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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.

Happy Hour (4-6PM Mon-Thu, 3-7PM Fri)

$8 McPherson Sauvignon Blanc or McPherson Cabernet Merlot
$9 Absolut / Bacardi / Bombay / JD / Chivas
$10 All pints & every other wine by the glass
$16 Espresso Martinis

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Beer & Cider

On Tap, 425ml | 568ml

Peroni Nastro Azzurro, ITA, 11.0 | 15.0
Stone and Wood Pacific Ale, AUS (NSW) 12.0 | 14.0
Little Creatures Pale Ale, AUS (WA), 11.0 | 13.0
Furphy Refreshing Ale, AUS (VIC), 13.0 | 15.0


Birra Moretti, ITA, 11.0
Birra Menabrea Italia, ITA, 12.0
Peroni Red, ITA, 12.0
Melbourne Bitter, AUS (VIC), 11.0
Asahi Super Dry, JPN, 11.0
Corona Extra, MEX, 11.0

Low Carb | Mid | Gluten-free

Great Northern Super Crisp 3.5% (QLD), 11.0
Stella Legere (3.5%), BEL, 10.0
Twobays Gluten Free Pale Ale, (VIC), 13.0

Wheat | IPA | Dark | Stout

Hoegaarden White, BEL, 12.0
Feral Hop Hog Pale Ale, AUS (WA), 13.0
White Rabbit Dark Ale, AUS (VIC), 13.0
Guinness, IRL, (440ml Can), 14.0


Pipsqueak Best Apple Cider, AUS, VIC, 12.0
Bulmers Original, UK, 11.0
Monteiths Pear, 12.0
Three Oak’s Apple, AUS, SA, 11.0


No non-sense before dinner classics our way.

Not Too Dirty Martini – Double Belvedere vodka and 1:4 Cinzano Bianco extra dry vermouth slightly stirred and finished with three XL Italian Cerignola olives. A little bit wet and not too dirty, 28.0

T10 Negroni –  Tanqueray 10 (47.3% abv) , Campari and Cinzano Rosso sweet vermouth. Stirred and served with a flamed orange peel. A max strength Negorni that’s sweet, citrusy and naturally bitter, 26.0

Prohibition Old Fashioned – Double Rittenhouse straight Rye stirred with sugar syrup, dash of bitters with candied orange and maraschino cherry, 30.0

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

Spritz – Prosecco with Aperol & fresh lime, 17.0

Bellini – Prosecco with peach schnapps, nectar & maraschino cherry juice, 16.0

Bellezza – Prosecco with limoncello, solo and fresh lime, 17.0

Coffee, cream & dessert-friendly cocktails.

Espresso Martini – Vodka, Kahlua, Licor 43 Vanilla shaken vigorously with freshly extracted shot of espresso. Delicious before and after dinner, 22.0

Nutty Irishman – Frangelico, Baileys & cream (or skinny milk) shaken with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar dusting. Easy to drink, like a Toblerone, 22.0

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

Woodford Sour – Double Woodford Reserve bourbon, fresh lemon juice, sugar syrup shaken with a touch of egg white, 28.0

Cadillac Margarita – 1800 Añejo Tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice on the rocks with pink salt, 25.00

Elderflower Mojito – Bacardi, Saint Germain, Pama Pomegranate, fresh mint, fresh lime & brown sugar over crushed ice, 24.0

Long Island – Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila & Triple Sec with lemon infused simple syrup & a splash of Coca Cola, 26.0

Fun and fruity martinis. Easy on the tini.

Apple Pie – Vodka, apple schnapps, sour apple pucker shaken with apple juice and fresh granny smith slices and a drop of fireball, 22.00

Lychee Liaison – Vodka, Soho Lychee, Apple Juice and drop of Lychee Syrup with muddled fresh lime & mint, 24.0

Just Peachy – Vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, peach schnapps and fresh lime, 23.0

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.

