The John Curtin Hotel

Named after Australia’s 14th PM, The Curtin is on the city end of Lygon St and boasts live gigs throughout the week. As of May 2013 they’ve got a new head chef in the form of St Ali South’s old head chef Tim Menger, who’s cooking up classic pub fare at decent prices (we’ve heard good things about the eggplant parma). They put on free live music every Tuesday in the frontbar downstairs, while the upstairs bandroom hosts larger gigs for up to 300 punters, offering views of the stage no matter where you’re standing and inviting couches dotted around the perimeter.

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The John Curtin Hotel details

29 Lygon St

Carlton 3053

Telephone 03 9663 6350

Price per person including drinks Up to $50

Open Mon-Fri 11.30am-late; Sat-Sun 4pm-late

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