The Drunken Poet, Melbourne

4.0
#58 of 155 in Nightlife in Melbourne
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.

We do free live music six nights a week, and feature Tribute Tuesdays, Wine Whiskey Women on Wednesdays, Open Mic Nights every second Thursday, and Irish Music Sessions on Fridays.

For band bookings please email drunkenpoetmusic@gmail.com

For general enquiries please email siobhandooleypoet@gmail.com

Open Mic Nights: sign ups start at 7pm, no booking required - just come on in and put your name on the list!
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  • After some hours at the Queen Victoria markets we felt the need for a sit and a cool drink. While wandering along Peel St., the "drunken poet" caught our eye and after our experience in the "Drunken A...  more »
  • Quaint Irish pub next to Queen Victoria Markets. Had a great afternoon listening to a mates band play. Worth the experience.  more »
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  • Lovely Irish pub! It is a charming little space with pictures of great writers, musicians and poets on their wall. What is so great about this place is that the owner is so nice and caring about her customers and most importantly it is one pub that is not trying too hard to be pleasing - it's just good on it's own. You just walk in and you feel so comfortable. Lovely.
  • Was great place to listen to life band, great bear and very friendly stuff. As a dancer i would prefer more dancing space but we did with whatever was available. Will go there again
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