Food and Drink
Posted by Dan Kuseta
23. Feb, 2011
If you like pizza and if you like beer, then chances are you’ll love Bar Fred.
Originally a beer-focused watering hole, Bar Fred branched out into pizzas last year ago and hasn’t looked back since. With over a dozen gourmet varieties including Salsiccia (tomato, mozzarella, pork and fennel sausage, pommodorini), Arrabbiato (basil, roasted red capsicum, olives, chili) and the good old Margherita, Bar Fred’s thin-crust marvels are all prepared using local small-goods and produce. They also taste delicious, are big enough for two and cost $5 a pop (but at that price who wants to share?)
The good times keep rolling with the $5 beer specials, typically a Czech pilsener or German lager. And beer-lovers will find over 80 beers to tempt those taste-buds, from local micro-breweries like 3 Ravens and and Hargreaves Hill to Oatmeal Stouts from Quebec and hearty Trappist brews.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal for dinner and drinks in town. If you do, let me know and I’ll be there with bells on.
Till then, you’ll find me at Bar Fred.
797 Nicholson St, Carlton North
The Aussies and Kiwis battle it out over who makes the best craft beer.
Drink loads of beer at the Red Hill Brewery Oktoberfest next weekend.
Raise your glass to International Beer Day, rolling into a bar near you on Sunday 5 August.