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100 Year Celebration

Celebrate with us as Micawber Tavern turns 100 Years

The mighty Micawber Tavern, established in 1923 is celebrating its 100 Years on 24th, 25th AND 26th November! That's right, 3 days to celebrate our incredible establishment.

Friday 24th November 2023

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The Pourshots have arrived to deliver original americana and country music to you 'LIVE" at the Micawber Tavern. Don't miss out at being a part of Micawber's history celebrating 100 years with The Pourshots!' This upcoming show is themed around trucking, drinking & dancing. Loving, leaving and losing, all the good country music references ! Don't cry in your drink, tap your feet and enjoy the outlaw country vibe coming out of Melbourne, Australia. 

Wild Turkey is a three piece Melbourne band that is the true embodiment of original rock'n'roll. What can you say about a band that drives a hearse for a tour bus? They rock the dead! AND they will Rock The Micawber Tavern. These mean looking daddios from Melbourne play a HOT mixture of surf, Ausrock and rockabilly - DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!! and come to the Micawber Tavern Party - Celebrating 100 Years

Saturday 25th November 2023

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Celebrate 100 Years with Micawber Tavern with a Bottomless Brunch on The Deck!

 

Enjoy a choice of 3 tacos each, shared Mexican inspired dishes PLUS bottomless drinks for 90 minutes!

 

For $70 enjoy tasty food, flowing drinks and music!

 

Bottomless drinks include:

Classic Margaritas, Chilli Margaritas, Mimosas & Tap house beer

 

ONLY seating: 2-3:30pm

Dance through the evening with Mast Gully Fellers, starting from 8:30pm - in collaboration with PAVED Festival. Mast Gully Fellers was formed in 2014 in the Dandenong Ranges, an area once known as 'Mast Gully'. The band is renowned for its unique but familiar 'Australiana Bar-Room Folk' sound which meanders through alt-country and blues, to bush ballads, and Celtic punk.  

Sunday 26th November 2023

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Come down to see a display of incredible classic cars with Wingman Automotive Club down in Micawber Tavern's Oval from 11am.

Enjoy lunch and live music with The Flaming Moes starting at 1pm.

Stick around til 6:30pm and watch a preview of The Lost Pints short movie, filmed in Micawber Tavern as well as stand up comedy acts.

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Micawber Tavern over the years

Micawber Tavern continues to grow every year, with new owners in 2021, the vision of the venue remains the same: provide a cosy Tavern for locals and tourists to come enjoy, capturing the beauty of the Dandenong Ranges, as well as a classic English/ Irish pub feel.

Celebrations at Micawber Tavern

Over the years, there has been plenty of celebrations, including weddings!

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Old Newspaper Clippings

The History of Micawber Tavern

Micawber Tavern is celebrating 100 years established. In 1923 Micawber Tavern, owned by the A'Vard family, begun as Micawber Tea Rooms, selling fruit, confectionary, cigarettes soft drinks as well as traditional afternoon tea.

Once upon a time, during the 1940's the A'Vard family wrote to the local paper complaining about the restrcitions on customers not being able to dance.

Over the years, Micawber Tavern has filed an application to become a hotel, hosted John Cain (current premier of Victoria) amongst other politicians for a dinner, burned down and was rebuilt, had a tree come down crushing a part of the building. Over the past 100 years, Micawber Tavern has been a destination for the locals and he tourists.

 

We are proud, that 100 Years on, although with many changes and renovations - Micawber Tavern still remains the same.

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