Your Local Fitzroy Pub
The Empress Hotel in North Fitzroy is a light filled corner pub with a focus on craft beer and quality produce.
Established in 1873 as The Empress of India the pub retains its old-world Melbourne charm; free from austere stainless steel and marble bench tops, opting instead for exposed timber and nostalgia inducing red carpets. It is brought into the here and now with a modern approach to pub classics, a constantly rotating craft beer list and a smart yet approachable wine list.
The core philosophy is equal parts simple and ambitious: elevate the pub experience without falling into the trappings of pretence. Service and experience is front and centre with a focus on being genuine rather than too formal.
Join us in the dappled Beer Garden for a beer and a burger, our Dining Hall for a bottle of wine and a roast lamb shoulder, or saddle up to the bar to wax lyrical with the old boys.
The Empress Hotel mirrors the vibrant Fitzroy & Fitzroy North community in its diversity; there truly is something for everyone. It’s old fashioned hospitality done well. Pull up a seat, grab a beer, and waste a day.
Address: 714 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North VIC