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Young and Jackson's Hotel

Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 3884
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An odd sort of place

This establishment is on 3 floors at the top my first beer was on the roof bar - a bit grubby and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rick H
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
via mobile
Old Melbourne

Just opposite Federation Square, we called in here for coffee and cake. The service was rather slow... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield
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Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored and refurbished it is a comfortable blend of boutique bar and classic pub, a perfect destination for all occasions. Situated on the vibrant corner of Swanston and Flinders street Y&J's is the perfect place to meet with friends, watch sports on our big screens, enjoy a drink or share a meal. Our ground floor bars feature a range of over 30 taps with a focus on a wide variety of Australian Craft beer and Cider, Complemented by mainstream local classics. Chloe's Rooms on the first floor offer a relaxed destination. With comfortable couches, boutique beers, fine wine, unique cocktails and unrivalled views of Melbourne's most iconic sights. This is the home of the famous 'Chloe' who has graced the bar walls of Young and Jackson for over a century. On our rooftop is the unique and quirky Cider Bar. With 8 ciders on tap and a massive selection of local and imported ciders in bottle, this is the ideal bar to settle in for a refreshing bevie. In winter, mulled cider will keep you warm on a cold winters' eve. Food is available on all levels of the hotel with classic pub fare available in our downstairs bistro and bars and in our rooftop cider bar. Tapas and a la carte dining are available upstairs.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This establishment is on 3 floors at the top my first beer was on the roof bar - a bit grubby and lots of smokers. First floor nicer for my second beer and a snack. I don’t think that I would have a meal in...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just opposite Federation Square, we called in here for coffee and cake. The service was rather slow but the coffee and cake was worth waiting for. The building itself evokes old Melbourne memories.

Thank Lukajoreb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great meeting place for people in Melbourne I always have great memories of this place after going here for dinner after my very first pay packet ! Good service and beautiful old decor

Thank lkamphuis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this traditional Public House in the morning for some coffee. A wonderful spot to gaze at the throngs of people using the main station , and time to take in the pub building itself.

Thank Boudin882
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the Flinders Street train station this place is worth a visit for a drink and / or a meal. We proceeded to the 1st floor where it wasn't so noisy and the surroundings were very pleasant. There is also a lot of history...More

Thank Caravanerqld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic old pub opposite Flinders Street Station which used to be a Sailors haunt. Good location and a bit of old world charm. It was quite full and not really a place for kids. Food was OK but at $18+ for the signature hamburger the...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We often have a meal in the bar area and the food is always excellent for pub food. Great outlook watching everyone going by. The staff are always friendly and great place to have a meal if you want something that’s not in a fancy...More

Thank Dogsey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for brew. Many selections on tap, loved the vibe and atmosphere. Many beers to try and great cider. Ask for samples which they are happy to accommodate. Fun place not to be missed.

Thank srimanone
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just about all the buildings surrounding Young and Jackson's Hotel are in the process of being demolished as part of preparations for Melbourne's updated underground railway system. It's opposite Flinders Street Station. Y&J's has survived. It's Melbourne's best-loved pub and it has one of Melbourne's...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit as this classic old building has a great proper pub on the ground floor and then on the floors above a more elegant bar and restaurant The big “attraction” here is the famous painting of Chloe in the upstairs bar. I...More

Thank KevMac1960
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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