There was a time when pubs were the domain of the working man – and women, let alone children, were nowhere to be seen.

Thankfully those days are long gone and judging by the whole host of pubs that have sprung up in Melbourne with the emphasis on providing food, drink and entertainment for little people, families are big business!

You can even host a child’s birthday party in a Melbourne pub if you wish, and why not? The Kids Clubs in pubs are more fun than the rest of the place!

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Here’s our pick of the bunch when it comes to choosing the right pub in Melbourne so that you and your family can have the time of your lives.

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8 child-friendly pubs in Melbourne