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The Lame Duck

Bars Fitzroy
The Lame Duck
Photograph: Jess Middleton

Time Out says

Who says disco is dead? Certainly not the party animals at the Lame Duck, who wear the term 'dive bar' with pride and are committed to living in the '70s no matter what the calendar says.

Music is funk, soul and disco classics, and the food is what your mum (and let's be honest, it is likely your mum) served at dinner parties in the '70s: baked camembert fondue and cocktail onions, plus hot dogs and toasties. 

The décor is, well, tacky. There's a shrine to Cher, a vintage purple pool table, a Playboy pinball machine and huge 15-person booths adorned with hot pink palm trees. 

It is not understated, tasteful or cutting-edge. And it sounds like an absolute hoot. 


Address: 1/247 Gertrude Street
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 4pm-late; Fri 3pm-late; Sat-Sun 2pm-late
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