Happy hour

Put away your coat, summer is on its way. What better way to end your working week and enjoy the fine weather than a visit to one of Footscray’s beer gardens.

Dancing Dog Cafe, 42a Albert Street

This high-ceilinged iconic building has an intimate courtyard with small tables and shady umbrellas. Perfect for a blind date or after work debrief.

Karoline and Kelly (right)

Plough Hotel, 333 Barkly Street

This renovated boutique hotel comes equipped with post industrial beer garden with heaters for when the warm Summer day cools. Perfect for the office end of year celebrations.Plough Hotel3

The Reverence Hotel, 28 Napier Street

Along with rock gigs and tacos, this pub contains a hidden courtyard with attractive vertical gardens. A short walk from Footscray Station, the Rev is an ideal location for a big night out.

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Footscray Hotel, 48 Hopkins Street

Featuring a pool table, pinball machine and juke box, this old school hotel offers an open outdoor area, complete with its own classic Footscray palms. Go here for weekend afternoon sessions with friends.

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Station Hotel, 59 Napier Street

Fine dining on the inside and relaxed courtyard on the outside. Come to the Station for after work drinks or a special night out with your sweetheart.

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