The Town Hall Hotel is one of the longest standing and most popular pubs in North Melbourne – a clear local favourite. The pub itself is a refitted second-hand shop, plastered in music posters from the ’70s and a lamp collector’s dream, so you’re likely to find the student crowd scattered among uni lecturers having pints and eating burgers.
Most of the crowd here are smokers, so the beer garden (located through the kitchen) is usually heavily occupied and if you’re sticking around for a meal it’s best to get in early. The beauty of this pub is that it is one of the old-school stayers, with sticky carpet, a lot of noise, a bit of attitude and a familiar feel which translates to the food.
You’re always likely to grab a pint, have a burger, pie or parma and leave fully satisfied. Most of the locals don’t eat past these items, but you can just as easily enjoy a barramundi special or a mushroom and bacon pasta.
33 Errol Street, North Melbourne
(03) 9328 1983