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
November 2016

Fri 04 The Locals
Sun 06 Jamaican Food & Music Festival (music noon to 8pm)
Fri 11 4th Avenue
Sat 12 AGM at Tavern 12pm
Sun 13 Ricki Lee and the Alley Cats – NYE band (Seaworks Mini Car Club Show)
Fri 18 Shake Ya Tree – Members Night (rock, pop, blues)
Sun 20 (Seaworks Smokin’ Aces Car Event, no Tavern music)
Fri 25 The Jump Devils (Seaworks Art Industry Event)
Sun 27 Threezacrowd (covers from 60s to now)

December 2016

Fri 02 Jerry and The Springers
Sun 04 The Original Mustangs (Rotary Xmas Party on Site)
Fri 09 The Long Gone Daddies
Sun 11 The Long and Short of It
Fri 16 Issi Dye (Legends of Rock’n’Roll Show)
Sun 18 Robin and The Rancheros
Sat 31 NYE! Ricki Lee and The Alley Cats

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.