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

In the space once home to student haunt Bimbo, Australian Venue Co (Fargo and Co, State of Grace, The Smith) have launched Kewpie — 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 $5. Vegetarian options might include a caramelised onion and potato number ($5), or the Mexican-inspired Poncho topped with corn chips and jalapenos ($5). There's a peri peri chicken pizza ($5), another loaded with Calabrese salami ($5), and a garlicky marinara creation starring calamari, prawns and capers ($8). Throw on a side of the pizza spring rolls ($15) 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 — hip hop and funk for Bump Thursdays, the Friday Glow Down curated by Anyo and Kel Rhys, a slew of familiar selectors firing up House Party 3.0 Saturdays and smooth vinyl tracks each Sunday.

Top Images: Kate Shanasy

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