Best Brunswick Street Bars in Melbourne
The Rum Diary Bar
The Rum Diary Bar on Brunswick street is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious cocktail in the North of Melbourne’s CBD.
This cosy venue has booth seating and a little tiki garden out the back, and behind the bar you will find 100’s of Rum’s from all over the world. Professional staff members are passionate about rum and can take you through them all while whipping up an exotic cocktail for you to enjoy. If cocktails aren’t your thing, they also have craft beers on tap.
Upside Rooftop and Bar
Upside is Brunswick St’s newest bar, and it’s definitely not the kind of place you can settle in for the whole night. But as a starting point, it works just fine.
Owner Paul Adamo and Vince Sofo envisaged after acquiring the Old Colonial Inn, the duo turned the ground and first floors into Ichi Ni Nana and Cappo Sociale – two restaurants that excel at serving larger groups out for a good time. Like its neighbours, Upside offers well-made Asian-inspired cocktails, mid-priced Australian wines and smashable tap beers.
Polly is one of Melbourne’s first cocktail bars, opening on Brunswick Street in the heart of Fitzroy over 21 years ago. Today, Polly’s menu boasts an expansive range of cocktails, customers are encouraged to challenge the bartenders to create new classics or re-invigorate old favourites.
They offer incredible experiences such as our Cocktail Making Class perfect for hens (or bucks), Whisky Tastings & cigars; and vice versa! And a spectacular private function room available for hire with capacity up to 60 people.
Near & Far Bar
Near & Far Bar is located in Fitzroy, our bar has been serving locals for over 100 years.
Offering a range of 18 tap beers, wines and spirits. They have a cosy indoor seating as well as outdoor seating extending all the way into Rose Street for an alfresco experience with exposed brick walls flowing into beautiful Tasmanian oak finishes and comfy Brunswick green leather booths. Seating upstairs at 100-year old blackwood tables overlook Brunswick Street.
Bonny Bar & Kitchen
Bonny Bar & Kitchen is a warm, contemporary neighbourhood bar with a focus on sustainability. With 27 curated taps of local wine, signature cocktails and craft beer to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
In addition to the bar and dining area, Bonny features an alfresco footpath space on iconic Brunswick Street and a sunny beer garden out back (both are dog friendly). The kitchen at Bonny offers guests quality food that’s made from scratch with sustainable ingredients.
The Rooks Return
The Rooks Return is a Fitzroy pub that features a neat but homely fitout — flush with dark wood and oiled surfaces.
The venue sports an art space and covered outdoor beer garden, making it an ideal summer sanctuary. The Rooks marrys the heartiness of an old Fitzroy pub with a little modern discernment. Co-owners Josh Bailey, Chris Walsh and James Beyerle fitted out the place with the help of some friends, using recycled timbers and furniture made from reclaimed materials.
Amarillo is a neighbourhood bar, with interesting bottles of wine and share plates. Sample a glass of Manzanilla and freshly shucked oysters with cocktails.
All in a room with high ceilings, beautiful light, and a great sound system. Chef Shaun Clancy, working from a tiny open kitchen, has created a concise take on Mediterranea cuisine – dishes are simple but full of flavour; fish will be served as often as possible; vegetables sourced locally.
The Elysian Whisky Bar
The Elysian Whisky Bar is a small and cosy whisky and cocktail bar located on the lower end of Brunswick Street in Fitzroy.
With an ever changing backbar of 350 bottles of rare and interesting whiskies on the shelves, and a focus on Independent Bottlings from around the world. About 10 new whiskies are introduced every week. Playing jazz and old classics most nights, they also offer some great seasonal fruits and classic cocktails!
In the heart of Brunswick Street, this iconic Fitzroy pub is the perfect cocktail of your favourite party spots bar vibes.
A longstanding favourite amongst local punters and the students of Melbourne on Fitzroy’s best dance floor, or chill out in our spacious courtyard. Home to Melbourne’s best local DJs and the loosest dance floor in Fitzroy, you’re always guaranteed an evening of fun and frivolity at The Perseverance!
