Brunswick Street

 

Amount of time full or half day
Best time to visit  Anytime
Getting around on foot
How to get there Train to Parliament or Tram 11/86/96

Shops first arrived on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy in the 1840s and the street saw it’s biggest change after World War Two when large numbers of Europe migrants moved into the area bring their cosmopolitan ideal to the area. For year after Fitzroy was a working-class area with low rents and cheap shops. This saw artists and musicians move into the area to build a thriving community that still live on to this day, although the prices of things has defiantly chanced, funky Fitzroy is still always a good good time.

 
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BLACKCAT

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The Blackcat is a relaxed bar on Brunswick Street that opens at 11am and closes late. Making it the perfect place for a coffee by yourself or place to catch a mate for a drink at the bar or in the beer garden. There is local artwork on the walls, always a good vibe and often DJs spinning tunes. So, stop in for a pit stop or stay the whole night. www.blackcatfitzroy.com | 252 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

 

Grub Food Van

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Grub has a 1965 Airstream van out in the front garden and a greenhouse out the back with a table tennis and a kitchen attached. The menu is impressive with some many dishes worth a try and you can trust us they are all done right. We are sure you will be back for more. www.grubfitzroy.com.au | 87-89 Moor St, Fitzroy

 

HEMLEY STORE

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Hemley is a unisex streetwear store where you can always find something to buy. Down the back of the store you can get your haircut by the Fitzroy Barber or head upstairs to the Hemley Skateboarding store, for skate gear and even cooler clothes. www.hemley.com.au | 257 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

 

NAPIER HOTEL

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This tradition Fitzroy pub serves up the famous Bogan Burger and the best Kangaroo fillets in the city. Alternatively, you could try smoked kangaroo on a parma or in a salad. If Roo is not your thing they will have something to please you too. The public bar has 15 local beers on tap and wines from region. If your with a group, best to book a table. Call: 03 9419 4240 | 210 Napier St, Fitzroy

 

Natural Selection

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Natural Selection record store specialises in vinyl that makes people dance. With new and second hand Disco, Soul, Funk, House, Tech House, Techno, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Broken Beats and everything in-between. You can also pick up equipment to get your home set up pumping. www.natselection.com.au | 344 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

 

Yesteryear

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Yesteryear has three locations, Northcote, Carlton and right here on Brunswick Street. This store has thousands of vintage & retro items for both ladies & gentlemen. There really is something for everyone at Yesteryear. To find out about sale hit their Instagram | www.yesteryearvintage.com.au | 331 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

 

Evelyn Hotel

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The Evelyn is a Fitzroy institution with live music every night of the week. Most nights you can from punters sprawl out on to the street to take advance of the take-away wine prices that can be enjoyed just out the front of the venue. www.evelynhotel.com.au | 351 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

 

BimBo’s

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World famous for their $4 pizzas but you can hang around for the good vibes. Pizza’s are $4 from 12 to 4pm and 7 to 11pm, Monday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday the times are 12 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. On Sunday’s pizza are $4 ALL DAY! www.bimbo.melbourne | 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

 

Moroccan Soup Bar

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Moroccan Soup Bar has been making Melburnians happy for years, serving up authentic North African vegetarian dishes. If you want a table expect to wait for it or for take-away keep heading down Brunswick Street to Moroccan Soup Bar Two Go at 313 St Georges Road. Be sure to take your Tupperware with you as they will fill you containers with a-grade Moroccan food. Then, you can head over to Edinburgh Gardens to your enjoy your food in Melbourne’s funniest gardens. www.moroccansoupbar.com.au | 183 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

 

Piedimonte’s Supermarket

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The Piedimonte family (originally from Sicily) have been involved in the Australian grocery business since 1958. All now the Piedimonte’s IGA Supermarket holds a special place in the hearts of locals. The community spirit is clear and you can find any ingredient you need inside these walls, plus the bottle shop is a great place to stop just before you head over to Edinburgh Gardens for a party in da park. www.piedimonte.com.au | 37-49A Best St, Fitzroy North

 

Monty’s Bar

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Monty’s is your friendly neighbourhood bar and the simplicity is what makes this place so great. A short drinks list makes selecting easy and food comes from close by, including Red Olive pizzas from next door. Local DJs spin tunes on turntables making everyone feel like they have came to the right place to hang out. Instagram | 209 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North