A true Collingwood local, the Gem has remained true to its Americana aesthetic since opening for business in 2006.


With its wooden honkytonk interior, ranch-style furniture, and shrines to the memory of the late Elvis Presley, it captures the warmth and friendly feel of a Southern American bar.

We look forward to making your night a memorable one! With 4 dining rooms and an upstairs bar, we can cater for a cheeky bar-top snack or dining bookings of up to 30 people.

Texas-style Barbecue is back at the Gem with Melvin's BBQ...check out the new menu!



Texas style BBQ

Purveyors of

Low & Slow

- since 2006 -

Make me Happy!

$10 Bloody Marys



Upcoming Gigs

Musicians and DJ's Perform Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the Gem Front Bar. Check out our new Solo Saturdays with some of Melbourne's best talent performing intimate Gigs weekly.

Coming back soon!

& Functions

Events, Shindigs

Searching for a venue for your next birthday, work function or random shindig? Then Look no Further!

If your idea of a swell time is siting down with friends relaxing over a shared feast, some refreshing beers and a few bottles of red, then we can help.


We can make your shindig a memorable one with 4 dining rooms and an upstairs bar which are all available for small or large group bookings.

Our main dining room seats up to 25 and our upstairs dining rooms are able to accommodate up to 30 diners combined.

We can tailor a menu to suit your requirements.

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Location & Hours

289 Wellington Street
Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia
Tel (03) 9419 5170

Wed-Thurs: 4pm - 9:30pm
Fridays: 12pm - Late
Saturdays: 12pm - Late
Sundays: 12pm - 9.30pm
Closed Mondays & temporarily Tuesdays

Wed -Thurs: 4pm - 10pm
Fridays: 12pm - Late
Saturdays: 12pm - Late
Sundays: 12pm - 10pm
Closed Mondays & temporarily Tuesdays

COVID-19 Reopening policies

Please note that due to current Government directives, the following policies apply to customers visiting the Gem:

  • we encourage everyone to book online

  • due to capacity restrictions, bookings are currently for 90 minute durations, unless advised otherwise by your server

  • we can only serve you food & drinks whilst you're seated at a table

  • please wear a face mask before entering and when not consuming food and beverages

  • maximum booking size is 10 people

  • there are restrictions on the maximum capacity of our dining rooms, enclosed spaces and footpath area

  • if your booking is for more than 8 people, management reserves the right to seat you on two separate tables to safely maintain social distancing coefficients

  • please use provided hand santiser before entering

  • please follow social distancing of 1.5 metres

  • if you have flu like systems or a fever, please stay home

  • please understand that we are required by law to record your first name and telephone number for contact tracing

  • we will be temperature checking all customers as a precuation

  • outdoor seating is subject to prevailing weather conditions

  • booking confirmations require a credit card pre-authorisation which will only be charged in the event of a no-show or a cancellation of less than 8 hours' notice




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