The Empress Beer Garden is famous among Fitzroy North locals. It is our most popular spot for group bookings and can hold groups of 20 – 80 with no minimum spend and no-fuss.
Casual groups can book a space in the Beer Garden and have their guests come and go. There is an option to cater your event, though certainly not a requirement; guests can order from the a la carte menu as they choose.
The outdoor function space has bench seating as well as high tables making it distinctly informal. If you’re looking for a relaxed engagement party or a post wedding pub get together then The Empress Beer Garden is perfect for you.
For parties wanting to book the space privately (80 – 100 Guests) we have a minimum spend which varies depending on the time of year and night of the week.
The Empress Hotel’s Private Dining Room is suitable for people looking to host up to 60 guests seated and up to 80 guests standing.
If you have a smaller group and you’re looking to host a casual function with no minimum spend or set menu, then we can cater to that too. We take reservations up to 25 people seven days a week with no booking requirements; perfect for a casual birthday celebration or a team dinner. For groups larger than 25, get in touch and we’ll cater a package to suit your needs.
Our menu is seasonal and with a focus on fresh produce. Our drink offering is ever-changing and showcases a range of craft beer and boutique wine from Victoria and further afield.
The Empress Public Bar in Melbourne’s inner-north is perfect for a no-fuss get together with friends over a drink.
Great for after work chatter or meeting friends to watch the footy on a lazy Saturday afternoon. The space has three screens showing live sport, as well as a pool table and dart board. Sit at the bar or large high-top tables.
The bar has 17 taps showcasing some of Melbourne’s best breweries and a thoughtful wine list representing quality producers. Order off our full a la carte menu in the more in-formal setting and enjoy the atmosphere.
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