Fitzroy’s The Workers Club is situated on the corner of Brunswick and Gertrude Streets, where the 86 and 112 tram lines intersect. It's an understated exterior that has hardly changed since it's days as the iconic Rob Roy Hotel. Inside is a different story; warm light pervades the comfortable set-up that's made of the front/public bar, side bar, dining room and band room (that has hosted a number of strong local and international independent acts).
Coming at a time when local music seemed to be endangered, The Workers Club quickly earned its stripes among the fastidious Fitzroy scene with its support of live music events. The Released Series, for instance, is a night for local independent record labels to showcase their roster with live performances and events. Along with the night, The Workers Club sets up a semi-permanent record stall, where all profits go to the respective record labels.
While The Workers Club is still relatively new, with the Rob Roy's rich history and it's alignment with Fitzroy's musical concerns, the pub already fits like an old shoe.