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Where is the Best Irish Pub in Melbourne?

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by Michaelie Clark (subscribe)
Pun-loving freelance writer based in Victoria.
Published June 21st 2011
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.

Irish Pubs
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.

Traditional Irish Music
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?
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P.J O'Briens - Southbank
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

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