The Drunken Poet

West Melbourne, VIC

Drunken Poet
The Drunken Poet. The Drunken Poet at 65 Peel Street, West Melbourne, in full swing on a Friday night.
The Drunken Poet. The Drunken Poet at 65 Peel Street, West Melbourne, in full swing on a Friday night.
The Drunken Poet. The Drunken Poet at 65 Peel Street, West Melbourne, in full swing on a Friday night.
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Out of more than 1,500 pubs from 41 countries, Melbourne’s The Drunken Poet was voted into the 10 Best Irish Pubs In The World (Outside Ireland) by The Irish Times and was the only venue in Australia to make the list.

As its reviews will tell you, The Drunken Poet is a real locals’ pub: cute, cozy and friendly. That’s what makes it authentically Irish — it’s not a twee or clichéd themed-pub. It has portraits of poets from Ireland and around the world on its walls, they serve great Guinness and have one of the finest selections of Irish whiskey in Australia.

The Drunken Poet is one of Melbourne’s best and most unique live music venues, hosting local and interstate artists five nights a week, including the popular weekly Wine, Whiskey, Women events and Traditional Irish Music Sessions.

Its food offerings are simple and tasty, such as toasted sandwiches and pickled onions with cheddar (plus bags of potatos for a nibble).