Sometimes it seems all anyone does in Brunswick is hop from one new cafe to another, switching to bars toward evening and working up an appetite.
Eating and drinking
Pull up a wood crate or designer chair and join the locals. Choose from stalwarts and newcomers among the ever-growing 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, Small Block, Pope Joan, A Minor Place and Wide Open Road. Later in the day, hustle for a table at Lygon Street favourites Bar Idda, Etta, Rumi and Hellenic Republic. Beyond Lygon Street, Tom Phat, Los Hermanos and I Carusi 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.