A true local for the locals... and you.

About us

The Dick Whittington Tavern is an iconic pub in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda. Trading since 1861, this traditional corner hotel continues to entertain locals and their loved ones, creating a colourful history as it does. Throughout the 150 years of trade, the building has been restored and it’s look changed, however it’s essence and love of a great time definitely hasn’t.

The team at The Dick pride themselves on their familiar and down-to-earth pub approach, complimenting our promise to provide traditional pub meals and a wide variety of beverages to suit all tastes.

Whether you’re looking for a night out with friends and family, to catch a live sporting game on our screens or just a well stocked bottle shop, The Dick Whittington has it covered.

The Dick Whittington is committed to conducting all aspects of alcohol & gaming service in a professional and responsible manner. Please visit our Compliance page for more information.

Xmas Trading -

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) -Bottleshop open 9am - 11pm (Inside closed)

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) - 10am to late

 Tuesday 1st January, 2019 (New Years Day) - midday to late



There are multiple function areas within the pub to suit a variety of occassions; from casual stand-up events to formal sit-down dinners. We have packages available suited to birthdays, engagements and other special events. Contact Jac or Jude to discuss your event - call (03) 9525 4250 or email events@thedick.com.au. For more information, please download our functions pack by clicking here


Easter trading - midday open to late Good Friday to Easter Monday 



We like to think there’s something for everyone at The Dick; whether you’re looking to watch the footy with your friends, join in on trivia or just enjoy a delicious meal, we’ve got you covered.

  • Trivia Tuesday

    Trivia Tuesday

    Come along to our weekly trivia and test your knowledge. Always lots of friendly faces, great prizes and a cash jackpot up for grabs!
    7:30pm start. Every Tuesday.

  • Blokes Night

    Bloke's Night

    Let’s hear it for the boys! Once a week, we offer half price main meals* to each and every lad who walks through our door.
    Every Wednesday. (* steaks excluded)

  • Sunday Sippers

    Sunday Sippers

    We’re big Sunday fans here at The Dick, the perfect day to relax and enjoy a bite to eat and a drink or two with friends.
    $16 pizzas and jugs, all day.

As well as the regular weekly events above, we have happy hour Monday to Thursday! Between 4 and 6pm pots of local beer and wine are only $4.  And don't forget $5 Fridayssssss - $5 schooners, house wine and spirits 4-7pm, what a way to start the weekend!

There are AFL/NRL games and Sky racing playing in the bar daily.

We also have a drive-through bottle shop, stocking a full range of local and international wines, beers and spirits.

Any and all questions, feedback or thoughts are always welcome at The Dick. Call or email us anytime (during opening hours) to chat to one of our friendly staff.


7.30am to 1am Monday to Saturday. 10am to 11pm Sunday.

Xmas Trading -

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) -Bottleshop open 9am - 11pm (Inside closed)

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) - 10am to late

 Tuesday 1st January, 2019 (New Years Day) - midday to late

Call us

03 9525 4250

Visit us

You will find ‘The Dick’ located at 32 Chapel Street, East St. Kilda (in between Alma Road and Inkerman St). We have ample parking available in the bottleshop and at the rear of the venue off Queens Street.

Join Us


Dick Whittington Tavern Community Grants



The Dick Whittington Tavern Community Grants Program has been established to provide over $20,000 annually, to not-for-profit community and sporting organisations in the City of Port Phillip.

A Committee will be established to oversee the program and determine submissions.

The following guidelines must be met in order to be eligible for a donation:


1 –   Applicants must be a not-for-profit community and/or sporting organisation within the City of Port Phillip;


2 –   Applicants must provide a submission to the Committee setting out the following:

(a)  The name of the organisation seeking the donation;

(b)  The objects of the organisation seeking the donation;

(c)  The quantum of the contribution sought and what the donation is proposed to be spent on; and

(d)  How the contribution will benefit the organisation and residents of City of Port Phillip.


3 –   The Committee will assess each application on its merits and advise Applicants of the outcome.

Applications will open from 26th November, 2019 and close 5pm Friday 28th December, 2019


Please address your submissions to The Dick Whittington Tavern Community Grants Program and send to dwtaverncommunitygrants@thedick.com.au

This venue is committed to providing the highest standard of customer care and responsible gambling, our responsible gambling code describes how we do this: