Melbourne Pride Traders Directory

Midsumma Pride March, 1997 by Virginia Selleck

Our audiences aren't the only ones celebrating Melbourne Pride. Many local traders in the area will be painting the Gertrude and Smith Street precinct in rainbow on 13 February with lots of special events and offers. Avoid missing out on any of the fun and plan your visit using the trader directory.

Melbourne Pride will activate the Fitzroy and Collingwood area with lots of love, pride and party vibes. Directory will be updated regularly up until 13 February.

Arcadia

193 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Arcadia will be decked out with pride decorations, proudly celebrating Melbourne Pride. Take a seat at the outside bar where you can be amongst the street party action, and listen to non-stop tunes throughout the day to keep you grooving from brunch right through to dinner. 

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 7am - 9pm

Cuisine options: The standard goodies from the menu, plus some takeaway food and drinks (including alcohol) options 

Archie's All Day

189 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Delicious drinks, sweet tunes and good vibes! Take-away cocktails available all day! With hot cocktail specials like $10 Negroni's!

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 8am-9pm

Australian Print Workshop

210 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

For Melbourne Pride, Australian Print Workshop has commissioned local artist Richard Harding to create a site-specific installation in APW’s windows. First exhibited in 1997, Harding’s series of woodcuts use base colours from the rainbow flag to inspire figurative variations. Each colour offers an allegorical backdrop to represent an aspect of gay life from the mid-1990s. Influenced by expressionist modes of making these subjective male depictions operate as snapshots of narratives from lived experiences.

 

Opening Hours 13 Feb: commissioned site-specific installation by Richard Harding in APW’s windows viewable at all hours; APW Gallery open 11am – 5pm.

Richard Harding is a print-based artist and Senior Lecturer at the School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. With an art practice extending over 35 years, Harding’s oeuvre explores the use of printmaking’s intrinsic qualities of sameness and difference through the multiple with the merging of traditional and contemporary print methods. Harding’s visual research is informed by architectural and queer theory utilising print media, analogue and digital, as vehicles for an ongoing art practice. 

Australian Print Workshop is a unique centre providing both established and emerging artists with access to a wide range of printmaking equipment and expertise in the context of a world-class printmaking workshop. APW fosters the development of printmaking as a vibrant and progressive art form. Through its annual program, the Workshop represents the very best in contemporary printmaking.

 

Bad Frankie

141 Greeves St, Fitzroy

Bad Frankie will be offering a special Pride menu with take away cocktails and take away jaffle options to celebrate along with everyone! 

Cuisine options: Funky nostalgic Jaffles of all cuisines! All Australian cocktails and spirits.

Open hours for 13 Feb: 12pm-11pm

Builders Arms Hotel*

211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

To celebrate Melbourne Pride, DJ Miss Goldie will be playing from 3-9pm in the Public Bar. Miss Goldie hosts the soul-filled show, Boss Action, which can be heard on PBS every Saturday night from 7-8pm.

Cuisine options:
Contemporary Australian menu. From casual drinks and snacks, to plated meals and shared plates. 

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 12pm - 11pm 

Chai Shai Cafe*

71, Little Smith Street, Fitzroy

Chai Shai as a brand believes in spreading love. We are on a mission of spreading the love of Chai and fresh quality tea blends from India. We would love an opportunity to be part of a festival that believes in love and share our love with the Pride community. We'll be celebrating by decorating the café with Pride colours and hosting a competition with a winning prize of Free Ice Tea for one lucky winner for a year. 

Cuisine:

  • Indian Street Food
  • Fresh Brewed Ice Tea with bubbles
  • Vegan Chai
  • Vegan & Gluten Free Snacks

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 10am-7pm

Cork and Chroma

36 Smith St, Collingwood

Paint your Inner Fabulous at Cork and Chroma, celebrating LGBTQ+ pride, drag artistry, and self-expression through paint. It’s a paint and sip event designed to express all of what makes you fabulous.

  • Paint Your Inner Fabulous with Art Simone : 2-5pm in-studio
  • Paint Your Inner Fabulous on street festival activation with Lazy Susan (11:30am-1:30pm and 2:30-4:30pm) and Simple (5:30-7:30pm).
Opening hours 13 Feb: 2-5pm (studio); 11am-7pm (On street activation)

Crumpler Workshop

87 Smith St, Fitzroy

Crumpler and Black Rainbow are collaborating on a range of limited edition Black Rainbow Messenger Bags.

The bags made by Rich and Zac at the Crumpler Fitzroy Workshop will be available exclusively in store.  

All proceeds will be donated to Black Rainbow who strive to alleviate health and well-being and Aborignal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI+ SB People. 

