You wouldn't necessarily know this grand old pub, nestled on the quiet, leafy locale of North Carlton's luscious Rathdowne Street, was here, but take a leaf out of the local's book, who cram here in their multitudes. With arguably one of Melbourne's best craft beer lists, compiled by beer-mad owner and former Feral Brewery man Alistair Carragher, the Great Northern outdoes itself without the frankly enormous beer garden out back. Half-covered from the elements and boasting its own bar, you can even play fussball.

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Great Northern Hotel details

644 Rathdowne St

Carlton North 3054

Telephone 03 9380 9569

Open Mon-Thu 11am-midnight; Fri-Sat 11am-1am; Sun 11am-11pm

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