The Evelyn is an unpretentious pub in the heart of Fitzroy and a focal point of the north-of-the-Yarra music scene. Inside is a real mish-mash of furniture: some old couches, a couple of sit-down arcade cabinets, a projection TV showing sport and music, chandeliers and a pool table.
Local and touring live acts hit the stage most nights of the week, and beer specials keep the audience well and truly in the mood for a party, even when it’s a school night. You won’t find a cocktail menu, but the Evelyn is not that kind of venue. A relic of years gone by, it’s a simple, comfortable pub, perfect just the way it is. One new addition is the rooftop which is covered in graffiti.