Guide to Fitzroy, Melbourne
Fitzroy is the bohemian centre of Melbourne. Amongst its streets you will find interesting stores, galleries, cafes, restaurants, bars and trendy locals.
Fitzroy is a village that attracts the creative and quirky, with the cafes and bars along Brunswick Street being the perfect place to relax and watch people go by. Artwork in various forms can be found in stores, galleries and workshops, or stroll around the many second-hand bookshops, antique shops and clothing stores for something unique.
During the evenings the whole area is lit up with pubs, comedy bars and jazz clubs. Melbourne's Spanish Quarter, centred on Johnston Street, is in this area and where you will find a delicious array of tapas, exciting flamenco bars and Latin American clubs. In November the two-day Hispanic-Latin-American festival occurs.
Every Saturday the Rose Street Artists' Market offers some of the finest artwork from Melbourne's best designers and artists. In the past few years, Fitzroy has had a new lease of life with many of the back street stores closing and developers and architects turning warehouses into designer apartments.
The Rose Street Artist's Market is just off Brunswick Street, home to many of the key attractions in the area. Other key streets in the area include Gertrude Street and Smith Street.
Fitzroy is within easy walking distance to Melbourne city centre, and nestled between suburbs Carlton and Collingwood.