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These are the best places for a drink in St Kilda.

These are our top picks

Captain Baxter

Part of the St Kilda Sea Baths complex is Captain Baxter. Go VIP and secure a balcony booth on a sunny afternoon this place is great for people watching and being elevated enhances the view.

Pontoon

When I go for a drink with my mates I go to Pontoon. It is what St Kilda is all about, the beach and good vibes.

In the middle of summer it can get too packed so make sure you have a backup plan.

Republica

Hard to know what you will find at Republica. You can find a chilled beachfront venue, a heaving dance floor or nearly deserted bar depending on the day.

Republica at its best is an afternoon acoustic band session, check out their ‘what’s on’ section of their website before heading down.

The Espy

St Kilda’s most iconic venue has been completely revamped and it is excellent. The Espy hasn’t lost its cool St Kilda grunge and still hosts great bands, but now has the best selection of tap beer in St Kilda and very nice pizzas.

The Prince Hotel

Besides your fridge, this is the closest place to get a beer. The Prince Public Bar is more a gastro pub than a place to have a drink, however it is still a really lovely place to enjoy a cheeky one or two before heading to somewhere more lively.

Village Belle

More of a late night venue than the others on this list the Village Belle is good choice when you want to let your hair down. Village Belle have pretty reasonable DJs on weekends and generally a pretty chilled crowd.