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Drinking & Dining

Feeling a little peckish, or fancy a nightcap? Visit one of our awesome Drinking and Dining partners! Whether it's a quick bite, deluxe dining or a drink to kick on with, we've got the perfect place for you.

See below for more info on the Festival's Drinking & Dining venues or download a menu of all partners and offers.

The George On Collins

Basement, Georges Building, 162-168 Collins St
03 9663 7226

Experience fun, upmarket dining and share plates at The George on Collins in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Nestled in the heritage Georges Building on Collins Street, this modern Southeast Asian restaurant exudes elegant charm.

Opening Hours

12:00pm - Late

Perfect for

$65 per person Comedy Banquet, including

Entree: Betel Leaf, Prawn Toast and Sticky Mekhong Lamb Ribs

Main: choice of Green Chicken Curry or Sichuan Chicken Stir Fry

Sides: Jasmine Rice, and peanut satay sauce

Brunetti Oro

250 Flinders Ln
03 9347 2801

Brunetti Oro Flinders Lane is a Melbourne dining icon. A feast for the senses, Brunetti Oro is a destination for tempting cakes and pastries complemented by a signature blend of coffee and a wide selection of savoury options including pizza, pasta and panini.

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 7am-10pm

Friday-Saturday 7am-12am

Sunday 8am-9pm

Perfect for

Any Pizza al Taglio and a Spritz for $19.90.


The Basement, 195 Little Collins St
03 9078 7747

Basement steakhouse and cocktail bar in the heart of the CBD bringing select cuts of meat to the people. At Meatmaiden, classic American steakhouse and smokehouse dishes are reimagined, reinterpreted and twisted.

Opening Hours


Wednesday to Friday: 12pm - 3pm


Tuesday to Thursday: 5pm - 10pm

Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 10.30pm


Perfect for

A complimentary Comedy Cocktail and Canapé when you present your Festival ticket for the same night!


The Westin Melbourne – Level 1, 205 Collins St
03 9635 2222

Step into the realm of innovative Modern Australian cuisine, expertly crafted by world-class chefs. Nestled on Collins Street with picturesque city views, Allegro is the perfect venue for a pre-show meal or leisurely dinner.

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Saturday 5pm to 10pm

Perfect for

Pre-show menu $69 per person

Mister Munro

215 Little Collins Street
03 9669 0026

Mister Munro features a relaxed menu boasting a locally-sourced Classic Australian-inspired menu full of all-day favourites such as Steaks, Salads, Pastas as well as decadent desserts.

Opening Hours

Open for Lunch 7 days from 11:30am - 4pm

Dinner Tuesday - Sunday 4pm - 9:30pm

Perfect for

10% off food and drink when dining in restaurant

Antara 128

128 Exhibition Street
(03) 7065 0128

Welcome to Antara, an eating house with a bakery. Viennoiserie, bread & breakfast in the morning, dishes from the woodfired oven at noon & night, and aperitivo at the standing bar from five.

Tuesday - Saturday 7.30am - 10pm 

Perfect for

Our signature anchovy twist and Antara Spritz $24 and Comedy Express menu $65

Beer Deluxe

Federation Square, Flinders St
0438 660 836

Fed Square’s home of entertainment, good times & cold beers! We can’t wait to have a beer with you! 

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 11am - Late

Perfect for

Pub vibes next to Fed Square

Bossley Bar & Restaurant

186 Exhibition Street
0409 039 554

It’s all happening at Bossley this Comedy Festival. Nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s East End District, Bossley Bar & Restaurant is part classic Aussie restaurant, part modern Melbourne bar.

Opening Hours


Tue to Sat 5:30pm till late


Mon to Wed 4pm till late

Thu to Sun 12pm till late

Perfect for

A delicious main plus side dish and drink for just $39 per person

Cabinet Bar & Balcony

11 Rainbow Alley
03 9654 0915

Positioned right in the heart of Melbourne CBD, and a stones throw from Melbourne Town Hall, Cabinet Bar has everything you need for a pre or post show drink and dine. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere indoors or our balcony among the trees of Swanston Street.

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 4pm - late

Friday 12pm - late

Saturday - Sunday 2pm - late

Perfect for

Your post-show cocktails, drinks and debriefs!

