Choose from 1500 beers to take home, or drink in and match with a cheese plate
Andrew McConnell’s fancy butchery.
Best Cocktail Bars in the CBD
Sometimes, beer and wine just don't cut it. In those times, you need cocktails. Be it a well-made Negroni, or a complex, multi-layered sipper, Melbourne has a wealth of places to partake. These are our favourites, ranging from casual spots, to table service venues where the staff wear waistcoats. But without fail, they all know their spirits.
Tarlo & Graham – Fitzroy
A homewares haven that conceals from taxidermy zebras to a one-off Rhys Lee painting.
Belle's Hot Chicken Fitzroy
The Colonel’s got nothing on this fiery Nashville-style fried-chicken joint.
Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel
Sean Donovan has taken the historical hotel back to its roots.
Harry & Frankie Fitzroy
A north-side iteration of the Port Melbourne wine bar.
Peko Peko (Fitzroy)
Otsumami's smaller and less formal sister restaurant.
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Bars in Fitzroy
Fitzroy has a busy, eclectic and sometime hectic bar scene. It is certainly Melbourne’s – and possibly Australia’s – biggest and most thriving place for a cocktail, beer on tap and a night on the tiles. Brunswick Street and its surrounds bustle with drinkers going between rooftop bars, band venues, nuevo-speakeasies, straight up-and-down pubs and cocktail and wine bars. And while they are all densely packed all destinations in Fitzroy are different. We’ll help you find what you’re looking for.
Billy van Creamy Fitzroy North
Natural gelato near the Edinburgh Gardens.
Specialty gin served in a little garden in Fitzroy’s backstreets.
The Stone Hotel
A historic Fitzroy pub with a modern interior.
More cocktails by The Everleigh in a dark, candlelit bar next door.
Labour in Vain
A little bit gritty, a little bit dingy, but with its heart well and truly in the right place.
1:00pm - 11:00pm
A bourbon bar on Brunswick Street that celebrates the things that make American drinking culture great.
This new Fitzroy neighbourhood bar pairs a mid-century European fit-out with modern, effortless cool. Try toasties and coffee in the morning; oysters and cocktails at night.
Old-school Fitzroy cool, constructed by tacos and craft beer.
Cocktails, fine liquor, obscure beer and sport aren’t obvious bedfellows, but it works here.
Fitzroy’s oldest and best-loved pub still has its soul after a refurb.
Four old hands are behind this no-fuss bar, which is complete with ferns and a fireplace.
The Rooks Return
A local’s bar for locals and visitors alike.
An understated blink-and-you'll-miss-it bar in Fitzroy.
An unpretentious spot for great beer, live music and authentic Philly cheesesteaks.
House, techno and a trove of Australian whiskies.
Seinfeld fans, this one’s for you – a bar themed entirely around George Costanza.
A live music staple in the centre of Fitzroy.
A good old late night bar sporting character in spades.
In a league of its own, The Everleigh brings a new standard of bar and bartending to Australia.
A gold-standard, inner-northern pub.
Naked For Satan
A Spanish-style pintxos bar serving an array of vodka from an old distillery in Fitzroy.
The Workers Club
A comfortable and understated local pub with live music.
An outdoor drinking spot in Fitzroy that’s more relaxed, and smaller, than its older sibling.