Best Bars in Fitzroy North

Updated 7 months ago


  • Four old hands are behind this no-fuss bar, which is complete with ferns and a fireplace.

  • Danish minimalism meets Italian wine bar. With a cinema.

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  • The kind of neighbour you’ll want to enjoy long, languorous meals with. Expect a tome-like wine list that spans France, Italy, Georgia and Australia. Plus a share plate menu that might include excellent handmade pasta, elevated seasonal veg and an unmissable Sunday roast.

  • This craft beer destination also has a sophisticated steak restaurant. Head out back to Cinder for incredible Josper-grilled steaks, or settle into the carpeted public bar for quality pub grub.

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  • A piece of Northern California in North Fitzroy.

  • This backstreets local makes great burgers and stocks the right beers to drink with them.

  • Former sommelier Campbell Burton is behind this smart store, where 200 bottles of organic, sulphur-free wine rest in temperature controlled cabinets.

  • Hit this north-side favourite for Italian-leaning pub fare and a strong community vibe. When the sun is shining, the retractable roof peels back and the beer garden at The Empress teems with locals seeking shade among the palms.

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  • Chef Chris Terlikar is best known for smoky slabs of Texas-style barbeque. But you’ll find none of that at this charming 140-year-old former pub. Instead? House-made charcuterie, luscious pasta and a roaming cocktail trolley.

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  • One of Melbourne’s favourite pub groups has added the 1871 neighbourhood watering hole to its stable. And while the bright green facade might be gone, the corner pub still has all of its old-school charm.

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  • This charming neighbourhood pub changed hands in 2023, but held on to its nostalgic ‘70s feel. Come for quiet pints in the front bar and an Italian-influenced menu that nods to its long history.