Venue type: Pub
The Irish Times, in the heart of the city, is potentially Melbourne's smallest Irish Pub. With its wooden floorboards, and warm, welcoming feel, it's always a pleasure to visit. There's a wide variety of accents from around the world, and the feeling that this is a more 'in the know' Irish pub. Upstairs is a second bar, where meals are served and the band plays. Decor features rugby tops in glass cases and beautiful stained-glass windows. The Irish Times is nicely located close to the trendy bars and clubs of Bank Place, too, so location gets a tick in our book.
Live Music Venue
There's a live band playing upstairs on a Friday, featuring contemporary covers to 60s and 70s rock'n'roll.
This was the first pub I found in melbourne while staying at a hotel on the other side of the city. As always was glad to find a pub open on a Monday night. Being new to town had no idea where to look. Lucky find really. As time went by and I moved to a number of places in and out of the city I was always drawn back by the great atmosphere and staff, and as always a great selection of tap beers never goes amiss.
No matter where I lived in Melbourne it was always the local and after a couple of visits the staff know who you are and what you are drinking and it doesn't get any better then having your beer ready on the bar once they see you comming.
Simon, Central City, 04/07
1st time in Melbourne, first night out, first place I found myself. Nice laid back atmosphere. Not overly crowded except at the bar, it's nicely intimate. Great place to meet friends and catch up and to meet new people as I did. Fantastic bar staff who find the time to have a quick conversation while getting you a drink.
Issey, Melbourne, 01/07
Irish Times / Link to this page: https://www.partystar.com.au/venue/367/
2/430 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
1300 535 010