Welcome to The Crafty Squire - Home of the famous James Squire Brewhouse.
Located at 127 Russell Street in the heart of the CBD, the Crafty Squire is one of Melbourne’s best pubs.
Formerly the Portland Hotel, this iconic venue has recently undergone extensive renovations to offer you modern bar, restaurant and function facilities across two levels. But never fear – the Crafty Squire is still home of the famous James Squire Brewhouse!
Whether you choose to enjoy a mouth-watering pub meal, catch some live sport on our big screen TVs, or hold your next party or event in one of our function spaces, The Crafty Squire is a fine example of a true ‘local’ pub in Melbourne CBD.
As the only working microbrewery in Melbourne’s CBD, the James Squire Brewhouse is where you can taste unique craft beers as well as take a fascinating brewery tour to learn how the brewing process works. So grab your friends and pop on down to the Crafty Squire – you won’t be disappointed!