The Common Man

– South Wharf –

What’s On

Summer Slam Cocktail Garden

February 8th until March 21st 2021

Enjoy international sport on the big screen in a garden environment with a fantastic outlook over the Yarra River and Melbourne CBD.

In the garden there are cocktails that are frozen, shaken and some are served in jugs which highlight the extremely “now” gin and tequila white spirits.

You can enjoy Australian seafood and local cheese to graze to your heart’s content. Beer is by Australian owned brewery Coopers and their various malts can be enjoyed individually or in buckets of 4 presenting fantastic value for money.

NZ v AUS T20 Cricket

February 22nd – March 7th 2021

The Aussies are headed to New Zealand for the Qantas T20 international series and you can catch all the action live at the Summer Slam Cocktail Garden.

Fixtures can be found on our live sport page.

If you want to catch any of these games be sure to Book Ahead!

Common Man Footy Tipping

Sign up today!

Fancy yourself a bit of a know it all when it comes to AFL? Join The Common Man footy tipping competition to battle your way to win a Furphy Preliminary Finals party valued at $500*! plus your name etched into history on the Tipping Trophy!

Our tipping competition is run through Sports Pick and you have the opportunity to join national competitions and further tipping competitions throughout the year.

Entry is free and every entrant receives a complimentary schooner of Furphy Crisp Lager and a bonus gift.


March 5th to 8th 

Catch up and chill this Labour Day weekend at The Common Man with cocktail specials, brisket in the smoker and plenty of live sport on the mega screen.

Chef Mal is paying tribute to the 8 hour day with 8 hour slow smoked Black Angus Brisket served in a burger or straight up with beans and you can enjoy sipping on a classic cocktail sour for only $17 with the bar serving up a selection ranging from traditional Amaretto and whisky to white chocolate or brandy.

All of this plus our summer seafood selection and frozen cocktails will be available.

The perfect place to relax and wind down for your No Work Long Weekend.

St Patrick’s Day

March 17th 

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at The Common Man with Guinness and Jameson and all things green and Gaelic.

Enjoy food specials with an Irish flair and plenty of drink specials whilst watching classic all-Irish finals on the Mega Screen featuring Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie & Handball.

Open from 8am, staff in green and entertainment live on our screen you can start your celebrations right at The Common Man this St Patrick’s Day!

AFL Season Open Weekend

March 18th – 21st 2021

If you’re like us you cannot be more excited for the season-opening weekend of the AFL!

Kicking off with Carlton v Richmond on Thursday the 18th and showing every game throughout the weekend on our Lawn Mega Screen!  This year we’ve really raised the bar and are keeping our 150 square metre marquee in place so you can watch all the action out of the elements.

We will soon have confirmation of our footy food and drink packages which will be available to compliment your AFL game viewing.  Join our mailing list to be the first in the know.

AFL Season 2021

March – October 2021

The Common Man is the place to watch the AFL Premiership Season 2021

We’re keeping our marquee and the Mega Screen all year long! So we have the largest outdoor area with the best AV setup in the city this winter.

We have beer and footy packages to purchase and events on all the key games so you can soak up the atmosphere enjoying local beer and great food delivered to your table!

Visit our dedicated AFL page for details on upcoming broadcasts, packages and how you can secure your spot to view your favourite team battle it out for grand finalist honours.


Host Your Next Event With Us!
With both indoor & outdoor areas available, as well as theoption to host your event online we offer a wide range of creative event options including canapes, BBQ’s, sit down dinners & trivia nights.

Contact us today at for more details

The Common Man
39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf, VIC, Australia
(03) 9696 3774

All event enquiries at

Opening Hours

Mon- Tues 8am – 9pm  |  Wed-Thur 8am – 10pm
Friday 8am – 12am
Saturday 9am – 1am
Sunday 9am – 9pm


10am – 12pm Monday to Friday

9am – 4pm Weekends & Public Holidays

All Day Menu

Available From 11am 7 Days