Shelter Brewing Co seems to emit light from within, and it’s not surprising given the venue’s prime position on the Busselton foreshore, with floor to ceiling glass and clever minimal design making way for that famous view. Shelter is a love letter to Busselton from two local families firmly entrenched in the hospitality scene, the Credaros and the Packard-Hairs. As a result, the community vibe is palpable in the warmth of the service, and children are welcomed in Shelter’s family forward atmosphere.
Brewed before your eyes, there are five signature beers and a cider on tap every day including pale ales, sours and lager. Shelter also delivers regular feature beers in short runs, with concepts and flavours inspired by childhoods spent in Busso, and the local sights and sensations. An Italian pizza oven dominates the kitchen, which serves up simple share style seasonal fare. With wine-soaked local mussels and a crunchy pomegranate and buckwheat pumpkin salad up for grabs, it’s not all chips and burgers, but of course, you can have those too.
Leaving the kids at home? The Fire Station is a well-established favourite with locals, boasting a vast revolving list of boutique wine and craft beer, and live music most Saturdays.
If that variety isn’t enough, the Rocky Ridge Brewing Co features taps of over 25 stalwarts and limited releases to dizzy and delight you. They’ve buddied up with LS Merchants to ensure those who prefer grape to grain are satisfied, too. Margaret River Burger Co stand by to feed you while you make your difficult beverage decisions.