Little Creatures Brewing Company
Active Beers: 10
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3.63/5 rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I lived just down the road a half a kilometer from little creatures for an entire year and ate here often during that spell. It sits on the fishing boat harbor in Fremantle with a outdoor area overlooking the water - great sunsets except the "Freo Doctor" (a stiff evening breeze off the ocean) gets a bit frisky with diners. A very large two story indoor area and a large bar area. It is incredibly noisy inside when full.
They are best known for their Chili Mussels, which are delicious and come in a variety of "heat" - be careful with the hot as it is "Thai food hot #5". They also have a good selection of gourmet pizzas, of which I believe I tried them all (only disliking their Fennel sausage pizza), and great seafood offerings.
The beer is fresh right off the tap, and typical for the various lagers, ales and IPA. They no longer brew most of their beers at this site, instead they are brewed in the Margaret river region or in S Australia. Only a couple micro batches are brewed here. The on tap beers were average to good - but none I would cheer over. The On tap IPA was the best IMHO. My favorite was the White Rabbit Dark Ale, which is brewed by White Rabbit Brewing, but that is a division of the group that owns Little Creatures.
Prices are a little steep for what you get, but you are paying for the location and the atmosphere as well! Two people with dinner, a couple of beers, no desert ran about $60-70 AUD.
It is a must do spot when in Perth Australia.
09-27-2013 21:33:41 | More by eddocron
British Columbia (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Probably one of the best brewpubs I've been to anywhere. With funky industrial decor with a view into the brewery and even funkier staff you can't help but have a good time there. I only went over lunch and a couple of brews and thoroughly enjoyed it. The beers are excellent too, with all of the Little Creature creations on tap and two White Rabbits on the guest taps. Food wise they do not dissapoint, the pizza I had was an excellent.
Prices seemed decent for an international traveller in Australia.. everything is expensive here.. but relative to the other places it is not bad.
Highly recommended if you are in the Fremantle/Perth area!
05-10-2011 09:53:52 | More by brewymcgee
4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
First time in Fremantle for about 15 years. Caught a cab from Perth (then had to find a cash machine, forgot how far away it is) and met up with a couple of mates for a few beers. Excellent place, well laid out with tables scattered in different places throughout the brewery. Tuesday night, but the place was still buzzing. The service cannot be faulted, every one was friendly and attentive. Selection was as expected in a brewpub, full range of LC products with one guest beer (White Rabbit). I stuck with the brown ale which was very nice. Food selection was varied, good quality and reasonably priced. I've been to three similar places on three continents this year, Little Creatures is by far the best.
08-10-2010 02:09:22 | More by CromDubh
4.41/5 rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Note--- this is not the Brewery but the dining hall in Melbourne I am reviewing.
A- Basically a run down warehouse. A good vibe though. Concrete floors and tables and booths with a side area for couches. Very clean but has a dirty feel to it. A bit too bright though. Was 3/4 full on a Tuesday at 6 PM. That is a good sign for a place.
Q- Besides the LC beers on tap there, they had Rogue Dead Guy, La Fin Du Monde, Epic Pale Ale and a solid wine list. Very nice range of beers there and they had the single batch IPA on tap!
S-- Excellent. Plain and simple. Very helpful and knew the beer and food menu. Got served better there than at where I had dinner at later that night. Should have eaten there instead.
F-- N/A just did drinks there.
V-- Beer was a bit pricy but that is also Australia. Melbourne is much cheaper than Sydney. Still was being served in imperial pints so that is a good thing.
Highly suggest going there.
03-31-2010 13:06:27 | More by mulder1010
4.22/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Did you hear that this place used to be an crocodile farm/park/place? Well, it was...okay i had to say that since thats all you ever hear when you mention it.
I was lucky enough to be walking distance from Little Creatures while in Fremantle and went there 3 times in a week! It was worth it everytime.
Great locale, right near a park and the water with parking.
Slightly upscale inside with a beautiful view of the inner workings of the actual brewery.
This is a brewpub so you can take a seat at the bar, sit at a bar-side table or get a table for dinner.
They had three of their beers on tap and all were pretty good. The LC Pale Ale is by far the most consistent craft brew I had in Australia. I loved getting the chance to have it here and buy some pint bottles to go (why can't ALL beers come in pint bottles?).
Food is very trendy and upscale. I had kangaroo swewers with a tomato remoulade and they were delicious.
Awesome place with a great atomosphere!
03-21-2009 02:38:37 | More by indiapaleale
4.15/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
What more can you want from a brewpub! Little Creatures is how it's done and they do it so well, and always have. We always arrive a bit earlier on a Sunday (11/11:30) to beat the madness of the afternoon rush. Coming in at 1pm you will NOT find a table to eat at.
Decent atmosphere. It's not overly noisy, as everyone chats away, and the music plays, and you don't have to yell to talk in the place.
The brews on hand are always fantastic. Rogers is possibly the best mid-strength beer around, while the Pale Ale always drinks well. Bright is good for a change. Only let down is their Pilsener. Maybe a Wheat Beer, or a more ballsy IPA would be awesome.
Pipsqueak is also decent, but a tad too sweet for my tastes. Great for the girls though.
