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Why you'll love Pilgrim Bar

  • Offers an all Australian beverage list and seasonally‐inspired food menu.
  • Features waterfront location, MCG views, picnic and cocktail tables, house music and a beautiful garden.
  • Great location with easy access to public transports and only minutes away from the iconic Princess Bridge over the Yarra River.

Home of Gin High Tea, Pilgrim Bar is one of Melbourne’s hidden gems tucked away below Federation Square. It is an intimate waterfront venue that proudly engages an all-Australian menu and stocks a boutique range of Australian wines and spirits. Strategically located away from the hustle and bustle of the streets above, this unique venue promises an intimate and memorable experience while still being in the heart of the CBD. The views of the Yarra River and city skyline provide a dynamic backdrop and the indoor and outdoor spaces cater to a range of events including small sit-down groups to full venue hires. With great food, great service and a relaxed atmosphere, it guarantees a great time!

Pilgrim Bar Function Rooms

The Vaults

The Vaults

The Vaults is where the historic Princes Walk boat sheds are given a new lease of life in Melbourne’s drinking and dining scene. Iconic bluestone walls and exposed brickwork frames this intimate space, accented by wooden furnishings and lus...

From $1,100
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Shimmering Views Weddings

Shimmering Views Weddings

One of Melbourne’s riverside hidden gems tucked away within the historic Federation Wharf vaults, an intimate wedding venue with waterfront views of the Yarra River and city skyline. The all-Australian seasonal menu combined with unexpecte...

From $7,920
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Exclusive Hire

Exclusive Hire

The ideal venue for exclusive networking cocktail functions. The intimate waterfront setting boasts one of Melbourne’s most unique panoramic river views with a twist of laneway ambience. The professional service standards of the team are ac...

From $8,800
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The “MCG End” at Pilgrim is located on the banks of the Yarra River and boasts fantastic views of the heritage listed boatsheds. The wooden exterior and flexible floor plan offers a semi private space with versatility, ideal for your next f...

From $6,600
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Arts End

Arts End

The Arts End is a dedicated cocktail function space perfect for intimate gatherings. Within this space ceiling heaters and retractable clear awnings offer warmth in the cooler months, with the option to open up for warmer summer nights. Gue...

From $2,200
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B. R.

May 1, 2024

3.5 STARS Went to Gin & Tea cocktails with group at 5:30pm. The drinks were OK. Think the hot tea would have been better at end, rather than start. I just realised, shouldn't the hot tea been free flowing? How come we only got it at start? The food was ok too. I think the desserts didn't pair well with the cocktails The atmosphere was good. The staff were good. Will I recommend this gin & tea experience? Maybe not BUT I will recommend the venue for a drink or two.

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Susan W

May 6, 2024

We came for the Gin High tea as a surprise for my birthday and from the start we were so blown away by the welcoming team, the gorgeous views of the Yarra, the drinks and the food! - let’s start with Taya- enthusiastic about our night for us, super friendly explained everything so well and made sure we were happy the whole night. Now the food…wow so beautifully presented and delicious and more than enough to fill us up! The gin cocktails were so good (the apple pie warm cocktail cannot be missed) and the never ending Prosecco.. awesome (and a bit dangerous) !! Danny and Hiro both were fantastic as well and absolutely the whole team made our night so special! We will definitely be back… thank you!!

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Nicole Taylor

March 24, 2024

Been before and it was just as good as the first time. Imogen gave us great service and took great care. Perfect balance between keeping our glasses topped up and leaving us to our conversations

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Sharon K Singh

December 3, 2023

We went to the Pilgrim to celebrate a birthday and booked for the gin high tea. We were looked after by Olivia who was extremely friendly and helpful throughout our experience. She explained how the high tea would run and also about the ingredients used in the cocktails and food which was much appreciated. Everything was brought out in a timely manner, her service was excellent. The high tea came with a platter of savoury and sweet food and also 3 gin inspired cocktails (all were delicious!) and bottomless sparkling was also included in the 2 hour package. Would highly recommend if you’re into Australian native inspired food and drinks in addition to the beautiful waterside view as a bonus!

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Lydia Burcham

February 6, 2024

Enjoyed a Gin High Tea at Pilgrim, Had the absolute pleasure of being served by the lovely Imogen, her service was so attentive and friendly. Vegetarian menu was delicious and the 3 main cocktails were so refreshing. I look forward to coming back soon!

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