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Prince Public Bar

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Prince Public Bar
Photograph: Kristoffer Paulsen
The Prince Public Bar
Photograph: Kristoffer Paulsen
The Prince of Wales
Photograph: Kristoffer Paulsen

Time Out says

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The Prince keeps the dream alive for the rockers of St Kilda

The Prince of Wales Hotel is a Frankenstein’s monster of a pub. Within its walls is a boutique hotel, a casual bar, a dining room restaurant and a huge band room, but by their powers combined manage to make one of the most successful and interesting iterations of “pub” in town.

The public bar is a classic Australian pub with art deco features and a classic parma/burger/steak/schnitzel menu along with more elegant woodfired items, accompanied by a roster of drinkable brews. It’s known for a longstanding gay-friendly culture and easy-going vibe. 

Upstairs, the Prince Band Room provides one of the last spots in this part of town for local, national and international acts to do their thing, and in a part of town where most people would rather be clubbing, we’re glad the Prince is keeping it real.

By: Time Out editors



Address: 2 Acland Street
St Kilda
Opening hours: Daily 7am-late
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