The Duke of Wellington

146 Flinders St
03 9810 0066

Established in 1853, The Duke of Wellington is Melbourne’s oldest licensed pub. Hit the public bar on ground floor for a quick beer & bite before the show, or check out our new rooftop bar.

Opening Hours

Open daily 11am – 1am (Sundays 11am – 11pm)

Perfect for

Pre or post show at the Duke’s pop-up Negroni bar, located on their popular rooftop.

The Crafty Squire

127 Russell St
03 9810 0064

The Crafty Squire is a fine example of a true ‘local’ pub in Melbourne CBD - stop by for a quick bite & enjoy hand-crafted beers from pale ales to pilsners, along with classic pub fare, wines & cocktails.


Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday : 12pm – 1am

Thursday – Friday: 11am – 3am

Saturday – Sunday: 12pm – late

Perfect for

Crafty Squire Brewer’s Board to share & bottle of wine for $65


Level 1, Curtain House, 252 Swanston St
03 9663 7660

Join us at Cookie to experience an unforgettable pre-comedy evening of exquisite and authentic Thai cuisine. Select from an array of tantalizing dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients and traditional recipes.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: 12pm - late

Perfect for


Pre-show dinner and drink for $35. Ticket holders can also purchase an Espresso Martini for $15.

Fancy Hank's BBQ Restaurant

Level 1, 79 Bourke St
03 9453 2882

Fancy Hank's offers up slow-cooked American Barbecue, plus craft beer & cocktails.

Opening Hours

Mon - Sun 12pm till late

Perfect for

$15 Gospel Whiskey cocktails for ticketholders

Good Heavens Rooftop

Lvl 2, 79 Bourke St
0419 338 299

Melbourne's largest rooftop bar, serving a range of colourful cocktails and broad city views.

Opening Hours

Mon - Sun 12pm til late

Perfect for

2-4-1 Melbourne Gin and Tonic's for ticketholders


86a Collins Street
03 9671 4376

Sitting behind a Victorian terrace frontage at the Paris end of the Collins quarter, step into an immediate sensory adventure. Serving up a modern take on rich Sri Lankan flavour. 

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm - late

Perfect for

$20 - choice of Hopper + beer, wine or gin & tonic,  $10 cocktails

Garden State Hotel

101 Flinders Ln
03 8396 5777

Garden State Hotel is a wonderland designed for good times. Our Beer Garden is the heart and soul of the hotel that will have you feeling as though you're worlds away from Flinders Lane. 

Opening Hours

7 Days 12:00pm – late

Perfect for

1x pot & 1x pizza for $30 (Carlton or Furphy)

Weekdays only 4-8pm

The French Brasserie

2 Malthouse Lane

Indulge in classic French cuisine with an Australian twist, showcasing the finest ingredients. Let us transport you to France at The French Brasserie.

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Lunch: 12 - 3

Dinner: 5-10.30pm

Perfect for

$40 pp 2 Course Set Menu with a Champagne cocktail on arrival (5pm - 7pm)

Show your tickets on arrival

Juliet Melbourne

Basement/37 - 41 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
03 9245 3700

A stunning basement cocktail bar and events space decked out stylishly with an art deco theme. The cocktails, wine, beer & spirits list is a nod to Australia's female distillers, winemakers and artisans.

Opening Hours

Wednesday - Saturday 4pm - late

Perfect for

Festival ticket holders with receive our 'Cagliostro' cocktail on presentation of their ticket for $15

La Madonna Restaurant & Bar

Level 3, 103 Little Collins Street
03 9118 3352

Share a plate at the bar, lounge over cocktails, graze in a quiet corner, feast at larger tables or sink into a booth for an intimate dinner.

Opening Hours


Monday-Thursday: 5pm – late

Friday-Sunday: 3pm – late


Tuesday to Saturday: 5pm till late


Perfect for

10% off the Flight of Fancy - a playful matching of dessert creations and cocktails.


44 Little Bourke Street
03 9653 1600

Housed above Longrain Melbourne in an expansive converted horse stable from the 1900s, Longsong is a Thai-inspired cocktail bar that artfully mixes Bangkok and Melbourne bar culture. It is the perfect space fpr Comedy Festival goers looking for a pre or post-show drink and snack. 

