Black Brewing Company has it all. With stunning waterfront views and a massive architectural structure, Black Brewing Company is your upper-echelon Margaret River venue. A rotating core range of lagers and ales sit aside their partner Dune Distillery’s signature gin made from local and imported quality botanicals. For a special wedding or corporate function, the vast, open-planned space seats 250 guests or 400 standing, while executive chef Hayden Vink concocts innovative cuisine inspired by local produce.

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