Opening hours 13 Feb: 11am-6pm

Derby Hot Sandwiches*

67 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Derby will be celebrating Melbourne Pride with a number of activities across the day. Our delicious range of sandwiches and cold drinks will keep you full and refreshed for what promises to be an action-packed day.

  • The store will be decorated in full Pride colours 
  • Exclusive Melbourne Pride food and drink specials – check out Instagram on the day for full details @derby_hot_sandwiches 
  • We will be donating $1 from every purchase to MINUS18 and collecting additional donations on the day 
  • WIN! Visit us instore on the day to enter our competition to win lunch for you and 6 mates  

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am – 9pm 

The Everleigh

Corner of Gertrude & Napier St, Fitzroy

Celebrate Melbourne Pride at The Everleigh! Sip sparkling cocktails outdoors in Everleigh Sq. as you watch the festivities, from 11am.

Opening hour 13 Feb: 11am (Everleigh Square); 3pm (The Everleigh upstairs) 

Evie's Disco Diner*

230-232 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

To celebrate Melbourne Pride 2022 and Evie's 4th birthday, Evie's Disco Diner has some gorgeous events in store. Join them for a queen-led Bottomless Brunch from 11am-3pm, complete with two boozy packages to choose from, performances by some of their resident queens, and some of the best local Dj's the north has to offer. Join them in the PM for $4 basics & bubbles ALL NIGHT, complete with more drag excellence and bangers to boot.

Cuisine: Americana Diner-inspired. Snacks, Burgers, Hot Dogs & Fried Chicken. Veg, Vegan & GF options. (Menu available via website)

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am-1am

Gabriel

187 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Gabriel will be celebrating Melbourne Pride with $10 Aperol Spritzes all day.

Cuisine: Baked Good, Breakfast & Lunch options, take away options.

Coffee, Cold Drinks & Cocktails

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 7am - late

Good Times Pilates

5/19-35 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Good Times is a chilled-out and conscious community that values embodied joy, movement and play. We offer inclusive movement because we believe that Pilates is for every body.
Opening hours 13 Feb: 8am-12pm + 3pm-7pm

The Grace Darling Hotel*

114 Smith St, Collingwood

Cuisine: Pub classics e.g. burgers, parma, chips etc

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am - 1 am

Ladro

224 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Ladro will be decorating its chandeliers in rainbow globes and painting the front of the building in celebration of Melbourne Pride. Staff will be sparkling up for the occasion and pizza and spritz will be flowing a plenty!

Cuisine: Italian

Opening hours 13 Feb: 12pm - 11pm

Little Latin Lucy*

Pop-Up Street Stall

Cuisine Options: 

  • CHORIPAN (Chorizo Hot Dog) chimmichurri, tomato salsa, lime pickled onion & mayo
  • Grilled Mexican Street Corn Chipotle-lime mayo, Manchego Cheese & chilli salt 

(Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Vegan Options) 

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am-8pm

Massie’s Pizza*

9-11 Peel St, Collingwood

Cuisine: Wood fired pizza

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am - 1am

Plus Fitness Fitzroy

188-196 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Sign up to Plus Fitness Fitzroy during Melbourne Pride with NO JOINING FEE!

Opening hour 13 Feb: 11am-4pm

Poodle Bar & Bistro

81-83 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Bottomless booze in the courtyard and half price oysters.

Tunes by Rick Lavendar and DJ Mumbai Noise. 

Opening hours 13 Feb: 12-6pm

ROXXI & SIOUX TATTOO & BARBER SHOP

92 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Expect 12 hours of humming activity at Roxxi and Sioux Tattoo and Barber Shop for Melbourne Pride. Roxx's Pop-Up Cocktail Bar will be in full swing, with a mix of their usual offerings, as well as an exhibition of new works from artist Denby, and lots of vouchers to giveaway including:

  • 20% off all Sass + Co. Body skincare products
  • 10% off all barber services

Opening Hours 13 Feb: Midday - Midnight

"So excited to exhibit a collection of new works. Sculptural reconfigerings of discarded toys and waste plastic reflect on gender politics and criticize social norms in the disposable age". Denby (DVISN Digital).
 

Seekers

203 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Come for the love, stay for the celebrations (and local food and drinks).
Fitzroy's home of master crafted eyewear is honoured to be participating on the day, with special opening hours from 11am to 4pm. We’ll be spinning vinyls, sipping bubbly and handing out limited edition pride flag lens cloths.
See you at the party.

Opening hours 13 Feb: 11am-4pm 

Sircuit / Mollie's Bar & Diner

103 Smith St, Fitzroy, VIC

Mollie’s is open from the extra special time of MIDDAY for your Pride Day lunch and drinks, so come on up or stick around for Drag Roulette with your hostess Tequila Mockingbird and a bevy of performers as we shuffle away from 6pm. Anything can and will happen! Plus extra special guests throughout the day.

