The Builders Arms Hotel is a landmark public-house on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Built in a time of prosperity, it opened in 1853 and has been a meeting place of significance ever since. The custodians of the Builders Arms Hotel today are acclaimed chef & restaurateur Andrew McConnell, and bar authority Anthony Hammond. Housing a public bar, restaurant, private dining spaces and a courtyard, the Builders Arms Hotel is a regular meeting place for drinks, and meals to be shared.
The Builders Arms Hotel houses two distinct spaces for private parties, functions and events – The Bowery Room and our intimate Private Dining Room. We offer classic, yet creative dining for seated lunches and dinners, and cocktail style events. The considered wine selection showcases artisan producers that apply sustainable practices and highlights the best examples of vintage, varietal, style and region. An experienced wine team is on hand to curate a beverage selection that best complements the menu and aligns with the nature of the event. From the initial enquiry through to the delivery of the event, the dedicated events team are on hand each step of the way to ensure that every event is a truly memorable occasion. The Bowery Room is located upstairs, complete with separate entrance and private bathrooms. Feature tiling with shades of green and charcoal wraps the façade of the open kitchen that runs the width of the room. Polished dark wooden floorboards are complimented by white walls and spherical white pendant lights. A cherry red leather Chesterfield lounge adds a classic touch to the contemporary space, while lush, deep emerald curtains are tied back upon the entrance to reveal a room that is flooded with natural light. A Bose sound system is built into the space providing a source of background music or can also connect with a range of AV setups. Capacity Seated Capacity – 60 guests seated over 3 x long tables One Long Table - 24 guests Two Long Tables – 44 guests Cabaret – 40 guests Round Tables - 50 (guests rounds of 10) Classroom – 36 guests Cocktail capacity – 90 guests The Private Dining Room is an intimate retreat that overlooks the leafy treetops of Gertrude & Gore Streets. The warm and inviting space offers a secluded area to host smaller gatherings and celebrations. For added ambiance, the room features a vintage record player and vinyl collection where guests can freely curate their own soundtrack for their event. Capacity Seated Capacity – 18 guests over 1 x long table Classroom – n/a Cocktail capacity – n/a