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Overview

Gertrude Street

Take the amount of time you've allotted to hang out on Gertrude Street, and double it. Getting to grips with this microcosm of the best bits of Fitzroy is equal parts time consuming and rewarding.

In just one strip you'll find bars, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, vintage wares, costume hire and old-school pubs. You just need to decide where to begin.

Starting the day

Will you go for breakfast bagels at Arcadia? Pastries and killer coffee at De Clieu? Gourmet brunch at Birdman Eating? Load up on energy for some mega browsing.

Tick off the galleries first. Gertrude Contemporary, Dianne Tanzer Gallery and the Australian Print Workshop will expand your mind with emerging and contemporary works. The flower displays in Mr Lincoln could be mistaken for an installation, and the vintage fashion in Circa could be lifted from a museum. Third Drawer Down is like the gift shop at the end.

Locals who lunch

Locate the luncheon spot of choice, whether pizza at Ladro, a cheeky glass of wine and antipasti at Gertrude Street Enoteca or hip arepas in Sonido. Be tantalised by the tapas at Anada.

Shopping on the strip

Ditch downloading for the joys of browsing the music, films and books in Title. Rummage through industrial and commercial furniture and finds at Industria X.

Feel the flush of pride in local labels Obus and Aesop. Check out the textiles and crafts at Spacecraft and Cottage Industries. Dress up for dinner with designer duds from Dagmar Rousset and NOM*D.

Late night delights

Make room for a course or two of perfection on a plate at Cutler & Co. or the revamped Builders Arms and Moon Under Water dining room, or taste bush tucker gone gourmet at Charcoal Lane.

Ascend unassuming stairs to the pedigreed sophisticated boozy reading room that's the Everleigh and sip the bartender's choice through a metal straw.

End your night where all good nights must, standing shoulder to shoulder with your mates by the stage at The Workers Club.

Offspring locations

Offspring locations

Make like an awkward obstetrician and let your dramas play out in Fitzroy, Offspring-style. Get set to steal scenes in the show's cafes, bars and pubs.

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Things to do

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Sonido

Give your weekend mornings a South American glow over crispy arepas and Columbian hot chocolate.

Anada

Slip into a little pocket of Andalusia in Fitzroy to enjoy sensational tapas and moreish raciones.

Casa Ciuccio

You're no donkey for dining on Casa Ciuccio's sumptuous slow-cooked meats directly from a coal pit.

Trippy Taco

Take a Mel Mex pilgrimage to the brightly coloured Trippy Taco for vegetarian Fresh Mex street food.

Cutler & Co.

The restaurant is stunning, the contemporary cuisine faultless and the wine well matched.

Ladro

Taste the magic that is a Ladro pizza at the perennially popular pizzeria's original location.

Spacecraft

Pick up everything from bed linens and light furnishings to hand bags and vivid decorative prints.

Charcoal Lane

Savour a full tummy plus the buzz of supporting a worthy social initiative.

Builders Arms

Taken over by Cumulus main man, Andrew McConnell, The Builders has been given a high street polish.

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