Venue type: Bar
East meets West in this quirky bar influenced by a mixture of cultures. The first thing one encounters upon entry is the main bar, where during busy times, drinkers prop on bar stools to soak up the vibes in comfort.
The adjoining room is similarly decorated in chintzy Baroque style, complete with old fashioned wallpaper and a fountain. You could be forgiven for settling down here and soaking up the rich atmosphere into the wee hours, but not before you check out the annex - a more contemporary, less cluttered area with its own bar and beer garden. Hence the name of the venue.
The crowd is a diverse one, consisting of cool students and professionals of all ages. The 'just turned 18' types seem to steer clear though, because Fitzroy Beer Garden is an experience to be savoured.
Outdoor Area / Beer Garden
Large, florid and kitsch is this fantastically colourful beer garden.
Well worth the trek to have a look at, this venue will often have more action out in the back beer garden area than inside the front bar. DJs and a small dance floor in the beer garden section liven things up, and heaters keep the cold at bay.
The cocktail bar has a lovely, drapey roof and a dragon in the dining area so these coupled with the carpet and textured walls gives you a feeling of being in a movie set - or an opium den! It is also worth checking out the pretty glass room with the tree in it and the garden.
Belle, Richmond, 10/11
Fitzroy Beer Garden / Link to this page: https://www.partystar.com.au/venue/811/
2/430 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
1300 535 010