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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 23 January 2024

A Toast to the Best: Unveiling Our Top Pubs in Melbourne

Raise your glasses and join us on a spirited journey as we unveil a handpicked selection of our favourite pubs Melbourne-wide. From cosy corners to lively establishments filled with personality, we've scoured the map to bring you a diverse list catering to every pub enthusiast's taste. So, let's dive into the world of good times, great company, and the best pints in town!

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1. Exclusive Hire, Dr Morse Bar & Eatery


Head to one of Abbotsford’s hottest pubs for your next event. Dr Morse Bar & Eatery is conveniently situated just minutes away from Victoria Park Station, boasting a variety of spaces to enjoy your festivities. Escape to the cosy garden oasis of the Beer Garden, fringed with fairy lights and hanging greenery. Or, head inside to the industrial brick surrounds of the Front Bar. The exclusive hire of this function venue accommodates up to 200 guests, perfect for a grand occasion. Enjoy great food, a great atmosphere and even better company for a memorable celebration at Dr Morse Bar & Eatery.

2. Atrium, The Royal Melbourne Hotel


On the grounds of the former Bourke Street-West Police Station lies The Royal Melbourne Hotel. Seamlessly blending historical charm with modern architecture, this function venue stands as one of Melbourne's most iconic pubs. From milestone celebrations to corporate events, the Royal Melbourne Hotel has a space for every occasion. Explore The Atrium, a stunning glass-enclosed space and the heart of the Royal Melbourne Hotel. Unwind under the stars for a celebration to remember.

3. The Public Bar, The Lincoln


With a prestigious One Hat, The Lincoln is a historic pub with food as good as its atmosphere. Step into an art-deco haven that pays homage to Melbourne's past at The Public Bar. The classic bar area, complete with an inviting open fireplace and charming bar stools, exudes a nostalgic charm that sets a picture-perfect backdrop. Quench your thirst with a selection of 12 rotating craft beer taps, or sample a curated wine list of Australia’s leading winemakers. With the kitchen led by Michelin-trained Head Chef Richard Hayes, expect mouth-watering pub classics to pair with your soirèe. Bring up to 80 guests along for an unforgettable event.

4. Rosalitas, Rosalitas


Experience the warmth of Rosalitas, the newest bar by BarNone. With a cozy timber-clad atmosphere, neon lights, a pool table, and more, Rosalitas exudes an inviting charm. Perfect for intimate gatherings, you’ll find a curated drinks list of wine and boutique spirits, alongside 8 rotating taps. Hosting up to 50 people, head up to Rosalitas to find your new favourite hidden gem.

5. Exclusive Side Bar, P.J. O'Brien's Southbank


Step into the enchanting world of P.J. O'Brien's Southbank, a top-tier Irish Pub in Southgate. P.J. You’ll discover three fabulous spaces on offer: Lower Deck, Upper Lounge, and the charming Sidebar. The Sidebar has everything you need, with a private bar and screens to cover all your sports entertainment needs. Hosting up to 80 seated or 160 standing, P.J O’Brien’s ensures your celebration is epic.

Check out the best pubs in Melbourne

Australia is the best in the biz when it comes to iconic pubs. Whether you're looking for a heritage listed multi-level venue or an open plan space, we've got you covered. Discover the best Melbourne pubs, guaranteed to provide a good time and great beers.

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