Napier Hotel

(03) 9419 4240, 210 Napier St, Fitzroy. VIC 3065
Pub $$ -
Open mon-Thu 3-9.30pm fri noon-10pm sat 1-10pm sun 1-9pm; Licensed; Cards AE MC V EFT, Seats inside 80, Outside seats 56

Mietta's Review
This local underwent an ownership change late last century and has since established itself as one of the best-value eating pubs in town. Small but labyrinthine, the Napier has bent over backwards to preserve its friendly working-man's pub atmosphere, with plenty of dark wood and original lead-light windows. The eating area is noisy and intimate, so it's well worth grabbing a table (or couch or bench) early. Note too the impressive display of former Fitzroy Football Club memorabilia adorning the front bar which can still bring a tear to some of the more nostalgic locals. At weekends it can be a very crowded bar indeed, even with several side rooms and a beer garden outside. Built in 1891, it retains some historic features along with ancient photographs of the then Fitzroy Lions. Arthur Watkin and Guy Lawson are the licensees and chef Charles Sheppard is proud of a fellow chef's description of the Napier as "a good honest homestyle pub" which it is. Acoustic music on Sunday afternoons.

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The Age Cheap Eats 2012 February 28, 2012 "
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Age Cheap Eats 2010 Score: ** "food A lot can happen over 144

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The Foodies' Guide 2004,Allan Campion & Michelle Curtis,'A local for many hungry souls and a drinking spot for old Fitzroy supporters,whose memorabilia decorates the walls.The food is modern,hefty and wholesome.'

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