Home of the famous James Squire Brewhouse

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

A La Carte

Whether you’re after a casual pub meal with friends, dinner to celebrate a special occasion, or a group function or party, the Crafty Squire has got you covered.

Crafty beer

The Crafty Squire is the ultimate destination for beer lovers, with everything from crisp, easy-drinking lagers to big, hoppy craft ales. We offer the full James Squire range, plus hand-crafted ales from our onsite microbrewery – the James Squire Brewhouse.

Function Spaces

Boasting a newly refurbished wine room, a huge outdoor courtyard with retractable roof plus a number of private lounge areas, the Auburn Hotel is the ultimate function venue in Hawthorn for your next event or party.

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Open Hours

  • Sun-Wed : 11am - 2am
  • Thu : 11am - 3am
  • Fri-Sat : 11am - 5am