Melbourne Top Five Deals Near Melbourne Uni

By Rachael Borthwick 

No one needs a good deal like a student. When you’re living off instant noodles and free wifi, spending all your hours “essaying” in the library, you need a beer from time to time – preferably a cheap one. That’s where we are here to help. We’ve scouted the best deals near the University of Melbourne. So close you can enjoy them between tutes. Or before tutes. Or after tutes. Or all of the above. You’re welcome.

Clyde Hotel, 385 Cardigan Street, Carlton. 
We’re kicking off with an institution that has it all: beer garden, rooftop and the solid chicken parma special. However, the deal that should be remembered about the Clyde is its traditional happy hour: 4-6pm, $8.50 pints of Furphy, $5.50 glasses of house wine, every day of the week (with food specials to boot!)

Prince Alfred Rooftop and Bar, 191 Grattan Street, Carlton,
A classic with a lot to choose from: I nearly went with the $15 Vegan Mondays (it’s 2018 after all) but Espresso Martinis, all Friday night, for $12 wins hands down. And you can sip them on a rooftop, feeling classy, but knowing you won’t have actual class for at least two days.

The Shaw Davey Slum, 171-175 Elgin Street, Carlton,
Meshing former old-school pub with Melbourne style, the Shaw Davey Slum is a great post-library hangout. Head here Mondays-Thursdays for some of the cheapest drinks in town ($2 pots, $10 jugs, $8 cocktails) and its very affordable $5 pizzas.


Masters of Burgerology, 802 Swanston Street, Cartlon
Eat, Sleep, Study, Repeat; at least Masters of Burgerology can help you out with the first of those. This college-themed diner does good burgers cheap. And cheaper on a Thursday when you can get 25% off all food and drink with your student ID.

Hotel Lincoln, 91 Cardigan Street, Carlton.
Last but by no means least is the Lincoln. Again, a classic, offering a daily happy hour, but what makes the Lincoln special is it’s $30 Sunday Roast. You might think that’s a splurge, but it’s so delicious it will remind you of your mother’s cooking and then some: this is affordable gourmet. Maybe something to treat yourself with once you’ve handed in your last assignment.






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