In the middle of winter, nothing beats having dinner and a drink in front of a fireplace, especially when someone else is cooking.
When it’s cold outside and the fridge is bare, there’s no better option than grabbing a seat at our favourite pub or bar. For those nights when a cosy pub with a roaring fireplace is calling your name, here are the top pubs with open fireplaces to visit across Melbourne.
O’Connell’s, South Melbourne
South Melbourne’s O’Connell’s is the perfect laid-back pub with an elegant fit-out. The dining room offers a fireplace, along with some hearty pub classics. On Sundays, guests can indulge in their famous Sunday Roast with all the trimmings. Find out more here
Middle Park Hotel, Middle Park
The ultimate gastropub, Middle Park Hotel, features an exquisite dining room with a large open fireplace. With a menu championing the best of Victorian produce, it’s the perfect place for a warming meal throughout the week. Plus, there’s the Sunday roast and even a kiddies roast too. Find out more here
The Exchange Hotel, Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne’s award-winning pub, The Exchange Hotel offers a relaxed and friendly environment that’s perfect for winter! The lounge offers a large open fire and delicious pub bites using local produce. There’s also the Sunday roast on weekly rotation. Find out more here
Prince Alfred, Richmond
Positioned on Richmond’s lively Church St, Prince Alfred is renowned for a good time. A favourite in winter for its open fireplace to gather with friends and family. Plus, there’s half-price pizza on Mondays. Find out more here
Trinket Bar, Melbourne
Sophisticated charm with vintage furnishing when guests first walk in and best known for its hidden basement den, Trinket is the place to be on a grim wintery night. Boasting the cutest open fireplace in the main bar, it’s a hard one to pass up. There’s an extensive cocktail list and a delicious range of pizzas and share plates! Find out more here
The dining room at the Auburn Hotel is a cosy pub experience where friends and family can mingle by the fireplace. And there’s the Hearty Sunday roast – the ultimate winter warmer. Find out more here