MELBOURNE | Hotel South Melbourne is the latest incarnation of the Clarendon street pub that first opened in 1854, and was most recently known as the Market Hotel. The venue has been given a new lease of life by owners Tyson and Ashleigh Chambers (Melbourne Food and Brew, Golden Hills Brewery), focusing on quality pub food, and beers from the duo’s brewery.
The brickwork has been exposed and cleaned up, and the floors restored and polished. Combine with a more open layout and brighter lighting, the vibe is fresher and more vibrant than before. There’s a beer garden out back, and private spaces for functions. There’s still big screens showing live sports too.
The food menu features an assortment of pub classics done right. Steaks with your choice of sauce, pizzas, parmas, burgers and the like. To drink, it’s the full range of Golden Hills beers on tap, plus a mostly local list of sparkling, red, and white wines. There’s also a mostly local spirits list used to make house and classic cocktails.
Hotel South Melbourne
160 Clarendon Street
Mon – Sun: 12:00pm to 11:30pm