Don’t let the name fool you – this is much more than a little corner store.
Best Cocktail Bars in the CBD
Sometimes, beer and wine just don't cut it. In those times, you need cocktails. Be it a well-made Negroni, or a complex, multi-layered sipper, Melbourne has a wealth of places to partake. These are our favourites, ranging from casual spots, to table service venues where the staff wear waistcoats. But without fail, they all know their spirits.
Brunswick Street Cider House
Hooray for cider!
127 Brunswick Street
Three levels, two restaurants, a rooftop bar, outdoor gardens, breakfast and a 3am license - this venue wants you to have it all.
Union Hotel - Brunswick
A simple backstreet boozer that harks back to the pubs of old.
Brunswick East Wine Store
Bottle shops don’t get more personal than this.
Brunswick Street Alimentari
A rustic Mediterranean deli and eatery in the heart of the action on Brunswick Street.
Padre Coffee Brunswick East
The Padre outlet that birthed a small empire.
Code Black Coffee Brunswick
A well-executed cafe and roasting house.
Brunswick Mess Hall
A mix of business – from boutique beers to summer punch and Asian cuisine served Spanish-style.
Woodstock Pizzicheria Brunswick East
Authentic, Italian wood-fired pizzas made with a secret family recipe.
5:00pm - 10:30pm
A Bhang in Brunswick
From the owners of Tom Phat, Bhang brings Indian street food to the north.
It’s not quite a nightclub and it’s not quite a bar. But it’s definitely good for a dance.
A stylish yet unpretentious little bar.
a home away from home for many East Brunswick locals.
A wine-focused bar-restaurant by La Luna’s Adrian Richardson.
The Cornish Arms
A pub where vegans are VIPs.
A former wool store turned bar, arts hub and live music venue.
Shoot pool on a round table, sipping cocktails and admiring the Art-Deco decor between shots.
Neon Beatniks Opens in Brunswick
A polished cafe serving brunch with an international flavour, from the team behind Hoppa and Joe.
Cult of the Vine
It’s natural wine and fork-free dining in Brunswick.
Sophisticated and cosy wine bar in the north.
Capturing the warmth and glory associated with bars of a bygone era.
Try you hand at winemaking without leaving the city.
An exceptionally personal neighbourhood bar, serving beer, wine and sweet American-style pies.
Thunder Road Brewing
Old-school philosophy. New-school quality.
The Alehouse Project
Burgers and beer – one of life’s great combinations.
ReWine Bar and Wineshop
When you’ve finished your drop, just come back and refill.
The younger sibling to Northcote's Joe's Shoe Store.
Temple Brewing Company
Inimitable micro-brewery, brasserie and kitchen in Brunswick East.
Brunswick’s Barkly Square Open-Air Cinema Returns
See The Big Lebowski and Amelie while supporting local charities.
Cult Experiential Cinema is Coming to Brunswick
Dirty Dancing with watermelon Margaritas? Goodfellas with SPQR pizza? Every day in November you can watch a cult film or classic matched with, food, drinks and performances.