This, is Spencer's one hundredth post on Port Melbourne. Seeing as all of the town's serviceable pubs (the Hibernian is going to take more than a lick of paint to recover) are finally back open, and at least sixteen of those posts have been devoted to them, it seems fitting to mark the milestone with another guide.
A happy advantage of the suburb's unusual mixed demographic is that these pubs are not all carbon copies of each other, they each have their own personality, and will therefore appeal to different people. So rather than give my own biassed order of preference, here is a chart that I hope will help people decide what suits them best:
The Palace because, despite having a South Melbourne address, it is much closer to Bay Street than to Clarendon Street. See here for a list of individual reviews.
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