Best Melbourne Pubs
The Lincoln is a Melbourne institution, with an uncompromising commitment to simply delicious food and drinks, a warm welcome and relaxed feel.
The pub has stood the test of time and remains one of the best in Melbourne, tucked on the corner of Queensberry and Cardigan Streets. At the edge of the city, The Lincoln is an award-winning and historic pub opened since 1854 that has retained a charming old world facade and an interior brimming with character.
Marquis of Lorne
The Marquis of Lorne is a Melbourne pub that has the three-level hotel has been refurbished so it retains its classic pub feel, with light inside and a sunny rooftop.
There is a 12-seater private dining room and chef Jacob Swain (Epocha, Builders Arms) is taking care of the food. The Marquis of Lorne has sat on the corner of George and Kerr Streets for more than 150 years, purchased by new owners Matt Vero and Steve Rowley (Tall Timber, Touchwood and Station Street Trading Co.)
The Hotel Esplanade Melbourne, or “The Espy” as it is affectionately known, has been a Melbourne institution since 1878.
The Melbourne pub has always been dedicated to live music, and today you can find everything from upcoming Gersh gigs to weekly free live music in the Basement. With 2 unique and mouth-watering restaurants plus our Espy Main Bar for casual bites and pub classics, the Espy is your ultimate dining destination.
Builders Arms Hotel
The Builders Arms Hotel has been a Melbourne landmark since 1853. It’s seen it all and remains a constant presence in our community.
The pub is a meeting place for colleagues, somewhere to celebrate with family and friends, a spot to watch the footy, or sanctuary at the end of the day. It’s all things to all people. With live music every night of week there are few better places to enjoy an evening meal and drinks with friends.
The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel is a Melbourne institution that has been serving up cold beers and great food for locals and visitors alike for over 100 years.
This traditional pub has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, with a large beer garden perfect for enjoying a sunny day. The Palace is the perfect place to catch the latest sports game on TV, or enjoy a meal with friends. The menu features classic pub favourites like burgers, fish and chips. There is also a wide selection of local and imported beers on tap, as well as wine and spirits.
The Woodlands Hotel
Hidden in the backstreets of Coburg is Melbourne’s newest, coolest hangout. The Woodlands Hotel has been given a new lease on life with its rebranding by the team who run Fitzroy’s Rainbow Hotel.
With a range of curated craft beers on tap and delicious pub food, it offers everything you want from your local watering hole. There are also plenty of different spaces to suit any occasion – whether you’re after intimate drinks or live music, this is the place for you! The pop-up Beer Garden is open during weekends with heaters and lots of tables.
Amarillo is a neighbourhood bar, with interesting bottles of wine and share plates. Sample a glass of Manzanilla and freshly shucked oysters with cocktails.
All in a room with high ceilings, beautiful light, and a great sound system. Chef Shaun Clancy, working from a tiny open kitchen, has created a concise take on Mediterranea cuisine – dishes are simple but full of flavour; fish will be served as often as possible; vegetables sourced locally.
The Elysian Whisky Bar
The Elysian Whisky Bar is a small and cosy whisky and cocktail bar located on the lower end of Brunswick Street in Fitzroy.
With an ever changing backbar of 350 bottles of rare and interesting whiskies on the shelves, and a focus on Independent Bottlings from around the world. About 10 new whiskies are introduced every week. Playing jazz and old classics most nights, they also offer some great seasonal fruits and classic cocktails!
In the heart of Brunswick Street, this iconic Fitzroy pub is the perfect cocktail of your favourite party spots bar vibes.
A longstanding favourite amongst local punters and the students of Melbourne on Fitzroy’s best dance floor, or chill out in our spacious courtyard. Home to Melbourne’s best local DJs and the loosest dance floor in Fitzroy, you’re always guaranteed an evening of fun and frivolity at The Perseverance!