The Essential Guide to Melbourne’s Hidden Bars

Melbournians pride themselves on their laneways and the bar/restaurant culture and what better way to experience the best bar in Melbourne than the oldest bar in Melbourne- The Mitre Tavern.

With 23 beers and 2 cocktails on tap, an abundant whisky list and a wine lovers paradise, share an after-work drink with your friends in the beer garden or head upstairs to The Steakhouse with work colleagues for dinner.

Steeped in history, The Mitre Tavern has thrived for over 150 years in the famous Bank Place and still remains one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets. The surprised looks on faces a regular occurrence from ladies and gentlemen who have ‘lived right ‘round the corner’ for years and never knew this little pub, with a massive persona, existed. Expect joyful bosting crowds on any given Friday afternoon, your biggest AFL fans watching the latest footy match on the many screens around the pub, to your family of four visiting on a Sunday for lunch and enjoying Melbourne for their first time.

Not only does The Mitre Tavern offer the largest beer garden Melbourne has seen, the Steakhouse upstairs is renowned for quality meats, exceptional service and that little bit of fancy you’ve been seeking. Porterhouse steak, Angus ribeye and Riverina Scotch Fillet are just a few of a selection of fine meats handpicked by world class chefs.