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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 #25 of 212 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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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After being told about Chloe and the history of the painting we decided to go and have a look for ourselves. This beautiful old pub is situated opposite Flinders Street station and is an ideal place to sit with a drink and watch the world go by.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The view from the hotel, the vibe and opportunity to watch the world is a fantastic. The opportunity to eat in a range of different bars or dining rooms also provides a good choice. The challenge from our perspective was actually getting a meal. After waiting for 40 minutes, a waiter was approached and advised that there had been a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This multi-level pub has developed over the last 30 years since I was first there. Cloe has been moved at least once but the great atmosphere is still as good as when I first went there 30 years ago with my ex-wife. Artist that she still is, said: "That is a pretty good painting of a nude." I always come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I really enjoyed my time here, so much so we stayed till after midnight. They had a great range of ciders and beers on tape. They had a mix of great oldies music with some live music thrown in. A great night out, would recommend and come again!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Upstairs of the young and jackson pub is a small cider bar. it can't fit many people i would say but when we went it was very quiet in the middle of the day. They have about 8 or so different ciders on tap and a few other choices by bottles. Also a food menu which is pretty good -... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The most disgustingly fish ive ever tasted in my life. Just imagine cardboard mixed with dog crap. Would highly not recommend this place for meals

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Hi Saunders8, 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 specific details regarding your visit? Thank you again for your feedback as it is very important to us. More

Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

While the downstairs bar maybe rocking and not always with the drinkers you would want to stand around with, if you head upstairs and grab beers or ciders and sit on the comfy(ish) chairs and chat with friends you will have a cool relaxed time. We spent a few hours here and the food looked good too, especially the dips... More

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livorno
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Nice place. Very central. Normal food. Not expensive considering the location, close to visitor Centre, federation square and station.

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Sydney, Australia
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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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Websites S, Owner at Young and Jackson's Hotel, responded to this review

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

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