Howler is a bar, theatre and restaurant just a short walk from Brunswick Station in Melbourne. It offers an international award-winning venue with unique areas such as lush semi-industrial garden area, large open main bar, intimate gallery bar and fully equipped theatre.
Howler’s food is all created with the freshest of ingredients – it serves up modern Australian cuisine in addition to their signature dishes. The drinks menu features cocktails made from locally sourced fruit juice and wine on tap that changes seasonally.
A Brunswick carpark by the train-tracks is a forest retreat – and it serves great beer. Well, perhaps not a forest exactly, but it has swaying trees and lush hanging open air garden. That’s right, the Howler Bar Brunswick Beer Garden is more than just your average pub.
Howler is a Brunswick beer garden, music venue and restaurant. The food menu includes beef, pork, chicken and fish burgers as well as small bites like fried cauliflower in a tempura batter served in a cone made from a pita pocket. There’s also an outdoor performance space that hosts local indie acts, electronic oddness and noisy art bands from the world over.
Located on the corner of Fitzroy and Gertrude Street; It’s an old wool shed that was converted by Chris Stanley from Splinter Society into a huge open space with funnels into more intimate spaces for functions & shows. The main room has picnic tables and long benches set up in front of rows of cask beer taps, while the back section is designed for groups.
As an homage to John ‘Yellow’ Stone who set up his brewery on this very land back in 1838 (you can read all about him on the plaque inside), they also serve their own brews here. Nowadays you’ll find six rotating taps of craft beers from around Victoria as well as wine from around Australia and New Zealand, cider, spirits and more!