The Corner Hotel

Richmond’s iconic live music venue reveals a refurbished rooftop.

Development of inner city suburbs means that the classic Aussie pub — much like the endangered corner store or a Paddle Pop in the sun — is at risk of disappearing. Like many Melbourne pubs, The Corner Hotel has recently undergone a refurb — but, unlike many of the aforementioned pubs, has emerged all the better for it.

The respectful renovation and careful design of the rooftop bar will leave local fans happy and no doubt introduce a new generation of pub-goers to one of they city’s best live music venues. Overlooking the Richmond Station train lines, The Corner’s fresh new indoor-outdoor rooftop bar has an air-conditioned area for hot days, a large smoking area and an even bigger heated non-smokers deck for any weather. It also boasts a private bar and function space and the rooftop is also completely wheelchair accessible, a rarity in Melbourne. With all this new space to play with, it’s worth getting a pint of one of the many craft beers on tap and taking a moment to explore.