361 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, 3000 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN closed
MON 4:00pm - 11:00pm
TUE 4:00pm - 11:00pm
WED 4:00pm - 11:00pm
THU 4:00pm - 11:00pm
FRI 4:00pm - 1:00am
SAT 4:00pm - 1:00am

The Details

  • American
  • Modern Australian
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
In the mood for
  • Beer
  • Cocktails
  • Dancing
  • Great Pub Food
  • Live Music
  • Wine
Need to know
  • Full Food Menu

The Verdict

You might know this place, but it looks a bit different these days.

The former 1000 £ Bend—Fat Chance Hotel—has strayed away from on trend Edison bulbs and white subway tiles to create a space that feels like the old school bars that you’re used to. The dimly lit room is littered with colourful lights which bounce off every surface, not to mention the mirror balls that hang from the ceiling.

The team have taken a back to basics approach when it comes to food and drink. You’ve got classics like schnitzel and mash, a beef brisket roll with onion rings, mac & cheese balls, and—our pick—buttermilk fried chicken and waffles.

Fat Chance Hotel is the perfect spot to start or finish your night.

Image credit: Griffin Simm