The music throbs into the night as the lead vocalist smiles at you across the floor. He seems more than just a nice and talented bloke. You feel like he’s an ol’ cobber. Or maybe even a lover. You smile. He winks. Then all of sudden your body cannot help but give in to the dictates of the deafening bass that reverberates on the red brick walls. Not far from the crowd, among the wooden tables and the parasols, your girls raise their wine glasses to a good time, mindless of tomorrow; living for the now.
The night is vibrant at the Northcote Social Club. And you feel like there is nowhere you’d rather be this Friday evening.
‘Good pub grub’ says one of the reviews. But it is more than just that. The Northcote Social Club is a place thriving with Aussie interaction regardless of their identities or chosen stereotypes.
Vibrant and Thriving
While some would say they do not like the ambiance, the food is simply good, hands-down. The Northcote Social Club boasts a wide range of food selections not seen in any other pubs in the area. The starters impress with international options including the likes of Szechuan Fried Squid, Pea & Ricotta Croquette, and Toasted Cauliflower Nachos. Meanwhile, Parmas, Fish and Chips, steak sandwiches, burgers, and mash grace the pub’s counter meals. And if you think they can do better, they actually do. The main dishes include Pan Roasted Salmon, Scotch Fillet, Broad Bean Orecchiette, and Half Roast Chicken.
The Social Club’s salad menu is a curious and delightful segment as it offers standout salad items like Roasted Coconut blessed by a mixture of wombok, cucumber, carrot, cashews, fried shallots, mint, coriander, lychee, ginger, and lemongrass dressing and Confit Beetroot which includes asparagus, soft herbs, whipped goats cheese, vincotto, and crisp bread.
But not only that, first-time pubgoers would be thrilled to know that the menu offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free versions of their dishes.
If you want to see more of what the Northcote Social Club’s menu has on offer, check out their menu here.
Well-crafted beers, wine, and various cocktails run aplenty in Northcote Social Club. The names of these drinks stretch from the familiar to the unknown, enticing the clients to give them a sip.
While the service could be better, the food, the drinks, and the vibe are more than enough reasons to frequent the Northcote Social Club even during weekdays.
The atmosphere exudes inclusivity and togetherness exceeded only by the pub’s hosting of live bands. The musicians vary in genres, but all astound with talent. From alternative to rock, solo acts to bands, the pubgoers are sure to be entertained as they watch their live performances.
Find the complete list of their upcoming events this year here.
But do not just take our word for it here are some honest reviews from Northcote Social Club’s patrons:
Classic Corner Pub with a Band Room
Traveled to Melbourne specifically for a gig at the Northcote Social Club. We weren’t sure what to expect but found the venue to be outstanding!
Social, friendly, and fun atmosphere. A with that classic pub vibe. Wide range of beer and wine at a reasonable price and plenty of seating/standing/perching inside.
– ButterflyBlack from tripadvisor.com
Nice dinner on the deck
Great parking here just behind the pub. Turn down hawthorn st off high st and park there. Lots of variety in wines and beers. Had a nice table which was cool on a warm night. No one complained about their meals and service was great. Eggplant parma, chicken parma, beef burger steak sandwich, and fish and chips were all good. A cool venue
– 282LisaH for Northcote from tripadvisor.com
This place rules. Somehow they manage to perfectly hit that balance between maintaining a top-notch pub that’s clean with great food if you want an afternoon lunch or dinner but at the same time host awesome live music shows.
Great beer garden in the back too where you can smoke. I love coming here, always a good time.
– Steven V. from yelp.com/
When I first visited this place I have to admit that I wasn’t all that impressed with it, however over time my opinions have begun to change. Okay, it certainly isn’t one of my favourite bars, and Northcote has some pretty good offerings that I prefer much, much more, however, this place isn’t anywhere near as bad as I first thought it was. For one thing it is a live music venue (though they have a room set aside specifically for the music) and there is a nice deck out the back (which later in the night becomes the smoking bar. They also make some decent chips, as I discovered when I met up with a friend here for a bit of a chat. While I won’t be rushing back here any time soon, it still is a pretty decent place to spend some time.
– David S. from yelp.com
Great staff. Friendly patrons. Sunday lunch for 3 of us; barramundi, parma & Sunday roast pork belly – all delicious! Will definitely return. Generous portions without being gluttonous. Reasonably priced.
– JilindaH from opentable.com.au
The Doors Are Open
There is plenty to love at the Northcote Social Club. Leaving no one behind, the pub offers varying delights that are fit for any preference.
So take this as an invitation to the Northcote Social Club.
You can find them at:
301 High Street,
Northcote, VIC 3070
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You can also reach out to them by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone: (03) 9427 1158
On Mondays, the Northcote Social Club’s doors are open from 4 PM to late and from Tuesday to Sunday from noon onwards.
So step in. Stay. Be yourself at the Northcote Social Club.