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What's Open in Melbourne This Grand Final Friday Public Holiday

As the the city gears up for the 2019 AFL Grand Final, your favourite spot may be closed on Friday — but these spots will more than tide you over with brunch, beers and everything in-between.
By Abbey Smith
September 26, 2019
By Abbey Smith
September 26, 2019

Melbourne is buzzing. Everyone's wearing yellow and black. That means that the AFL Grand Final is almost here. It also means a public holiday on the Friday, so some of your regular spots may be shut. So if you're on the hunt for a quick brekkie before the parade, a long lunch away from the footy madness, or a few preparatory drinks this Grand Final public holiday, we've put together an extensive list of all the cafes, bars and restaurants that'll be open on Friday, September 27.

There's a bit of everything on the list to suit footy fanatics and renouncers alike, from classic Italian pizzas in Carlton, Indian food in the CBD to a few craft beers down in St Kilda.


Daughter in Law by Peter Tarasiuk


Chin Chin, 11am - 11pm

Mr. Miyagi, Windsor: 12pm noon–late, Satuday and Sunday

Mamasita, Melbourne: 6pm–late

Kisume, CBD: 12pm noon - 2.30pm, 5pm - 11pm

Bistro Gitan, South Yarra: 12pm–late

Daughter In Law, CBD: 5pm–10pm

Jamu, Richmond: 11am–11pm

Estelle, Northcote: 5pm–late

Fatto Bar & Cantina, CBD: 12pm–late

Hanoi Hannah New Quarter, Richmond: 12pm–11pm

Lupo, Collingwood: 12pm–4.30, 6pm–11pm

Matilda, South Yarra: 12pm–3pm, 6pm–10pm

Neptune, Windsor: 4pm–1am

Tipico, Windsor: 5pm–late

Tokyo Tina, Windsor: 12pm–10pm

Red Sparrow Pizza, Collingwood and Prahran: 5–10pm


Bodriggy Brewing Co. by Kate Shanasy


Bodriggy Brewing Co, Abbotsford: 11.30am–11pm (open till 1am Thursday, September 26)

The Espy, St Kilda: 10am–2pm

Bar Romantica, Brunswick East: 4pm–4am

Arbory Bar & Eatery, CBD: 7.30am–1am

Arbory Afloat, CBD: 11am –1am

Agostino, Carlton: noon–10pm

Galah, Windsor: 3pm–1am

East End Wine Bar, Hawthorn East: 3pm–1am

Bomba Rooftop, CBD: noon–3pm, 5pm–late

Peaches, CBD: 4pm–late

The Village Belle Hotel, St Kilda: 9am–3am


Good Times Milk Bar by Simon Shiff


Good Times Milk Bar, Bentleigh: 8am–3pm

Code Black, Brunswick: 7am–4pm, North Melbourne: 7am–5pm (all other locations will be closed)

Mörk Chocolate, North Melbourne: 9am–5pm

Ascot Food Store, Ascot Vale: 7am–3pm

The Crux and Co., CBD: 7.30am–2pm

Industry Beans, Fitzroy: 8am–4pm (CBD will be closed)

Crumpet & Co., Keilor East: 8.30am–2pm

Pie Thief, Footscray: 7am–4pm

Short Round, Thornbury : 8am–1.30pm

Collective Espresso, Camberwell:

Common Galaxia, Seddon: 8am–3pm

King & Godfree Espresso Bar, Carlton: 8am–12pm

Lights in the Attic, Hawthorn East: 7.30am–3pm


Top image: The Espy by Alex Drewniak. 

Published on September 26, 2019 by Abbey Smith


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