MELBOURNE | When The Prahran Hotel was purchased by Sand Hill Group, they embarked on a project to update the venue and in the process, ended up with one of Melbourne’s most architecturally striking pubs. Techne Architects were brought in for the redesign and proceeded to stack 17 concrete pipes like kegs on the building’s exterior, in a way that was bold and new, but paid homage to the art deco heritage of the 1940s building. The pipes aren’t just for show either – they’re actually part of the dining space.
On the inside, a 5 metre long bar opens up to a shaded courtyard, making for a bright, accessible space that makes good use of natural sunlight on sunny days. Being a pub, the most important thing is of course the beer and on this front Prahran Hotel doesn’t disappoint. There’s still Carlton Draught and commercial lagers on tap, but now you can get beers from the likes of Stone & Wood and Moon Dog too. The wine and spirit list is decent too, with something for everyone on offer.
Food wise, it’s all about classic pub fare done right along with share plates, salads and seasonal mains. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are steak and parma nights while Thursdays are burger night.
A classic local’s pub updated for the modern era while retaining an old school feel – cheers!
82 High Street
Mon – Sun: 12:00pm to late