Royal Hotel (Essendon)

873 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon 3040
Opening hours:
Daily 9am-5am

Bistro dining, entertainment every Friday and Sunday night, beer garden with large 103" plasma, and full TAB and sportsbet facilities.

Icebar Melbourne & Amarok Bar & Restaurant

3 Southgate Ave, Southbank 3006
Opening hours:
Mon-Sun 10am-10pm

It's not hard to get thirsty when you're surrounded by 30 tonnes of ice - you'd have to go to extreme lengths to top Chill On Ice Bar as a unique bar going experience. Why? you may well ask, but when faced with a stunning bar made entirely of ice, your question is answered instantly. That's right; With ice sculptures dominating its chilly confines, sculpted ice couches let you relax with a superbly made cocktail. That's a whole lot of ice, and the sub-zero temperatures make it a simply exhilarating way to indulge your taste buds. Don't fear the cold either - Chill On look after you with a toasty warm coat/gloves/ugg boots (if you choose) combo, so you can keep the extreme cold at bay - just the thing as you sip on the cocktail provided as part of your entry price.  The layout of the bar will have you discovering many frozen riches in the magnificently appointed winter wonderland, as you spend your precious minutes (there's a 30-minute time limit on each visit) marvelling at your surrounds. A massive treat for Melbournians.

The Deck

2-4 Davey Street , Frankston 3199
Opening hours:
Wed -Sun Midday-Late

Bells Hotel

157 Moray St, South Melbourne 3205
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat 9.30am-1am, Sun 10am-11pm

Bells Hotel is the perfect combination of old pub charm and modern convenience. The spaces include; Parlour Bar, Ball Room, Anti Room, Dining Room, Restaurant, Sports Bar, Beer Garden and Roof Top Bar.

Clare Castle Hotel

354 Graham St, Port Melbourne 3207
Opening hours:
Mon-Sun 11am-11pm

Bistro, Sports Bar and fully functioning TAB complement cold beer, fine wine and modern Aussie cuisine.

Prince Public Bar

29 Fitzroy St, St Kilda 3182
Opening hours:

Prince Public Bar is a bohemian and nonconformist venue, which retains its traditional public bar character. Busy most nights of the week, the clientele is diverse with an entertaining mix of hip young things and old school St Kilda locals enjoying the coldest pots of Carlton.

Orange Whip

115-119 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood 3134
Opening hours:
Thu & Sat 9pm-5am

The Duke of Wellington

146 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 7am-1am, Sat 9am-1am, Sun 9am-11pm

Young & Jackson Hotel

Cnr Fliners St & 1 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD 3000
Opening hours:
Daily 10am-late

Young and Jackson prides itself on being Australia's most famous pub. While that title may be a little dubious, it's certainly an iconic establishment. Located directly opposite Flinders Street Station, it's one of the first things visitors to Melbourne's city centre see. It's also a haven of calm (most days) amid the hustle and bustle of the CBD. Duck in after lunch on a weekday and you'll find a handful of patrons enjoying the vintage pub atmosphere. The front bar (and attached lounge) might not be particularly outlandish, but therein lies the appeal. Young and Jackson is 'old school'. It's been here since 1861, and with its ornate ceiling, classic decor and 'pub' carpet, it retains much of that traditional charm. If that's the kind of scene you're after, than early afternoon visits are definitely best - things tend to get considerably more rowdy in the evenings; especially on weekends when they have live cover bands. Upstairs, the cocktail lounge is a whole different kettle of fish - so to speak. The bar stools and long bench top tables are nowhere to be seen; instead you'll find old leather couches, ottomans, palm trees and large framed photos documenting the pub's rich heritage. The drinks menu is also more elaborate, featuring a full cocktail and tapas selection. Those looking for a comfortable pub to enjoy an ale (or a cocktail), will find Young and Jackson laidback, friendly and very conveniently located. Get there early and the upstairs levels also provide spectacular views out over Federation square.


Lvl 1 / 413-417 Elizabeth St, Melbourne CBD 3000
Opening hours:
Mon 10am-midnight, Tue-Wed 10am-2am, Thu-Fri 10am-3am, Sat 1pm-3am, Sun 1pm-1am

The Workshop Bar has forged it’s own unique position in Melbourne’s vibrant and bustling bar and café culture. Whether it’s to catch up with friends over a coffee or to enjoy a few beers or ciders on the chilled sun deck, Workshop offers a fantastic place to socialize. Offering a unique gallery area, a great selection of some of Melbourne’s best DJs’ and a great vibe, it’s a place to relax during the day, or party during the night. Workshop has it all.


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