Most of Fitzroy’s oldest pubs were first licensed in the mid-1860s – The Napier, The Standard and The Marquis of Lorne to name a few – and it’s a credit to those pubs and their dedicated operators that they’re still among the best in the suburb.

Fitzroy’s pubs – like all good pubs – play a strong role in the local community. The Workers Club and The Evelyn host gigs featuring up-and-comers alongside established acts; gastropubs such as The Rose and Andrew McConnell’s Builders Arms serve as both meeting places and affordable fine-diners; and party pubs such as The Rochester just bring the good vibes.

Marquis of Lorne


This classic pub – which has stood on its corner for over 150 years – is one of Melbourne's best. The three-level hotel is the ideal place for a good feed or a knock-off pint in the sun, whether you're downstairs in the front bar, upstairs in the dining room, or soaking in rays on the rooftop.

411 George street, Fitzroy
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The Standard


A gold-standard, inner-northern pub.

293 Fitzroy St , Fitzroy
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The Napier Hotel


A cosy corner pub nestled down the backstreets of Fitzroy that's a great place to call your local.

210 Napier Street, Fitzroy

The Rochester Hotel


A pub from the couple behind Vic Bar, The Aviary and Dr Morse.

202 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
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Builders Arms Hotel


Under the stewardship of star chef Andrew McConnell, this classic old boozer feels as vital as ever.

211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

The Workers Club


A comfortable and understated local pub with live music.

51 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

The Union Club Hotel


An archetypical inner-city pub in the back streets of Fitzroy.

164 Gore Street , Fitzroy

The Evelyn


A live music staple in the centre of Fitzroy.

351 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

The Rose


Fitzroy’s oldest and best-loved pub still has its soul after a refurb.

406 Napier Street, Fitzroy

Labour in Vain


A little bit gritty, a little bit dingy, but with its heart well and truly in the right place.

197 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

The Stone Hotel


A historic Fitzroy pub with a modern interior.

298-300 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy