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15 Melbourne Bars With Fireplaces To Visit This Winter

Perfect for winter. Perfect for wine.

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1. Marquis of Lorne, Fitzroy

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This cosy corner pub in Fitzroy is a real doozy. Drop by for their epic Sunday roast and toast your frosty toes by the fire.

2. The Last Jar, Melbourne CBD

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If it’s good booze and great comfort food you’re after, head straight to The Last Jar.

3. The Alderman, Brunswick East

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With friendly service, a stack of board games, and a crackling fire, this Lygon street lovely has third date written all over it.

4. The Rochester, Fitzroy

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Don your bib, grab your mallet, and tuck into Miss Katie’s famous crab boil at the sea shanty-themed Rochey.

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5. The Local Taphouse, St Kilda East

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With 20 beers on tap, good pub grub, and an outdoor fireplace, this Carlisle street fave is a winter winner.

6. Union Club Hotel, Fitzroy

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For a hearty feed in low-key surrounds, beloved Fitzroy local the Union Club of Offspring fame ticks all the boxes. More shabby than chic, it’s an old-school pub in the very best way.

7. The Windsor Castle, Windsor

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Follow the three pink elephants and your belly to this cosy, no-frills hotel. Perfect for a parma, pot, and spot of pool.

8. The Tramway Hotel, Fitzroy North

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Tucked away in the quiet streets of Fitzroy North, this great little local does epic burgers and has a range of vegan options on their menu.

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9. The Palace, South Melbourne

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An all-round people pleaser, The Palace boasts great food, craft beer, a cracking beer garden, and resident pooch and mascot, Billy.

10. The Wesley Anne, Northcote

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Starting life as a Methodist church, this charming Northcote pub and killer live music venue is one-of-a-kind. The cosy vibe is nailed thanks to rugged stone walls, a crackling fire, and tasty pub food.

11. The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood

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Not one to scrimp, the Gaso has not one but THREE fireplaces to put a rose in your cheek. They also do $6 pints from 5-7pm, Tuesday to Friday. Happy days.

12. Acqua e Vino, Yarraville

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With live music, tapas-style eats, and a seriously good cocktail list, you’ll want to stay a while at this Yarraville speakeasy.

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13. The Napier, Fitzroy

The Napier is everything an old-school pub should be and then some. It's crazy popular every day of the week with a gut-busting Bogan Burger that's the stuff of legend.

14. The Quiet Man, Flemington

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An authentic Irish pub, The Quiet Man in Flemington is as warm and welcoming as they come. Grab a Guinness and snuggle down by one of the two roaring fires.

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There’s plenty to love about this laid-back Plenty road bar, but the fact you can get cosy fireside while chowing down on a Chew Burger from next door is one of the main attractions.