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
September 2017

Fri 15 The Long & Short of It (country music duo)
Sun 17 Pirates Day with Breakaway (Daryl Roberts)
Fri 22 Alley Cats (good ol’ rock n roll)
Sun 24 Ingy & Geoff (solo Sunday)
Fri 29 Buzz Me Berkeley (rock n roll)

October 2017

Sun 01 Robyn & Rancheros (honky tonk blues)
Fri 06 Jerry & Springers (classic covers)
Sun 08 5 o’Clock Shadows Grant Spears, Shadows & Cliff Richards hits
Fri 13 Candlebarks
Sun 15 Hey Gringo (funky blues & roots)
Fri 20 The Jump Devils (back to the days of 1940s)
Sun 22 Pym (solo Sunday)
Fri 27 The Lonely Boys (classic rock covers)
Sun 29 Pearce Coleman (accoustic jazz and classics)

Music and Events

The Tavern is renowned for its live music, with bands performing every Friday night and every Sunday.