The Prince Alfred hotel in Port Melbourne has made the transition from local boozer to gastropub without losing too much of its inherent working class appeal. Jonno and Smitty, the owners (and barmen), offer an old fashioned welcome in a new fashioned way. A long list of local beers on tap and by the bottle sit aside a list of bottled ales from Ireland, Holland, Japan, Italy, Mexico or Belgium. A range of house wines hailing from the Coonawarra, Margaret River and our own Pyrenees ($8 by the glass or $27 by the bottle) and a small list of largely Australian wines by the glass (around $9) and bottle (around $40) will keep the taste buds a-buzz with local flavours.
Nightly specials keep it fresh, with music trivia featuring on Thursday night, a Friday night DJ and a live band on a Saturday night. Monday is Paella night ($15 a plate) and Sundays open at 4pm in readiness for Parma night ($15). At other times, a menu of snacks, share plates and main meals come out of the kitchen to a decidedly Spanish theme, with a bit old fashioned pub grub (such lamb and bacon pie served with mash and vege for $20 or a burger for $22) thrown about.
At the Prince Alfred you'll still find a pool table, a generous local ospitality and a keen Aussie spirit, despite its emergence from the days of Port Melbourne of old to become a popular destination for drinking-folk from near and far.
A fantastic night out at the Prince Alfred awaits with 80s cover band '80s Enuff' where you can boogie shamelessly to all your favourite 80s tunes and some that you'd forgotten!
The group will be situated near the booth on the left hand side of the bar and that there will be a brightly coloured gift bag on the table to mark it as the meetup place.