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George's Bar

Bars Fitzroy
George's Bar
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Time Out says

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This Fitzroy gem has dropped its Seinfeld theme and is now the dive bar Johnston Street needed

George's Bar started its life with a flurry of media attention about its George Costanza theme (a huge mural of the character was on one wall, and a sign on the door instructed patrons to "BE MORE LIKE GEORGE". Jason Alexander himself even tweeted about the bar, which leaned into being a bar about nothing.

But it's dropped the theme and is now Johnston Street's dive bar, with a chilled-out attitude and lack of pretension from friendly bar staff. They'll happily make you a top-notch Old Fashioned or pour you a frothy beer from the rotating selection. If you're hungry, don't go past the toasties, all of which are named after famous Georges. 

George's Bar also does a trivia night on Thursdays with $1 toasties with every drink order, and free stand-up comedy on Wednesdays. Fridays and Saturdays are all about the local DJs with free entry and late-night dancing.

By: Time Out editors



Address: 120 Johnston St
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 6pm-late
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