The Brunswick Mess Hall is the perfect place to go with large groups, to eat or drink. The food is reasonably priced and delicious, the cocktails come in huge bowls, and you can buy beer in steins. The high ceiling, which is supported by dark wooden beams, and the indoor plants provide customers with a refreshing, spacious setting to revel in the Asian cuisine. The drinks menu has an enormous selection of beers and cocktails just waiting to be discovered.
The Brunswick Mess Hall, 400 Sydney Rd, Melbourne VIC, Australia +61 3 9388 0297
Los Hermanos Mexican Taqueria’s provincial wooden decor and low-key atmosphere makes it the best place to come for a few beers with some friends. Even if you weren’t hungry when you walked in, you’ll be hungry after about ten minutes when your eyes drift over to the blackboard; what’s written on there is sure to entice you. Try the tacos – at around five dollars a pop you might struggle to choose which one to try, and end up getting one of each.
Bridie O’Reilly’s is one of Sydney Road’s biggest and busiest bars, boasting an outdoor garden area where you can soak up the gorgeous south-east Australian rays over a beer with friends. This is also a great place to come at watch world-wide sporting events, whether it be Australian football or soccer. Also don’t forget to check out the fantastic weekly meal deals, so you can eat like royalty for a reasonable price.
Bridie O’Reilly’s, 29 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC, Australia,+61 3 9387 2600
Melbourne’s large Greek population is well represented by Hellenic Republic, which serves authentic Greek food fused with modern ideas. The decor pays homage to the flag of the Greek homeland by using white and blue among the austere wooden furnishings. The bar serves 16 different types of ouzo, a traditional Greek aperitif. If you’re in a group and feel like sharing, try one of the sharing menus that allow you to taste all the best seasonal Greek delights.