Econo Lodge City Square
67 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VI 3000
Phone: (61) 3 96547011
Fax: (61) 3 96507107
Bars & Cafes
Bottoms up with a conscience here at Shebeen. Inspired by makeshift bars on the streets of Africa, owners Simon Griffiths and Zanna McComish opened this pioneering not-for-profit watering hole. Wine and beer are imported from developing nations and proceedings help raise funds for projects in those countries. Combine creative cocktails with complementary popcorn and international bar fare. Their beach shack-style decor of murals, bright tiles, quirky upholstery, and occasional live music contribute to a laid-back ambiance.
Journal Canteen looks and feels like a college canteen. It has long dark wooden tables on one side and smaller tables and stools on the other. The lighting is really good, and bookshelves above, contain books on various subjects. This room was actually a classroom once upon a time, but today, people come here to study, make notes, or to just go back in time. Journal's menu seems to change everyday, with their blackboard specials creating a very tempting sight! They also serve salads, bruschetta, rolls, and more. Journal's coffee, and pastries come highly recommended.
Degraves Espresso Bar is the perfect place to muse over a cup of coffee or to catch up with friends. The pleasant ambiance and arty decor add to the charm of this cozy and compact venue. A great place to grab a bite when you're in a hurry or to enjoy dining in the outdoors. The menu boasts of European dishes and also vegetarian grub. For that perfectly blended coffee and tasty soups this place is highly recommended.
Beer is the favorite drink and refreshment of all Australians and Young & Jackson pub proudly boasts of being the first to sell Foster's beer in the country. Enjoy beer in a variety of styles with the tastiest of meals right here. The pub also has its very own beer called the 'Young and Jackson's Naked Ale', claiming it to be meant only for the brave-hearted. The ultimate paradise for beer lovers, this haven offers tastings, seasonal craft brews to sample and a great range of specialty and mainstream beers. So gear yourself up and raise a toast with the amber colored liquid to health, wealth, farewells and safe returns.
There's no combination better than sports and beer. The Long Bar is an answer to the prayers of every sports fan. Located in Young & Jackson, this bar has just about everything the die-hard fan requires. Comfortable couches, perfect ambiance and most importantly lots of beer. So whether you're a cricket enthusiast or a football freak, this is the place to be. Pick from the extensive and fantastic bar menu and get into the right 'spirit'.
The Main Bar located within Young & Jackson bar is one of the hip and happening places in Melbourne. Not only is this bar reputed for its excellent choices and types of beer, but it has also been acclaimed for its live music. Every Sunday, Blues and Rock sessions are held within the bar with some of the most acclaimed names in the music industry performing. Fridays and Saturday nights are band nights and you have DJ's spinning out music from all genres. So take out those dancing shoes and let the music move you.
Chloe, the main icon of Chloes Brasserie is a famous nude portrait which has graced the walls of Young & Jackson since 1909. Dedicated to this painting, this restaurant features an open kitchen. So you can order a delectable dish and you can watch it being cooked right before your eyes. And the delicious aromas floating all through the room makes your mouth water and your stomach rumble. There is also a sensational dining room which overlooks the Flinders Street Station. So wine and dine with a great view and better food.
The historical landmark, Chloe's Bar, is unsurpassed for both its world-wide recognition and also its place in Melbourne's heart. Young & Jackson's Hotel started life in the halcyon days of the 19th century gold rush era that brought Australia much of its early wealth. The bar's centerpiece is a painting of a woman, Chloe, who is totally naked. Painted by French artist Jules Lefebvre, it was hung there in 1909. Many Australian soldiers claim Chloe was the last woman they saw before boarding trains to head off to war.
Arintji Cafe and Bar presents indoor as well as outdoor dining experience with equal panache. The use of contrasting shades for the decor adds more vibrancy to this hip and sassy cafe. The a la carte menu is also offered here along with a fine selection of cocktails and wines. This place is also functional for various events with a seating capacity of 200. With spectacular views, this award-winning place assures you a feast for all your senses!
Looking out for some mouth-watering breakfast in a place that completely fits your bill to the fee? Or maybe some delicious lunch? How about some snacks? Perhaps some spirits to cheer you up? Then Cafe situated within Young & Jackson is the perfect solution to all your problems. The food here is absolutely scrumptious and the wine list is impressive. The aromatic smells that keep wafting around the restaurant makes your tummy rumble. So whether its just a chilled beer or a full-fledged meal that your.e looking out for, Cafe is an ideal location to be in.
Tony Starr's Kitten Club is all about good food, good music and good ambiance. It's popularity means smoke, cheerful chatter and an intimate atmosphere. Chairs and tables adorn the upstairs club while vinyl ottomans and stools decorate the lounge area. It is groovy and guaranteed to be fun. Eating at Kitten Club is better quality than you would expect from a bar venue. Think brown sugar cured yellow fin tuna or thyme marinated chicken breast.
In the middle of the downtown Melbourne action and open until the wee hours of the morning is this narrow, bright tea joint. Ten Ren's Tea is a popular stop for a variety of inexpensive tea-based concoctions, including bubble tea and the popular black milk tea. Even the food is largely tea-based, with tea jellies and sweets, tea soups and meat and veggie options. You can also select from a collection of special boxes of tea to purchase, ranging in price from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars, depending on the rarity and quality of the tea.