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

Love how they have kept history and character of this historical hotel. Chloe is well presented and worth getting a photo. The bars, location with Flinders Street Station views... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Perth, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of seating and relaxed atmosphere. Beer was cold and had a good selection of beers on tap. Would go back!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love how they have kept history and character of this historical hotel. Chloe is well presented and worth getting a photo. The bars, location with Flinders Street Station views are irreplaceable. Food is so so, bar menu ok and restaurant menu a bit trendy and expensive. Does not match ambience and character of this heritage establishment. But a definite must... More 

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Thank OzEnzoLinda
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Express Menu is worth looking at for lunch. Selections and meal sizes are good and service prompt. Pretty quiet midweek so could have a good business lunch without shouting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch on a mild spring day, upstairs overlooking the heart of the city, elegant setting and food, and presence of "Chloe" made this a memorable experience.

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Thank Gillian919
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad, but lacking in timing and service. Popped in here for dinner as on my own on a business trip in the city. Ordered one of their special Octoberfest beers and a chicken parmigiana. After ten minutes I asked where the beer was, and apparently the bar staff were 'looking for it', - strange as a featured beer on... More 

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Thank Huw C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having delicious breakfast. Smashed avo with mushrooms etc...great coffee. Good service. Not overpriced. Excellent for people watching.

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Thank Rosalba S
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Evening show at The Regent Theatre close by and obtained a table quickly before the post Derby Day exit via Flinders Street railway station (opposite). Watched the passing parade outside the windows which provided a great "floor show". Service excellent, meals excellent. I would highly recommend it.

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Thank Maggie R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a lovely pub with some views overlooking the Flinders Street station. We were able to enjoy our drinks while people watching, which was all very pleasant. My hubby enjoyed the 'Venom' tap beer which comes from Richmond originally but is possibly part of a larger brewing company??. Young & Jackson also have their own brews on tap. I... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Each time we are in Melbourne, we always call in for a drink, always can get a seat with great service and atmosphere!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Called in here en route to a show at the Regent for a quick meal. Generous serve of chicken parmigiana, chips and salad for my companion but my rockling was a disappointment..one third of the fish was inedible due to attached leatherlike skin/bone. Had started eating from the other edible end fortunately and was queried why I had not complained... More 

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