Fitzroy has a quirky range of bars and pubs. Whether you want to dance your night away to live rock music, funky jazz bands or 90s hits (we know you secretly love a bit of the Spice Girls), or hit up a beer garden or grab a cocktail, Fitzroy has some of the best nightlife in Melbourne. Better yet, Fitzroy is a short walk from the city centre, so you’ve got more options than you’ll ever need. Time to party!
293 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy
Built in 1865, this genuine Aussie pub is a favourite amongst both locals and visitors – check out the huge beer garden.
Drinks: YES! 11 beers on tap, plus a further selection of bottled beer and wine
Food: YES! Burgers, steaks (including kangaroo!), fish and chips, vegetarian options
Live music: YES! Sunday nights from 7pm
27 St David St, Fitzroy
Drinks: YES! 10 beers on tap plus a range of spirits and wine
Food: YES! Burgers, steaks, vegetarian options
Live music: YES! A few nights per week – check out their website to see what’s on!
114 Smith St, Collingwood
Built in 1854, this pub has everything going for it and everyone going to it.
Drinks: YES! There’s a very Australian/Victorian focussed beer and wine list here
Food: YES! Again, a big focus on local produce; ribs, fish, steaks, burgers, vegetarian options!
Live music: YES! Most nights of the week, check their website for the schedule, usually $5-15 entry into the band room
210 Napier St, Fitzroy
Another old standing pub, the Napier Hotel opened in 1866 and hasn’t really changed a whole lot of the years; it’s a local favourite.
Drinks: YES! Tap beers and wine available
Food: YES! Burgers, fish and chips, pasta, kangaroo, steaks, pork belly
Live music: NO! However it does have an art exhibition space upstairs – have a look on the website to see what’s happening
197 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Built in 1863, the building was first a confectioner then a butcher before it realised its dream of becoming a pub. It is very laid back, has an older crowd and has a rooftop beer deck with views of the city.
Drinks: YES! Local boutique beers and ciders on tap, wine and spirits also available
Food: NO! Just have beer for dinner
Live music: YES! Most nights, and most of the gigs are free entry
406 Napier St, Fitzroy
The Rose can be whatever you want it to be – the downstairs part is the traditional corner pub where you can have a beer and watch the football, then the upstairs part has been renovated into a lovely terrace bar.
Drinks: YES! Between upstairs and downstairs, they have beers, cocktails, wine, the lot!
Food: YES! A big range of both pub favourites and more upmarket dining
Live music: NO! ☹
351 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
The Evelyn is one of the Nunnery’s all time favourites – you can find our pub crawl there most Thursday nights!
Drinks: YES! You can purchase a bottle of wine ($13+) from the bottle shop next door and drink it in the bar, what a deal! Plus they have spirits, beer and wine to be purchased at the bar
Food: NO! Good thing there are so many places nearby to grab food before you go!
Live music: YES! Every night of the week, many different music genres! Have a look at their website to see who’s playing – entrance to the band room usually costs $5-15
243 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
A Fitzroy favourite that features on the Nunnery pub crawl, this bar has, you guessed it, a really big beer garden!
Drinks: YES! All the standards.
Food: YES! Standard pub fare – try the $10 parma special on Wednesdays!
Live music: NO! But they do have a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.