12 River Street
tel: (03) 9421 5000
This classic corner pub was one of the first in the city to start offering locally made craft beer. Now it has ten taps and a UK style hand pump, offering a selection of some of the state's best brews. They also have a good food menu with classics such as steak and chicken parmas on special on certain nights off the week. Their trivia night on Wednesdays are also incredibly popular and must be booked in advance. There is also a small poo room fitted with a television which is good for when the football is on the tv. The dining room is cosy and offers respite from the often crowded front bar.