Remember the days when buying a beer meant choosing between the green label or the maroon label? Thankfully, we're past that. At these spots you'll find thousands of colours, sizes and flavours competing for your attention. Whatever you want, you'll be able to find it with help from the knowledgeable enthusiasts that staff each shop.

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Carwyn Cellars

Two boys from wineries nailing their beer.

877 High Street, Thornbury

McCoppins Bottle Shops

A cult pair of shops that close late.

165 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Blackhearts & Sparrows

Seven locations to browse at.

113-115 Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy North

Otter’s Promise

A rustic, relaxed bar and bottle-o with more than 400 beers in the fridge.

1219 High Street, Armadale

Penny Young

At this bottle-o and attached beer hall, there are 17 draught beers to drink on site, and more than 350 to take home.

22 Young Street, Moonee Ponds

Purvis Beer

One of Melbourne's original beer specialists.

292 Bridge Road , Richmond

A Point of Difference Liquor

These stats are impressive: 850 beers, 350 wines, 500 spirits and 40 years in the business.

499 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham

Village Vineyard

A warm, communal bottle-o with 300 wines and 200 beers.

348 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North

Hudsons Road Wine and Beer

Two hundred wines and beers, to drink in or take home.

2 88 Hudsons Road, Spotswood

Grape & Grain

A bottle shop that invites you to stay.

14-16 Station Street, Moorabbin

Harvest Wine & Liquor

A well-priced collection of local and international bottles.

207 High Street, Northcote

Far Side Beers

Around the world in 180 beers.

725 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East

Audacious Monk Cellars

The focus here is on the locals.

128 Regent Street, Preston

Chapel Street Cellars

Buy a beer, drink it here.

89 Chapel Street, Windsor

BeerMash Cellars

A beer for every taste.

306 Smith Street, Collingwood


Communal and family-oriented.

Shop 2 13 Adelphi Boulevard, Point Cook

The Valley Cellar Door

150 bottles selected by a sommelier.

18 18-20 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds