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The Local

$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Pub
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22-24 Bay St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
+61 98100076
12:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 11:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great little pub with good pub food and good sized serves, also the run weekly trivia which we decided to stay for, we were in the running after three rounds, but sadly dropped off in the last two.

Thank Rauy
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Rauy. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great welcome, great food and great trivia fun quiz .....basically, just great !! Steve

Thank StephenT51
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Thanks for the terrific feedback Steve! More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I have gone to have a couple of drinks with some work friends. Very nice place drinks is not to expensive. Fooled and service are excellent and a really nice ambience. warm and nice location. Beautiful people, amazing vibes and friendly staff

Thank MassimoCorsiniMXC
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic feedback! We hope to see you again in the very near future. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great pub, very friendly staff and very good food. Classic position near the harbour and good to eat outdoor or indoor. Well worth a visit.

Thank Graham J
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

it really is a local pub great meals great people love this place try the parma amazing in summer you can sit outside and peopel watch in winter they have heaters so you can still sit outside if you wish

Thank jojo7510
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420 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

The local does wonderful hearty meals for great value. Always warm and cozy, with TV shows or sport to watch on the big or small TVs. They cater for all size groups, and can cater extremely well. Yummy steaks and delicious parmas.

Thank Tania W
Melbourne, Australia
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348 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

The good.. Great parmas, reasonably priced, good atmosphere and good location. The Mexican parma is awesomeal and has a good spice to it. The bad.. Generally the service is good and the barmen create Conversation. On this night the blonde female waitress who was taking out the meals was as rude and as cold as ice. One of the friends... More 

1 Thank Dennis M
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Hi Dennis, We'd like to apologise for the recent experience you had at our venue. It is really dissapointing to hear one of our staff members were not at their best on the night, and we have since dealt with this matter effectively to ensure these issues are rectified. We'd really appreciate if you could please contact us via feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Perfect Sunday night hangout. Lots of beer choices, cozy setting. Visited here on a Sunday night. Nice terrace.

Thank Bacchus2304
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Dear Bacchus2304, Thanks for leaving a review of The Local. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed visiting our venue as well as our range of beer choices. We appreciate all feedback from our customers, as it assists us to constantly improve our standards as a company and the experience we provide to our patrons. Once again, thank you for your... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

We went here due to Tripadvisor reviews - and agree the food was very good: served hot, all meals for the table came together, tasty and great value! Food took a while to arrive - but who cared - was nice chatting to friends. Highly recommend this pub.

Thank Jean P
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Dear jeanAustralia, Thank you for your positive review of the Local Hotel in Port Melbourne. We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit as well as the meal you received during your recent dining experience. However, we would like to apologise for the time it took to receive your meals. We aim to deliver an exceptional experience for all... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

Had a good pub steak here on the Coles buy one, get one free dockets. The food is of a good pub standard. Its not a 5 star restaurant. ... but you can't go wrong with 2 cooked to your liking 300g porterhouse steaks, with chios, veg etc for $24.... The pub atmosphere is pretty cruisy too and has a... More 

Thank Chris S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Bar, Australian, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22-24 Bay St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 98100076
Situated in a prime bayside location, The Local is a Port Melbourne pub that epitomises everything a 'local' should be...Icy cold beer, delicious pub meals, the best live sport from around the globe, and a warm and friendly atmosphere day and night.

We even offer private function rooms for hire for your next birthday celebration, engagement party, hens or bucks night, or corporate event. So drop in to The Local at 22-24 Bay Street and experience a true Aussie local pub.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?