The Beer Deck

Want to enjoy your beer with a bit of sunshine and fresh air*?

Forget about beer gardens, the Labour In Vain has its very own rooftop beer deck for your drinking pleasure. This little, green oasis tucked amongst the Fitzroy rooftops is complete with retractable roof, city views and the occasional pop-up BBQ. (Click on an image to open the Beer Deck photo gallery and take a look for yourself.)

The beer deck is open until 10pm Monday to Thursday and until 11pm Friday to Sunday. After dark we ask you to please be respectful of our neighbours and keep noise to a reasonable level (yes, it is possible to have a good time and chat with your mates without doing it at the top of your lungs). 

* yes, we know.. that’s probably just code for a smoke. 😉

Functions on the Beer Deck


If you’re looking for a venue for your next celebration and want something relaxed, inexpensive and with a wet weather option… look no further than the Labour In Vain beer deck!

Holding up to 60 people, the beer deck has a relaxed atmosphere – think your backyard only bigger, with tap beer and without a bunch of people traipsing through your house to get there.  Plus it is a very practical choice for outdoor celebrations with it’s retractable roof and weather-blinds (this is Melbourne after all!).

You are welcome to bring your own catering plus the BBQs will be made available if you have more than 30 people (speak to us for more info).

So what does it cost?

Ok. so we don’t charge a venue hire fee (woo hoo!). Instead we ask for a $10 per head deposit to hold the booking  – this then becomes your bar tab on the day.

For more info and to find out about availability speak to us at the bar, call us on 9417 5955 or drop us a Facebook message.