Brunswick life is suited to cafe and bar-hopping, with an ever-burgeoning scene of creative types at play in this traditional-meets-contemporary 'hood.
Eating and drinking
Pull up a wood crate or designer chair and join the locals. Choose from both stalwart and newcomer venues among the population of bars, restaurants and cafes on Lygon Street, Sydney Road and Nicholson Street.
Serious caffeine hits and brunches draw crowds of locals to Code Black Coffee, A Minor Place and Wide Open Road. Later in the day, hustle for a dinner table at Lygon Street favourites Bar Idda, Etta, Waxflower and Rumi. Beyond Lygon Street, Tom Phat, Los Hermanos and I Carusi Pizza are worth the wander.
Late night delights
Sundowners turn into nightcaps at Bouvier, The Alderman, The Cornish Arms and The Brunswick Green. Try a local brew at Temple Brewing Co., Thunder Road Brewery or The Alehouse Project. Live acts and DJs will see you and your best moves meet at The Brunswick Ballroom, Howler and the Retreat Hotel, while The Jazzlab plays host to a toe-tappin' line-up.
Shopping and arts
Like every good inner city suburb there's an indie sensibility about the arts scene in Brunswick.