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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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.