Builders Arms Hotel

12:00pm - 12:00am
211 Gertrude Street Fitzroy 3065



bar food
outdoor area
open late
notable wine list

There’s not much left of the Builders Arms Hotel. Most of the site is taken up by Andrew McConnell’s (Cumulus Inc., Cutler & Co) modern Chinese restaurant, Ricky & Pinky.

But during the 2016 refit, he couldn’t bear to part with the classic front bar and its original tiles. It still looks and feels like a proper pub, even if the rest of the venue is packed with banquettes, lazy Susans, live-seafood tanks and curvy blue and gold pipes.

This preserved corner keeps dedicated drinkers happy with 10 taps. Expect brews from Mountain Goat, Vale, 4 Pines, Cricketers Arms, Carlton and others. Counter meals take in burgers, steaks and other pub classics. It might be small, but it’s still one of the area’s best spots for a casual drink.

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