Never ever had a problem with service, in fact it is always top notch. Sat down, grabbed a beer, ordered and 10 minutes later the food started coming. It's pretty usual.
Food quality is always great. Some of the best Chilli Mussels, while everything else is really nice to eat. Portion sizes are a little less then what they used to be, and the pricing is still a little higher then I would like, but for three people, you can EASILY get away with 15-20 a head and go away feeling comfortable. Two people, with a couple of drinks could do it in 60 bucks.
09-07-2008 13:02:44 | More by Lukie
3.93/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere - 4.5
This is a really special place to be, the building used to be a crocodile park! The ceiling is very high, the walls are corrugated metal and there is metal fencing closing of the tall brewing vats. The walls are covered in photographs and modern art, and change frequently. It's a noisy place, half from music and half from chatter. The kitchen is open and you can see the chefs at work while you drink or dine. You will be hard pressed to find this place anything less than packed.
Quality - 4.0
The beers are excellent, with the exception of the Pilsener. The bar is long, wooden, and usually sticky thanks to the popularity. Seating is varied, including minimalist chairs, wooden benches, comfy booths and a couple of sofas.
Service - 4.0
As before mentioned, this place is ridiculously popular, so sometimes the waiting time to be served for a meal or food can be long. However, the staff are generally young and very friendly and casual.
Selection - 3.5
Apart from the Pilsener, the other three beers are all English Pale Ales, so perhaps a third beer type would be good. It's great that there is a lighter choice, with Rogers being only 3.8% ABV, and tasting great. The half-pint glasses are also a little crap looking, and definitely look like less than half the size of the pint glasses.
Food - 4.0
Loads of really delicious savoury food on offer, including steak, frites with aoli (fantastic), pizza, beef nachos (huge and really good). Lots of tappas style dishes, perhaps a few more dishes for one would be an improvement.
Value - $$ - reasonable
A lot of the food on the menu comes in rather small helpings, and is questionable value. However, the beer is well priced and for the experience you get I think it is more than worth the money. My favourite brewery/bar. Oh, and the Pale Ale is awesome!
06-30-2007 11:29:48 | More by LittleCreature
3.15/5 rDev -21.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$$
The Little Creatures establishment in Fremantle is a great place to have a few pints with some friends. The atmosphere is great and the building that houses it is really nice. I was also pleasantly surprised by the service we got for our meals, but was equally disappointed by the fact that we had to go up to the bar to order any beers separate from our meals... strange. It is nice that you can see all of the brewery gear and even the bottling line in operation directly from the men's toilet.
The beer was fresh and delicious and the little creatures pale ale was as good as always. I had the pilsner, pale ale and bright ale that time and was very happy with the quality of beer I was drinking all night.
Another small disappointment was the price of the beer. I pay so much for little creatures beers here in Brisbane, that I figured I might get a bit of a discount if I wanted to buy a six-pack from the brewery - but no... buying direct from them was just as expensive if not more so than buying it from my local bottle shop all the way across the country in Queensland. Plus the pints from the bar cost $7.50, which I found to be a bit pricey.
All in all, I would recommend going here for the great atmosphere, particularly when the weather is nice as it was for my visit since it's quite open, and enjoy some classic Aussie microbrews.
04-07-2007 10:41:37 | More by willjansen
3.83/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$
Drove down to Freemantle after work looking for something to do in perth.
A = First off, you gotta be impressed by the little creatures establishment. Big shed with glass windows and big big big big big beer vats. Damn Cool.
Q = Quality is high. You can sit and watch the sun set. You can have a drink at the bar. Its all good.
S = Service is pretty good for such a large place. Me and my gf went in and we were served pretty much straight away. The food when ordered was brought out pretty fast.
Sel = Is limited to the beers made by the brewery which is understandable. However they only got 3 beers. So selction isn't that flash. You can drink wine and the usual soft drinks as well.
F = Good. Quick and tasty. The steak is great. Also the mussels with macadamia nuts is good as well.
If you in WA you have to go to LCBC. Its my new home away from home.
01-16-2006 14:25:09 | More by BeerNutta
4.03/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
I told my wife that if I lived in Perth and she ever needed to find me, I'd be at the Little Creatures Brewery.
It's located in an old dock building and it's sort of like a brewpub on steroids. You can get a good pizza or burger at a decent price and drink some of the beer brewed on site. Of course the equipment's a bit bigger than an average brewpub. Shiny stainless steel fermenters, mash tuns and lagering tanks tower over half the building, and they've installed a catwalk that you can access to check out the equipment and see how your pale is made.
I had a pint of the Pale Ale and knew I'd be sticking around for a few more. The freshest, cleanest-tasting beer I've had in a while. Just fantastic. My wife wasn't that impressed with the Rogers Amber, and the pilsner is just so-so, but the Pale. Oh, the Pale.
If you're in Perth, there's no reason not to hop over to Fremantle to check out the brewery. If you're in Perth CBD, just hop on the train at William Street to Fremantle and for $3 it'll take you within 1k of the brewery. Have one for me!
01-02-2006 05:29:50 | More by DaveFL1976
Little Creatures Brewing Company in Fremantle, Australia
90 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.