The best bars and pubs in Coburg: Sydney Road and beyond

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The best bars and pubs in Coburg: Sydney Road and beyond

Post Office Hotel
Words by Leah Hulst

These are the best bars and pubs in Coburg proving the northern suburb is home to a bunch of classic pubs, hosting great food and live music.

Melbourne’s inner north suburbs boast a variety of pubs and bars; it seems as though there is one on nearly every corner. Up past the busy streets of Brunswick, you’ll hit the best bars and pubs in Coburg. With a plethora of restaurants, quieter streets and bigger homes, many people are making the move the extra couple of kilometres up the road.

Although it might not be known for its pubs and bars like its northern counterparts, Coburg offers a variety of eclectic and charming places to kick back and enjoy a beverage.

Here’s our guide to the best pubs and bars in Coburg.

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Post Office Hotel

A favourite amongst locals, The Post Office is a warm, relaxing pub where you can grab a counter meal, listen to live music and sink a pint of one of the beers brewed onsite. The exposed beams and brick walls create the perfect backdrop for special events or a Sunday sesh with mates.

Find Post Office Hotel at 229-231 Sydney Rd, Coburg.


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The Drums Hotel

Your classic pub, sports bar and TAB combo, The Drums Hotel is a ‘no frills’ pub adorned in classic bar paraphernalia geared towards watching the footy and chucking on a bet at the same time Treat yourself to a hearty pie or a parma while you’re there and wash it down with an ice cold beer.

Find The Drums Hotel at 613 Sydney Rd, Coburg.


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Woodlands Hotel 

Coburg’s oldest hotel has a unique atmosphere that is evident from the moment you walk through the doors. They’ve got trivia nights, parma specials every Wednesday, and live music. Woolands Hotel is a welcoming pub with an impressive dog-friendly outdoor dining area and a big TV inside for watching the footy.

Find Woodlands Hotel at 84-88 Sydney Rd, Coburg.


The newly renovated Pentridge Prison boasts cafés and a cinema, but did you know they also offer ‘Picnics at Pentridge’. Jump into Ritchie’s IGA and grab a six pack, thrown down a rug in the garden and enjoy the history of the old jail. It may not be a pub, exactly, but it’s a bloody good spot to throw back some beers.

Find Pentridge at 1 Champ St, Coburg.


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The Great Beyond 

The Great Beyond deserves an honourable mention. The small family-run bottle shop stocks boutique booze from independent brewers, distillers and winemakers. From funky pet nats to refreshing seltzers and a huge array of craft beer, they’ve got something for every occasion.

Find The Great Beyond at 152 Bell St, Coburg. 

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