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Work your way from cheap beers to sweet tunes on Sydney Road

Bar Etiquette

This down-at-heel couch-filled space has one of the best happy hours in town – running from 5-9pm every night. Start here, with a jug of whatever microbrew they have on tap for a lowly tenner. Claim the fairylight strewn courtyard, or take your steal to one of the mural and vintage tat filled rooms upstairs. Brunswick.

Amelia Shaw

Things tend to be a bit beery when you drink in Brunswick, which makes a little sojourn at this ’burbs only cocktail bar compulsory. Sink a few balls at the round, red pool table; ogle the nude pictures in the peep show, or pull up by one of the three fireplaces with beetroot daiquiris. Brunswick.

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Your Brunswick odyssey is never complete without some live music action. The Penny Black is the queen of the cheap gig, with plenty of Carlton Draught and $6 pizza on the side. It's also located within convenient stumbling distance of the Town Hall Kebab stand (aka the carwash kebab). Win. Brunswick.

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Updated on 24 Mar 2014.

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