Venue type: Pub
A true Collingwood local, the Gem has remained true to its Americana aesthetic since opening for business in 2006.
With its wooden honkytonk interior, ranch-style furniture, and shrines to the memory of the late Elvis Presley, not only does it capture the warmth and friendly feel of a Southern American bar, it's married authentic Texas Barbecue with a range of delicious vegetarian dishes creating a truly unique Melbourne food experience.
We look forward to making your night a memorable one! With 4 dining rooms
and an upstairs bar, we can cater for a cheeky bar top snack or dining bookings of up to 30 people.
Outdoor Area / Beer Garden
Tables on the footpath are handy should the weather be warm.
Live Music Venue
An odd bit of impromptu acoustic most nights, be it a band, solo act, or just a bit of strumming of the guitar.
We had a great meal in this aptly named pub - it really is a Gem! A great place to while away an afternoon. Great music too - saw one of the best bluegrass bands i've ever seen - Great musos, complete with hats and a singer who can really sing the bluegrass way. A great musical accompanyment to a great meal in a great pub.
Andrew, Malvern, 04/09
I first went to the Gem with my wife who new that I was missing the bluegrass music from where I grew up (West Virginia, USA). She told me that she had heard that a band called Redfish Bluegrass was playing on a Friday night. We gathered a couple of friends to check out this pub and ended up having one of my best nights in Melbourne. The atmosphere was inviting, the crowd was warm, the beer was cold, and the band was spot-on.
I'm migrating to Australia permanently in about 1 months time, and the Gem Bar is high on my list of spots to become reaquainted. This pub feels like home.
Ken, Camberwell, 02/08
Always friendly, never intimidating for a girl to go on her own, with a group even take the folks to the dining room. The owners seem sreally pasionate about music and so it seems to be such a high quality of good aussie country or blues that's put on live most nights. I can still take my corporte boss and be sitting next to an old tattoed rocker and yet it manages to make all feel welcome. It's an smaller size that ensures you'll meet someone during the evening!
Hollie, Collingwood, 05/07
Really cosy pub great beers including an excellent range of Coopers ales. I tried the Coopers dark which was well on form when I visited. Really freindly staff and a great atmosphere. A fair dinkum pub which is a must when visiting Melbourne.
Steve, Manchester, UK, 10/04
The Gem / Link to this page: https://www.partystar.com.au/venue/17/
2/430 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
1300 535 010