65 Peel St

West Melbourne

(03) 9348 9797

Drunken Hours:

Monday - closed

Tuesday-Friday - 3pm-1am

Saturday 12 noon - 1am

Sunday 12 noon - 11pm

Arguably the best Irish pub in Melbourne, hosting live music six nights a week

The Drunken Poet is a cozy, authentic Irish pub, situated just near the Victoria Markets, at 65 Peel St, West Melbourne.

Out of more than 1,500 pubs from 41 countries, The Drunken Poet was voted into the 10 Best Irish Pubs In The World (Outside Ireland) by The Irish Times... the only venue in Australia to make the list!

As our reviews will tell you, The Drunken Poet is a real locals' pub: cute, cozy and friendly. That's what makes it authentically Irish - it's not a twee or clichéd theme-pub... we have portraits of poets from Ireland and around the world on our walls, we serve great Guinness, and we have one of the finest selections of Irish whiskey in Australia.


"Pull a stool up to the bar if you’re in the mood to make new acquaintances – the atmosphere is always warm and convivial. The Drunken Poet is a proper Irish gem – if only there were more like it."
- Time Out


pouring a pint
pint and taytos
inside the pub