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The Richmond Club Hotel, One of Swan Street’s Most Iconic Bars

The historic Richmond pub

Richmond is renowned for its richness in culture. Sport, food, culture, history, Richmond has it all. Placed in the heart of it all lies the Richmond Club Hotel, a bar and pub with one foot placed firmly in the past, and one placed confidently in the future.  Built in the late 1800’s it is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most iconic pubs and bars. Located among other bars on the bustling thoroughfare of Swan Street, and just a short stroll from the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and AAMI Park, the Richmond Club Hotel truly is a staple of Richmond life.

Behind an inconspicuous façade lies a sprawling three level venue equipped with a traditional public bar to catch live sport, a dining room, a beer garden, a level one bar and balcony. Last but not least, we have a rooftop with a view of Melbourne that has to be seen to be believed.

Get your pub food fix with a twist

Richmond Club Hotel is a pub, pure and simple. So, on the menu you can expect to find all your favourite pub classics, re-imagined and interpreted with a modern twist.

Food is available in all areas of the pub, just find a seat and grab a menu. For those looking for a quick bite to eat before the footy, our dining room hosts its first sitting from 5pm until 7:45pm and its second sitting from 8pm till late. Enjoy our restaurant’s weekly specials including $16 parmas and $18 steaks on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, & $15 burgers on Thursdays.

To read testimonials from past diners please click here for Zomato or here for TripAdvisor.

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Sip in style or relax with our unbeatable happy hour prices

What’s a pub without a public bar? If the walls could talk ours would tell a thousand stories of heartache and delight all in the name of sport. If you’re looking for a dance, head up the stairs to level one, where you’ll find the decks, a series of intimate booths and a large outdoor terrace complete with an extraordinary view of trains rolling in and out of Richmond Station. Head up one more flight of stairs and you’ve arrived at the rooftop, where you’ll enjoy unobstructed views of the city and Melbourne’s iconic landmarks. Booths are available for private hire (please refer to functions tab for more information).

Our Happy Hour from 5-7pm Monday to Friday offers $7 pints of Carlton Draught, Stone & Wood & Balter, $7 house wines & $7 house vodka.

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Live music, spectacular city views and handpicked food and booze to help you ring in 2019!

Level One and rooftop access
Two hour food and beverage package from 6pm
$55pp & cocktail on arrival
Book your spot here.

Snag a spot for dinner – give us a call on 9428 6722 to book a table.

Meet us in the public bar – first in, best dressed, free entry!


Happy Hour: Monday – Friday – 5pm-7pm – $7 pints of Carlton Draught, Balter & Stone & Wood, $7 house wines, $7 house vodka

Tuesday & Wednesday: Enjoy $16 parmas and $18 steaks lunch & dinner.

‘Thank God It’s Thursday’: Includes $15 Burgers & chips lunch & dinner & from 5pm-7pm; $7 pints of Carlton Draught, Balter & Stone & Wood, $7 house wines, $7 house vodka

Sundays: Top off the weekend well with $6 tinnies and $6 tacos all day! Plus live entertainment from 4pm until late

Get in touch today

Visit us for great food, cold drinks, and an unbeatable view over Melbourne. Call us today on 03 9428 6722 to book a booth, or our whole rooftop, or simply to get some answers to your questions.

We are inspired and motivated by the people and community around us. Be part of our history and submit your photo and moment for a chance to be featured on our public bar photo wall.

All submissions score a free jug of beer!

The site at 100 Swan Street, originally known as the Duke of Richmond, has housed hotels and pubs and satiated thirsty Melburnians since 1860. In the 1880s, it was renamed to the Richmond Club Hotel, and has been known as such ever since.

In 1927, the old building was completely demolished, to be replaced in 1928 with the existing façade that Melburnians known and love.

The humble hotel has housed many colourful characters in its 140 year history. From birthing suites to horse stables, sudden deaths (but no ghosts unfortunately!), and a publican that was clocked on the head by a crutch-wielding, one-legged opponent during a brawl.

It has been a popular meeting space for sporting clubs, politicians, and punters too – The Richmond Standard Football Club and the Richmond Rowing Club held their meetings here, and the residents petitioning for the removal of the Swan Street level crossing congregated here in 1878. And of course – who could forget the infamous street party following Richmond FootballClub’s incredible victory in the 2017 AFL Grand Final!

The Richmond Club Hotel has been at the heart of Richmond, and the heart of history in Richmond for over 140 years. And we’re sure to be here for 140 years more.






Monday – Friday
12pm – Late
Saturday - Sunday
11am - Late

Getting Here

Richmond Club Hotel is conveniently located a mere 200m from Richmond Train Station. The number 70 tram also runs right to our front door.
If you’re driving, limited parking is available on Swan Street, Lennox Street and neighbouring side streets.
Please drink safely in our venues and never ever drink and drive home.

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