PERTH | Phat Brew Club opened in West Perth at the start of 2023, the culmination of a journey that began when owners and footy mates Travis Moore, Steve Booth, Terri Moore, Robert Lockhart, Tim Youngs, and Alex Hamilton, won Margaret River Brewhouse’s Backyard Brewing Tournament in 2020.
Their coffee cream porter ‘Phat Porter’ got them the win, was released commercially as part of the prize, and was a success. This gave the crew the confidence to start releasing beers more regularly, with a fruit salad sour called Phatizzle, following and proving to be another success.
Their new West Perth home, next to City West, is an impressive space. Step inside the converted warehouse and you’re greeted by a 400-capacity space spanning the main bar and restaurant room, and outdoor beer garden and a 10-hectalitre brewery.
There’s screens for spot, space for kids to play, and live music on the weekends. Dog owners will be happy to know that Phat Brew Club is dog-friendly.
There’s 16 beers on tap, brewed by Travis and former Blasta Brewing Company brewer Justin Scrivener. There’s a diverse array of beers on offer, and tasting paddles available if you want to try a few things.
There’s solid examples of no-nonsense favourites, plus a rotating selection of exciting, experimental brews. Try the ‘Phat N Juicy’, a 7.0% ABV New England IPA packed with Zamba, Citra, and Strata hops for a big tropical hit. ‘Phatatron’, a 7.0% ABV Milkshake IPA is another winner. This creamy beer is filled with Nectaron, Citra, and Eldorado along with vanilla.
The food at Phat Brew Club is more than just an afterthought. It’s pub food with a South East Asian twist, courtesy of ex Long Chim chef Ian Macintosh. Think things like beef skirt steak skewers with lemongrass and ginger; popcorn cauliflower with lime leaf, honey, and soy; and a ‘flavours of Chiang Mai’ inspired fried chicken burger with slaw, mayo, cheese, and pickles.
Phat Brew Club
102 Railway Street
Western Australia 6005
Tue – Thu: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri – Sun: 11:00am to 12:00am