We all know the Irish love a bit of craic. If there's singing, dancing and cheap drinks to be had, you can be sure the Irish will be on to it before you can say potatoes with a side of potatoes. Awash as Melbourne is with the folk of the Emerald Isle, it's no wonder we've more Irish pubs and than you can shake a stick at, filled with enough lilting accents and impromptu jiggery to rival Temple Bar – and that's just from the drunken Aussies.
What is the Melbourne equivalent of a Temple Bar pub?
Pugg Mahone's on Hardware Lane has long been a fixture of the city, with its premium brews and warm ambience, while PJ O'Brien's on Southbank serves as an after work wind-down during the week and a lively hub for shenanigans on a Saturday night.
Where is the place to go for traditional Irish music in Melbourne?
Bridie O'Reilly's has Chapel St, Lt Collins and Brunswick Rd covered with a whole range of beers on tap and live music from time to time, while The Quiet Man has been making noise in Flemington for more than a decade with its traditional vibe and a fiddler or two for good measure.
Over to you, dear readers. Tap into your partiality for a pint and tell us - where is the best Irish pub in Melbourne?
By shazz8 - reader Friday, 24th of June @ 06:39 am
Corkman Pub - Carlton - the best irish session outside Ireland on Thursday nights!
By Nina - reader Monday, 30th of January @ 03:05 am
PJ O'Briens Southgate
By Anonymous Monday, 11th of June @ 08:20 am
the pig and the wheelbarrow
By Anonymous Monday, 13th of August @ 06:24 am
I recon The Irish Times Pub in Little Collins Street has the best Guinness in Melbourne. Also live Irish music on Fridays...Cheers
By Anonymous Saturday, 23rd of February @ 10:21 am
The Seamus O'Toole Irish Pub is the place to go for those who like the lovely lilt of Irish voices. We just call it the IRISH.
Located in South East Melbourne on Burwood Hwy at Knox Shopping centre. They have lovely food and Irish gigs, and as they say "fàilte gach cairde." - Welcome all friends.
By Tricia Ziemer - senior reviewer Wednesday, 30th of September @ 08:12 am