Bar & Eatery

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Tippler Time

Welcome to The Tippler & Co, a hip bar/eatery and ‘in place’ with the locals, styled with what we like to call a relaxing rustic-chic décor. As the former site of Cafe Balzac and located only a stone’s throw from the MCG, we’ve created a space built on our passion for hospitality, food and drink. We keep things relaxed, yet fun and interesting for Tippler regulars and newbies alike. Add to that an ever-changing food and drinks selection and the scene is set for a great time. Walk-ins are always welcome, but if you’ve got a special occasion planned, we advise booking in advance.

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Pan Fried Gnocchi, sweet potato, sage burnt butter, lemon, pine nuts, goat’s chevre

Whether you’re after a quick snack with a cold beer or a relaxing meal with a bottle of fine wine, here at The Tippler & Co we’ve got something perfect for you. How do thrice-cooked fries or a pulled pork soft-shelled taco sound from our share style menu? Maybe you fancy something more substantial, such as a slow braised lamb shank or pan-fried gnocchi? Or try our irresistible ginger and date pudding with salted butter caramel and deep fried ice cream. Now that really is the bomb!

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Six craft brews are offered on tap

Here at The Tippler & Co, we are always on the lookout for something new and special. We’re great fans of craft beers which are always on tap, while we are also suitably knowledgeable about the fine wines that complement our food in the restaurant. Did we mention cocktails? Play your cards right and you could get yourself one of our signature Espresso Martinis for just $10. Come in and take advantage of our generosity of spirit during Happy Hours: 4pm til 7pm Wednesday – Saturday and all day on Sundays.

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During renovations last year to our function room upstairs, we uncovered a magnificent Mirka Mora mural (circa mid-1960s). Needless to say, we are beyond excited! Should you wish to enquire about booking the space for a private function, please visit our functions page.

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Our Grazing Station is a huge hit with our guests

Planning a special occasion? Whether a work leaving do, a wedding anniversary celebration or a birthday party, we can look after everything for you here at The Tipper & Co. We’ll work closely with you to meet your needs, at a budget that suits, and ensure that everything goes without a hitch. Just give us a call, tell us what you’re thinking of, and let us take care of the rest. Find out more here.

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barrow boys courtyard launch

The addition of our courtyard has been a hit with locals and canines alike.  Its northern aspect ensures all day sun and with hats and sunscreen on hand, it’s a great spot for a tipple and a bite to eat, all enjoyed in a smoke-free environment.


We host a number of these and perhaps the biggest is Good Beer Week.  Here’s a little clip of ‘The Craft of Lager’ with lager specialist Trumer Pils and Napoleone Brewing pouring some oustanding beers!