Beer taps, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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As crisp days lead into cool nights, Melbourne pubs provide perfect sanctuary. Catch a band, shoot some pool, or settle by an open fire and feast on hearty fare.

The Bridge Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Bridge Hotel

Awake the adventurer within − the revamped Bridge Hotel is a maze of saloons and balconies, with a laneway running right through the middle.

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My Disco, The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

The Corner Hotel

You can go to the Corner three times in a week to see three completely different bands; international buzz bands, local stalwarts or heavyweights...

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The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Evelyn

Discover the best of the Fitzroy pub scene under one roof – comfy sofas and beer garden by day, sticky carpets, crowds and heaving moshpit by night.

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Great Northern Hotel, North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Great Northern

Set amid the tree-lined streets of North Carlton, this reinvigorated classic has been keeping the locals refreshed since its opening way back in 1883.

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The Prince, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The Prince

Get royally raucous in the iconic public bar of this St Kilda institution or catch major local and international acts in the bandroom upstairs.

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The Retreat, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

The Retreat

Boasting a cosy front bar, massive beer garden and dance hall/band room, The Retreat is cherished by all who pass beneath her faded façade.

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The Standard Hotel, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Santana Rudge

The Standard

This is how things used to be. Have a pint in the public bar, down a steak, or relax with mates in the leafy beer garden.

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The Workers Club, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

The Workers Club

Hard day at work? The two bars, hearty kitchen and rockin' roster of live music here will fix your ills and evoke images of the Fitzroy of old.

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Windsor Castle, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Windsor Castle

Leave the bustle of Chapel Street for this quirky, beloved bar, where a leafy courtyard and cosy, indoor nooks ensure an escape for all seasons.

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