New Boundary Hotel - David's Story


My family owned the New Boundary Hotel in East Melbourne from 1977 to 1983. My brother, Phil, and I managed the hotel for our parents when we were in our late teens and early twenties. Many of our mates worked at the hotel during their student days. People to this day still recall the wild times we had back then as it was the 'go to' place on Thursday/Friday nights for the young. We were one of the first pubs to have a late liquor licence. It operated a busy business lunch during the week and had many characters come through the door. Many bands played at the pub during those years and it was also a popular meeting spot when football was at the MCG. Heady days, lots of fun times and many memories.