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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 $16 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

$16.0 Espresso Martinis & Long Island Teas all night

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Beer & Cider

On Tap, 425ml | 568ml

Peroni Nastro Azzurro, ITA, 10.5 | 14.0
Stone and Wood Pacific Ale, AUS (NSW) 10.0 | 13.0
Little Creatures Pale Ale, AUS (WA), 10.0 | 13.0
Furphy Refreshing Ale, AUS (Vic), 9.5 | 12.5

Pilsner | Lager

Birra Moretti, ITA, 10.5
Birra Menabrea Italia, ITA, 11.0
James Boags Premium, AUS (Tas), 10.5
Melbourne Bitter, AUS (Vic), 10.0
Asahi Super Dry, JPN, 10.5
Corona Extra, MEX, 10.0

Low Carb| Light | Mid

Boags Light (2.9%), AUS (Tas), 9.0
Stella Legere (3.5%), BEL, 9.5
Hahn Superdry (Low Carb), AUS (NSW), 10.0

Wheat | Ales

Hoegaarden White, BEL, 11.0
Coopers Pale Ale, AUS (SA), 10.0
Mountain Goat Organic Steam Ale, AUS (Vic), 11.0
Hawthorn Pale Ale, AUS (Vic), 11.0
Feral Hop Hog Pale Ale, AUS, WA, 12.0
Hawkers XPA, AUS, (Vic), USA, 12.0

Amber| Dark

Little Creatures Rogers, AUS (WA), 11.0
White Rabbit Dark Ale, AUS (Vic), 11.5
Guinness, IRL (440ml can), 12.5


Bulmers, UK, 10.0
Pipsqueak, AUS (Vic), 11.0
Three Oak’s Apple, AUS (SA), 10.5
Monteiths Pear, NZ, 10.5


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

Rye Old Fashioned – Double whiskey, sugar, a dash of bitters with muddled orange and a maraschino cherry. 22.0

Long Island Iced Tea – Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila & Triple Sec with lemon infused simple syrup & minimal Coca Cola 23.0

Bloody Mary – Double Vodka, Tomato Juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco Sauce & cucumber slices with salt, pepper and lemon juice. No prawns and no carrots. Magically cures hangovers. 19.5

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

Spritz – Prosecco with Aperol & fresh lime. 14.0 | 32.0 (Large)

Bellini – Prosecco with peach schnapps, nectar & maraschino cherry juice. 14.5

Bellezza Prosecco with limoncello, lemon squash and fresh lime. 14.5

Seventy Five – Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir with gin, fresh lemon, simple syrup and lemon squash. 15.0

Coffee, cream & friends.

Espresso Martini – Vodka, Kahlua, Licor 43 Vanilla shaken vigorously with freshly extracted shot of espresso. Delicious before and after dinner. 18.5

Nutty Irishman Frangelico, Baileys & cream (or skinny milk) shaken with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar dusting. Easy to drink, like a Toblerone. 18.5

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

Tommy’s Margarita – Double Jose cuervo, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice on the rocks. 19.5

Elderflower Mojito – Light Rum, Saint Germain, Pama Pomegranate, fresh mint, fresh lime & brown sugar over crushed ice. 20.0

Dark N Melbourne Stormy – Double Captain Morgans, Fresh Lime, bitters and local ginger beer from South Melbourne. 18.0

Fun and fruity (Martinis – Easy On The Tini)

Appletini – Vodka, apple schnapps, sour apple pucker shaken with apple juice and fresh granny smith slices. 18.0

Singapore Sling – Gin, Cherry Heering, Cointreau shaken with pineapple juice, fresh lime, bitters, grenadine & Benedictine. 23.0

French Martini – Vodka, Pineapple Juice and a touch of Cranberry Juice shaken until frothy and layered on top of Chambord Raspberry Liqueur. 19.0

Lychee Liaison – Vodka, Soho Lychee, Apple Juice and drop of Lychee Syrup with muddled fresh lime & mint. 20.0

Just Peachy – Vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, peach schnapps and fresh lime. 18.5

Requests (Can you do an “X”? Do you have “Y”? I just want “Z”)

Feel like something in particular? If we have it on hand we’ll be more than happy to make it for you. Pricing generally just the shots of alcoholic ingredients.

