The bar offers a comforting retro vibe while outside is a breezy little oasis that's well worth the search.
Even Fitzroy locals would be forgiven for not knowing this place exists. Strategically tucked away on a one-way road off Brunswick Street, The Standard seems to punch well above its weight. Outside, an outdated Carlton Draught sign hangs from the awnings coated in flecking old paint, but inside lies a labyrinthine and tree-shrouded beergarden that's up there with the best of 'em. Similar to The Brunswick Green, the bar offers a comforting retro vibe with accumulated clutter covering the walls and faithful old bar staff that seem equal parts dependable and scary. But outside is where you'll be spending most of your time — a breezy little oasis that's well worth the search. (NB: If this were an article about parmas I would rave a little about their offering, but for now just trust me — it's good.)