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Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots, hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic. Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll find little independent shops where local clothes and furniture designers display their wares. There are specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its cuisine and art galleries, but if you want to buy an old-fashioned snooker table, there is a shop for that too. Small pubs still exist, tucked away on the corners of suburban side streets that serve up traditional Sunday roasts. Live music abounds, and the street performers play so hard you worry to tip them would ruin their concentration. Venture to the Spanish quarter on Johnston Street and you may even find street dancing. It is all happening amidst off-beat street murals and the shuffle of a very funky neighbourhood that embraces both old and new.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
"Lovely suburb of Melbourne"
reviewed 2 August 2018 by EleanorBall
I love visiting Fitzroy there are lots of different bars, restaurants and cafes that are great to either eat or have a drink in. Overall it is a really nice suburb or Melbourne with easy access to Melbourne CBD (Central Business District).
Honestly, I could spend hours here. It’s great seeing contemporary photography artists been given the support to show their works at a large professional space.
I have also really appreciated seeing diversity in artists being celebrated at CCP. This gallery has introduced me to some of my favourite indigenous female photographers and for that I will be forever grateful.
The Gallery has been a constant in Brunswick Street for decades offering an eclectic range of prints at reasonable prices. Its well worth a browse through the collection on offer which covers both Australian and overseas artists. Very helpful staff have been a feature of the gallery for many years.
The Fitzroy Town Hall is one of my favourites of the Melbourne Towns Hall from the 1870-80s. While they all seemed to take a classical view of things, the Fitzroy was not bleached white and it had triangular features at the top and was in three sections, a central one and two wings. It has been a while since I...
We went in a party of three and were squeezed in without a reservation. The vibe is very comfortable and the dining top quality. The charcuterie selection was delicious as was the fish soup, and the service very friendly. I would happily return and recommend to anyone who enjoys French cuisine.
The most Melbourne restaurant I have ever been to. Food was enjoyable but average. No one in our group was dissatisfied however, no one found it to be an amazing meal. What made it was the friendliness of the staff and the unique atmosphere.
Always have a room for a gelato / ice cream, that would be our "tummy" rules.
We've decided to go to Gelato Messina after having dinner around South Yarra area.
It was very easy to find this gelato shop because of its strategic location.
You can go there by car (plenty of street carpark) or by public transport (tram).
We visited Cutler and Co due to being recommended. We had a great evening.
The food and drinks were exceptional as was the service. If your in the area and want a great meal. Cutler and Co is the place.
$$ - $$$ • Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Australian
"Definitely worth a visit"
reviewed 6 days ago by Boyd1504
We were looking for somewhere to start our afternoon and visited Naked for Satan, headed upstairs for a few cocktails, some snacks and took in the views.
Great vibe and good quality drinks and food.
We had a a great time and was definitely a great place to start our evening.
Had dec my time at the Derby during Super Bowl LI, friendly staff, good environment, clean, nice patio and didn’t know it was a hotel. Washroom was dank and located out on Patio. I guess drinks were reasonably priced for Australia but paying $13 for 16oz of cider is a bit much being a traveler. They did have specials though.