Melbourne’s oldest pub has you covered for all your after-work needs
The Duke of Wellington is clean and modern: a bit of a rarity for inner-city pubs. The minimalist public bar is ringed by comfortable green banquettes. The ceiling of exposed air-con ducting painted black gives it an industrial chic feel. This is the official home of the Melbourne Demons and there’s a couple of big screens playing highlights from the week when a game’s not on.
Beers on tap stick to the standards, along with a cloudy and balanced James Squire cider. There’s also a couple of solid options in the bottle like Acme Pale Ale and Four Pines. The second level holds a wine bar and function area, and the top floor is now home to Manhattan lounge-style steakhouse, Dutchess. Even on a Monday, there’s plenty of loosened ties enjoying a pint and a banter, proving the Duke’s position as a CBD favourite.
|Venue name:||The Duke of Wellington Hotel|
146 Flinders St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 7am-1am; Sat 9am-1am; Sun 9am-11pm|
|Transport:||Nearby stations: Flinders Street|