5 Sports Bars To Escape The Heat During Australian Open

Sweltering heat during this year’s Australian Open is driving everyone bananas, including the workers and players.

Australian Open occurs every year in Melbourne has been reexamining its extreme heat policy during the past few days. Unexpected heatwave reached 40°C (104°F) made workers at the grand slam complain that such conditions were inhumane. So maybe watching the games outdoors isn’t such a great idea this year.

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Here, we have five perfect sports bars in Melbourne where you can go to escape the Australian summer heat! Some places are known for its delicious appeys, some are rowdy with sports lovers, some have amazing beers on tap. Actually, all of them do!

Stop wiping your face down with smelly sweat, enjoy a cold glass in any of these options. Cheering on your favorite player is gonna get a lot more cool and breezy right about now…

1. Precinct Hotel 

60 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121

Located near the Richmond Station, Precinct Hotel’s bar is where the young and the hip in Melbourne hang out. Richmond Station is the one closest to the Australian Open, so you can’t find a more ideal place to watch the matches with a better crowd. Their courtyard is charming and pretty amazing. Multiples TVs are inside so there’s no way you can miss aces or advantage sets!

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2. Transport Public Bar

Federation Square/Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Right alongside Melbourne’s most famous landmarks, Transport Hotel is a big deal! It’s located opposite Flinders St Station and a main Tra hub on St Kilda Rd, you cannot be in a more convenient spot to watch the Open. In the heart of the Melbourne, you’ll die for its amazing food menu: Chicken Ceasar Wrap, Fried Five Spice Chicken, Beef Shin Burger…are you salivating yet?

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3. The Sporting Globe – Moonee Ponds

690 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

There are a few Sporting Globe sports bars throughout Melbourne, and all of them are great to catch a play or two. They all have great drinks, huge 40 screens and the crowd will most likely be the super exciting kind.The Sporting Globe is completely involved in local sports and the brand sponsors many teams and players. So you really want to get a taste of Australian sportsmanship? Stop by here!

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4. Turf Bar

131 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Turf Bar defines sports bar in every way possible. Multiple TVs? Check. Countless kinds of beers on tap? Check. A rowdy crowd rooting for their favorite teams, so much so that you really don’t want to piss them off? Check. The bar loves rugby, but during Australian Open, they feature live coverage on their screens. Go get your nice cold frothie!

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5. Melbourne Public 

11 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC 3006

Melbourne Public is near the Crown, a modern sports bar that is spacious with cool ambiance. They’ve got $1 oysters every Friday…nom! Since it’s at South Wharf Promenade, it truly is Melbourne’s newest drinking and dining secret set on the banks of the Yarra River. They’re showing the Australian Open on big screens, so it’s the perfect place to follow your favorite players on the big screens!

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