Best Sports Bars Melbourne

The Duke of Wellington is Melbourne’s traditional pub setting with a view to the future. Sport is the lifeblood of the city of Melbourne, but the Duke of Wellington also features level one dining and the rooftop bar to top all others.

Established in 1853, not only is the Duke the oldest licensed hotel in the Melbourne CBD, but it also offers the best watering hole, pub grub that tempts all taste buds and the best sports bar in Melbourne.

When you and the crew are watching all the live sporting action on the big screens, day or night at the Duke of Wellington’s sports bar, you’ll know you’re in the winner’s circle.


Why is the Duke of Wellington the best sports bar in Melbourne?

A convenient city location and established hotel brimming with atmosphere and bursting with features define the entertainment experience at the Duke of Wellington’s sports bar. Whether you’re watching wall-to-wall sporting events on the big screens, savouring the range of craft beers, ciders, wine lists and seasonal cocktail menu or indulging in affordable and enticing pub meals, the Duke of Wellington sports bar is simply the best in Melbourne, bar none.

What time does the Duke of Wellington sports bar open?

The Duke of Wellington’s sports bar is open seven days, from morning, noon and night. The ground floor sports bar opening hours are from 7am to 1am on Monday to Friday, 9am to 1am on Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday.

What are the bestsellers on the menu at the sports bar?

Bestsellers to sink your teeth into include the 1853 Cheeseburger, made from prime Victorian beef, and the 300gm Darling Downs scotch fillet with chips and aioli.  Lighter bites that hit the right note include the lamb koftas and Lygon Street-style lasagne croquettes. Whether you’re fuelling up for the big game or pacing and grazing, the choice is yours with the extensive range of menus at the sports bar. From share plates, bar bites, grazing menu, burgers and dogs, classic selections, sides and more, you can dine in delectable style at breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and supper, and never miss a moment of the live sporting action. With happy hour celebrated daily from 4pm to 6pm at the Duke of Wellington’s sport bar and level one dining and entertainment venue, winners are most definitely grinners at the Duke.

What events does the Duke of Wellington sports bar host?

If the event is competition level and bound to create spectator interest, you’ll be sure to see it on the big screens at the Duke of Wellington’s sports bar. The Duke hosts the A-Z of all the latest and greatest live sporting events throughout Australia and across the world. Cricket fanatics, seasonal horseracing, every code of football, cycling, wrestling, Olympics and Commonwealth Games events, and all the nail-biting finals action are on display every day at the Duke of Wellington’s ground floor sports bar.

Where can I reserve an area at the Duke of Wellington sports bar?

There’s no need to reserve a table, or book your perch at the bar, at the Duke of Wellington’s sports bar. There’s ample room to move for all sports lovers. Grab the team and make a beeline for the turf bar. Show off your competition style at the pool tables, enjoy craft beers on tap in the beer garden or secure your space on level one or the Duke of Wellington’s rooftop bar.