The Riversdale hotel

Classic Pub in the heart of Hawthorn


Hawthorn's Riversdale Hotel is an iconic hotel with a rich history dating back to the 1800's. 

Built by Annie Rosney in 1888. The hotel, a classic three story victorian building was equipped with a spacious bar on the ground floor and 29 Bedrooms spanning across the upper levels. We can only imagine the interesting characters who would have called the Riversdale home over the years. 

The Riversdale has come along way since its humble beginnings. Now featuring a huge Bistro, Lounge Bar and Public Sportsbar. The Riversdale and everything you could ask for when it come to a local watering hole. 

Our Lounge Bar is open til 5am every night. Relax in the lounge bar with a fine wine or ale while socialising with friends, watching moment by moment sporting action broadcast on one of our many plasma screens.

Family Friendly Bistro

The Riversdale's bistro is open 6 days a week.

Tuesday - 6pm - 9pm

Wednesday - 12pm-2.30pm / 6pm-9pm

Thursday - 12pm-2.30pm / 6pm-9pm

Friday - 12pm-2.30pm / 6pm-9pm

Saturday - 12pm-2.30pm / 6pm-9pm

Sunday - 12pm-2.30pm / 6pm-9pm

*Last Orders 8:45pm

Since joining the team Chef Michael has been serving quality interpretations of classic dishes as well as daring seasonal specials. Our menu will tantalize your taste buds as you enjoy a delicious variety of meals at very reasonable prices in the bistro, which also caters for groups.

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Live Sport

From the AFL to the America's Cup and everything in-between. The Riversdale Hotels Sports bar has all your sports need covered. With a huge 3m big screen & plenty of  LCD screens you'll never miss a moment of the action. 

Live Racing

With 4 EBTs and 2 Terminals out TAB is the perfect place for all of your betting needs. Broadcasting live races from across the world has everything the punter could want, Including a few champions of our own. 

Food and Drinks

With a daily lunchtime happy hour and a $13.90 Pot & Parma available you should definitely drop in for a mid week meal. Come in and check out our Public Bar menu. 

Fridays are now 'FriDale' at the Riversdale with $4 pots and $5 basic spirits from 5pm till close. 

$5 Schooners & $5 basic spirits from 12pm till close Every Saturday.





Our award winning Bottleshop is open from

10am - 3am - Monday to Saturday

11am - 3am - Sunday 


With a huge selection of Beers, Wines, Spirits, Ciders and Soft Drinks we certainly have you covered for your next event. 


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