Like Fitzroy, Richmond is one of the oldest suburbs in Melbourne and was a working-class stronghold for much of the 20th century. Hence, there are a lot of pubs here. They vary from old school boozers with original tiling, sticky carpet and no TVs, to flash bars with multimillion-dollar fit-outs. Here are our favourites.

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The Royston Hotel

The Terminus Hotel’s secluded little sister.

12 River Street, Richmond

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

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 Bridge Hotel

A pub decked out like a movie set.

642 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