Cheap drinks and food specials. This Melbourne Bars short list guide gives you 10 of the best bars and pubs offering happy hour deals and specials on Thursdays. From city to suburbs our short list guide gets you connected instantly!
The Royal Melbourne Hotel is one of this cities most-unique dining and event spaces.On the former site of Melbourne's City West Police Station, RMH incorporates historical features & modern architecture to culminate in one of the most iconic buildings. Equipped with 5 unique areas - including an impressive glass-enclosed Atrium, heritage-listed bluestone cellblock, and an all-weather heated courtyard bar, RMH is the perfect place for all occasions. RMH can accommodate bookings & special occasions of any size including Christmas/ EOFY party, birthday, trivia and corporate event, wedding, conference, awards night, product launch, networking, uni nights and more...Flexible food and beverage packages and an intrinsic understanding of clients needs have formed many long-term working relationships with clientele and make booking your next celebration a breeze. Conveniently located within minutes from Etihad Stadium & Southern Cross Station, RMH is ideal for all corporate and social celebrations.
Hidden away above BarNone and signposted very subtly, we offer some of the most surprising and welcome city views in the east, this discreet and understated manner being at the very heart of our charm.With six rotating beers on tap and constant keg changes, we pride ourselves on our craft beer range. The extensive list offers both locally-brewed and imported craft beer and cider – the perfect bevvies to complement any of our southern-style dishes.Some local brewers often featured on tap include Red Hill, Kaiju, Wolf of the Willows, Exit, Holgate Brewery, Moo Brew, Hargreaves Hill and many more. We also like to think we offer something for everyone, if your drink of choice isn’t beer trust us we have you covered.Our menu is driven by distinct southern flavours – think Buffalo Chicken Wings, Spicy Quesadillas, Flavoursome Gumbo and Beef Debris. Hearty and soulful, our menu transports you to balmy, downtown New Orleans.
Babble Bar and Café is not your typical local. As on old weatherboard home-turned café/bar, our seasonal menu and friendly staff are what make us a Prahran culinary institution.Established more than two decades ago, Babble is synonymous with the edgy food and great coffee for which Melbourne is famous.Our MenuOur fare is a collection of old-school favourites and instant classics that caters to both the gym junkies and those on a permanent cheat day. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, fully licensed and with a selection of locally sourced produce, check out our menu for yourself! An IconHaving previously been a residence, a florist and a deli, Babble is steeped in a rich history that dates back more than half a century. In 1992 it was transformed into the café and bar that stands today and has maintained its character and warmth for over 20 years.Run by our offbeat and on fleek staff, we’re bound to make you feel right at home from the minute you walk in the door. So, pop in, say “hi”, and swipe right next time you’re in the neighbourhood.Private FunctionsOur unique space and location are suitable for nearly all types of functions and events... A local social destination for anyone and everyone to relax and enjoy the quality food, coffee, drinks and personalities that make Babble the institution it has always been. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as catering for events and functions, Babble has entertained and welcomed customers for over 20 years. We like to think of ourselves as a very friendly, welcoming and professional establishment that prides ourself on customer service and quality food and beverages. Our menu caters for all types, from housemade corn fritters through to our grilled cajun chicken burger and softshell crab salad for lunch or a pan-fried Barrumindi served with roasted chat potato salad, balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes, pickled fennel and salsa verde for dinner. Function's or event can choose from out main menu or a function menu that will be provided upon request. Our menu's depth caters for any needs but we are also flexible to custom orders should they be requested. Our venue is located in the heart of Prahran, less than a 1-minute walk from the centre of Chapel Street, and offers a full-length outdoor balcony and open floor plan that can hold up to 71 inside and 33 outside (standing). We want to ensure any function or event gives you what you require, so will discuss all function or event requirements in detail to create an experience that we know will be memorable. Our kitchen and bar is fully equipt to handle over 150+ covers on any given day, presenting opportunities for larger functions or events. Our bar is set up for coffee, juices and numerous alcoholic beverage, including cocktails.
From a quiet drink in a cosy lounge, a private function celebrating a birthday, engagement or hens, or team building at our Cocktail Making Class, the friendly Back Bar team will take care of all the details to create a night you’ll remember.From the moment you walk through Back Bar’s door, you sense an air of style and sophistication. The room is exquisitely fashioned with a richly coloured Axminster carpet, ornate couches, gilded mirrors, flocked wallpaper and a pressed metal ceiling reminiscent of the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s.At Back Bar you can sit and relax in what feels like your own private and decadent lounge room while sipping on one of over 60 cocktail creations on offer like ‘Bangkok Fire’, ‘The Parisian’ or ‘Le Pink Bits’, or you can chill out with a cold beer and a few mates while contemplating your next move in a game of chess or backgammon.Back Bar has a unique style and ambience far removed from the cold ultra modern image of many other cocktail bars. Its dim lamp lighting and open fireplace radiate warmth throughout providing that perfect place to escape the cold of a Melbourne winters day whilst warming with a glass of red.As cosy and glamorous as Back Bar may appear on a week day, when the weekend arrives it takes on a whole new dimension, transforming with style offering a vivacious atmosphere where locals, corporate executives and celebrities come to release the tension of a working week.Step away from the chaos of Chapel St and into Green St’s Back Bar, and discover a place where you can quietly lose yourself in your own thoughts or find yourself partying with friends in one of the best cocktail bars Melbourne has to offer.Functions and EventsCreativity, experience and attention to detail, a function at Back Bar is seamlessly designed just for you. Whether you are looking to celebrate a birthday, engagement, hens party, or just a get together with friends, Back Bar’s function rooms offer two of the most unique and stylish function rooms Melbourne has to offer.Back Bar have two function rooms available. The Red Lounge with a capacity 60 guests and the larger Gold Lounge with a capacity for 110 guests. Both function rooms have a fully stocked cocktail bar, are air-conditioned and have their own bathroom facilities. Both rooms are licensed until 3am Thursday to Saturday (or on the eve of a public holiday) and until 1am other days.Choose to hire one of our function rooms privately for your celebration, or simply book in with a guest list, we offer a number of options for hosting your event.Private hire of our function rooms includes security on the front door as well as use of all of the room’s facilities. Bring your own music along on an iPod which can plug directly into our sound system, or arrange for a Dj to play with a complete set of Dj equipment available for use. You may also like to have a slide show of photos playing in the background with two TV screens located in each of our function rooms. There is also a microphone available for speeches.Back Bar offer an extensive canapé menu to cater for your function’s food requirements, whilst you are welcome to bring your own celebration cake along.
