Melbourne’s northern inner-city suburb is constantly bustling with culture. From fancy cocktail bars to cool hipster dive bars, Fitzroy has what you’re looking for. Here are the best bars in this bohemian suburb.
Don’t let the modern furniture and feel mislead you, the cocktails at Black Pearl Bar are authentic and traditional. The juxtaposition between the drinks that are served in lavish vintage glassware, the 1970s and 80s pop-rock playlist, and the smooth, straightforward interior design is spectacularly pulled off. It’s a chaotic mess of ideas that can be accepted only in Fitzroy. Feel free to order off the menu. Or if you’d like to challenge your bartender with the most left-of-field drink that tickles your interest, you’re sure to be impressed.
In its short history The Everleigh, which opened in 2011, has been awarded with various accolades. This includes being placed on Drinks International’s list of ‘World’s 50 Best Bars’. The philosophy adopted here is one that prioritizes attention to detail, whether that’s in the impeccable service or the meticulous preparation of cocktails. The Everleigh’s focus is on the classic art of cocktail making, with a modest list of drinks. The bartenders are well trained in traditional cocktails from the era of a particular cocktail’s birth.