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Address: Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9650 3884
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Description: Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored...
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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Great place for people watching

The last time I'd been in the Y&J it was a seedy, rundown working man's pub. Extensive renovations has seen this glorious old hotel brought back to life. We spent a couple of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The last time I'd been in the Y&J it was a seedy, rundown working man's pub. Extensive renovations has seen this glorious old hotel brought back to life. We spent a couple of hours on Sunday watching the world go by from the first floor. Get a beer (or wine, or whatever) and sit by the window on the corner... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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102 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Y&J is a great location at Flinders St and federation square. An old pub but looks really awesome and classic inside. However i cant believe how expensive the beers are! $11 for 1 beer? Dreaming. Although beer in Melbourne city is quite expensive anyway, this place is rdiciulous! The food menu is a bit random aswell, didnt see much we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The best thing about this venue is the venue itself. The property is a fantastic piece of history and the grand building feels like it is a few buildings put together with each room setup differently. Make sure you go upstairs and have a drink next to chloe. The staff were fantastic and while the drinks were pricey they were... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Situated immediately across from Federation Square and Flinders Street Station is the popular Young and Jackson's Hotel. Classy and friendly, a must drop in for a "tipple" while visiting Melbourne. Good selection of beers, wines and food right in the thick of the action. However, the key is to go upstairs to Chloe's Bar and try and sit in the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

You have to come and see Chloe. She's beautiful. It is also a decent place to enjoy a beer in upmarket surroundings. It's a cut above your usual Melbourne bar. The service is very polite and discrete.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is just a sporty aussie hangouts where i used to rest before starting to my suburbs. Food is not great.. You will find staff showing attitute and they get pretty sensitive. Met the manager , he is a great mate but they need to be innovative with their food and socializing with customers. They got wonderful ciders on TOP..... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Had not been here for about 15years, but had an awesome time drinking and playing 2 Up for Anzac Day. Loved the Rooftop Smokers Bar, had a Brekky Roll and drank some Sparkling Wine 🍷 from 0830hrs. Unfortunately they have closed the middle area off for dining patrons since I was here last, but that did not interfere with all... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I love young and jacksons, don't get me wrong I visit every time I'm in Melbourne. This time however was cut short after a very disappointing meal. We ordered the handcut chips with garlic and rosemary and what came out was nothing what you'd imagine. The potatoes had pretty much been cut into thirds and then fried- this meant most... More 

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Victoria Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

went on St Patricks Day for Guiness great atmosphere beautifully restored hotel If you are in Melbourne it's a must right opposite Flinders st station

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Authentic, original Melbourne pub. Chloe is worth the visit, and don't miss the Rooftop Bar. Strangely the food is just average, service is okay, but the beer is very fresh :-) Location means a bit pricey, but must visit once at least

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