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Young and Jackson's Hotel

Central Business District
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Address: Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9650 3884
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am

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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Decent but not amazing

Was recommended to eat here by friends who had been to Melbourne previously. Overall the meal was decent but not spectacular for the price paid. However, probably average for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nicole C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was recommended to eat here by friends who had been to Melbourne previously. Overall the meal was decent but not spectacular for the price paid. However, probably average for Melbourne. When we arrived it was difficult to find a waiter to seat us as it seemed pretty empty being mid week. The food was nice and good quality but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I came to check out 'Chloe' and the start of our pub crawl.. Great location, French martinis were amazing and perfect service!

Thank Vic820
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had two pub lunches which were excellent, although beware if you want to order lunch before 12, you'll have a limited menu with breakfast fare. They are sticklers on the time. Craft beet and upstairs a nicer restaurant, Chloe's, and a craft beer and cider bar. Down stairs there is a pub proper "bar" and a pub style restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A female bartender had no issue discussing with me the local beers that were available, and which were here recommended. I ended up trying the 'bridge road golden ale' which was very light and easy to drink. Great location only across the road from flinders station. A warm feel to the place, with many locals enjoying themselves. A typical Melbourne... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always have a drink or two at this great pub when in Melbourne. Had dinner there the other night, my open steak sandwich was fantastic. My wife's Thai chicken dish was a let down however, I think they forgot the sauce!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had high hopes for Y&Js. The downstairs eating area was pretty full but a table was found for us right away. The drinks order was quickly filled, so no problems there. We were disappointed that various things on the menu were unavailable but things happen ... So we went with our second choices for our meals and waited. And... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This famous hotel is on the corner of Swanston and Flinders streets in the heart of Melbourne. Comfortable little pub with attentive staff ... a quiet perching-point to sit and watch the large crowds of people outside passing by and going about their daily business. Vegetarians are often difficult to feed, but the staff here bent over backwards to ensure... More 

Thank Bill K
Wonthaggi, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some friends down from Sydney and took them to this hotel on the weekend at around 9pm. We had about 4 drinks before security told us that we had been cut off and had to leave when we finished our drinks. We ordered another drink and was served at which point the bouncer grabbed the beer from my... More 

Thank Matt B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place smelt of old varnish and the service was appalling. Battered rockling fish and chips was rubbish and the chicken parmi was country roadhouse worthy.

Thank Rockling1
Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there with my husband and his mate and wife for a drink before we went out for dinner. It was 6.30, we were excited laughing and talking in our own little world as we hadnt seen our friends for a year as they live in Sydney. My husband then got told he was cut off (why ) no idea... More 

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