Best Irish Pubs In Melbourne

Everyone needs a break and some time to unwind after a long workday! Melbourne is a treasure trove of restaurants, cafes, markets, bars, and pubs due to its very international community. One of the hidden gems that Melbourne has to offer is its fun and unique Irish pubs scattered all over the city! Go grab a drink or two, watch your favourite sports teams, listen to live music, join exciting game nights, and meet the friendliest people in the most talked-about Melbourne Irish Pubs

Melbourne’s Top Ten  Most Fun Irish Pubs

The Irish Times Pub

The Irish Times Pub - TodoinMelbourne

Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD and spread over two floors, The Irish Times Pub offers a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The ambience – genuine Irish style wrap-around bars, traditional dark wood interiors, cosy fireplaces, beautiful stained glass windows and rugby memorabilia, is reminiscent of classic pubs in Ireland.

A great place for a pint of Guinness, The Irish Time Pub has a variety of authentic Irish and Aussie pub food to relish – Steak, Stew, Beef & Guinness Pie, Parma, Seafood, Burger, Ribs etc. Our drinks menu offers an extensive range of beers on tap including Kilkenny, Stella and Heineken along with an array of spirits and quality wines. A stone’s throw from the trendy bars and clubs of Bank Place, it’s an ideal place to enjoy a few quiet drinks or a big session with mates over live music or sports on the big screen.

Address: 427 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact: 03 9642 1699

Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 12nn – 1am, Fri to Sat 12nn – 3am, Sun 12nn – 11pm

The Last Jar

The Last Jar - TodoinMelbourne

The Last Jar is an authentic Irish Pub and restaurant located in the heart of Melbourne. Enjoy a great selection of Irish whiskey, Guinness,  and beers and drink them in their small beer garden. Live music is also a treat with chill tunes sessions every Sunday.  The Last Jar does not just offer drinks but they are famous for the incredible food like the Beef and Guinness pie, Mash, Roasts, Fish and Chips, and more! 

Address: 616 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact: 03 9348 2957

Opening Hours: Wed, Thurs 4pm onwards, Fri to Sun 12nn – 1am

P.J. O’ Brien’s

P.J. O' Brien's - TodoinMelbourne

P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant offers a glimpse of Ireland in Southbank, Melbourne. Offering lunch & dinner, Guinness and Whiskies from all over the world. If you are a local or just passing through there is truly something to suit every tastebud. Stop by for a drink and enjoy the live music performances that they have every day. Enjoy Irish favourites like the Irish stew, Irish sausages, or have a whiskey and cheese pairing!  

Address: Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Southbank VIC 

Contact: 03 9686 5011

Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs 12nn – 10pm, Fri to Sat 12nn – 1am

The Drunken Poet

The Drunken Poet - TodoinMelbourne

The Drunken Poet is a cozy, authentic Irish pub, situated just near the Victoria Markets, at 65 Peel St, West Melbourne. Out of more than 1,500 pubs from 41 countries, The Drunken Poet was voted into the 10 Best Irish Pubs In The World (Outside Ireland) by The Irish Times… the only venue in Australia to make the list! As our 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 theme pub. We have portraits of poets from Ireland and around the world on our walls, we serve great Guinness, and we have one of the finest selections of Irish whiskey in Australia.

Address: 65 Peel St, West Melbourne VIC

Contact: 03 9348 9797

Opening Hours: Tues to Fri  3pm-1am, Sat 12nn – 1am, Sun 12nn – 11pm

The Quiet Man Irish Pub

The Quiet Man Irish Pub - TodoinMelbourne

Explore one of Melbourne’s longest standing Irish Pubs that has stood the test of time! The Quiet Man has been around for over 20 years already, surpassing all bar trends and fads. If you are looking for an Irish pub with an old-world vibe, this is the place for you. You can dine in at their restaurant and have a taste of the Irish classics such as the Irish stew and Beef and Guinness Pie. They also offer catering services and rental of their function rooms to host any special event you have in mind! 

