Below is a list of the top and leading Pubs in Melbourne. To help you find the best pubs located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
This article is updated every 3-4 months.
Melbourne’s Best Pubs:
The top-rated pubs offering a place to unwind, chill out with friends and hang out while drinking alcoholic beverages are:
- The Irish Times Pub
- The Crafty Squire
- Railway Hotel South Melbourne
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The Irish Times Pub
The Irish Times Pub Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD and spread over two floors, The Irish Times Pub offers a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The ambiance – genuine Irish style wrap-around bars, traditional dark wood interiors, cozy fireplaces, beautiful stained glass windows and rugby memorabilia’s, is reminiscent of classic pubs in Ireland.
Burgers, Main Dishes, Desserts, Champagne, Sauvignon & Semillon,Cocktails, Beer on Tap, Cabarnet Blends.
“The best meal I’ve had in Melbourne!
Together partner and I tried the Guinness and shepherds pies, and they were both amazing. Just bursting with flavour and a really good size.”- Tania Laffey
The Crafty Squire
The Crafty Squire Formerly the Portland Hotel, this iconic venue has recently undergone extensive renovations to offer you modern bar, restaurant and function facilities across two levels. But never fear – the Crafty Squire is still home of the famous James Squire Brewhouse, the only working microbrewery in Melbourne’s CBD! Whether you choose to enjoy a mouth-watering pub meal, catch some live sport on the big screen, or hold your next party in one of our function spaces, The Crafty Squire is a fine example of a true ‘local’ pub in the Melbourne CBD. Offering a choice of semi-private and private function spaces, the Crafty Squire is available for venue hire for your next event or party with help from our dedicated staff. Visit our website for more!
Craft & Brew Beers, Wine, Tequilla, Rum, Vodka, Brandy/Cognac, Scotch Whisky, Foods and Side Dishes.
Address: 127 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9810 0064
“Fantastic evening. Came with a group so we had a set menu. Food was delicious, and there was plenty of it. Excellent for the price we paid. I always feel the way a place deals with a special order is a good measure of their service. Our one person with specific dietary needs was very well taken care of and got a lovely meal, all the staff looking after us really went the extra mile.”- Claudia Long
Railway Hotel South Melbourne
Railway Hotel South Melbourne Warm, traditional English pub for bangers and mash, Guinness on tap, and live music on weekends. 1930s watering hole with a bustling outdoor area, fixing shared starter plates, steaks and salads.
Party & Group Venue, Wines, Beers, Ciders, Brandy, Whisky, Snacks, Fried Chicken, Salads.
“This is a really, really great little pub. It’s simple, honest, the food is great, the beer selection is perfect! Bar tenders have been fun and polite, and can’t ask for much more. Just a great place where you can relax, have a laugh, and some really good food and drinks.”- Jack Doherty
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