Fitzroy, Victoria
Fitzroy, Victoria
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Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots, hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic. Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll find little independent shops where local clothes and furniture designers display their wares. There are specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its cuisine and art galleries, but if you want to buy an old-fashioned snooker table, there is a shop for that too. Small pubs still exist, tucked away on the corners of suburban side streets that serve up traditional Sunday roasts. Live music abounds, and the street performers play so hard you worry to tip them would ruin their concentration. Venture to the Spanish quarter on Johnston Street and you may even find street dancing. It is all happening amidst off-beat street murals and the shuffle of a very funky neighbourhood that embraces both old and new.
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,555 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
As we are avid walkers, we found this area, suited all our needs, plenty of secondhand, op shops, eateries cafes, and markets, definitely worth a visit.
Written 15 July 2023
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Feyi A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Very cool part of town. Worth the walk from the CBD or a quick trip on the 11 or 96 or 86 Trams. Cafes, pubs, boutiques all original and all quirky.
Written 31 July 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Fitzroy was the first suburb established outside the city of Melbourne. It is known for its bars and restaurants, and bohemian nightlife. Also, it's famous for its art and galleries. Fitzroy is easy to get to. jet catch the tram. By the way, the Fitzroy Town Hall is one of Melbourne's most impressive public buildings.
Written 7 April 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Fitzroy is known for its bars and cafes, it's also close to the city of Melbourne. In the old days, Fitzroy was a slum, now it's very trendy, full of bars and restaurants. Some old-time pubs remain, but most pubs have gone up-market,
Written 18 July 2021
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Karlos
Coogee, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
My mate lives in this area but hasn’t really ventured from his so called safe streets. So we went off a bit grid and dis covered some cool laneway. Some were a bit smelly BUT some incredible street art and cool neighbourhoods to discover.
Written 13 April 2021
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Peaches-n-Ginger
Canberra, Australia170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great suburb for a slow wander down and into some cool little shops mixed in with some great old heritage buildings and a mixture of people and styles..
Written 2 December 2019
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kymr409
Papamoa, New Zealand505 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Wander the streets that seem to go on forever, amazing little shops of all kinds of everything. Quirky and quaint little cafes. At dark it all livens up and the pubs and eateries are amazing. Awesome place to base yourself in melbourne
Written 30 November 2019
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C...
Victoria, Australia65,039 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Recently I visited Fitzroy for a 40th birthday...but it was dark and I was on a tram... but even in the low light I could see that it was interesting. So today I caught a train to Southern Cross and the Number 11 tram out there again. I wasn't entirely sure where to get off, so I randomly chose a place and started walking. There are some really antiquated buildings out there that capture your eye as you walk, and even on a public holiday the streets still had plenty of people about... although probably not as many as a normal work day.

The cafes all look so trendy and Melbourn-fied ... or is that Fitzroy-fied... they have a certain charm and add to the personality of the area.

This is a vibrant suburb with much on offer.... it's worth heading out to have a look.
Written 5 November 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,943 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Brunswick Street Fitzroy is a mix of old and new, a wide diversity of cultures and races and restaurant, pubs, bars and shops of all types good and bad. It has a hum to it and an interesting place to stroll day and night.It is serviced by trams.
Written 10 October 2019
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Tracey Balch
London, UK105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
A trendy bit of town..... painted images and various restaurants. Good place for meeting up with friends with formally or casually
Written 28 August 2019
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