Address: 271 Racecourse Rd, Kensington VIC 3031

Contact: 03 9376 6232

Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 4pm – 1am, Fri to Sun 12nn – 1am

Bridie O’Reilly’s

Bridie O'Reilly’s - TodoinMelbourne

Bridie O’Reilly’s is Melbourne’s original Irish Pub. Bridie’s prides itself on great customer service, a wide range of beers, traditional Irish meals and live entertainment in a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Bridie’s offers amazing food and drink specials every day of the week. The weekend also sees live bands & live sports action, with Foxtel, Optus and BeIn Sports for our world football fans. And don’t forget, our function space can be booked for your next party, conference or business lunch completely free of charge!

Address: 462 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Contact: 03 9827 7788

Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 12nn – 10pm, Fri 12nn -1am, Sat 12nn – 11pm, Sun 1130am – 11pm

Jimmy O’Neills Whiskey & Alehouse

Jimmy O'Neills Whiskey & Alehouse - TodoinMelbourne

If you enjoy good food, whiskeys, ales and music steeped in tradition, Jimmy O’Neill’s is the perfect place to enjoy a taste of Irish culture and feel a bit of history. A warm friendly pub at the last stop of the 96 tram. Every dish is carefully selected and influenced by The Emerald Isle.  Jimmy O’ Neills is known for their delicious heavy Irish breakfast, you might forget that you’re in Australia instead of Ireland!  Come for the awesome live music and entertainment and taste authentic Irish whiskey and beer while you hang out with your friends. 

Address: 154-156 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Contact: 03 9042 1749

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 12nn -1am, Sat to Sun 10am -1am

The Brothers Public House

The Brothers Public House - TodoinMelbourne

Welcome to The Brothers Public House, an intimate acoustic music venue owned and run by Pat and Eamonn McKernan from Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland. The lads took over a disused premises two year ago and are gradually transforming it into a  destination venue for quality drinks and music. Our pint of Guinness is as good as you’ll find anywhere, and we have an impressive selection of Irish whiskeys. Our upstairs lounge can be booked for small private functions. The Brothers feature live acoustic music each night from Wednesday until Sunday. No television, no poker machines, it’s a locals pub where friends old and new can socialise.

Pat McKernan has been a familiar figure on the Melbourne Irish scene for many years now. He has played at countless pub gigs, weddings and corporate functions and has toured as a guitarist with Irish music icon Finbar Furey and with comedian Brendan Grace. His accountant brother Eamonn arrived in Melbourne 6 years ago. Always on the lookout for adventure and a challenge, Eamonn and Pat came up with the idea of The Brothers Public House as a fine place for musical drinking. What more would you want!

Address: 42 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Contact: 03 9037 4933

Opening Hours: Wed to Thurs 5pm – 1opm, Fri 5pm -1am, Sat 3pm -1am, Sun 3pm -11pm

Limerick Arms Hotel

Limerick Hotel - TodoinMelbourne

A truly iconic South Melbourne corner pub, the Limerick Arms has been part of the social fabric of the community for almost 160 years. At our heart is the Steak, we are talking the finest grass and pasture-fed beef. We also feature the pub classics of our Melbourne-renowned burgers, slow-roasted meats and incredible parmas. Ale is at the forefront, with over 16 craft beers on tap that match perfectly to our steak and locally sourced menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, enjoy a seasonally-focused menu both in the bar or the light-filled dining area.

Address: 364 Clarendon St, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Contact: 03 9645 8666

Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs 12nn -12am, Fri to Sat 12nn -1am

The Fifth Province Irish Bar & Restaurant

The Fifth Province Irish Bar & Restaurant - TodoinMelbourne

Get to experience the classic and modern Irish pub in one! The Fifth Province Irish Bar & Restaurant boasts of their Sunday Irish roasts, Parma Rama Wednesdays, and UFC events for all sports enthusiasts! We have more than ten varieties of tap beer, Irish whiskeys, wines, and non-alcoholic drinks that you can enjoy with our excellent food selection. 

Address: 3/60 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Contact: 03 9534 4005

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 11am -10pm, Sat to Sun 10am -1am

Indulge in Irish Grub and Drinks and have a good time! 

Irish pubs have a distinct culture centred on a relaxed and welcoming environment, hearty food and drink, Irish sports, and traditional Irish music. The Irish bar concept has expanded over the world as a result of its tremendous appeal. It’s no wonder why it’s such a hit! Aren’t you glad that we get to experience the full Irish pub experience right here in Melbourne?