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

The Standard


A gold-standard, inner-northern pub.

293 Fitzroy St , Fitzroy

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

Builders Arms Hotel


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

211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
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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