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54 Acland St., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9593 9535
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner
Description: Dogs Bar is Melbourne's oldest small bar, located on the leafy surrounds...
Dogs Bar is Melbourne's oldest small bar, located on the leafy surrounds of Acland Street in vibrant StKilda. Off the main tourist strip, here you will enjoy a very local vibe with artists, models and accountants mixing with the world to create Dogs Bar's iconic feel. With a classic European interior, an extensive range of wines by the glass and bottle along with Australian Craft Beers, the Modern Australian menu accommodates all of these elements with a range of shared food, mains, desserts and cheeses. Drop in. It'll be fun.
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dog's Bar - Revised

We went to an early lunch and found that Happy Hour was from 5 - 7pm with savings on food and drinks. Had Fresh Oysters, Yellowtail Fish, Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb, Cos Lettuce with Goats Cheese - and some Chips (wonderful flavor). Service and food were great. The two open fires were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
GeeWhiz007
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Being a local, we were very pleased to find that Dogs bar was under new management and are wishing the new Sydney managers all the best but being in such a competitive environment they really need to lift their game on both the food and service. We had dinner there on Friday night and waited 15 mins for our wine... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went to an early lunch and found that Happy Hour was from 5 - 7pm with savings on food and drinks. Had Fresh Oysters, Yellowtail Fish, Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb, Cos Lettuce with Goats Cheese - and some Chips (wonderful flavor). Service and food were great. The two open fires were excellent and added to the atmosphere. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went to Dogs Bar as it was straight across the road and was immediately impressed. The open fire gave it a cosy slightly romantic atmosphere and the food was excellent! Highly recommend this place to everyone!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Went to the Dogs Bar on Friday night, have liked it in the past although now I'm a fan for life. We had had a pretty average night in St Kilda Im glad we ended it at the dogs bar. Fantastic service and atmosphere, the head waitress/ manager was absolutely delightful really made our night we had gin cocktails with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

When I came to Melbourne in December I really enjoyed the great food, lovely wine at great prices and friendly affable service at Dogs Bar with friends. Now what I found was a downbeat and sad bar with no live entertainment, less than impressive service and expensive wine. The food was ok but nothing special.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After a turbulent time with the previous owner it has made it near impossible to re invent this space unless it receives a complete renovation. All the locals want this venue to succeed but it has lost its atmosphere. It is certainly worth dropping in for a nice cosie fire place drink during winter.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Arrived on time for 8.30pm booking for degustation evening with chef Charles Voudouris. The 6.30pm sitting still had three courses to be served and were clearly running very late. We were offered a free drink by way of apology. We were finally seated at around 9.15 then waited a further 30 minutes before being served our first course. The food... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Stopped in for a late nite and chose from the 'small plates' menu. My wife's quesadilla and my shrimp were both excellent. The experience was enhanced by the friendly staff and doo-wop soundtrack.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved Dogs Bar. Frequented late after work for many months for copious plonk and snacks. Over the few months I visited they had some wonderful live acts on and as it got colder they had the fab log fire. Very friendly staff and a great outside seating area that reminded me of the small side street cafés in Paris.... More 

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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Friday night, a solo guitarist gave an outstanding performance- great to have live music that allows conversation as well. Meals were great value, lovely young blonde waiter who went out of his way to make sure we were looked after. Love the outside sitting area, we will be back 😄

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luckybrickstreet, Manager at Dog's Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Surfinggig Rob Tripolino - watch out for that name as he makes his mark on the Australian entertainment scene! We're really focussed on providing great entertainment which allows conversation but is enough to give you the kick you're looking for. Rob joins some great company on our weekends where Matt Dwyer Trio play (Sat) and Peter Bishop (Sun). Glad... More 

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Additional Information about Dog's Bar

Address: 54 Acland St., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9593 9535
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 25

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Acland St., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9593 9535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25

Description

Dogs Bar is Melbourne's oldest small bar, located on the leafy surrounds of Acland Street in vibrant StKilda. Off the main tourist strip, here you will enjoy a very local vibe with artists, models and accountants mixing with the world to create Dogs Bar's iconic feel. With a classic European interior, an extensive range of wines by the glass and bottle along with Australian Craft Beers, the Modern Australian menu accommodates all of these elements with a range of shared food, mains, desserts and cheeses. Drop in. It'll be fun.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?