From classy to grungy, Bimbo Deluxe and its famous $4 pizzas and range of Australian beers is a great example of the 21st century bohemian lifestyle for which Fitzroy is famous. This hipster haven showcases Melbourne’s musical talent, with live DJs playing every night of the week. Among the rusted metal decor and miss-matching lanterns, you’ll almost feel overdressed in jeans and a t-shirt. But it’s not just about trends and fashion here. It’s about atmosphere, music and great, cheap drinks.
Bimbo Deluxe, 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC, Australia +61 3 9419 8600
When you walk into Kommune you will be inclined to ask a few questions, like “why are umbrellas hanging from the ceiling?”, and “how did they manage to attach a blue chair to the wall?”. But kooky interior design aside, the most important question of the evening, and certainly the hardest to answer, will be asked by the bartender: “what would you like to drink?” A list of brilliant Australian and New Zealand wines, as well as a few international bottles, awaits your perusal, but make sure you don’t make a decision before looking at the wide variety of beers also on offer.
The Kommune Canteen, 370 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC, Australia +61 3 9417 7029