Love it or hate it, Federation Square is here to stay. Once accused of being an eyesore, Fed Square has finally been embraced by locals and tourists alike. At the heart of the square, positioned above the train lines of Flinders Street Station (as its name points out), sits Transport Hotel, home to three unique offerings: Taxi Dining Room, Transit Cocktail Lounge and the ever-popular Transport Public Bar.
The Public Bar is a favourite venue for suits, travellers, shoppers and passers-by. Aside from the crowd, the sheer size of the venue makes this modern-day pub stand out. Not necessarily known for its ambience, the Public Bar is a chameleon from day to night – relying on its consistently steady flow of traffic to keep the mood upbeat.
The beers are crisp and cold (with a surprisingly large variety to choose from) and the cocktail list is enticing. The best way to enjoy Transport is to grab your drink and a pew overlooking the Yarra, kick the feet up and watch the passing parade.
Ground Floor, Transport, Federation Square
Ccorner Flinders and Swanston streets, Melbourne
(03) 9654 8808