True South

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Located on Black Rock’s Beach Road, True South offers a handcrafted beer selection, fine dining, function and event spaces. The building was originally used as a panel beating workshop, with the trade on display through an open garage shop front. Showcasing industrial craftsmanship became the central theme for True South’s interiors.

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The original 1930’s industrial façade was carefully restored to achieve an understated, historical presence. Exposed rafters and cross bracing reference 1930’s construction methods. Local bricks together with a timber and steel frame maintain a workshop aesthetic. Today, the site operates as a true artisan brewery. The copper pipes, tanks and inner workings of the craft are on permanent display for patrons behind glazed panels. An open warehouse space combines a restaurant / bar environment at ground level, while the function space on the first floor opens to a large terrace with views over Port Phillip Bay and Black Rock’s clock tower.

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