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Dog's Bar

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54 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9593 9535
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Casual atmosphere in a historic building oozing with character. The lunch special was great - a beer or a red with a beef ragu for $20. The odours from the cheese brought out the flavours from the tender beef pieces.

Thank Werner R
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying just down the road and this bar was recommended by friends. It didn't disappoint even though we were pretty early (6pm). We sat by a roaring fire and watched the dismal weather. I imagine that this bar really kicks off later into the evening.

Thank Fiona N
Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant bar with friendly staff, great food options from snacks to full meals. We had fish cakes and beans thinking we were ordering lightly but it was easily sufficient for two. A good list of wines by the glass. The music would have been good if the acoustics weren't so loud.

Thank Grace B
Brisbane Region, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing bar with a beautiful open fireplace, had the clam chowder which was out of this world, with the band playing music from the 60's and swirling skirts of the dancers.

Thank Cath G
Horsham, Australia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food was fantastic and reasonably priced, atmosphere was cool whilst not being hipster, bar workers were great fun and on the ball, band was excellent.. If in Acland St it is well worth a visit

Thank Mark H
Foster, Australia
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a late lunch in front of the fire on a cold and wet Melbourne day. Food was fantastic. Also a great selection of wines available, many by the glass. Then at 4.00 pm the piano was fired up and we were entertained by a very professional group. Don't miss this place.

Thank dfb_au
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Drinks-only for two on a Saturday, late afternoon, in a bar made cosy with two open fires and the smell of wood-fire-smoke wafting through the room. A good wine list and the smell of a large pot of mulled wine warming the senses. Drink prices reasonable served with generous measures. Well-mixed cocktails. Very friendly service. Would go here again. On... More 

1 Thank ArkBright
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The great reviews were spot on with this one! The food was magnificent; all four dishes ordered by our group. Alacarte without the price tag. Incredible flavour combinations. All meat was 'melt in your mouth' perfect. Comfortable warm, rustic and mellow atmosphere. Open fires got the thumbs up; wanted to stay there all night. Service was friendly. Will definitely be... More 

1 Thank gillette72
Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Dogs bar has been going awhile , I have been going regularly for over 18 years and it is always an interesting night especially weekends fridays etc. The food is good and they have 'Dogs specials' cheaper meals, comes with a glass of wine or a beer. The fish burger was good but not always on the menu which changes... More 

1 Thank rvator
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Agree with a othet reviewers, The Dog's Bar is excellent and deserves a high rating on its food alone. Beef cheek ragu with truffle butter and gnocchi is excellent. Eye fillet the same, great calamari and the list goes on! Service is friendly and very efficient, The 'Irish' Team just run and run all night. 2 open fires, relaxed and... More 

2 Thank Tony L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $26
Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?