Newmarket Hotel

Great pub fare, exciting architecture and a dedicated gig space — the Newmarket is a triple threat.
Bodil Droga
Published on July 31, 2018
Updated on May 27, 2021


Inspired by the urban grunge of St Kilda's roots, the Newmarket Hotel combines retro funk with modern sophistication. Known for its fairy-light speckled beer garden, fresh take on Australian pub classics, striking interiors and dedicated gig space, this St Kilda resident is one to check out.

Having undergone extensive renovations in recent years, Newmarket Hotel has been revitalised from the ground up. Offering a range of pub classics, alongside some Newmarket twists, the menu compliments Melbourne's ever-changing climate. Complimenting the top-notch menu is a wine and beer list to match, with over 17 beers on tap.

Plus, like us, the pub believes that even our four-legged friends deserve a decent pub meal. So, every Tuesday the pub is serving up dog-friendly parmas for just $5 a pop. The mini chicken schnitzel comes topped with shaved ham and bocconcini, and is served with a side of 'chips' and 'salad' (well, dog treats and kibble). Humans will find parmas here, too, with the dish available every Tuesday for just $15 (compared to the usual $21) including a side of beer-battered chips and salad. If you rock up between 4–7pm, you'll also be able to score some happy hour drinks, with $5.50 draught beer, house wine and spirits, and $12 cocktails.

Newmarket's newly revamped dedicated gig space, the Hummingbird, is host to a genre-tripping lineup of acts, from jazz to soul funk to R&B and even comedy. The intimate band room features a shiny new stage and sound system, hosting a bunch of shows every week.


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