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Pre-Footy Drinks In Melbourne CBD

Tazio Birraria, Pizzeria and Cucina is situated within walking distance to the MCG and Melbourne Park, so if footy is your thing why not drop by and see us for a pre-game drink? Located at the corner of Flinders Lane and Exhibition Street, in Melbourne CBD, Tazio is the perfect bar to meet family and friends before the game begins or after the game ends for celebratory drinks. We understand that city parking can be a challenge and that commiserations may be in order, so we offer $6 evening parking when pre-booked online with Secure Parking.

Looking For A Bar Near The MCG?

AFL fans meet at Tazio for lunch, dinner and drinks throughout the footy season because we are conveniently located only a short 15-minute walk to the MCG. Come and join us before or after the football game for a pizza and a beer or two. We offer a fast and friendly service with happy hour that runs Monday through Friday and $15 pre-game cocktails on Saturdays. Check our Facebook page or ask our staff about our specials too.

Tazio Has It All. Pizza, Beer And Parking

Pre-game drinks are a great way to kick off the fun, but you could also come and join us for pre-footy snacks. Tazio has indoor and outdoor seating spanning over two floors and can accommodate up to 240 guests. We have two bars fully stocked with an extensive collection of local and imported beers, wine, cocktails and spirits, and offer contemporary Italian-Australian cuisine and traditional Italian style pizza. While we welcome drop-ins, we also recommend you make a booking online for larger groups. Tazio is a stone’s throw to the MCG, so take advantage of our cheap parking rates and meet your mates for some pre-game action.

Saturday Celebrations

All menu cocktails $15. Book a celebration of 6+ guests and receive 2 free cocktails

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Beer & Cider

On Tap, 425ml | 568ml

Little Creatures Pale Ale, AUS (WA), 9.0 | 12.0
Heineken, NL, 9.0 | 12.0

Pilsner | Lager, Bottle

Birra Moretti, ITA, 9.5
Peroni Nastro Azzurro, ITA, 9.5
Birra Menabrea Italia, ITA, 10.0
James Boags Premium, AUS (Tas), 9.5
Boags Light (2.9%), AUS (Tas), 8.0
Melbourne Bitter, AUS (Vic), 9.0
Hahn Superdry (Low Carb), AUS (NSW), 9.0
Asahi Super Dry, JPN, 9.5
Corona Extra, MEX, 9.5

Wheat | Ales | Dark, Bottle

Hoegaarden White, BEL, 10.0
James Squire Golden Ale, AUS (NSW), 9.5
Mountain Goat Organic Steam Ale, AUS (Vic), 10.0
Hawthorn Pale Ale, AUS (Vic), 10.0
White Rabbit Dark Ale, AUS (Vic), 10.0

Cider, Bottle

Three Oak’s Apple, AUS (SA), 9.5
Three Oak’s Pear, AUS (SA), 9.5
Pipsqueak, AUS (Vic), 10.0


Before dinner classics. Stirred not shaken.

Martini – Vodka or Gin with Dry Vermouth stirred with an Italian Cerignola olive, lemon peel or lime twist. Optionally sweet, perfect, bone dry, wet, dirty and perhaps even shaken. From 20.0

Negroni – Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. Stirred and served with a flamed orange peel. Strong, bitter and slightly sweet. 19.0

Old Fashioned – Bourbon, sugar & dash of bitters with an orange slice & maraschino cherry. Optionally try with Rittenhouse Straight Rye with a sugar cube for a more old fashioned, old fashioned. 20.0

Long Island Iced Tea – Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila & Triple Sec with lemon infused simple syrup & splash of Coca Cola. (Bartender’s choice). 21.0

I’m not much into health food. I am into Champagne (cocktails).

Bellini – Sparkling served with peach nectar and maraschino cherry juice. 14.0

Bellezza – Sparkling wine with limoncello & fresh lime. 14.0

Spritz – Sparkling wine with Aperol & fresh lime. 14.0

Coffee, cream & friends.

Espresso Martini – Vodka, Kahlua, Licor 43 Vanilla shaken vigorously with freshly extracted shot of espresso. Delicious before and after dinner. 19.0

Nutty Irishman – Frangelico, Baileys & cream (or skinny milk) shaken with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar dusting. Easy to drink, like a Toblerone. 19.0

On holiday. From a place we’d rather be.

Margarita – Tequila & Triple Sec with freshly squeezed lemon juice straight up in a martini glass rimmed with Murray River pink salt. Blue curacao optional for more bling bling. 19.5

Mojito – Light Rum, fresh mint, fresh lime & brown sugar over crushed ice (or on the rocks traditionally). Alternatively hold the mint, add more lime and switch to Vodka for a same same but different Caprioska. 19.5

Fun and fruity (Martinis – Easy on the tini).

