When you first hear the word “Republica” what do you think? Do you think about our prime St Kilda Beach location? Our incredibly comfortable and relaxing beachfront hanging chairs? Or perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is our large courtyard (St Kilda’s best beer garden) that is surrounded by stunning Melbourne beachside scenery, tasteful music, delicious food and refreshing drinks.
There has never been a more iconic Melbourne venue known for its magnificent St Kilda summer sessions.
Republica’s beachside courtyard is the perfect place to sit back, relax and take in the atmosphere. With an abundance of large umbrellas filling the space, you’re guaranteed a nice shady spot to perch at one of our low or high tables with uninterrupted views of St Kilda Beach.
If you are looking for the best St Kilda Restaurant and Melbourne Beachside Bar – this is it.
Over the years we have had countless events take place right in our beachfront courtyard, everything from an unforgettable St Kilda Festival to watching The Pussycat Dolls play live. You name it, we’ve seen it.
Our famous grassed Republica courtyard is a hub for St Kilda live music and during summer you can find local artists of all genres take the stage every night of the week to provide you with some of the best up and coming music Melbourne has to offer.
Republica is a favourite for St Kilda locals of both the two and four-legged kind. That’s right, our dog friendly St Kilda bar, courtyard means you can bring your pooch down to also enjoy all that’s on offer.
As summer in St Kilda kicks into gear and the days get above 25 degrees, our courtyard fills up with people of all walks of life, looking to have a good time and enjoy a nice cold pot of beer under the amazing Melbourne sun.
You can generally find everything you’re looking for in the perfect summer Sunday sesh at Republica St Kilda Beach. We would suggest you start the day by grabbing a table in the sun or under one of the umbrellas in our courtyard and start with a round of tap beer from our duotank copper tanks, soon followed by one or two of our delicious freshly made St Kilda pizzas (you can’t go past a good margherita) with a side of fried chicken ribs – of course.
As the afternoon cools, we recommend heading out to our beachfront bar area and grabbing a seat in one of our hanging chairs to watch the sunset over St Kilda Beach with a fresh glass of wine or beer in hand. Once the evening has officially set in, head back to our courtyard to enjoy live music from local musicians as you grab a round of famed St Kilda Espresso Martinis or everyone’s favourite, Melbourne’s best Aperol Spritz’s.
And if you are after a slight change in scenery, you can head straight upstairs to our sister venue, Captain Baxter, for another breathtaking panoramic view of Port Phillip Bay from their glassed wall atrium bar and stunning rooftop. There is even a retractable roof on the front beach bar area. Cocktails and dreams overlooking St Kilda Beach and Port Phillip Bay.
We have some catching up to do so come on down to St Kilda’s hottest summer location – Republica St Kilda beach.
Open 7 days 11.30am-late