Sircuit is open from 6pm with free pool and good vibes, then later on a special edition Super Pop Pride Sunday kicks off with HOTPINK, special guests and her crew, plus our very own ARIA Club Chart DJ Argonaut on the decks!

AND the Sircuit Street Bar will be open from 11am for your Pride Day drinks to quench your thirst, and who knows – you may even see Nasty Patricia behind the bar.

Cuisine: Pub food classics, snacks, beer, cocktails, spirits and wines!

Specials at Mollie’s: $30 Bottomless Mimosas from 3pm – 6pm
$12 Espresso Martinis, Aperol Spritz or Fired Apple from 3pm – 8pm
Blackboard Food Specials throughout the day

Specials at Sircuit:
$10 HOTPINK Grey Goose Cocktail from 9pm – 12am
$5 Jagermeister Shots from 9pm – 12am

Specials at Street Bar:
$25 Part Time Ranger Seltzer Buckets until 9pm
$25 Vodka Cruiser Buckets until 9pm

Opening Hours on 13 Feb: Sircuit – From 6pm; Sircuit Street Bar – From 11am; Mollie’s Bar and Diner – From Midday

Sixty Smith

60 Smith Street, Collingwood

The spot to stop for a drink with our bar and outdoor seating right by the Smith St performance stage! Sixty Smith will be running a special Pride menu with cocktail specials all day to join in the celebrations, as well as tapas and share plates to eat in or takeaway. 

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 12-10pm

Slowbeer

351 Smith St, Fitzroy

Slowbeer will be decorated in Pride decor and selling none other than Stomping Ground's  PRIDElweiss Midsumma Ale, where a portion of proceeds are donated to the Midsumma Futures mentoring program. 

Cuisine: BYO food or order in Uber eats.

Opening hours for 13 Feb: 12-9pm

SLURP-IT*

Pop-Up Street Stall

Cuisine: SLUSHIES!

Opening hours 13 Feb: 11am-7pm

SMART,Alec hatters

235 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

SMART,Alec hatters will have a special range of hats for pride, so you can look fabulous on the day (and be sun smart!). The store will be decorated in pride colours, with pop-up performances in the shop window, including performances by Mama Alto and more.

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am-6pm. 

Stick It Grill*

4 Smith St, Collingwood

Cuisine:

  • Medditeranean grill & salads
  • Healthy wraps
  • Vegetarian/Vegan options
  • Gluten free options
  • Keto options

Opening hours 13 Feb: 12pm–8:30pm.

Thorne Harbour Coffee Cart*

In front of the Gertie stage on the corner of Gertrude and Brunswick Streets, Fitzroy.

The Thorne Harbour coffee cart is a volunteer run social venture to create pathways to employment for newly arrived international students and PLHIV (People Living with HIV) who are seeking professional experience on a commercial machine. Thorne Harbour sponsors the certificate course and volunteers lend their time to the operation of the project, whether the machine be based at our head office or at the numerous community events we are invited to.

Come and say hi to the volunteers donating their time and learn more about Thorne Harbour!

Cuisine: Hot and Cold beverages including coffee, hot chocolate and chai. We also offer cow, soy (yes it’s BONSOY), almond, oat and rice milk.

Open hours 13 Feb: 9.30am – 7pm

Token Toasties

385 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Happy smiling service with pumping pop-punk tunes! Token Toasties is a small venue pumping out classic and vegan toasties with surprisingly good coffee! Token Toasties are the best way to prepare for pride. 

Melbourne Pride deal: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE on top selling Toasties

Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, gluten free, beer, wine, coffee

Not taking away? Book a table! Call 0468857673 or DM @tokentoasties

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 9am - 3pm

Two Bulls

34 Oxford Street, Collingwood

Two Bulls is a premier digital product company that has been recognised for its steadfast commitment to solving real problems for real people. Our cross-disciplinary offering spans several industries including health, family and the public sector. We're always happy to meet creative minds and we've been known to support a career pivot if the opportunity presents. Right now we've got a bunch of roles open. We are aware that men apply for jobs having met an average of 60% of the criteria while women + other marginalised groups tend to apply only when they meet all requirements. If you think you can make the grade but don’t meet every point in the application, please get in touch!

Yalinguth

Yalinguth is an audio app that brings together the oldest living culture with cutting-edge technology, shared on the streets of Ngár-Go (Fitzroy).

Listen and learn as notable Elders and artists such as Uncle Jack Charles and Uncle Archie Roach take you on a journey from the past to the present.

* = Accepting Melbourne Pride Food Vouchers 

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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria.

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