Dublin meets Fitzroy in Geelong at Murphys
Murphys is one of Geelong’s oldest pubs and is filled with history, character and charm.
Since four mates (Tom, Shaun, Ian & Daniel) took over the building in 2016 they have done some major renovations, including a rooftop bar.
With a friendly pub atmosphere, there is now something for everyone – a vibrant front bar, restaurant and dual level rooftop bar.
Since opening the rooftop bar to the public in 2018, which includes both a rooftop terrace and third level sky garden providing uninterrupted views of Corio Bay, the You Yangs and even the city of Melbourne, it has no doubt become Geelong’s go-to venue and premier rooftop bar.
Co-owner Shaun Aspinall said that after two years of research – to more than 50 venues in Melbourne and overseas – the inspiration of the revamped venue was a Dublin-meets-Fitzroy vibe.
“If you go to an Irish pub in Dublin, it wouldn’t have ‘Irish’ in the name. We are unmistakably and unashamedly an Australian pub too – Dublin meets Fitzroy.
“We have worked really hard at creating the right vibe in the venue and on everything that makes pubs great – friendly staff, live music, sports, quality pub meals and plenty of beers, wines, cocktails and spirits. We are genuinely passionate about creating a great customer experience and you won’t find any pokies or TAB.”
Centrally located on Aberdeen Street with a private carpark at the rear, Murphys is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week from 12pm till late.
The award-winning restaurant brings a flavour packed lunch and dinner menu with an extensive offering including starters, pub classics such as Geelong’s best parmi, beef and Guinness pie, steaks, burgers and more.