Four-level pub Morris House opens in Melbourne

Melbourne CBD has welcomed four-level pub Morris House following a $4 million renovation of the former European Bier Café. 

The venue has a new-look light exterior, NYC inspired basement comedy club, ground-level dining room, level-one bar and
terrace and an expansive rooftop with city views.

● Basement Comedy Club is a neon-lit space inspired by the great comedy clubs of New York. Featuring exposed brick, moody lighting, the space will play host to local and headline comedy acts every Friday and Saturday night in collaboration with Melbourne Comedy, including a residency from Arj Barker from 18 July.
● Ground Floor Dining Room & Bar – the revamped dining room features cosy, plush leather booths and a new marble bar.
● Level One Bar & Terrace – overlooking Exhibition Street, the Level One Bar and Terrace will host weekly live music and can be booked for both corporate and social events.
● Rooftop – a leafy oasis with retractable roof for year-round comfort, with DJ tunes every Friday and Saturday night.

A new menu from Executive Chef Christian Abbott and Head Chef Andrzej Urbanik offers loaded bagels, fresh salads, top-quality cured meats, house-made focaccia, share plates and reimagined pub classics.

The cocktail menu’s signature Agave section features a Frozen Iced VoVo Margarita, a house take on an old-school Australian biscuit; Thirsty Hearts Club, a slightly smoky number made with mezcal, Cointreau, green juice, agave, lime and Tajin, and a crowd-pleasing Spicy Watermelon Margarita.

Morris House Venue Manager Dylan Hewlett said: “We’re bringing all the best parts of Melbourne together in one place which means there will always be something to come and enjoy.  Start your night with a meal in the dining room, before heading down to the Basement Comedy Club for a show and end the evening on the rooftop with a signature cocktail.”

Morris House bookings and menu are available via

Success! You're on the list.

Categories: Lifestyle