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, 13.0

Safe Sex On The Beach – Blood orange, apple, orange, pineapple, cranberry juices shaken with peach nectar and grenadine, 13.0

Less-Presso Martini – Vanilla and hazelnut syrups, cream and freshly extracted double espresso, 13.0


Sparkling, Glass | Bottle

NV La Zona Prosecco (King Valley, Vic), 12.0 | 54.0
2019 McPherson Chardonnay Pinot Noir (Goulburn Valley, Vic), 49.00
NV Veuve Clicquot (Champagne, France), 110.00
2017 La Zona Moscato (King Valley, Vic), 12.00 | 54.00

White, Glass | Bottle

2019 Chrismont Riesling (King Valley, Vic), 12.00 | 54.00
2016 Slow Wine Co Gewurtzraminer (Orange, NSW), 13.00 | 59.00
2018 Pasqua Pinot Grigio IGT (Verona, Italy), 12.00 | 54.00
2018 Moores Hill Pinot Gris (Tamar Valley, Tasmania) 65.oo
2017 Joseph Cattin Pinot Gris (Alsace, France), 69.00
2019 McPherson Sauvignon Blanc (Goulburn Valley, Vic) , 11.00 | 49.00
2019 Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc (Adelaide Hills, SA)  65.00
2018 Skipjack Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, NZ), 13.00 | 59.00
2018 Leura Park Estate Chardonnay (Bellarine Peninsula, Vic), 14.00 | 64.00
2010 Fratelli Red Saint Chardonnay (Yarra Valley, Vic), 85.00

Rose, Glass | Bottle

2018 Mr. Mick Rose, Clare Valley, SA, 55.0
2017 Maison Castel Rose, Provence, France, 13.00 | 59.00

Red, Glass | Bottle

2013 Hesket Estate Pinot Noir (Macedon Ranges, Vic), 15.00 | 69.00
2018 Felton Road ‘Bannockburn’ Pinot Noir (Central Otago, NZ) 105.00
2018 Rocca Ventosa Sangiovese IGP (Abruzzo, Italy), 12.00 | 54.00
2014 Coppiere Chianti Classico Riserva, DOCG (Tuscany, Italy), 14.00 | 64.00
2012 Luca Bosio Barolo, DOCG (Piedmont, Italy) 99.00
2018 Radio Boka Tempranillo (Valencia, Spain) 13.00 | 59.00
2018 McPherson Cabernet Merlot (Goulburn Valley, Vic) 11.00 | 49.00
2016 Whistle Post Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra, SA) 55.00
2009 Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon (Nagambie Lakes, Vic) 15.00 | 69.00
2017 Dog Ridge ‘The Pup’ Shiraz (McLaren Vale, SA) 12.00 | 54.00
2014 Merricks Estate Shiraz (Mornington, Vic) 79.00
2018 Kemosabe Shiraz (Heathcote, Vic) 59.00
2009 Keith Brien Mourvedre Shiraz (Goulburn Valley, Vic) 14.00 | 64.00

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. Wines are sorted from lighest to heaviest.


Blended Scotch

Johnnie Walker Black, 12.0
Chivas Regal, 11.0
Monkey Shoulder, 13.0

Single Malt Scotch

Ardbeg 10yrs, 14.0
Laphroaig 10yrs, 15.0
Lagavulin 16yrs, 18.0
Belvenie 12yrs, 17.0


Jim Beam, 11.0
Jack Daniel’s, 11.0
Makers Mark, 12.0
Woodfor reserve, 15.0

Other Whisky

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


Absolut, 11.0
Zubrowka, 12.0
Belvedere, 14.0
Grey Goose, 15.0


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


Bundaberg, 11.0
Bacardi, 11.0
Havana Club Anejo Especial, 12.0
English Harbour, 5yrs, 14.0

Spiced Rum

Captain Morgan’s Spiced, 11.0
Sailor Jerry’s, 11.0
Kraken Spiced, 14.0


Jose Cuervo Reposado, 11.0
1800 Anjeo, 15.00
Cafe Patron, 15.0
Don Julio Anjeo, 18.0