Woolshed

161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

Woolshed is currently undergoing major refurbishments — bookings for April 2017 onward are most welcome!

Once upon a time, Woolshed was a wool storage facility. Way back in the day, that was. In the early 1900s, to be exact. If you’d wandered in looking for an after-work pint and a bistro meal, you’d have been disappointed. And surrounded by wool. 

Luckily for all of us, the entire area has been now been transformed into a hotbed of restaurants, bars and waterside views. Success!

It’s easy to see signs of the Woolshed's past, though, even as one enjoys the aforementioned after-work pint and bistro meal. The spacious expanse of concrete floors, the lofty ceilings, the rustic beams … it all speaks of Melbourne’s old docking and shipping precinct. Modern design and fixtures make sure the Woolshed’s stylish enough for the office workers of Melbourne to feel very much at home.

The Woolshed boasts a diverse menu, full of both aged meats, fresh seafood (we are near the ocean, after all), and some stellar boutique beers. Upstairs, there’s a striking and modern event space for use as a function venue.

The Woolshed is found along Harbour Esplanade, just at the beginning of Historic Walk/Central Pier. Which, in case that’s not specific enough, is opposite Etihad Stadium, and near LaTrobe Street. The 30, 35, 70 and 71 trams will get you there. 

Venue Features

Disability access
Bar tab available
External catering
External music
Wi-Fi
AV equipment

Capacity Chart

Area Banquet Cocktail U-Shape Theatre Boardroom Classroom Cabaret
Victoria Harbour View Room 84 150 24 50 30 - -
Fireside Room 120 400 40 120 36 - 80
Ground Floor Bar 150 720 - - - - -
The Mezzanine 0 80 - 50 - - -
Kitchen View Private Dining 24 0 - - 14 - -
Waterside Conservatory 55 0 - - - - -
Pod 2 0 40 - - - - -
West Pod 0 20 - - - - -
Pod 1 0 75 - - - - -

Venue Options


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Victoria Harbour View Room
  $40.00
  $60.00
  $4000
Capacity See Chart Exclusive


   This room best matches your search
Fireside Room
  $40.00
  $60.00
  $5000
Capacity See Chart Exclusive


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Ground Floor Bar
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The Mezzanine
  $40.00
  $60.00
  $2500
Capacity See Chart Exclusive


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Kitchen View Private Dining
  $40.00
  $60.00
  $1000
Capacity See Chart Exclusive


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Waterside Conservatory
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Capacity See Chart Semi-Exclusive,Exclusive


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Pod 2
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Capacity See Chart Semi-Exclusive,Exclusive


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West Pod
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Capacity See Chart Semi-Exclusive,Exclusive


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Pod 1
  $40.00
  $60.00
  $0
Capacity See Chart Semi-Exclusive,Exclusive

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes - Only in the Harbour View room or Fireside room until 11:30pm.
Available exclusively until 1am; please note that venue hire has a maximum of 5 hours.
A booking form must be completed; a deposit of 25% of the minimum spend for that space is payable.
This depends on the function; generally there are no extra charges.
Only in the Fireside room, Djs are permitted in Harbour view room

Woolshed Reviews 3 reviews

"Good morning Lee......i thought this was my duty to email to inform you of our birthday party last night....it was amazing (even though the weather wasn’t on our side, 130 guests were accomodated very nicely inside)...all guests has a wonderful time..they all loved the presentation of the venue and the ambience was great...food was delicious and was well timed throughout the night as no one left hungry...i need to make a special mention to certain people....Christie was a GREAT host!!!!! And the crew she had were terrific..they got into the night as well as really enjoyed themselves...employees rarely get praised, but they ALL deserved a BIG BIG pat on the back,because without their effort/passion the night would NOT have gone as planned...as you know, your staff at the forefront and if they don’t present well, the rest is history....could you please forward this email to the Schiavello family as im sure they would be happy to know that their employees did a great job last night representing what a fantastic venue Woolshed Pub is...and many thanks to you for your assistance in making our birthday party a success...thank you"
| October 2016
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything that you and your team did to help make Friday night a huge success. We had a super night and feedback from our guests is that they all had a ball - and hangover to prove it! Lots of comments on the great food and the amazing service, and just generally on the venue itself!! I couldn’t recommend you guys at The Woolshed highly enough!!"
| October 2016
"Great venue! Excellent food, excellent service & great night."
| January 2014