The Workers Club

A quintessential corner pub with a band room that pumps most nights of the week.
Libby Curran
April 23, 2021


The Workers Club is a classic Northside pub in front and a rollicking music party out the back, with a band room that's been known to jump with live gigs most nights of the week. The pub was formerly the iconic Rob Roy Hotel, and while the interior has had a makeover, the exterior retains its old-time charm. This one's long been a champion of emerging Aussie acts, especially those of the rock, punk and hip hop persuasion, and has played host to Australia-wide tours and more intimate local EP launches alike.

These days, it churns out great food from the kitchen, which means if you arrive early enough, you can plan to have dinner and a show. On the menu, you'll find classic pub grub such as eggplant parmas, fish and chips, beef burgers and veggie burgers.

If you want to branch out a bit, it also offers some upmarket fare including chargrilled roo fillets with braised brussels sprouts and red wine jus, seafood bisque with salmon, prawns, scallops, calamari and garlic prawns, a Korean platter with pork belly, fried chicken, kimchi and dumpling soup and a vegetarian risotto with almonds and parmesan. There are cheap lunch deals, too, as well as sharing platters. 

There are gigs on most nights out the back of The Workers Club, including Mondays and Tuesdays, with a special focus on local acts.


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