The weather is warming up! It’s time to take our functional drinking habits outside.

Sometimes drinking inside just wont do. Whether you want to make the most of the weather or youre just generally put-off by ceilings, our list of Brunswicks best beer gardens will give your outdoor drinking desires some direction.

Brunswick Green

Some would say this is Brunswicks favourite beer garden. The Green is a local establishment, loved for its open door policy (no pretentious bouncers shaming you for your choice of footwear), cosy indoor nooks and spectacular beer garden. Its very popular and gets pretty packed at peak time, but somehow (magically, some say) you always manage to find a seat among the palm fronds, umbrellas and fairy lights.

313 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056 | (03) 9381 2413

Penny Black

PBs beer garden goes from max chill to borderline-mayhem pretty quickly, so time your visit wisely. Weekday, nights, early on a Friday evening or during the day on the weekend are prime time for relaxing hangs out the back. Shortly after the sun goes down, the line stretches down the street and the beer garden goes from easy-breezy to very squeezy.

420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056 | (03) 9380 8667

Alehouse Project

If you take your beer just as seriously as you take your beer gardens, put this place on your list. They keep drinking interesting with an ever-rotating selection of craft beer and cider from Australia and abroad. The range is huge, so if youre bad at making decisions, better bring your official beer advisor along.

98-100 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057 | (03) 9387 1218

The Retreat

Drinking in a licensed outdoor area isnt the only thing The Retreat has to offer. Theyre also known as one of Brunswicks most dedicated live music venues, hosting as many as five gigs a week. If youre missing the show to hang out back, youll still get to bop along to a brilliant playlist of tunes.

280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056 | (03) 9380 4090


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