The Tramway Hotel
It may be situated in the quieter, family-friendly side of Fitzroy, but The Tramway Hotel is worth heading to if you're in the area and looking for a substantial beer and burger meal. Essentially, it's still a great local pub, but it boosts the standard offerings with a regularly rotating selection of (mostly local) craft beers, and burgers – many of which are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.
Offering cuisine that’s sure to please any pub aficionado, The Tramway Hotel menu offers mini dogs, monster baos (Chinese sweet buns filled with burger-like, Asian-inspired ingredients such as fried ginger tofu or Korean fried chicken), burgers and hawker-style inspired sandwiches (such as the breaded fried pork chop sandwich or the enoki mushroom banh mi).
Match your meal with a wine or beer from the impressive list. The beer philosophy is simple: to embrace quality Australian ales. Aside from the locally, specifically brewed, Tramway Conductor golden ale, the Tramway offers a rotating selection of brews by nearby breweries such as Boatrocker, Mountain Goat, Holgate and Mornington, as well as an impressive selection of stubbies and cans from further afield.