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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
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Horsham, Australia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 19 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
1 review
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
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

On a cold Saturday night we went to the Dog's bar for dinner...Wow. The atmosphere was highlighted by the amazing crowd of people enjoying themselves, the cosy open fire, very friendly staff, and the food!!. We ordered the fish and chips, the presentation looked fantastic, it arrived on wooden paddles, hot and very delicious, the best I've tasted in ages.... More 

1 Thank Trudy C
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

St Kilda is for backpackers and people under 30 right? wrong the Dog's Bar loves all ages especially if you are a little longer in the tooth. What a welcoming place, warm inviting good food great drinks fantastic atmosphere, do not go to St Kilda without visiting this place,

1 Thank E9733OHroberta
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Awesome little bar. Had an eye fillet, really good fried onions, bowl of crispy chips and a glass of Shiraz while listening to some nice live music. Hard to beat for $25 wow.

1 Thank Clappers13
Tallahassee, Florida
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163 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We went to St. Kilda to see the fairy penguins and after spending some time watching them, decided to have dinner at Dog’s Bar. Dog’s Bar is a local favorite with a laidback but romantic vibe. The restaurant serves beer, wine, and fantastic comfort food.

1 Thank CandieTravels

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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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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?