Bikes, beers and bites; a casual cycle from Richmond to the CBD!

As part of our #feelgoodthiswinter campaign, we’ll be talking about some of our favourite day trip ideas around the City of Archetypes to get you out and about. Our first trip is a casual bike ride which was first taken by The Archetype himself back in the early 1900s, and takes you from the Yarra River in Richmond to the CBD, with numerous pit stops for beers and food along the way.


As part of our #feelgoodthiswinter campaign, we’ll be talking about some of our favourite day trip ideas around the City of Archetypes to get you out and about. Our first trip is a casual bike ride which was first taken by The Archetype himself back in the early 1900s, and takes you from the Yarra River in Richmond to the CBD, with numerous pit stops for beers and food along the way.

We recommend starting near the Bridge Road intersection of the Yarra River, where there’s a small park by the water to sit down for some cheese and dip. And ode to The Archetype himself, who was a massive fan of lining his stomach before starting on the ales!

Jump off at the first bike path exit onto Crown Street, and dink a right at North Street where you’ll find the Royston Hotel, a hole-in-the-wall gastro pub with what The Archetype described as the “best chicken parmas in town”. Not much has changed since 1906… If you’re making this trip on a Wednesday (and we recommend you do), sit and enjoy a beer or two here until around 5pm, when the Mountain Goat brewery opens. This decked out old industrial shell offers the best range of Mountain Goat ales plus plenty of other bottled boutique options and some top notch pizzas if parmas aren’t your style. It’s even got plenty of space to lock up your penny farthing!

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If you’re still thirsty and beer isn’t your go, Brogan’s Way (about 100m further down North Street) has every kind of house-distilled gin you can think of – there’s even a coffee flavoured gin! You’ll probably find an old Charlie Chaplin film playing while you sit back and relax. Look out for The Archetype, as he was known to appear as an extra in some of the old Chaplin films.

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From here, take Highett and Hotham for some wide streets to ride down without the quintessential Richmond traffic until you get to Fitzroy Gardens, where you can take a breather while you watch everyone making their way home from work. Then down Albert Street, and Lonsdale Street until you reach the intersection with William and find Biero Bar;  a beer-driven venue that matches the beer you drink with the food you order. And if you took our advice and set out on a Wednesday, all pints are $5 – The Archetype always loved a bargain!

The rest is up to you, but after a fun-filled afternoon we recommend an Uber XL to get home safely. Ejoy, Archetypes! #feelgoodthiswinter