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Young and Jackson's Hotel

Central Business District
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Address: Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9650 3884
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00

Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored...

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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Great bar

A bit of everything for everybody. The sports bar, the restaurant at ground level and the restaurant at the top with a different menu. Some great beers available. Nearly perfect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Peter D
Antwerp, Belgium
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There a several venues with different menus and some great views of Federation Square and the passing throng. The staff is pleasant and helpful.

Thank Judith H
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard of this place and had to see it for myself, the drinks were cold and it was very relaxing.

Thank wineandcheeseplease
Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met relatives from England in Melbourne and took them to Chloe's Bar in the old Young and Jackson pub in the CBD. We bought drinks from the bar downstairs, but we were able to take them to Chloe's Bar upstairs (the bar there was undergoing a small mount of maintenance, but opened later). The barman with a big bushranger... More 

Thank seagullrob
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of everything for everybody. The sports bar, the restaurant at ground level and the restaurant at the top with a different menu. Some great beers available. Nearly perfect for a short stop.

Thank Peter D
Kamakura, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the location is iconic, but the shop earns its keep. Different selections of food and drink are served in various parts of the building. The second floor bar has light food with comfortable seating and clear views of Flinders St. station. It's a fine place to relax and watch the late afternoon slip into evening.

Thank Man0ntheM0ve
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my partner and another couple. Asked for a scotch on the rocks and the girl poured short into a shot measure, Johnny Walker Red, and charged $10.20. And by "short", I mean a few mill from the top of a cone shaped shot measure, where the bulk of the spirit is supposed to be - I was... More 

Thank Scott F
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A staple for any pub goer. The Y&J is a neat double story English style pub with an open beer garden on the roof. The Y&J has your standard beers on tap with a couple unexpected surprises. Wouldn't bring the missus but I would bring the lads.

Thank mikkapayne11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always love going here for a beer when in Melbourne. Great selection of beers and easy to get served when it's busy. Try the rooftop bar too - only found it this weekend !!

Thank Michael P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure that I'd describe this as an English style of pub as someone else did - it's more a sports bar, just like you find in lots of countries these days. This is a very good one, serving some good ales (perhaps a tad pricey?) with lots of screens showing different sports. I'd certainly recommend it so long as... More 

Thank GrumpsDC
Queensland Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's 36 deg in Melbourne today and we just wanted a cool drink before heading back to our hotel. Having been to This establishment before on a busy weekend night, and just having a drink on that occasion in the bar on the roadside, we assumed we could go in sit down and have a coldie. After buying our drinks... More 

Thank kimkath61

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