The Story of 8bit When one of the founders of Footscray’s newest (and only) dedicated burger shop, 8bit, piped up that it would be, “Awesome to have games in the place”, the concept kind of ran away from them. The bustling shop features pixelated mosaic tiling, bold, primary colours and dishes named after the group’s favourite classic video games. It is the brainchild of Chef Shayne McCallum and Alan Sam (both of Captain Melville). 8bit is a nostalgic ode to the neighbour hood fish ‘n’ chip shop, with arcade machines – as well as the video games of their youth – squeezed into the corners. In addition to burgers made with beef, fried chicken and crumbed mushroom, the kitchen serves all manner of classic fast food favourites: fries, shakes, dogs, potato gems and soft-serve. The facade of 8bit is a sign of the times; the old, Vietnamese lettering is peeling away and 8bit’s patterned burger logo is freshly pasted over the top. The venue is a first for the suburb that is already blessed with its share of cheap-and-cheerful food. This is 8bit

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This burger joint in the west is a nostalgic ode to our favourite pixels past.

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8 Droop Street, Footscray

Opening Hours

Tue to Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm