There is a lot to love about the Town Hall Hotel in North Melbourne. It's relaxed, serves delicious food and from Thursday to Sunday puts on bands in the public bar for free. There's also a great little beer garden out the back, where you can settle in with your buddies and have a merry old time. Oh, and if you are flying solo and just need a drink after work to wind down, the public bar is a welcoming place to rest your weary soul.
If you are thinking of heading out for dinner, it's worth booking a table in the dining room. The menu has a good range of dishes to suit meat eaters and vegetarians. Being a vegetarian myself, I can recommend the eggplant parma washed down with a pot or two of beer.
The "Townie" is open 7 days a week, so next time you're in the area be sure to drop and enjoy a drink or meal in a no fuss but bloody great little pub.