Whether your drink of choice is a wine, cocktail or beer, you’re sure to find a great pub in Melbourne to quench your thirst. Melbourne is known for its great local pubs, each offering something a little different to its patrons. A home away from home, pubs are a place to meet with friends, enjoy a nice cold beer and watch your favourite sports on the big screens.
Below are some of Melbourne’s Best Pubs offering classic food, live entertainment, the best seats to watch the footy and a variety of beverages. What more could you want from your local pub?
A unique venue in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, The Duke is Melbourne’s oldest licensed pub. A traditional venue with a comfortable mix of old and new offering a modern bar, dining and function facilities, The Duke is a great place to venture after work for a few drinks with your mates.
Not only does The Duke offer a great selection of beverages, they also serve up some of the best parmas in Melbourne as well as mouth-watering burgers, fish and chips, steaks and more!
Operating for over 28 years the Auburn is your go-to pub in Hawthorn. Set in a beautiful heritage style building with vintage décor and a stylish bar and lounge, you’ll feel right at home at The Auburn Hotel.
A highlight of the Auburn is the outdoor beer garden dotted with chairs and umbrellas, it’s the perfect spot to tuck into a slab of porterhouse and a beer. There’s always something happening at Auburn from weekly lunch and dinner specials to live sport on the big screens.
Melbournians just love Middle Park Hotel and it’s easy to see why. Capturing the essence of an exclusive gentleman’s club, Middle Park pays homage to the role of sporting clubs and bars of Australia with five private dining booths, nine plasma screens and the English Oak and Queensland panels that adorn the walls originally used in the MCC Long Room.
Not only is this pub focused on sports but is also known for its welcoming ambience and classic pub offerings. Pull up a chair at the bar and tuck into the wood grilled steaks served with a choice of sides and relax with a beer whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the venue.
Nestled in the leafy streets of Prahran, College Lawn Hotel is a favourite amongst locals. A pub that has it all- a bar for lounging, restaurant, bottle shop and a large outdoor courtyard with big screen TVs and a variety of beers on tap.
Popular for a midweek drink and a Sunday session on the weekend, College Lawn is a great destination for big groups with plenty of seating. No great pub would be complete without some top quality pub food, and College Lawn has that as well. All the traditional pub fare is on the menu along with a wide range of platters to share.