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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 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00

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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Great last stop before the tram home

Quite often drop in for a roadie before the tram or walk home when in Melbourne. Staff always friendly and so are the security guys on the door who are always gentlemen and say... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Southport, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good venue apart from the rude doormen on Saturday night. I needed to go outside to make business calls occasionally & was horrified at their behaviour towards youngsters trying to get in who were not intoxicated or unpleasant themselves. Management should be monitoring this situation especially during an event such as the Grand Prix when international guests see an... More 

Thank chrisonthemove
Southport, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite often drop in for a roadie before the tram or walk home when in Melbourne. Staff always friendly and so are the security guys on the door who are always gentlemen and say hello and goodbye. Chloe's is always a good place for a nightcap.

Thank RobertOldboy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has location!!! Step out of Flinders train station and you literally walk into the hotel! Excellent place to meet up with friends and enjoy a drink and a meal! This place can get very crowded!!!!

Thank Jo H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant with great character. But there is also a pub, live band, roof top ... Food is very very good. Customer service is excellent. Place is vintage but also very sophisticated. Always love to go back there for dinner!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A drink with the beautiful Chloe painting has become a family ritual, so every trip we toast this wonderful pub and appreciate its care of this magnificent and histroically significant painting. THANKYOU Young and Jacksons, please do continue your careful custody of Chloe.

Thank sally r
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're visiting Melbourne and want to meet up with some friend's do that at Chloe's Bar upstairs at Young & Jackson. It's our favourite bar for relaxing with a Pale Ale, and the food from the Bar and in the Restaurant is excellent. Get a seat by a window and watch the world go by, and as you inspect... More 

Thank williamjK8937GT
Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering around taking in the sights we passed this lovely old hotel and decides to go in and have lunch. Very good decision, the waitress was very attentive and extremely courteous, she was from Denmark, our meal was served very promptly and was delicious, as was the great coffee and my wife's pot of tea. To watch everyone busily going... More 

Thank Mal H
Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Witj so many places to dine in Melbourne city Saturday night we found that time had gotten away from us after wandering up from the Casino. What a great find for a late dinner Young and Jackson Hotel was. In times gone by we have had a drink but never entertained the idea of dining here. My husband had steak... More 

Thank Netti2626
Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been many years since I had been to the Young and Jackson and decided to take my wife to see what if anything had changed. Still a great pub with plenty of atmosphere. Well worth a look and a drink on any visit to Melbourne.

Thank Pitty604
Preston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked into the fairly busy café on the ground floor. I wasn't greeted which was alright except I was made to move from the table I had chosen (the only table available, a table of 4, fair enough but could have been avoided if the waitresses hadn't chosen to ignore me when I came in). I was made to move... More 

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