Not to be mistaken for Port Melbourne's Railway Club Hotel, the Railway Hotel is one of a string of really rather good pubs on the Southern side of Ferrars Street. Its impressive beer selection is on a par with the nearby Palace, Wayside or O'Connell's hotels, yet this 1850's inn real ace is a unique charm that can't be bought in.
Beers on tap: Carlton, Boags, Hahn Superdry, James Squire Pilsener/Golden, Heineken, Budvar, Guinness, Little Creatures Pale Ale, White Rabbit Dark Ale, Vale IPA
Wine range: $8 - $8.50
Parma: Oddly, no
Gastro: No, but way above average
Tradie vs Yuppy: To feel most comfortable, leave the suit or fluro jacket at home