Welcome to The Crafty Squire - Home of the famous James Squire Brewhouse.

Located at 127 Russell Street in the heart of the CBD, the Crafty Squire is one of Melbourne’s best pubs.
Formerly the Portland Hotel, this iconic venue has recently undergone extensive renovations to offer you modern bar, restaurant and function facilities across two levels. But never fear – the Crafty Squire is still home of the famous James Squire Brewhouse, the only working microbrewery in Melbourne’s CBD!

Whether you choose to enjoy a mouth-watering pub meal, catch some live sport on our big screen TVs, or hold your next party or event in one of our function spaces, The Crafty Squire is a fine example of a true ‘local’ pub in Melbourne CBD.

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To make a lunch or dinner reservation at the Crafty Squire, click here.


MAKE YOUR MARK and reserve your own area at Crafty Squire. Make a reservation for six or more people and receive a free Crafty Platter! Whether it's for AFTER WORK DRINKS or a PRE SHOW meeting place, we welcome you to RESERVE YOUR AREA in one of many spaces available. Choose from the bars or cosy nooks across two floors of perfect gathering space.

Click here to learn more about where you can reserve your space OR email or call us on (03) 9810 0064 say what you're after and we'll put your name on the best area available.