Young and Jacksons Chloe

The Young and Jacksons Chloe bar is located in one of Melbourne's oldest hotels......

.......Now before you rush in and order a drink, you need to know it's not the drinks that are free!........

.........The reason for visit here is that you'll find Jules Lefebvre's famous painting "Chloe".


Chloe at Young and Jackson


Now, while Jules Lefebvre may not be on everyone's list of well known painters, he was well regarded in his day........

.........and the painting won awards in Europe and in Australia when it was over here on tour in 1880 in Melbourne and Sydney.

I came across a rather unusual website while researching about Chloe.......

....... The full story of this painting is rather long to copy and I'd probably be breaching copyright law if I copied it anyway......

.......It's a very interesting tale with all the emotions such as happy and sad bits, stories about scandals and general historical interest......

....... Click on Jules Lefebvre and scroll down for Chloe.


Young and Jackson Chloe's

Apparently when Young and Jackson the bar owners (who were Dublin born goldminers originally) bought this painting in 1908, custom at the bar improved dramatically!

So go on, take a look at this famous painting which has had a bar named after her!


I've actually been to see Chloe a few times recently as a British friend of mine recently emigrated over here and her Melbourne born husband was well acquainted with Chloe having been a regular here in his student days so there was some reminiscing done here! He was very surprised I knew all about her!

The Young & Jackson Hotel is located on the corner opposite Flinders Street railway station. Chloe is located in the first floor bar accessed off Swanston Street........


.........Have a look at the map below - click on the blue writing beneath the map for a better view.


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