Melbourne’s Bimbo Deluxe rises from its ashes, with $4 pizzas in tact

Bimbo on Fitzroy's Brunswick Street will reopen on May 22

Bimbo Deluxe, one of Melbourne’s most beloved longstanding party bars, will reopen on May 22 as Bimbo

Last year, the massive two-storey venue on Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street was gutted by a fire that started in the kitchen. After months of renovations, Bimbo will return with as much kept the same as possible. 

Bimbo Deluxe was known for its $4 dinner-plate-sized pizzas, which have not changed in price since the venue opened in 2002, and will be back on the menu next week. 

While many long-running restaurants are shutting up shop to do a rebrand or move to a new location (most recently Longrain in Sydney), Bimbo is adamant on keeping everything as it was in order to preserve its “soul”.   

The only thing that has changed is a gently updated interior, now with works by local artist Filthy Ratbag aka Celeste Mountjoy, Elliot Routledge and Kristen Liu Wong adoring the walls. 

There will also be a permanent weekly roster of events including acoustic music, trivia, and for the first time ever, Queer Deluxe on Sundays – day parties that will kick off in June.