Few suburbs light up like Richmond does on game days. When footy’s on, the area’s pubs – some old school, some modern – come alive with fans. But even outside of that, it’s one of the best parts of Melbourne for a parma and a pint. The suburb’s working class history sees to that, with pubs cited on all the key corners. More recently the area has welcomed cocktail and wine bars, meaning there’s now something for just about everyone.

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Corner Hotel

If you’re a live music fan in Melbourne you’ll have been there more than once already.

57 Swan Street, Richmond

The Royston Hotel

The Terminus Hotel’s secluded little sister.

12 River Street, Richmond

Mountain Goat Brewery

Victoria’s second-oldest craft brewery is still one of its best. Head here for pizza and drinks to find out for yourself.

80 North St, Richmond

Atlas Vinifera

A wine bar and bottle shop, with 350 wines from around the world.

274 Church Street, Richmond

The Palm Royale

Tricked up Cuban cocktails in a vibrant space.

438 Church Street, Richmond

The Ugly Duckling

A sophisticated wine bar that wants you to feel like you’re entertaining at home.

238 Swan Street, Richmond

The Collection

A Cajun-inspired bar with a serious approach to booze.

328 Bridge Road, Richmond
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Union House

A big, relaxed pub by the team behind The Marquis of Lorne.

270 Swan Street, Richmond
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A neighbourhood local for wine, a feed, or a spot in the “sunroom”.

213 Swan Street, Richmond

Fargo and Co.

A heritage Commonwealth Bank turned 200-seat double-level bar.

216 Swan Street, Richmond
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The Bridge Hotel

A pub decked out like a movie set.

642 Bridge Road, Richmond
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Prince Alfred Hotel Richmond

A Richmond institution with classic pub food and a large open beer garden.

619 Church Street, Richmond
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Royal Saxon

A versatile, multi-leveled bar and a dining space.

545 Church St, Richmond