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

You're not a live music fan in Melbourne unless you've been to the Corner. The room – and its infamous solitary column – is rightfully an icon. But did you know it also has a killer rooftop and beer garden upstairs?

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

At this big, relaxed pub by the team behind The Marquis of Lorne, there are a lot of spaces to choose from. There's the downstairs front bar, with 10 taps serving crafts and classics. Upstairs, a dining room with a pub and bistro menu. And on the roof, a terrace bar with views out over Richmond.

270 Swan Street, Richmond
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Fargo and Co.

This former Commonwealth Bank branch is now 200-seat double-level bar. Come here for classic pub grub and beers. It's also well known for its rooftop terrace, which plays host to bottomless brunches during the day and boozy cocktail session in the evenings.

216 Swan Street, Richmond

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

Royal Saxon

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

545 Church St, Richmond