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Speed Dating at Welcome To Thornbury

The space we provide for you will have a mixture of both standing and seating room for your guests – not all guests may have a seat at any given time. The exact location of a booking and any furniture layout (including heaters) cannot be guaranteed. As we are predominantly an outdoor beer garden and have limited indoor seating, we cannot guarantee that bookings are undercover.

We welcome dogs in the venue, they must be on a leash at all times and only in our outdoor areas (they are not permitted inside our main bar).

Whilst we welcome children within the venue, we are a licensed premises. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Children must be supervised within the venue, and remain within arms reach of guardians at all times. Children are permitted in the venue up until 8pm for safety reasons.


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What is Welcome to Thornbury?

Welcome to Thornbury is Melbourne’s first permanent Bar and Food Truck Stop. Licensed for more than 700 people, Welcome to Thornbury is – and always has been – an icon of the area, functioning as a car manufacturing factory for much of the 20th century, and now, as the second largest beer garden and only permanent bar and food truck stop in Melbourne.

How many trucks do you have each day?

Each month look forward to seeing over 80 different food trucks rotating on a daily basis, with five to seven trucks onsite at once.

Do I have to bring cash or do the trucks take card?

A terrific question indeed! Most trucks do have EFTPOS facilities available, however some smaller vendors still only accept cash. The good news is that we have an ATM on site – hooray!

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are not only welcomed, but encouraged. Of course, they must be on a leash and not pooping anywhere, but we generally prefer the company of pooches over people. We even have a whole night dedicated to dogs called Good Dogs of Darebin.