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Young and Jackson's Hotel

Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9650 3884
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Ranked #32 of 212 Nightlife in Melbourne
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored and refurbished it is a comfortable blend of boutique bar and classic pub, a perfect destination for all occasions. Situated on the vibrant corner of Swanston and Flinders street Y&J's is the perfect place to meet with friends, watch sports on our big screens, enjoy a drink or share a meal. Our ground floor bars feature a range of over 30 taps with a focus on a wide variety of Australian Craft beer and Cider, Complemented by mainstream local classics. Chloe's Rooms on the first floor offer a relaxed destination. With comfortable couches, boutique beers, fine wine, unique cocktails and unrivalled views of Melbourne's most iconic sights. This is the home of the famous 'Chloe' who has graced the bar walls of Young and Jackson for over a century. On our rooftop is the unique and quirky Cider Bar. With 8 ciders on tap and a massive selection of local and imported ciders in bottle, this is the ideal bar to settle in for a refreshing bevie. In winter, mulled cider will keep you warm on a cold winters' eve. Food is available on all levels of the hotel with classic pub fare available in our downstairs bistro and bars and in our rooftop cider bar. Tapas and a la carte dining are available upstairs.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

It was a Friday night, and a band was playing. Excellent! The place was full of youngsters, but us oap's were made to feel welcome, and soon we were bopping along with the rest of them! A great atmosphere. Upstairs is "Chloes Bar" where a famous painting is displayed in the restaurant. A must see.

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Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

After years of walking past I finally can say I have had a drink at young and jacksons!! We first went up to the roof top cider bar and enjoyed a range of ciders, very cute little bar, and later we had a meal down stairs, we both had a great meal sitting watching the hundreds of ppl walk by... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Dropped in here on a hot and dry Thursday evening after a bit of late night shopping on our first day of a short stay in Melbourne. Was unsure of what beer to have as many were not that familiar to me but the wonderful and friendly bar-girl from Sheffield gave me a few tasters before I made my choice.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have walked past this iconic pub many times, but this is the first time I actually dropped in a beer, The staff were friendly and the preserved decor takes you back to another era.

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Came here on the spur of the moment on a Saturday night for my daughters birthday. The service was attentive, the food was amazing, had the steak and it was cooked medium rare just how I like it. It's actually quite hard to get someone to cook a medium rare properly, and they did a very good job. Second time... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can't get more central than Young and Jackson's pub. One one corner opposite (kitty-corner) is Federation Square, then there's St Paul's Anglican (Episcopalian) Cathedral and then directly opposite is Flinders Street Train Station, the main suburban train station with its beloved clocks. The Young and Jackson's crowd is ever-changing in the front bar. The saloon bar tends to be... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have visited Young and Jackson's a few times when in the city for a late lunch. The last visited was a HUGE disappointment, we sat upstairs (1st floor, not in the silver service restaurant), the staff were very rude and the service was very poor. We had a shared platter but did not receive any additional plates, which we... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We called in here recently and had drinks upstairs in Chloe's bar. Lovely comfy couches to relax in or you can sit at tables overlooking either Finders or Swanston streets, what's not to love about either of those views! We ordered the wagyu meatballs and Haloumi, both were excellent, drink prices are what you would expect. Embarrassed to say after... More

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What that has now become an annual pilgrimage still makes me enjoy this pub ! Got to take some newbies to the Y & J to experience Chloe's bar and all were impressed with the ambiance of the whole establishment. Yes , all Melbourne pubs seem to have their mindless security staff but I'm afraid they are now a fixture... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was last at Y & J's in 1985 and before that it was where I would meet my mates when we met in the city. Apart from a good cosmetic change to the lower bar not much has changed. As per usual the food is top notch. Good pub fare at a reasonable price. Get up stairs at a... More

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