The Brewery Bar + Kitchen: Olympic Park’s go-to spot

The Brewery Bar + Kitchen in Sydney’s Olympic Park is your go-to destination when a game or an event is on. But you can also think of it as the perfect spot for a casual afternoon with friends. It has the trifecta: open air dining, a substanstial food and beer menu, and special events throughout the year.

We were invited down for the Brewery Bar’s Beerfest. Running over the weekend, the event featured waitstaff in Bavarian-inspired costumes, light-blue-and-white Oktoberfest bunting, and a cheese-and-beer tasting paddle to try.

Brewery Bar and Kitchen Sydney Olympic Park

The Brewery Bar + Kitchen came up with a clever idea to pair different cheeses with the James Squire range. And not just any cheese: King Island Dairy‘s finest.

We began with the Cape Wickham Double Brie matched with the James Squire Swindler Double Ale. The creaminess of the cheese stood out against this sessionable drop. Next, King Island’s Roaring Forties Blue was put together with James Squire’s The Hop Thief. This was the pairing I was apprehensive about: I care for neither blue cheese nor lavish amounts of hops. While foregoing the cheese, I was surprised to find that the Hop Thief is more fruity than bitter. This was my favourite beer of the afternoon.

Brewery Bar and Kitchen Sydney Olympic Park

Going dark, we tried the James Squire Jack of Spades Porter alongside the Stokes Point Smoked Cheddar. What a nice match this would be on a cold winter’s night. But for summer, I’d recommend going for James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider, which the team at The Brewery Bar + Grill paired with King Island Dairy’s Surprise Bay Cheddar for a sweet finish.

Food-wise, you can go the healthy route with the variety of salads on the menu. Or do as we did and sample some of the meatier options. We munched down . The Brewery Schnitzel was beautifully plated, and almost made the schnitzel-fearful among us (aka just me) want to try some. But if I had to single out one menu item, it would be the potato salad. The most humble of dishes, I couldn’t get enough.

Brewery Bar and Kitchen Sydney Olympic Park

Throughout the year, the Brewery Bar + Kitchen is open for Sunday sessions, your pre- or post-match catchups, and a variety of great events like Beerfest. Keep up with them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and make them your next stop for a fun afternoon or evening.

Co-founder of The Plus Ones, Theresa is proud to be writing her first-ever Sydney article.

The Brewery Bar + Kitchen
Olympic Boulevard & Herb Elliott Ave
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Accor Hotels.