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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 #31 of 211 nightlife in Melbourne
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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... more » 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Try to fit in enough time to have a quick drink or a bite to eat here. Go upstairs and visit Chloe. We were lucky enough to get a seat by the window. It's a great place to sit and watch all the people rushing in and out of Flinder's St Station.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We've been going to Young and Jackson's since 1991 and have always enjoyed dining in the cafe on ground level. I have written many glowing reviews of the cafe over the years. The food has always been very good and the people watching can't be beat. Our most recent lunch was the worst meal we've ever had there. The steak... More

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Hi TravellingTex, Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that you have had this experience at the venue. We would like to investigate this further for you, are you able to please send an email to onlinefeedback@alhgroup.com.au with any further details regarding your visit and your contact details so we can get in touch with you. Thank you... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

There is a cider bar upstairs on the roof which can get a little sunshine when out, but the naked ale and other beers in the main bar is just as good, with sports screen to watch as well helps

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

this is a pub with a painting, it is a good painting yes. The food is okay, I would have expected better for a place in the city, the wine list is alright, it has a few good beers on tap... A good place to kick off a night out on the city

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went to see the famous painting initially but were soon swept up in the great atmosphere. Two different bands were playing in different areas of the hotel and we enjoyed every moment. Great mix of age groups, young people didn't seem to mind us oldies joining in on the dance floor. Staff were friendly - bouncer was especially good... More

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marin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Avoid unless everything else in Melbourne is closed and you need to see some footy on TV.The worst fish and chips and bland wines.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Melbourne's oldest pub, going back as far as 1853. It is a very nice place to have a drink during daytime. Chloe's bar on the first floor is a great place to watch commuters dash across the busy junction in front of Flinders St station as you slowly sip your beer. When there is a big AFL match or international... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

waited 15 minutes to be seated once seated 15 minutes later still no one came to offer drinks or even give a menu so we left said thanks on the way out and still no one noticed! went across the road to Taxi now I'm full and satisfied. Thanks Y & J you need new staff seems like some kind... More

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Dubai
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

this pub offers great pub food and well as fine dinning in the Chloe's bar upstairs. Chloe's bar displays the painting of Chloe also a Melbourne icon and a must see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We have eaten at Young & Jackson's Hotel a few times recently during the day in the street level restaurant and upstairs, each time the service and food have been exceptional. Would recommend.

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