The Pirates 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 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 Seaworks vision become a reality.


Functions at the Pirates Tavern

If you are thinking of having a function, our Tavern Manager can assist with all aspects of planning. The Pirates Tavern can offer a range of catering packages to suit all tastes. On the other hand, feel free to arrange your own catering, for which a small charge of $5.00 per head applies.

The Pirates Tavern Function Pack has all the information on hiring the venue, menus, and terms and conditions. All enquiries and bookings should be directed to Tavern Manager Wendy Pelns (0403 702 734).

Early bookings are essential as our calendar for the year fill up quickly. Some functions require security, details from the Tavern Manager. Hours of trading during special events can be found on our Web Page and our Facebook (Pirates Tavern Williamstown (Official).

We welcome people dressing up in pirates’ costumes to add to the atmosphere. The Tavern is family-oriented, with children welcome. It’s a great place to relax and watch the ever-changing scenery of ships coming and going from the Port of Melbourne. The beautiful vista across the bay to Melbourne is one of the city’s best-kept secrets.

Live Music at the Pirates Tavern

February 2017

Fri 03 Buzz Me Berkeley (hits from 50s to now)
Sun 05 Long Gone Daddys (classic rock cover band)
Fri 10 Martin Gibson Trio
Sun 12 Hey Gringo (rhythm & blues)
Fri 17 Michael Zammit (60s/70s rock n roll)
Sun 19 Greg Franklin (solo artist)
Fri 24 Rattlincane (north-west suburban country blues band)
Sun 26 Orange Tuxedo (70s/80s/90s rock)

March 2017

Fri 03 4th Avenue
Sun 05 House Bandits
Fri 10 Martin Gibson Trio
Sun 12 Cadillac Drifters
Fri 17 Threezacrowd
Sun 19 Christopher Mitchell (solo act)
Fri 24 Breakaways with Daryl Roberts
Sun 26 BIKES BY THE BAY EVENT – Johnny Krowfoot (boogie band)
Fri 31 Michael Zammit Band

Music and Events

The Tavern is renowned for its live music, with bands performing every Friday night and every Sunday during daylight savings hours and every 1st and 3rd Sunday during non daylight savings times.