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Melbourne Public


Why you'll love Melbourne Public

  • Melbourne Public’s multiple outdoor and indoor spaces, sprawling bars, and exclusive intimate dining areas available.
  • With iconic interiors inspired by 1920s industrial flair of polished brass, exposed beams and heritage features.
  • Consistently delivers great food, premium drinks and a vibrant atmosphere.

Melbourne Public is one of the most impressive spots in one of Melbourne’s newest drinking and dining secret – South Wharf. Seriously though, South Wharf is finally cropping up on the collective radars of those in and around Melbourne, and that’s probably in large part because of the high-quality bars, restaurants and cafes littered along that stretch of Yarra. Including Melbourne Public.

Melbourne Public celebrates the best of Melbourne's past and present, in true Australian pub style. It’s a cafe, dining room and bar, housed within one of those very impressive reappropriated wharf sheds. By that we mean it’s all exposed beams, and views of the Yarra, combined with modern-day boutique beers, wines and a kick-ass dining menu. In the main bar that aforementioned industrial flair is on show, with “heritage reconditioned industrial lights” hanging the beams and high ceilings.

What does “heritage reconditioned industrial lights” mean? That’s probably just a long-winded way of saying “this room looks very nice”. The open plan area lends itself - apart from after-work drinks and watching the game - to corporate and cocktail functions, as well as big birthday celebrations. The dining room is also available for functions. Melbourne Public is found on Dukes Walk, South Wharf.

For those not in the know (it’s okay), walk along the Yarra past the Melbourne Convention Centre then voila! bars and cafes aplenty. Given its proximity to Spencer Street, both Southern Cross Station and 96, 109, and 112 trams are within strolling distance.

With a great atmosphere, good service and delicious food, Melbourne Public Bar is the perfect spot for a night out or to host your next event. Visit the bar today and experience it all for yourself!


Melbourne Public Function Rooms

MP Dining Room

MP Dining Room

Our dining room is set back behind the main bar on an elevated level - offering a private and exclusive dining experience. The signature neon Melbourne Public' sign, along with fleeting glimpses of the lively main bar, creates an intimate ...

80
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MP Terrace & Bar

MP Terrace & Bar

The north-facing Terrace welcomes functions all year round, with guests able to relax in the sun, or retreat under a retractable rooftop with overhead heating. Complete with it's own private bar, the Terrace is perfectly suited to semi-exc...

150
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Citizen

Citizen

An exclusive atrium-style event space adjoined to Melbourne Public, Citizen offers a newly renovated Japanese-influenced design boasting custom marble, concrete fixtures, clean lines, and large glass windows - allowing plenty of natural lig...

25
150
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East Wall

East Wall

The East Wall is our SEMI-PRIVATE area that runs along the east side of our open-plan main bar and caters for groups ranging in size from 40 to 400 guests. This dynamic area sees the iconic industrial flair of Melbourne Public injected in...

600
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MP Exclusive Use Entire Venue

MP Exclusive Use Entire Venue

In the heart of South Wharf on the Yarra's edge, Melbourne Public is a vast, awe-inspiring venue featuring iconic interior inspired by the 1920's industrial flair of polished brass, exposed beams, and heritage features. Our private events ...

350
1000
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