The Bar Melbourne
The Bar Melbourne on Brunswick St is a home away from home with comfy sofas, a courtyard to enjoy the afternoon sun and some funky beats.
They’ve got all your favourite cocktails, beers and wines on offer, as well as some delicious food options to keep you going. Whether you’re catching up with friends or just need a place to relax after a long day, we’ve got you covered.
The Black Pearl
The Black Pearl – a Fitzroy institution for over 19 years. The bar is home to some of the most amazing talent in the Australian bar tending scene, they serve an eclectic range of cocktails, beers and wines.
The upstairs Attic has table service and offers more than just drinks. There’s also a selection of snacks until 10pm with beers on tap from breweries such as 4 Pines and Mountain Goat plus an extensive spirits list including Australian whiskies like Ballarat’s own Hilltops Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Radio Bar & Café
Radio Bar is a Melbourne institution. It’s dark, cosy and the perfect place to hide away from the world with a drink in hand. The exposed-brick walls and dark-wood bar give it a rustic feel, while the banquette table at the window provides the perfect spot to people-watch.
With landmarks from Melbourne, Dubai and Tokyo on display. Radio Bar is situated on the Nicholson Street (west) end of Gertrude Street, making it easy to miss despite its shopfront.
Naked For Satan
Naked for Satan is an iconic Spanish-style tapas restaurant located in the heart of Fitzroy.
Level one houses the Naked for Satan bar and eatery, while the rooftop terrace is home to Naked in the Sky- a bar, lounge and restaurant.
The popular rooftop venue features spectacular views of the city and Brunswick Street, you can enjoy a delicious range of Australian and Spanish wines, as well as over a dozen imported and in-house vodkas. The bar is also well-known for its pintxos Basque tapas.
Bar Open Brunswick St is a bar in Fitzroy, Melbourne. It’s open every night until late and has an air-conditioned beer garden for the summer months and a cosy fireplace for the winter.
Bar Open is notorious for its honest atmosphere and has a reputation for supporting experimental, live and local music.
The band room pumps six nights a week with performances spanning all genres including but not limited to funk, soul, rock, punk indie garage gypsy folk world music open until late every night you’ll find air conditioning and a beer garden for the summer months
The Provincial Hotel
Provincial Hotel is an iconic pub and rooftop bar set in the bustling hub of Fitzroy.
With a laid-back vibe, it’s the perfect spot to have a drink with friends, grab a bite at our bottomless brunch, or host your next party.
With a fresh take on the classics, some daring new mixes and a beer cocktail or two, it’s time to sip your way through it on the rooftop. The rooftop Bar is perched above Brunswick St with views over Melbourne that include Flinders Street Station and Victoria Harbour.
Labour in Vain
The Labour in Vain Hotel is situated in Brunswick Street in the heart of Fitzroy. A vibrant and welcoming venue for people of all walks of life – musical and otherwise.
The intimate bar stocks the finest seasonal Beers (12 on tap), Wines, Spirits and Liqueurs. The roof top Beer Garden is a comfortable space to enjoy a drink with friends or family while taking in Melbourne’s skyline views, during all seasons. It’s also an excellent place to grab a stool at our front bar, as you sip your favourite beverage or craft beer brewed right on site.
The Blackcat is a Fitzroy institution. It has been keeping the Fitzroyalty in coffee, booze and tunes for decades. The cafe-bar is cosy during the day with lounge room style seating and an eclectic jumble of mismatched furniture.
At night it turns into a popular DJ venue with drinks flowing until late on weekends. Greeves Street’s beer garden is seriously coveted real estate on sunny days or balmy nights as well as being home to one of Australia’s most famous fruit trees – the fig tree planted by Patti Smith in 1976 that still stands tall at its centre today.
The Workers Club
The Workers Club is a traditional pub with a modern twist situated on the corner of Brunswick and Gertrude Streets, where the 86 and 112 tram lines intersect.
The understated exterior has hardly changed since its days as the iconic Rob Roy Hotel. Inside warm light pervades the comfortable set-up that’s made of front/public bar, side bar, dining room, courtyard and band room (that has hosted many famous bands). It’s been over 25 years since it first opened in 1988