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Young and Jackson's Hotel

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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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Iconic venue but service left wanting

My cousins arriving from US wanted to visit the iconic Y&J's that is world renowned. What a disappointment!! The table for 3 was placed in the very draughty doorway with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kay F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My cousins arriving from US wanted to visit the iconic Y&J's that is world renowned. What a disappointment!! The table for 3 was placed in the very draughty doorway with uncomfortable chairs more designed for a kitchen than a dining area, When ordering from the menu 3 of the choices were no longer available despite still appearing on the chalkboard... More 

Thank Kay F
New Lambton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Across the road from iconic Flinders St station, this historic pub is a must visit. We do every time in Melbourne. The celebrated nude Chloe up stairs is an attraction, but for us, it is the constantly changing range of interesting, artisan/boutique beers on tap. Always new ones to try, and never enough time or stamina to try them all.... More 

Thank Gregory D
Adelaide South Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We called in here to view the infamous nude Chloe painting. Noticed " pie floaters" were on the menu. Being from South Australia we have fond memories of pie floaters from the late night pie carts. Unfortunately the carts no longer exist in Adelaide but floaters are still available at some hotels. To us a pie floater is a bowl... More 

Thank Kayjohn
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A popular eating and drinking place. The food is good and drinks are reasonable. We ate downstairs - not the more expensive restaurant. The fish and chips were perfect! Everyone at our table enjoyed their meals - steak sandwich, soup, fritters, besides those who ordered fish and chips. The staff are very friendly and the service is very good. It... More 

Thank Astrid D
Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinner for around 50 guests.Food was of a better standard than most pub food, however was a touch small if you are hungry. visit Chloe upstairs and enjoy one of Melbournes iconic places.

Thank Anth B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a recommendation and weren't disappointed. The location is ideal (opposite Flinders Street station) and the price is OK for Melbourne standards! There was a band playing a selection of typically Aussie rock songs which we enjoyed and the atmosphere was great.

Thank Claire T
Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks were average priced. We were disappointed with the nibbles we ordered at the bar. The cheese platter had hardly any cheese on it, very small slithers (except the blue cheese). The fries weren't very crispy. The location was convenient which is what made us go in. Won't be rushing to go back

Thank Naomi K
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel is right opposite Flinder's St Train Station, so it is ideally situated. On the first floor their is a cocktail bar which has a nice view of the surrounding outside area of Melbourne. There is also a rooftop Bar serving light snacks and alcohol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First things first , try and get a window seat if you are a people watcher . The constant stream of people coming and going from flinders st station is a joy , have spent many an enjoyable hour at these windows . All the usual great Aussie beers and European stuff to boot . There is a small terrace... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in into the corner pub to catch up with a friend and enjoyed drinks and the big screen footy while escaping from the cold and rain outside! A very easy meeting place with fine wines and even boutique beers! Don't forget to go upstairs and see the famous painting of "Chloe" too!

Thank Jo H

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