The Drunken Poet

Out of more than 1,500 pubs from 41 countries, Melbourne's The Drunken Poet was voted into the 10 Best Irish Pubs In The World (Outside Ireland)by The Irish Times... the only venue in Australia to make the list!


As our reviews will tell you, The Drunken Poet is a real locals' pub: cute, cozy and friendly. That's what makes it authentically Irish - it's not a twee or clichéd theme-pub... we have portraits of poets from Ireland and around the world on our walls, we serve great Guinness, and we have one of the finest selections of Irish whiskey in Australia.

The Drunken Poet is one of Melbourne's best and most unique live music venues, hosting local/interstate original artists five nights a week, including our popular weekly Wine, Whiskey, Women events and Traditional Irish Music Sessions.



65 Peel Street

West Melbourne VIC 3003

03 9348 9797



Opening Hours

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00am

Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

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