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Bodriggy Brewing Company
245 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
This 400-person brewpub in a former mechanics warehouse is home to a stack of beers on tap and a bottle shop is on the way.
The Carringbush Hotel
228 Langridge Street, Abbotsford
This 130-year-old pub is now slinging meat-free meals, wine on tap and more than 21 beers.
447 Church Street, Richmond
Richmond's Great Britain Hotel has been transformed into an all-occasions pub with a dog-friendly beer garden and lots of barbecued meats.
Twobays Brewing Co
2 Trewhitt Court, Dromana
A brewery on the Mornington Peninsula where all the beer (and the pizza) is gluten free.
11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
The Melbourne music institution has made its long-awaited return with an incredible refurb featuring 12 bars, two restaurants and three live music stages across its six levels.
East Brunswick Hotel
280 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
The historic three-level pub has reopened with live music and an underground dining space.
270 Swan Street, Richmond
A gastropub that'll please the masses.
121 Great Alpine Road, Bright
This out of town brewery has a 24-tap selection and a big outdoor terrace nestled in the mountains.
26 Bell Street, Torquay
A surfer's brewery and kitchen in Torquay.
Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall
100 Gipps Street, Collingwood
Collingwood's expansive brewpub.
The North Melbourne Hotel
480 Victoria Street, North Melbourne
This pub does a solid European menu and $5 wines.
Garden State Hotel
101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Flinders Lane's new four-storey pub.
The Rose Fitzroy
406 Napier Street, Fitzroy
The Fitzroy mainstay has a new lick of paint and an upstairs wine bar.
Little Creatures Geelong Brewery
Corner Fyans And Swanston Streets, Geelong
This Fremantle-born brewery's east coast home features three bars and lots of booze.
The Rochester Hotel
202 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
The Rochey is not just your average local pub.
54 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Once a questionable choice of venue, the Saint Hotel has been transformed into a sleek Thai dining space and bar.
The General Assembly
29 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
The General Assembly keeps things simple with craft beer on tap, good bar food and riverside views.
605 Victoria Street, Abbotsford
The Abbotsford pub sports a classy revamp but maintains the things that matter most: beer, bingo and counter meals.
Builders Arms Hotel
211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Andrew McConnell's refined pub offers British-inflected fare, a strong wine selection and a lovely little courtyard.
The Flying Duck Hotel
67 Bendigo Street, Prahran
Prahran's favourite old Duck flies again.