Overlooking the busy High Street in Northcote you'll find the Universal Pub, a true Melbourne icon. Located in Northcote it offers ambiance and characteristics typically found in the street of Europe.Friendly service and an award-wining kitchen offer professionalism and satisfaction in a venue renowned for individualism and creativity.

The Public bar is the engine room of the venue, with its distinctive warmth. We offer a comprehensive wine menu, which has an extensive list of Australian wines by the glass.

With an array of cognacs, single malt whiskeys and first pour brands such as Smirnoff and Gordons, we always aim to serve of quality products to our customers.

Winter gives you a chance to get cosy on the Chesterfield in front of the fireplace, while summer sees the terrace style doors opened wide, allowing a prime seat to watch the vibe that is High Street.

Our bar menu truly tantalizes the taste buds, while the ice cold beer is sure to quench the meanest thirst. From business types to Bohemian locals, the Universal is one of those places that has something for everyone.

In an industry where many others have failed to keep that unique style that 'just works', the Universal still has that timeless 'something' that makes it a great place for all.


Monday: 4pm - late
Tuesday: 12pm - late
Wednesday: 12pm - late
Thursday: 12pm - late
Friday: 12pm - 3am
Saturday: 12pm - 3am
Sunday: 12pm - late

The Bottle shop is open until 11pm every night.

We are also fully air-conditioned!

Enjoy the front bar or band room in fully air-conditioned, cooling comfort.

The Deck dining area is in full swing!

Enjoy a tasty treat under cover in our fully heated beer-garden.