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Contemporary paintings, photography, taking it easy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, then live music on Thursdays, a great DJ on Friday and Saturday, playin’ groooovy tunes from the last five to six decades.

Considered one of Melbourne’s iconic art gallery venues and bars since 1995, FAD Gallery presents regular exhibitions, music, the occasional private party and hopefully some interesting events throughout the year.

So come enjoy a bit of culture, some good times and some mad people in the heart of Chinatown… The bar has a range of local and imported beers, very basic cocktails, spirits, juices blah blah blah, our drinks prices are pretty reasonable – we do try to please.

On Thursday evenings, from about 9pm, we have live music.

Friday and Saturday we play groovy music from the 60s on; music you can have a damn fine dance to, and most people do.

If you’re interested in doing something at Fad – art, music, parties, corporate events – whatever

come chat to us about what you want to do, and we’ll do all we can to make sure you and your friends have a bloody marvellous night – or day or whatever.

Fad’s been around for 20 years, so you can imagine, we’ve had lots of  corporate and private function since we began all with different times, themes, needs and wants. We pride ourselves on doing everything we can to make our customers happy.

Some of Fad’s Artists

Jeff Busby - Photographer

Jeff Busby


Frank Raymond


It’s time to be damn fine.