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Thursday: 5pm - late

Friday: 4pm - late

Saturday: 5pm - late

Perfect for

A snack plate: BBQ chicken skewer, coconut chicken croqueta, vegetarian spring roll & a Shiso Spritz for $30 per person

Lord Lygon

66 Lygon Street

Named after the legendary bon vivant, Lord Lygon Wine Shop packs a bucket list of wines with top grapes from Australia and beyond. Mix and match small bites for maximum pleasure or choose the charcuterie pairing. The toughest thing you will have to endure is where to start on the 300+ wine selection.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Thursday: 4pm - 10pm

Friday to Saturday: 3pm - 10pm

Perfect for

A glass of wine and a delicious bite before or after your show at Trades Hall

Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar

23 Oliver Ln
03 9639 5777

Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar is an eclectic Asian eating & drinking space designed to cater for people wanting Asian sharing tastes with cool drinks in a buzzing, stylish and fun street food environment.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: 12pm - late

Perfect for

Special Cocktail 'The Punchline' available to purchase for all guests attending the Festival.

Mejico Tequila Bar and Restaurant

1 Pink Alley
03 9671 4376

Bringing late-night margaritas & tacos to the Melbourne dining scene. A market-fresh ethos sets our menu apart as does our extensive tequila & mezcal selection.

Opening Hours

Mon - Thurs 12pm till 10:30pm

Fri - Sat 12pm till 2am

Perfect for

2 tacos & beer or wine for $15, 2 tacos and a frozen margarita for $20, 2 tacos and a classic margarita $25.

Ombra Salumi Bar

76 Bourke Street
03 9639 1927

Located next door to Grossi Florentino, Ombra is the Grossi Family’s salumi bar and pizzeria. Ombra is a relaxed and fun space.

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday: 5pm - 11pm

Perfect for

Purchase a main or pizza and receive a complimentary Aperol Spritz

P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub

3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC, Australia
03 9686 5011

Offering lunch & dinner, Guinness and Whiskies from all over the world and live music Tuesday to Sunday. If you are a local or just passing through there is truly something to suit everyone.

Opening Hours

Open everyday, 12pm til late

Perfect for

20% discount for ticketholders.

Punch Lane

43 Little Bourke St
03 9639 4944

Punch Lane is a cosy and inclusive Wine Bar and restaurant, which prides itself on serving delicious food from a seasonal menu, mouth-watering cheeses from an eclectic board, matched with exceptional wine and service.

Opening Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12pm - late

Saturday & Sunday 3pm - late

Perfect for

Festival ticket holders will receive our 'Gospel according to Punch' cocktail on presentation of their ticket for $15

Robata Japanese Grill

2 Exhibition St, Melbourne
03 9989 3575

A little trip to Japan in the heart of Melbourne serving up inspired and delicious Japanese cuisine.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: 12pm - late

Perfect for

Complimentary saké on arrival for all ticket holders who book online and dine at Robata.

Southgate Complex

3 Southgate Ave
03 9686 1000

Southgate is the perfect perch for a quick drink before a show or for supper and a debrief after a show.

Located on the banks of the Yarra River, opposite Flinders Street Station, you’re spoilt for choice with our 20 restaurants or 10 food court outlets to choose from.

Opening Hours

7 days, breakfast til late

Perfect for

Perfect for riverside dining and people watching


87 Flinders Ln
03 9245 3700

Ground floor, hang out and grab an after work apertif with friends, have a long boozy Friday lunch, or enjoy a night out with good company, shared pizzas and quality drinks. Late night fun encouraged!

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Thursday 12:00pm – 12:00am

Friday – Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00am

Sunday 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Perfect for

Pre or post show pizza, cocktails and good company. 

The Westin Lobby Lounge

205 Collins St
03 9245 3700

Join us in the Lobby Lounge for a specially crafted menu of Comedy Cocktails inspired by some of the world's funniest talent - guaranteed to put a smile on your dial. For those running into a show at The Westin, there is also the quick-service LOL Bar with a range of wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: 10am - late

Perfect for

Light meals and bar bites before or after a show.