About Us

A bit about Polly . . .

Have you seen photos of your friends enjoying themselves in our stunning bar, and want to find out more.

Well, you have come to the right place!


Polly is one of Melbourne’s first cocktail bars, opening on Brunswick Street in the heart of Fitzroy over 23 years ago. Her catchy name, now synonymous with Fitzroy, was named after the first owners; a hospitality savvy Italian family, by the name of ‘Pollifroni’. Thus, Polly Bar!


Polly is modelled after a 1920’s plush Parisian bar, with marble coffee tables, red comfy armchairs, and a couple of thrones… why not! Polly is first & foremost a cocktail bar. We typically have between 15 – 20 delicious house made Cocktails that you will find no where else in Melbourne. Our genius, & experienced bartenders create a whole new list every season to keep things fresh. Whilst, keeping our most popular cocktails throughout the years! Curly Wurly, Happily Ever After, & Lemon Meringue, are amongst these. Plus we do all the Classic Cocktails, with finesse.

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Why you should visit Polly?

We are a sit down, full table service bar, no Mr Yum’s QR ordering here! We offer classic service, with bartenders taking your order from your table. So all you need to do is lay back on a comfy couch, and decide what mouthwatering concoction you would like to drink. Easier said then done with so many delicious options.

The Spaces.

Polly consists on 3 distinct spaces.


The Main Bar, the red plush themed bar that we are famous for!


The Atrium, a semi-open area (closed roof, opened doors) where guests can enjoy drinks. This is also a smoking area where guests can enjoy a cigar! Yes, we sell cigars!


The Upstairs Private Function Room, a recent addition to Polly’s repertoire. With a slightly different theme to downstairs, including wood, & exposed brick.

Hosting a celebratory event? Get in contact with us today to arrange a time to view our Function Room. The moment most people walk up the stairs and view the space, they love it and leave deposits on the spot!

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Inside Polly Cocktail Bar Smoking Atrium
Private Function Room, Fitzroy, Melbourne
What else do we offer?

Aside from being one of the best cocktail bars in Melbourne, we offer alcohol related experiences! Perfect for Bucks, or Hens Parties, Birthdays, or even a Team Bonding Experience.

Want to learn how to taste whiskies like a pro, try one of our Whisky Classes. Want to try something new, & fun, our Cocktail Class is the way to go.


An extra bonus Polly offers is Absinthe! Absinthe is such a delicious & underrated spirit. No, it does not make you hallucinate like in the movies, but is a delicious spirit packed full of flavour. They typically do come above 70% ABV, however, here it is served traditionally with iced water and sugar. We have the largest selection of Abinsthe in the area!

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Our aim?

Simple! Our job is to show people an amazing experience. Consider us old fashioned, but we actually care about our guests. We want to ensure anyone who comes into the venue has an absolutely fantastic time! If you leave feeling good about yourself, and pampered, we have done our job!


Make a Reservation Now, Friday & Saturday nights booking recommended, most other nights we will have space for walk ins.

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Like what you see & want to join the amazing Polly Team?

We always want to hear from any amazing applicants.

Even if you do not have bar experience but want to learn. We can teach you all the skills to become a cocktail bartender, the main thing we look for is great customer service.

Send your resume & cover letter to;