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.

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


Live Music at the Pirates Tavern
September 2018

Fri 14 Shot in Reno (rockin’ hillbilly jump)
Sun 16 Hey Gringo (funky blues & roots)
Fri 21 Whisky River (blues/rock)
Sun 23 The Groove Tones (jumpin’ blues & jazz)
Fri 28 Atomic HiTones (rockabilly)
Sun 30 Ingy & Jeff (Duo)

October 2018

Fri 05 Issi Dye Show – ticketed event
(Johnny O’Keefe, Roy Orbison & Bobby Darin)
Sun 07 Rattlincane
Fri 12 Fossil Rock (rock music covers from 60s-80s)
Sun 14 Mary Anne & The Wise Guys
(Beatles & Ariana Grande covers)
Fri 19 Brian Fraser & The Drive (blues/rock)
Sun 21 Pym (solo) Dockyard Reunion
Fri 26 RockinTones (50s & 60s rock’n’roll)
Sun 28 Quarry Road (vintage groove laden soul/blues)