Welcome to Brunswick is an open-air garden-bar from the Welcome to Thornbury crew. But this time, the food-truck-meets-booze-garden mavens are working in collaboration with double-decker craft brewery 4 Pines, from Manly in Sydney. After creating an instant hit with inner north food truck park Welcome to Thornbury, the 300 Burgers Group is back for round two. The team is continuing its northside foray with a new venture in collaboration with famed Sydney based brewery 4 Pines. Together, the duo has opened a new 450 person food precinct, brewery and beer garden in Brunswick.
It offers the same great food as Welcome to Thornbury, but has its own distinct personality. For one, there`s a bar where you can order from the window looking out over the beer garden. And while – as at Thornbury – you can sit outside at a communal table, orbited by the requisite food trucks serving burgers, tacos, Philly cheesesteaks, woodfired pizza and more; here Brunswick Mess Hall backs onto the space too and contributes to menu with spicy chicken wings; pork and shiitake gyoza; charcoal cornbread muffins.
They have a wide range of 4 Pines beers brewed on site, as well as Keller Door releases and seasonal brews which might include Margarita Gose or El Dorado IPA. Also on offer are jugs of cocktails for $40 a pop – try Middle Earth Mojito combining 42 Below feijoa vodka with white rum, kiwifruit, fresh mint, soda and citrus; or Red Goji Berry Sangria with star-anise and cherry.
Tucked away behind Brunswick Mess Hall. The outdoor space boasts a lush green area with plenty of seating for all your friends. Outside it boasts a much roomier, park-like outdoor zone. It’s all as dog-friendly as it sounds with regular appearances from Mr Burger, Woking Amazing and Sparrows Philly Cheesesteaks. The food menu comes courtesy of rotating food trucks which are backed up by Nem n Nem iced coffee on tap with vegan options available too.
The environmentally sensitive design by Breathe Architects is heavy on the recycled and reclaimed materials, which include kegs that have been up-cycled into stools. Bringing in recycled timbers for the outdoor deck, adding pontoon lighting overhead and exposed scaffolding throughout, and converting an old shed on the site – a former telecommunications depot – into the bar. Welcome to Brunswicks Bar and Beer Garden’s commitment to sustainability includes composting 100 percent of its organic waste.