It ain’t easy going through the motions as you traverse the insanity of city life. You can easily drown in your daily rituals and commitments as you pursue a life of meaning, of purpose. But you need not lose yourself in the process. And sometimes, all you need to do to regain ground is a ridiculous night out with friends.
Divided into two parts, this blog features notable bars in Brunswick East you just have to visit for a much-needed pick-me-up.
129 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Atticus Finch serves up delight with Tuesday’s $30 Special: five kinds of cheese paired with a rustic pais-carignan blend fermented in a wooden pipeno. On Fridays, come before 8 pm to avail of tapas free of charge.
Take your pick among the many nooks you can hang out in at the bar: there’s a leather booth at the front, a huge courtyard at the back, and a pool table in the shed. There is something for everyone at Atticus Finch.
54 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Flipped from the popular pizzeria Café Romantica, Bar Romantica boasts massive, wooden interiors with high ceilings that emanate a romantic vibe. The bar has an open kitchen, red vinyl booths, art deco light fixtures, and a pool table that attract and put people in the mood.
159 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Offering an interesting range of tapas and an impressive wine list, Bouvier Bar is home to cocktails of Japanese and Mediterranean flavours.
124 Weston Street, Brunswick East
A standout among our featured selection, Brunswick Aces is a pioneer in the city as a non-alcoholic bar. Industrial Baroque in aesthetic, the Aces is a 150-person bar embellished with hip furniture that fashionably fuses the contemporary and the rustic.
Brunswick Aces offers a range of non-alcoholic distilled sapiir derived from botanicals.
86 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Eydie’s hones a vintage vibe with its 1950s motif that emanates class and affluence.
Hospitality workers frequent Eydie’s for its 12-dollar negronis for its late-night happy hour (9-11 pm) and a chance to hang out at its garden courtyard seasonally warmed by its roofing and gas-powered heaters.
Hanging out in any of these five bars after a long and seemingly endless work week makes for an exciting and fun-filled break from the monotony. So go ahead, leave that paperwork behind, contact your mates, and take over the night!