This pub's breathing new life into a Brunswick Street classic, with cheap pizza, DJ nights and a secluded rooftop terrace.
Libby Curran
Published on November 03, 2021
Updated on July 31, 2023


In the space once home to student haunt Bimbo, Australian Venue Co (Fargo and Co, State of Grace, The Smith) launched Kewpie back in 2021 — a laidback neighbourhood boozer with cheap pizza and a weekly roster of DJ-fuelled party sessions. Aesthetically, little has changed since the pub's last makeover, with low booths spread across the spacious ground-floor rooms, colourful posters across the walls, and a sunny bar and terrace offering prime position on the rooftop.

From the kitchen comes an affordable offering of pizza and snacks, most clocking in at cheap cheap. Vegetarian options might include a caramelised onion and potato number, or the Mexican-inspired Poncho topped with corn chips and jalapenos. There's a peri peri chicken pizza, another loaded with Calabrese salami, and a garlicky marinara creation starring calamari, prawns and capers. Throw on a side of the onion rings if you're feeling snacky.

Meanwhile, the bar's keeping things simple, with a mix of crowd-pleasing brews, craft tins, wines and classic cocktails. And soundtracking the Kewpie good times, there'll be a slew of music-focused happenings across the second half of each week.

Top Images: Kate Shanasy


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