Bebemos (88 Riddiford Street, Newtown)

With its distinctive logo, beaut location, and expansive menu, this South American tapas bar is also a constant on the craft beer scene. With so many beers both on tap and bottled, it can be a tough time choosing. I feel a bit sorry for the staff there actually, because they must get absolutely peppered with questions relating to the beer – and on the past two occasions I have visited the wait staff had to admit they weren’t as across the board as they should be. But I don’t blame them – the menu is enormous, and it would take a huge amount of time and passion to know all there is to know about the beer on that menu.

The place is funky; perched on the corner of one of Newtown’s intersections, it has both an indoor part and outdoor seating (mostly covered, and pretty sheltered – especially with the heaters that they crank). The menu is pretty reasonable; lots of beef and chorizo (true South American style) – I would definitely recommend sharing so that you can try more of the things on offer. You can order a customised platter, which allows you to pick any three small plates, and works out to be cheaper than if you’d ordered them separately.


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