The Rum Diary


Ph: 03 9939 0616

334 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, 3065 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN 5:00pm - 3:00am
MON 5:00pm - 1:00am
TUE 5:00pm - 1:00am
WED 5:00pm - 1:00am
THU 5:00pm - 3:00am
FRI 5:00pm - 3:00am
SAT 5:00pm - 3:00am

The Details

  • South American
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Take Away
In the mood for
  • Cocktails
  • Great Pub Food
Need to know
  • Bar Snacks


The verdict

Located on Brunswick Street, where the iconic Gypsy Bar once stood, The Rum Diary Bar is an ode to (you guessed it) rum. From Cuba to Venezuela, this bar is stocked with over 125 rums sourced from far and wide. Sample a cocktail from the impressive list – their Dark and Stormy, mixed with a house-made syrup of fresh ginger, coriander and chilli, is an absolute knockout. Not a fan of the gold stuff? Don't dismay – they have a stellar selection of Australian craft beers, wines and non-rum spirits available to keep all tastes happy. What's more, they've recently upgraded their courtyard and are now dishing up delicious street food with Spanish, South American and Carribean influences. Did someone say char-grilled corn with chipotle butter and manchego...?

Image credit: Michelle Jarni