Great Northern Hotel

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Great Northern Hotel

It plays with heart for the footy and craft beer fans of the North

The Great Northern is a favourite for Carlton North locals, and it’s easy to see why. The big, classic pub is always abuzz with families and groups of mates enjoying cheap counter meals and a huge beer list including California’s Lost Coast Kingpin stout: rich enough to comfort you through the most bitter of defeats.

Slouchy old couches make for comfy winter lounging and the front bar is hung proudly with AFL memorabilia, but the biggest draw is the huge beer garden, adorned with birds of paradise and hop vines climbing their skunky way up the walls. Here your furry friends are welcome to indulge in all the bum-sniffing and chip-begging they please, and a massive screen occupies a whole wall for game day viewing second only to being there. Like any great athlete, the Great Northern makes it all look easy.

By: Fred Siggins


Venue name: Great Northern Hotel
Address: 644 Rathdowne St
Carlton North
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am-midnight; Fri, Sat 11am-1am; Sun 11am-11pm
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