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Top 10 Things To Do And See In Brunswick, Victoria

Only a quick train ride or drive from Melbourne will find you in the middle of the lively suburb of Brunswick. Just six kilometres north of the CBD, it is a perfect representation of the multiculturalism of Melbourne, with almost a quarter of its residents coming from overseas. Whether it’s a quiet Sunday meal or an all-out party, Brunswick has got you covered.
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Brunswick City Baths

As the mercury rises, an essential part of any Australian summer is a dip in the local swimming pool. Suitable for swimmers of all ages and skill levels, Brunswick City Baths also offers a range of fitness programs, and a childcare program if you need some time alone in the lanes. It’s a perfect spot to cool off during the soaring temperatures of Victoria’s summers.

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As is obvious from its name, Howler is a club that is always buzzing with noise and activity. One weekend you could see a number of local and international ‘left-of-centre’ musicians, while another could see you sitting down to watch a film or simply chilling out with your friends in the beer garden. The main bar and garden are open from midday daily. Howler is a true oasis of sound, air, and light in Brunswick.

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Round & Round Records

Nothing beats the sound and feel of a vinyl record, so if music is your thing, retro or modern, then Round & Round Records is nirvana. With a wide selection of recent reissues, rare printings, and well-known albums on vinyl, it is a perfect place to spend time searching for hidden gold, or to sell your own collection.

The Spotted Mallard

The Spotted Mallard has a bit of everything to offer the casual visitor as well as the local regular. The menu is simple yet delectable, featuring a fine selection of flavourful burgers, like the Wagyu beef and halloumi cheese. The Spotted Mallard also hosts several local musicians and locally produced craft beer and has a list of upcoming ticketed events that can be found on its website, so you can carefully plan your night’s entertainment weeks in advance.

Thunder Road Brewery - Matt Sims

Thunder Road Brewery

Speaking of local beers, Thunder Road Brewery is the home of Brunswick beer. Winner in 2015 of the Australian Medium Brewer Award for the second year running, there might not be a better place for a drink in Melbourne. Thunder Road creates a variety of bitters and ales, offering take away beers and frequent open days.

Mi Corazon Tequila Bar

Tequila is often the bad decision you make near the end of the night, leading to an unstoppable downward spiral. However, at Mi Corazon Tequila Bar, it’s simply a relaxing drink with which to start off the evening or end a tough day. Sign up for a masterclass tasting of tequila and mescal and realise that these drinks are not just one-way tickets to a hangover.

Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School

Badged the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, at Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School you can learn how to make delicious chocolate dishes whether you are a bit of a pro or a passionate amateur. Try out the variety of classes on offer, ranging from basic beginners classes to experienced chocolate artistry.

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CERES Community Environment Park

Providing a place for green thumbs to unite, CERES Community Environment Park hosts four-and-a-half hectares of environmental conservation efforts. Whether you just want to walk around, plant your own seedlings, volunteer to help, or have a bite at the sustainable cafe, there is something for anyone willing to help improve this part of the world.

Hellenic Republic

Masterchef host George Colombaris’s restaurant Hellenic Republic lives and breathes Greek culture. Opened in 2008 by Colombaris and Travis McAuley, Hellenic Republic features a taverna setting, with the feel and taste of homemade Greek cuisine. White brick and quaint wooden tables come together to provide an authentic Greek experience, and there’s a large selection of à la carte cuisine.

Tinning Street Presents…

Sometimes you need to escape the never-ending noise and movement of city life. Tinning Street Presents… offers that escape, as you can wander its halls looking at locally produced artworks and leave with one for your home. Tinning Street Presents… prides itself on presenting great craftsmanship and ingenuity.