The Rainbow Hotel

NileGuide Expert Says:

One of the best backstreet pubs in Melbourne. Great to hear some tunes and sample some interesting local brews.


27 St David Street
3065 Fitzroy, Australia


(03) 9419 4193

NileGuide Expert tip:

Sunday afternoons are perfect to watch a band, have a roast and sip a few ales.


In early 2011, the iconic Rainbow Hotel got new management and locals were alarmed that Fitzroy's home of music would change forever….they shouldn't have worried. The sounds of guitar and the occasional brass horn can still be heard most nights of the week, and with subtle renovations including extending the beer garden and giving more space to the bands in the main bar, locals and a whole new breed of music lover are happy. Plans are also underway to create a beer focused bar upstairs which will cap off the place nicely since they brag to have over 100 beers available. The roast lunch on Sundays is a real highlight and an ideal accompaniment for those that want to listen to some tunes around 4pm.


Contact   ·   Privacy   ·   Terms