The Imperial Hotel

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The Imperial Hotel is the official home of LFC Melbourne.

Club events

LFC Melbourne have also hosted a number of special supporters club events at The Imperial Hotel, which in the past has seen the likes of John Barnes, Robbie Fowler, and Ian Rush all visit our local branch.

Our supporters club members enjoy a number of exclusive benefits, discounts and promotions at The Imperial Hotel, which is renowned as the home of Melbourne’s Liverpool FC community.

Member benefits at The Imperial

  • Past player appearances including John Barnes, Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush.
  • Exclusive member benefits, discounts and promotions.
  • Luxurious rooftop beer garden overlooking Bourke and Spring Streets.
  • Twenty beers on tap
  • Exclusive rooftop menu
  • Heated areas for the winter months.
  • Members only drink special prices at The Imperial Hotel within the venue at all times.
  • Members only discount of 20% off food on bills in The Imperial Hotel Restaurant.
  • Additional discounts and promotions offered exclusively to LFC Melbourne Supporters Club members throughout the season.

Getting to the Imperial Hotel


The closest train station to The Imperial is Parliament Station, which is part of Melbourne’s underground City Loop. The Bourke Street entrance/exit is located directly opposite the venue (corner Spring and Bourke Streets, City). Click here for the latest train information.


Tram routes 86 (Bundoora-RMIT/Waterfront City) and 96 (East Brunswick/St.Kilda) both stop outside The Imperial on Bourke Street (the closest tram stop to the venue is Stop No.9). Tram route 11 (West Preston/Victoria Harbour Docklands) also stops within a few minutes walk of the venue.

Getting to the Imperial Hotel

Safe City Taxi Rank (Late Night Transport)

A Safe City taxi rank is located just a few steps from The Imperial at 20 Bourke Street. 

Night Bus Service (Late Night Transport)

NightRider buses can set people down at any designated bus stop or kerbside tram stop (orange or green PTV flags). NightRider buses even have phones on board so you can arrange for a taxi to meet you at your bus stop and take you home.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for timetables and route maps.

The Imperial Hotel history

The Imperial Hotel on Bourke Street is known as one of the best venues in Melbourne’s CBD to catch local and overseas sporting action – with football being its specialty.

The Imperial Hotel boasts an unconventional and colourful history as one of Melbourne’s landmark pub venues.

Originally known as Nobel’s Circus in 1852, the building housed equestrian shows, promenade concerts and lively dances until it became a permanent theatre site in 1856 and re-named ‘Salle de Valentino’.

It wasn’t until 1863 that the building became known as ‘Richardson’s Imperial Hotel’ and received only the third liquor license ever granted in Melbourne.

To this day, the Imperial remains a classic Melbourne pub where you can still walk through the original Australian red cedar doors that date back to 1858.

Find out more about The Imperial Hotel here.

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