Affectionately dubbed "the Persa" by Fitzroy locals, this Brunswick Street pub dates all the way back to 1865. Perseverance is a favourite among the student crowd, and is known for having a consistently heaving dancefloor. Throwback fans will love the 90s-themed music nights, complete with strobe lights, disco balls, and shameful dance moves. After all, there's truly nothing more liberating than busting out the macarena en masse at 2am — you know all the moves, don't deny it.
Expect a healthy selection of beers and burgers on the menu, with an impressive collection of cocktails also on offer. Need a little breather after breaking out some enthusiastic dance moves? The tree-lined beer garden is a welcome escape for tired feet, with an enclosed marquee erected in winter to keep things toasty. Perseverance is licensed until late over the weekends, so bookmark this as the perfect kick-on venue.
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