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Find more beers than hairs on a dog at the home of all things craft in Carlton North

It’s not often you’ll see something like sour-cherry, wild-fermented Belgium Kriek on tap in a suburban pub, but that’s exactly the sort of thing you can expect at the Great Northern. The décor is 1970s German restaurant-tavern with lots of room to move, slouchy sofas ringing the main dining room, and just enough of the comforting smell of old carpet without seeming dirty or tired.

On a Tuesday it’s packed with folks lining up for $14 steak and cheap jugs of all that glorious beer. Out the back in the huge heated courtyard, more steaks are devoured in front of the theatre-sized screen, while the family pup looks wistfully on from under the table. Top it off with all the pub necessities, like a great sporting culture and trivia, and you’ve got yourself one of the best locals in our fair city. Welcome home.

Updated on 18 May 2015.

By Gemima Cody   |  

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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