Collingwood was once a working class/industrial inner suburb of Melbourne. In more recent years the popularity of the suburb is reflected in property prices that have become mind-boggling to the oldtimers. The now named "The Gem Bar & Dining Room was once the haunt of the older residents (and their dogs) Now this venue's appearance has not changed so much but the inner workings certainly have... The Gem is now a gastropub of the first order without the airy-fairy airs of some others The menu is regularly changing and is always fun trying to decide what dish to try.... The Brazilian Fish Stew however must ALWAYS feature... the uproar when the chef tried to take it off the menu caused its return... and for good reason. A good wine range and a selection of beers makes this a great place for picking up good food and some local colour. Live entertainment some nights add a bit of fun.