Little Hop

12:00pm - 11:00pm
277 Brunswick Street Fitzroy 3065


bar food
dine at the bar
outdoor area

The colourful and narrow Little Hop feels like an invitation to escape busy Brunswick Street. Sit at the bar and have a chat. Sip a beer, eat tacos, watch the turntables turn.

After Brunswick Street’s B’Stilla Cantina closed in 2015, the team behind it changed gears and created Little Hop. They decided the large street-facing window needed tacos. So they invited nearby Mexican restaurant Los Hermanos to join them. What was a month-long pop-up has endured, and the marriage of craft beer and tacos continues.

Two turntables provide a soundtrack that traverses from blues to classic rock to reggae. Local hospitality workers stick their head in for a quick chat and a taco before their shift. It’s open until 1am on weekends, so many return for wind-down drink after work too.

Co-owner Hugo Tremayne has a love for NZ beer, and modern Kiwi classics such as 8 Wired and Epic are favourites through the two taps. The fridge also has a great range of local and Kiwi drops. Tequila is the only spirit on offer, and the only cocktail you’ll get is a Margarita.

When it’s all this good, you don’t need anything else. It’s casual simplicity at the highest standard.