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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 - 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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A great pub 30 seconds walk from the train platforms.

I've walked past this pub many times during my 15 years living in Melbourne,but being a little wary of crowds (or the general pub atmosphere) I would generally avoid it. A while... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Macquaria A
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've walked past this pub many times during my 15 years living in Melbourne,but being a little wary of crowds (or the general pub atmosphere) I would generally avoid it. A while ago I had spare time and it was fairly quiet that afternoon, so I decided try out one of their meals. My steak was fantastic and cooked just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there last weekend and as usual we thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband had the Cuban sanwich (which he always does as he enjoys it so much); my daughter had a Devonshire Tea - she enjoyed it apart from the sultanas in the scones. Staff are friendly; service and the food are good. Definite recommendation.

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunched with friends in the ground floor restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient. The menu provided a broad variety of meals. As two couples, we chose the Pie, the Cuban Pork Sandwich, and Bacon and Eggs. The pie was huge, full of tender beef and came with a salad. The bacon and eggs provided two small eggs, but about half... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I noticed a lot of noise, and many lively people inside. They were watching large screen TVs and footy games. I decide to join the crowd since it was raining outside. I did not request food, but thoroughly enjoyed their white rabbit dark ale. I enjoyed the beer and my first Australian footbal league game.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good pub. Sports on TV. Lots of people coming and going just as any pub near a rail station. I didn't eat here and probably wouldn't. This is a pub, for drinks. I don't think they claim to be anything else.

Thank Bluden
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for over 25 years and have had mostly good experiences. Today we had a share platter at lunch in the first floor lounge. The blackboard by the bar said the platter would include arrancini, roo, smoked salmon, seared tuna, and bruschetta ($30). The platter came with no roo, but with haloumi. Everything was very tasty,... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It began when Australian explorer and entrepreneur John Batman bought the land in 1837 and built a house for himself and his children. It next became a school, then was razed and in its place warehouses were constructed. By 1861 a hotel replaced the warehouses and that is what it has been ever since. The building takes up a corner... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the pub for a meal with friends. I had the steak cooked rare. I found it fatty and difficult to cut through even with a sharp steak knife. Very poor. Service was also poor. Melbourne is a culinary capital so I suggest eat at other places

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Woodend, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took our friend, an elderly gentleman from country Victoria, to see Chloe. He had been aware of her most his life but had never seen her in real life. He was delighted with the painting. When the waiter realised our purpose for the meal at Y&J he moved us from the table he had set for us to one... More 

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to visit this iconic Melbourne pub for years. We attended during the Melbourne Comedy Festival and we were disappointed in the service, the waitress was rude and we only got asked if we wanted drinks once, while waiting for our food we had to go up to the bar and ask to order, to be told it's... More 

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