The Empress Hotel is a renewed and revamped take on an icon. This classic inner Melbourne pub situated in the north of Fitzroy, has been serving thirsty locals since 1873.At its soul, the Empress Hotel provides everything you’d wish for from your local pub, a relaxed public bar to share a beer with your friends, dining hall, pool room, beer garden, bottle shop and several functions spaces.While the spirit of the refurbished Empress Hotel remains very much intact, the addition of an alfresco outdoor dining area and modern Australian, Italian contemporary menu, with some old classics, complete the pubs reincarnation. Tables may be reserved for groups of two, four, six or 12 people.Doing away with the dingy and dank of corner pubs of the past, Publican Guy David has torn the roof off what was once a band room to reveal a sun filled beer garden perfect for long summer days and alfresco all-day dining. Now featuring a retractable roof, the beer garden can be enjoyed all year round, rain, hail or shine.Offering live sports, craft beer and concise yet exciting wine list the Empress Hotel really sets itself apart from other local pubs.
The National Hotel is located in Geelong's CBD. Wander between our three levels, each offering a unique experience for diners & drinks alike.Public bar - offers casual dining and a wide range of craft beer, wine and spirits.Dining room - a more intimate dining space, where we invite you to settle in for a while. This ambient room offers an open fireplace and unique views of geelong's cbd. Rooftop terrace - unquestionably one of the best spots in the cbd for a drink. Our rooftop has a retractable roof so it's suitable for all days of the year. If offers skyline views, lift access and a collection of seasonal cocktails. The national hotel is the perfect place in the city to enjoy modern Australian cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere.
Boasting a large outdoor terrace & unique design, Southside Social is the Peninsulas newest hotspot specialising in American gourmet burgers, fancy fries, spiked shakes!
Republica St Kilda Beach serves up laid back dining and drinks beachside 'for the people'. Experience uninterrupted views whilst you dine, or simply lounge beachside and sip on a cocktail. This unique setting of beach culture invites you to soak up the vibe in the grassy courtyard, enjoy live tunes on the weekends, in St Kilda's Backyard.
The Lincoln is a grand old Carlton hotel built in 1854. Since the end of 2014, she has seen a new lease of life under the direction of Iain Ling (ex MoVida) on the floor and Howard Stamp (ex MoVida, Green Park Dining) in the kitchen. The menu is available throughout the venue 7 days a week lunch and dinner, with the kitchen closing at 10pm every night and all day dining available on weekends.The kitchen works closely with small regional suppliers and is focused on using sustainable and seasonal produce, with as much as possible made in-house, from their bread, mustard and pickles to curing their own free-range bacon. The public bar has retained its art-deco features, with 12 taps featuring craft beer, showcasing speciality brewing at its best, and trusty Carlton Draught for when the footy is on the big screen. The space lends itself to a variety of areas suitable for groups of any size, whether a sit-down meal in the semi-private dining room, or standing canapés in the front bar. With generous group menus and a wine list focused on small interesting producers, there are plenty of pleasant surprises to be found if you are keen to try something a little different. There is a bottleshop available over the bar so if you find something in the list you like, you can always take an extra one home with you. If it’s a celebration you’re planning, they have you covered, be it for birthday engagement, anniversary or family get-togethers, the warm and professional team will work with you closely to make sure every last detail of your celebration is right for you. For a more intimate night, why not treat your loved one to a ‘Full Lincoln’ where you put your trust in the chef’s hands as they feed you eight of their favourite dishes over the course of the meal. Lunch specials for $18 are available from noon to 3pm and happy hour specials are on everyday until 6pm.
The Black Rabbit is a comfortable and quirky escape from the norm, a unique basement venue offering boutique beers, sensational spirits and fantastic bar snacks.Bursting on to Melbourne's dynamic bar scene in 2016 The Black Rabbit is fast becoming one of Melbourne's hottest nightclubs, bars and late night venues.Offering a collection of spaces perfect for your next group get together, after work drinks or truly unique birthday celebration, The Black Rabbit really is one of the best Melbourne City Bars & party spaces.
Modern Chapel Street Hotel & Cocktail Bar Located in the heart of bustling Chapel Street, Temperance Hotel is a casual, relaxed local perfect for lunch, dinner or a night out. Kick back and relax with a cold beer or glass of wine, enjoy a pizza or a meal from their modern menu. Open everyday from noon till late.
A sister venue to the Peninsula’s Southside Social set in the heart of Chapel Street, Windsor. Southside Central will have all the favourites from the Peninsula location and is spread across two levels with an outdoor rooftop.
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