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The Pirates Tavern

The Pirates Tavern is a Williamstown bar and function venue with the most incredible dockside location. This warm and welcoming Tavern is a favourite with those seeking a venue with striking city and bay views but with a secret bar vibe.

The Tavern is the clubroom of the Williamstown Maritime Associations members and guests, and is also open to the general public. It has a wonderful ambience and maritime flavour, and is one of Melbourne’s hidden gems.

The Pirates Tavern is unique! On the waterfront in Williamstown, built by volunteers from the WMA, the Tavern is friendly, casual and comfortable. It has amazing maritime artefacts and photos, regular Friday music nights and Sunday afternoons with well-known performers, and a great range of events throughout the year, suitable for everyone.

The Tavern is cosy in winter with a roaring log fire, and cool in summer with breezes off the bay. It’s a fantastic venue for private events, receptions, birthdays, weddings, corporate functions or Christmas breakups. Cold beverages are available as well as tea and coffee, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy

The Tavern is a licensed venue, and to comply with liquor licensing laws all non-members of the WMA must sign the temporary register located inside the front entrance and at the Bar.

If you attend the Tavern on a regular basis you may like to consider joining the WMA. Proceeds from the Tavern go back into the site, so by patronising the Tavern you are helping the sustainability of the historical site.


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