Mocktails. I can’t believe 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. 12.0

Safe Sex On The Beach – Blood orange, apple, orange, pineapple, cranberry juices shaken with peach nectar and grenadine. 12.0

Shirley Temple (In Memory Of) – Ginger Beer, Lemonade, OJ, Grenadine & maraschino cherries. 12.0

Less-Presso Martini – Vanilla and hazelnut syrups, cream and freshly extracted double espresso. 12.0


Sparkling, Glass | Half Bottle Carafe | Bottle

NV Tazio House Sparkling, Goulburn Valley, Vic,10.5 | 25.0 |47.5
NV Trentham Prosecco, Mildura, Vic,12.0 | 29.5 | 57.5
2017 La Zona Moscato, King Valley, Vic,11.5 | 28.0 | 55.0
NV Veuve Clicquot Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Champagne, France,110.0

White, Glass | Half Bottle Carafe | Bottle

2019 Tazio House Sauvignon Blanc, Goulburn Valley, Vic,10.5 | 25.0 | 47.5
2019 Chrismont Riesling, King Valley, Vic,12.0 | 29.5 | 57.5
2016 Slow Wine Co Gewurtzraminer Orange, NSW,12.5 | 30.5 | 59.5
2018 Pasqua Pinot Grigio IGT, Verona, Italy,11.5 | 28.0 | 55.0
2017 Joseph Cattin Pinot Gris, Alsace, France,67.5
2018 Skipjack Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ,12.5 | 30.5 | 59.5
2018 Nepenthe Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, SA,65.0
2018 Leura Park Estate Chardonnay, Bellarine Peninsula, Vic,13.5 | 33.0 | 65.0
2010 Fratelli Red Saint Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Vic,85.0

Rose, Glass | Half Bottle Carafe | Bottle

2018 Mr. Mick Rose, Clare Valley, SA,12.0 | 29.5 | 57.5
2017 Maison Castel Rose, Provence, France,67.5

Red, Glass | Half Bottle Carafe | Bottle

2017 Tazio House Cabernet Merlot, Goulburn Valley, Vic,10.5 | 25.0 | 47.5
2017 Tomich Hill ‘Duck & Weave’ Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, SA,13.5 | 33.0 | 65.0
2013 Hesket Estate Pinot Noir, Macedon Ranges, Vic,74.5
2018 Rocca Ventosa Sangiovese IGP, Abruzzo, Italy,11.5 | 28.0 | 55.0
2014 Coppiere Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany Italy,15.0 | 36.0 | 69.5
2012 Luca Bosio Barolo, DOCG, Piedmont, Italy,99.5
2017 Radio Boka Tempranillo, Valencia, Spain,12.0 | 29.5 | 57.5
2016 Whistle Post Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, SA,12.5 | 30.5 | 59.5
2010 Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon, Nagambie Lakes, Vic,75.0
2016 Dog Ridge ‘The Pup’ Shiraz, McLaren Vale, SA,12.5 | 30.5 | 59.5
2018 Kemosabe Shiraz, Heathcote, Vic,69.5
2014 Merricks Estate Shiraz, Mornington, Vic,79.5
2009 Keith Brien Mourvedre Shiraz, Goulburn Valley, Vic 16.0 | 39.0 | 75.0

We try our best to keep wine list up to date, but vintages may vary from time to time due to changes from our suppliers.



Barbadillo Pedro Ximènez Sherry, Jerez, Spain, 12.0
Stanton & Killeen Topaque, Rutherglen, Vic, 15.0
Morris of Rutherglen Muscat, Rutherglen, Vic, 15.0

Blended Scotch

House, 10.0
Johnnie Walker Black, 11.0
Chivas Regal, 12.0
Monkey Shoulder, 12.5

Single Malt Scotch

Ardbeg 10yrs, 14.0
Laphroaig 10yrs, 15.0
Lagavulin 16yrs, 18.0
Belvenie 12yrs, 17.5
Starward, 13.5


House, 10.0
Jim Beam, 10.5
Jack Daniel’s, 11.0
Makers Mark, 12.0
Woodfor reserve, 14.5

Other Whisky

Rittenhouse Straight Rye, 15.0
Canadian Club, 10.5
Jameson Irish, 11.0
Jim Beam Rye, 12.0


House, 10.0
42 Below, 12.0
Belvedere, 14.0
Grey Goose, 15.0


House, 10.0
Bombay Sapphire, 11.0
Hendrick’s, 14.5
Four Pillars, 14.5
Tanqueray 10, 16.0
Hayman’s Sloe Gin, 14.0


House, 10.0
Bundaberg, 10.5
Bacardi, 11.0
Havana Club Anejo Especial, 13.5
English Harbour, 15.0

Spiced Rum

Captain Morgan’s Spiced, 10.5
Sailor Jerry’s, 11.5
Kraken Spiced, 14.0


Jose Cuervo Reposado, 10.5
Cafe Patron, 14.0
Don Julio Anjeo, 17.5