Appletini – Vodka & Apple Schnapps shaken with Apple Juice. (Sour Apple Pucker optional). 17.5

French Martini – Vodka, Pineapple Juice and a touch of Cranberry Juice shaken until frothy and layered on top of Chambord Raspberry Liqueur. 17.5

Lychee Liaison – Vodka, Luchee Liqueur and Apple juice with muddled fresh lime & mint. 17.5

Cosmopolitan – Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Triple Sec and fresh lime. (Try replacing Triple Sec with Peach Schnapps. Just peachy). 17.5

Fun and fruity (Part 2 – Long & Short Drinks)

Italian Screwdriver – Vodka, Italian Blood Orange Juice and fresh lime with a splash of Pineapple Juice and a touch of Dry Ginger Ale. 17.0

Apple Pie – Vodka, Apple Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, with muddled fresh lime on the rocks. 17.0


Bloody Mary – Vodka, Tomato Juice, Wostershire Sauce, Tabasco Sauce & cucumber slices with salt and pepper and lemon juice. No prawns and no carrots. Magically cures hangovers. 17.0

Mystery – Feel like something in particular? If we have it on hand we’ll be more than happy to make it for you.

Mocktails. I can’t belive it’s not alcohol.

No-jito – San Pellegrino Limonata and Soda with muddled fresh lime, fresh mint & brown sugar in a high ball with crushed ice. 11.5

Safe Sex on the Beach – Peach Nectar, Blood Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice & Cranberry Juice with a touch of Grenadine served on the rocks. 11.0

Shirley Temple (in memory of) – Grenadine, Ginger Ale & Lemonade on the rocks in an old fashioned glass with maraschino cherries. 11.0


Sparkling, Glass | Half Bottle Carafe | Bottle

NV Tazio House Sparkling, Goulburn Valley, Vic, 8.5 | 20.0 | 39.5
NV Carpene Malvolti Prosecco DOCG, Veneto, Italy, 10.5 | 26.5 | 52.5
NV Varichon Blanc de Blanc, Savoie, France, 57.5
NV Aubert et Fils Brut Champagne, Épernay, France, 65.0
2017 Side Gate Moscato, Riverina NSW, 9.5 | 24.0 | 47.5

White, Glass | Half Bottle Carafe | Bottle

2017 Tazio House Sauvignon Blanc, Goulburn Valley, Vic, 8.5 | 20.0 | 39.5
2017 Chrismont Riesling King Valley, VIC, 9.5 | 24.0 | 47.5
2016 Pasqua Pinot Grigio IGT, Verona, Italy, 9.5 | 24.0 | 47.5
2017 Skipjack Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ, 10.0 | 25.0 | 49.5
2016 Little Goat Creek Organic Sauv Blanc, Marlborough, NZ, 55.0
2016 Leura Park Estate Chardonnay, Bellarine Peninsula, Vic, 11.0 | 29.0 | 57.5
2013 Significant Other Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Vic, VIC, 60.0

Rose, Glass | Half Bottle Carafe | Bottle

2017 Mr. Mick Rose, Clare Valley, SA, 9.5 | 24.0 | 47.5
2015 Tarra Warra Estate Pinot Noir Rose Yarra Valley, VIC, 52.5

Red, Glass | Half Bottle Carafe | Bottle

2016 Tazio House Cabernet Merlot, Goulburn Valley, Vic, 8.5 | 20.0 | 39.5
2016 Tomich Hill ‘Duck & Weave’ Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, SA, 11.0 | 29.0 | 57.5
2013 Hesket Estate Pinot Noir, Macedon Ranges, VIC, 59.5
2016 Rocca Ventosa Sangiovese IGP, Tollo, Italy, 9.5 | 24.0 | 47.5
2016 Radio Boka Tempranillo, Valencia, Spain, 9.5 | 24.0 | 47.5
2015 Brecciarolo Velenosi Montepulciano Sangiovese, Marche, Italy, 55.0
2014 Fermoy Estate Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River, WA, 10.5 | 26.5 | 52.5
2014 Whistle Post Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, SA, 10.0 | 25.0 | 49.5
2015 Dog Ridge ‘The Pup’ Shiraz McLaren Vale, SA, 10.0 | 25.0 | 49.5
2013 Kemosabe Shiraz, Heathcote, VIC, 57.5
2015 Mount Langi Ghiran ‘The Hollows’ Shiraz, Grampians, VIC, 57.5
2010 Merricks Estate Shiraz, Mornington, VIC, 69.5



House Vodka, 8.5
Belvedere, 11.0
Grey Goose, 11.0


House Gin, 8.5
Bombay Sapphire, 9.5
Hendrick’s, 11.5
Tanqueray 10, 12.5


House Rum, 8.5
Bundaberg, 9.0
Bacardi, 9.5
Havana Club Anejo Especial, 10.0

Spiced Rum

Captain Morgan’s Spiced, 9.5
Sailor Jerry’s, 10.0
Kraken spiced, 10.5


House Tequila, 8.5
El Jimador, 9.5
Jose Cuervo Reposado, 9.5
Cafe Patron, 12.5

Blended Scotch

House, 8.5
Johnnie Walker Black 12yrs, 9.5
Chivas Regal 12yrs, 9.5

Single Malt Scotch

Ardbeg 10yrs, 12.5
Laphroaig 10yrs, 13.0
Lagavulin 16yrs, 14.5


House, 8.5
Jim Beam, 9.0
Jack Daniel’s, 9.5
Makers Mark, 10.0

Other Whisky

Rittenhouse Straight Rye, 13.0
Canadian Club, 9.5
Jameson Irish, 10.0