Young & Jackson in Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia | Hotel
The Young and Jackson Hotel (Y&J's) has stood beside Melbourne's busiest crossroads for over 140 years. As Melbourne's oldest continuously operating Hotel it has emerged from humble origins to become an icon for the city and Australia's most famous pub.
Purchased by the ALH Group in 1998, the Hotel has been restored and refurbished, re-opening in April 2001.
Y&J's is famous for many reasons, not just its landmark status, on the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets, or its past early openings and riotous 6pm closing when hoards consumed as much as possible prior to the closing bell.
It is home to the beautiful Chloe, a stunning 19th century French academic nude painting by the Master, Jules Lefebvre. Until the 1960s Chloe was a rare opportunity for adolescent boys to view a naked woman - many men later recalled sneaking a peek at the curvaceous brunette.