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The Drunken Poet

65 Peel St | West Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
+61 3 9348 9797
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What a great boozer

Fantastic. Great Guinness at the right price, proper live music and on the jukebox, and warm and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charlie F
,
Perth, Australia
Chill

A very lay back pub, with a great vibe The music that night was The Jump Devils, thankfully we... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
jmce17
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 days ago
“What a great boozer”
12 Mar 2018
“Chill”
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65 Peel St | West Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic. Great Guinness at the right price, proper live music and on the jukebox, and warm and welcoming bar staff, what more could you ask for? The decor is simple, love the picture of Phil Lynott a personal hero, but there is no getting past...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

A very lay back pub, with a great vibe The music that night was The Jump Devils, thankfully we were able to dance down at the back of the bar, without any trouble Music was fabulous Bar staff were friendly and the $5.00 toasted sandwiches...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The best little Irish Pub In Melbourne. We visited on a Friday Night for a few pints of Guinness and listened to the great little group of Irish musicians. Absolutely Fantastic ! Just as good as the Irish Pubs we visited in Dublin in May...More

Thank Ron and Lynne H
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The best Irish pub outside of Ireland and I've been to many. Great Guinness, good prices, fantastic location, friendly staff, live music. Need I say more? Come on, just go already!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this bar over Xmas and it has a great vibe with live music and a chilled crowd. The Guinness is cold and tasty and the bar staff friendly.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Stopped in for a pint recently. During the day it was quiet but friendly staff. A really relaxing place for a quiet ale I gather though that at night it would really liven up so next time I am in Melbourne I will need to...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Suddenly a flock of wild donkeys ran through the door, teeth showing ears pushed back and the Bray will never leave my ears, I picked up a bar stool bravely fighting them off, giving the others time to flee through a trap door, run you...More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This was a very nostalgic wee place for us as visited when in Melbourne nine years previously. Situated next to Victoria Markets. Very clean. Friendly staff. I believe it does live music in the evening so would love to have returned at night. We just...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We were looking for live music and located the Drunken Poet by good luck. They have live music six nights a week, mostly duets and trios playing folk or blues style music. We chatted with a group of regulars, some of whom perform there at...More

Thank njjc
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This pub has a lovely pub appearance. Relaxing and clean. Sadly, the staff do not encourage conversation! The music is crazy loud! I mean crazy! Requests to turn down the volume were taken with minimal affect! Good Guinness and good white wine were in its...More

Thank Gay B
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