Keg & Brew, Bourbon, Beer & Bites
26 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
Formerly know as KB Hotel, The Keg & Brew opened on the 8th of October, 2014 as a deep-south American haven of bourbon, beer and bites. With a rotating selection of over 30 craft beers on tap, and even more bourbons, we specialise in, and boast one of the largest collections of craft beers and bourbons in Sydney. Our food is affordable and of great quality and taste. We promote good service and quality sit down meals, in a unique Southern American atmosphere. Check out our events and specials below.
Daily Specials for $9
Check out our daily gourmet pub grub specials.
Monday’s $9 Steal
House made black angus beef pattie, caramelised onions, gruyère cheese, bacon, aioli & tomato relish on a brioche bun with K&B BBQ sauce, french fries, pickles & organic green salad on the side
Lean Cut Black Angus Rump
Tuesday’s $9 Steal
Lean cut beef, served with french fries, organic green salad, American yellow mustard & gravy
(gluten free w/o gravy)
Pulled Pork Po’Boy
Wednesday’s $9 Steal
Smoky house pulled pork, slaw, rocket & aioli in a 9” sourdough baguette & french fries
Philly Cheese steak
Thursday’s $9 Steal
TRADITIONAL: thinly sliced grilled sirloin steak with melted provolone cheese & soft onion
OR ITALIAN: add red pepper, rocket & aioli
With french fries & green salad.
Original Pale Ale – Balmain Brewing Company
$5 schooners & $10 jugs every Thursday
A beautiful golden-copper colour with hints of sweet caramel on the palate with an assertive yet clean bitterness, the Balmain Pale Ale is all natural and unfiltered. Launched in celebration of tradition, mates and pub culture, it has been designed for the drinking pleasure and enjoyment of beer drinkers and critics alike.
Style: Pale Ale ABV: 4.9%
Beer Of The Week
Summer Ale – Balmain Brewing Company
$5.5 schooners – all day, every day
Fresh with tropical fruit character this golden ale is bursting with the taste of summer. All natural and unpasteurised.
Style: Golden Ale ABV: 4.5%
$4 House Drinks
Monday – Saturday
Every bourbon is a whiskey, but not all whiskeys are bourbon
A true Bourbon, as defined by the US federal trade regulations must be made in the U.S.A. from a grain mash made up of at least 51 percent corn. It must be distilled at a maximum strength of 160 proof, bottled at least 80 proof, and aged in new charred oak barrels at no more than 125 proof. The Keg & Brew features a growing list of 30 different Bourbons and Tennesse Whiskeys. Here, bourbon is served five ways, Neat, on ice, or as one of three traditional Bourbon cocktails.
All $15 with our House Bourbon
Bourbon & bitters with orange & maraschino cherry
Wild Turkey spiced bourbon sour with honey
Sweet vermouth, bourbon whiskey, bitters, maraschino cherry & orange
Featuring 33 different Beers & Ciders
The Keg & Brew features what is probably the highest number of beers available per meter of floor space in the whole of Australia. Licensee Wombat Kraegen, who curates the tap list sources local beers and ciders range from the latest local craft beer start ups, some interesting seasonal and experimental brews to tried and tested craft beer favourites. If your pallet is less adventurous or more on the traditional side there’s still a bank of golden oldies from CUB including VB and Resches, and the venue features three traditional hand pumped Ales on tap.
“The Keg & Brew is all about the love of good beer. We want to give people a chance to try the excellent new brewers of Australia, while also offering the old classics, some tasty bourbon and honest pub food at a great price. We’re not here to be wanky about beer, we just love it and think others will too.”
Licensee Simon “Wombat” Kraegan.
Traditional hand pumped beer
Traditional hand pumped ale is served at a cool cellar temperature of around 8-10 degrees and features a soft carbonation from the “live” yeasts in the beer. Beer served under hand pumped conditions show greater complexity in flavour and a higher degree of drinkability.
Pump 1: Young Henrys Real Ale
Pump 2 : Greene King IPA
Pump 3: Grifter Brewing Co – Scotch Ale
The Australian Pub X Southern Hospitality
Food is provided by head chef Devendra Sherchan, formerly sous chef at the Dove & Olive, who has brought his much-loved traditional pub food to the venue with a new deep South American twist. Bites range from snack-style Fixin’s to the heartier Grub and Grill and Between Bread selections. Signature dishes include Big Tex Bacon Bites, KBFC, Kentucky Bourbon Black Angus Rump and Philly Cheese Steak. There are also a number of vegetarian and vegan dishes including the mouthwatering Vegan Maple Glazed Polenta Cake. Dessert is not for the faint-hearted, with a Deep Fried Twinkie served with chocolate fondue and sprinkles that will test even the most hardened sweet tooth.
Established in 1936
The Keg & Brew (formerly KB Hotel) was shut down, renovated and reopened by the team behind the Dove and Olive in early October, 2014 with a sharp focus on Bourbon, Craft Beer & great value pub food with an American backbone.
The grand overhaul has breathed new life into the venue, a heritage-listed building that’s remained relatively untouched since the KB’s establishment in 1936. The whirlwind renovations lasted just seven weeks and saw a new American oak floor, an extended kitchen and a new comfortable women’s bathroom installed.
The greatest change happened right in the guts, where a state of the art cellar was configured to service the 33 taps.
All of the Pub’s original heritage features have been either kept or restored, including the traditional wall tiled interior, custom Tooths lager exterior wall tiles and the grand central bar, with the addition of some southern styling. It’s the Australian pub meets American saloon.
The Keg & Brew offers budget pub style accomodation, only 200 meters from Central station. If you’re looking for a cheap hotel or a cheap room, short term or long term, get in touch today.
Accomodation Manager: Kerrin Weller
(02) 9699 6001
Everybody is welcome, all the time.
We don’t take bookings or functions at Keg & Brew, however we’d love to have you at our sister craft beer venue in Surry Hills featuring 24 Australian beers and ciders. They’ve got plenty of space and specialise in large groups and functions.
26 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9212 1740
Open Daily : 10am – late
Kitchen Opens : 11am – late
Simon “Wombat” Kraegan
Events, marketing and advertising
Helena Baker, Marketing Manager
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Like to join our team?
The K&B are always on the lookout for talented people to join our team in Surry Hills. If you think you’d be an asset in the kitchen on the floor, as a promoter or behind the bar, please tell us why in the form below.
The Keg & Brew are currently seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:
Bar Staff: General bar staff required. Cocktail making, wine knowledge and a passion for bourbon craft beer will be highly regarded.
Promo Staff: Friendly, outgoing and fun loving staff required for a few hours a day to promote the venue as part of our street team.