Standard City Guide: Fitzroy, Melbourne - The Standard Store

Standard City Guide: Fitzroy, Melbourne

WHO ARE YOU?                    Jacqueline Haywood
WHERE ARE YOU?               Fitzroy, Melbourne
WHAT DO YOU DO?              Manager, The Standard Store

What do you love about the city?

Melbourne is a vibrant and eclectic mix of all sorts! The inner northern suburb of Fitzroy is an ever-evolving creative hub home to many galleries and studios. Mix that with cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs, and you have one hell of a great place to be.

Most inspiring stores, spaces, galleries?

  • The Standard Store – of course!
  • Currently the National Gallery of Australia is exhibiting ‘The House of Dior’ –a must see!
  • Centre of Contemporary Photography for lovers of photo-based art 
  • Sutton Gallery, contemporary and innovative art (
  • Alcaston Gallery, a National and International focus and exhibition schedule, know for representing Australian Indigenous artists.
  • Street art – laneways, garage doors and sides of building. Just watch you step as you look up!

street art

 Secret eating/ drinking spots

  • The Everleigh Bar for an intimate late night tipple
  • The Napier Hotel for a good ol’ pub lunch
  • Grub Food Van is a hidden gem
  • Saint Crispin to treat yourself 
  • Marion, an extensive wine list
            • Builders Arms – sit in the front bar for a beer or enjoy weekend yum cha at Rinky & Pinky 
            Builders Arms
            • Bar Liberty, an unusual treasure trove of wine and delicious snacks (
            • Lazer Pig, delicious, delicious pizza
            • The Black Pearl, award winning cocktails

             Best coffee:

            There are truly so many!
            • Industry Beans has a roaster yon site (and delicious food)
            Industry Beans
            • Donut Shop for a great coffee and equally great donut 
            • Burnside, a cup of gold! 

             Local stores (vintage, interiors, beauty, pharmacy?)

            • Handsom, locally designed threads. We love our neighbours! 
            • Pickings and Parry, cool mix of menswear with barber services! 
            • Tarlo and Graham, broad range of curiosities and antiques. Always with the most amazing window display
            • Kiosk, Georgia Perry’s new shop full of her collections
            • Brunswick Street Bookstore, take a break with books
            • Space Craft, a lifestyle destination
            • Vintage shops line Brunswick and Smith Streets a plenty
            • Bruce, consignment store for luxury, contemporary and premium brands 

             Where to stay?

            • The Standard Store Apartment! Right on Gertrude Street, in the heart of Fitzroy, you can’t go wrong. Beautifully furnished with local interiors, and bicycles to use, you’ll feel like a true local. Make a Airbnb Booking.

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