Prince of Wales Hotel
The Prince of Wales occupies a large, Art Deco building on the corner of Acland and Fitzroy Streets in the heart of St Kilda. The public bar downstairs is well-served by a large bar and has some pool tables and bar stools strewn throughout for casual get-togethers and groups. Large open windows allow for perfect people-watching and there is an outside area looking onto the bustling street for smokers and sun-lovers alike. Downstairs can get pretty busy at peak hours but it is still congenial and relaxed. The bar is also one of the oldest-known gay-friendly venues in Melbourne. With a pretty traditional selection of beer and pub grub available, The Prince of Wales caters to a large, varied crowd of footy fans and to those who are after a quiet cold one in the sun. Upstairs of course, is one of Melbourne's best-known gig venues, The Prince Bandroom.