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Happy Hour: Brunswick Edition

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It’s all well and good to have a night out with friends, but when you’re light of pocket and don’t want to be the guy whose turn to shout never seems to come around, happy hour is always appreciated.

In the first of a new series looking at the best happy hours in Melbourne, here’s a list of Brunswick bars which, besides being top places to whet your whistle, are light on your pocket too so everyone wins!

If you know about any other boozy deals in Brunswick, let us know!

Bar Etiquette, 408 Sydney Rd
A hidden gem, Bar Etiquette has a chilled cafe vibe with great tunes and small crowds. $5 pints and $10 jugs from 5pm – 9pm every night of the week!

Roisin Dubh, 68 Sydney Rd
Sitting opposite the packed-out Bridie O’Reilly’s, Robison Dubh (Black Rose) offers an Irish experience without the crowds. $5.5 pints of Guinness 5pm – 9pm Friday nights.

The Penny Black,  420 Sydney Rd
Ever popular hipster hangout, always bands and danceable. $6 pizza every night of the week and super-cheap pub meal deals across the weeknights.

Cornish Arms, 163 Sydney Rd
Daily pub food deals and a generous happy hour from 3pm – 7pm every night of the week.

Tom Phat, 184 Sydney Rd
Super chill lounge/cafe, Tom Phat does an awesome breakfast and huge, tasty Thai for lunch and dinner. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a chat with friends without musical complications. Happy hour every night from 5pm – 7pm $10 Cocktails, $5 Sapporo pints and $4 house wines.

Brunswick Hotel, 140 Sydney Rd
A great place for a feed and some live music. Seven days a week you’ll get $2 Pots and $5 spirits from 8pm – 12am.

The Spot, 133 Sydney Rd
A restaurant/bar combination that’s always bustling. Probably because from 5 o’clock every night there is a ‘Dinner O’Clock’ happy hour where, with a drink, you pay the time for your dinner. $5 at 5pm etc.

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