Beer DeLuxe Hamburger Bar

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Beer DeLuxe Hamburger Bar – Fed Square, Cnr Swanston & Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Burger DeLuxe
Dress Code:
20 minutes
Would we recommend:
Don’t expect much
$9.50 (Thursdays After 6pm Only)

Just outside the historic icon that is Flinders St Station sits Melbourne’s favourite eyesore: Federation Square. But with a quick push and shove past all of the 12 year olds, the tourists and day trippers, and you’ll stumble upon Beer DeLuxe and it’s Hamburger Bar. First and foremost, these guys are all about the Amber Liquid. They pride themselves on having a forever evolving Beer Bible that showcases beers from all over Australia and the world. So what do we all know that goes splendidly with beer? Burgers! With their very own dedicated Hamburger Bar that on a Thursday night offers a Burger, Chips and Beer for $9.50, I just couldn’t turn it down. I ordered the Burger DeLuxe that came on a toasted hamburger bun with 2 handmade beef patties, lettuce, bacon, onion, cheese and a touch of American mustard. Plus a side of chips and beer of course.

“Having received a number of emails and Facebook comments about this place, I decided to grab my camera, some local cool-cats and head down to Beer DeLuxe for a Thursday evening burger session. Talk about value right? For that $9.50 price tag it pretty much turns the rest of the game on its head. Once ordered, it practically flew out of the kitchen – I’m saying 2 minutes tops!? The burger itself was crazy simple. Highlights included the sheer size of this sucker, delicious fried onions and one of the most perfect amounts of lettuce I’ve seen in a burger: bare minimum. Although hand made, the patties didn’t taste of the highest quality, needing more fat through the mince to give them that melt-in-your-mouth awesomeness. To add to that, the burger was way too dry. Whether this be to encourage patrons to drink more beer, I don’t know? But c’mon guys, sauce these bad boys up. No brownie points either for unmelted cheese (that should’ve been double if you’re using 2 patties anyway). If I were to go back I’d spend the coin and throw in the extras adding more cheese, tomato, mayonnaise and egg to the mix. Without these additions it regrettably gets into the Don’t Expect Much category. But if you’re passing through one Thursday night I suggest you spend the extra $3 and give it a crack. There’s honestly some potential here.”
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Nice burger shot Z turned out better than I thought + I would of rated it a ‘If You’re In The Area’… too many nice things said for that kind of recommendation. Haha

Local Cool Cat ( October 12, 2011 at 12:20 )

The negatives far out weighed the positives in this instance brother. But like I said, with a few modifications it would have tipped it towards a higher rating.


The Burger Adventure ( October 12, 2011 at 12:23 )

I’ve had this burger several times and some of the others from elsewhere that you’ve rated higher… ??????
Any food ‘reviewer’ who knows their stuff would confirm these negatives by visiting the venue more than once, then canning it. To give such a tasty burger a ‘Don’t Expect Much’ rating is beyond me. Then again what do I know… I’m not a Food Blogger.

Burgerer ( October 12, 2011 at 14:29 )

It’s a favourite meeting place for me & my friends & we’ve often found the burgers yummy, juicy, fresh & hot. The fact that it came out so quickly rings alarms bells for me.
I’d advise anyone in the area to give it a go. The chips are also yummy & hot 🙂
Give it another go.

Rikkibubbles ( October 12, 2011 at 15:15 )

Non-melted cheese on a burger = big no-no… disappointing! But it does look like it has some decent potential – I think adding a bit here and there would help 🙂 And Burgerer – you only get one chance to make a first impression; if I get a crappy meal somewhere, I’m usually not in a rush to go back and give it another try!

jess @ Multicultural Melbourne ( October 12, 2011 at 21:43 )

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