Do you love traditional Japanese bar snacks and want to enjoy them with a locally brewed craft beer?

Benchwarmer's "foodie" event for Good Beer Week will include:

  • Seven course degustation.

  • Traditional izakaya (Japanese bar snacks).

  • Hibachi-grilled yakitori (skewers AKA #thingsonsticks).

  • Yuzu-infused cheesecake dessert.

  • Six paired local craft beers between courses.

  • Vegetarian / vegan options (slide in our DMs to let us know).

  • Family and dog friendly.

  • Perfect date-night concept for you and your main squeeze.

Benchwarmer has nine craft beers on tap along with over 150 cans in the fridge, natural and low intervention wines, high-grade imported sake and of course authentic Japanese cuisine. Our chef Keng-Hao Chiu (AKA Kenny G) is a classically trained Japanese chef having previously worked at Michelin Star restaurant Yuro in Taipei along with the well known Supernormal in Melbourne and the now defunct Nieuw Amsterdam.

Be quick to order your tickets because this is a once-off event which will include items never to be repeated on our standard menu.


Thu 20 May 7:00pm-Late
Sold Out
Sat 22 May 2:00pm-4:30pm
Sold Out


345 Victoria Street
West Melbourne
(03) 8354 9607

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