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The Hall at Welcome to Brunswick

A Brunswick beer bar with pan-Asian eats and a historic atmosphere.
By Julia Gaw
July 01, 2023
By Julia Gaw
July 01, 2023

Having moved into the heritage-listed Masonic hall in 2012, The Hall at Welcome to Brunswick (formerly known as The Brunswick Mess Hall) is a bit of an all-rounder. The beer barn has great food and a historic atmosphere — with a young, vivacious vibe. It's the kind of place to can head to for either a quiet mid-week date (it's not open on weekends) or a big gathering with mates.

Upon entering the unassuming building on Sydney Road, you'll immediately appreciate the atmosphere and beauty of the space: exposed beams, huge arched windows, greenery-lined walls and an atrium perfect for a pre-dinner drink.

A group of people eating around a wooden table at The Hall at Welcome to Brunswick

The dining experience is just as relaxed. Asian favourites abound, featuring the likes of pork belly baos, salt and pepper tofu, red pumpkin curry, pad Thai and crispy pork belly served with apple salad — all fab for sharing.

On weekends (especially when the weather heats up), you best head next door to Welcome to Brunswick's beer garden — home to stacks of 4 Pines beers, food trucks and friendly dogs. It's slightly more laidback than The Hall and significantly bigger — BYO big group of mates and settle in for some long days and nights of drinking and eating.

A table with curry, rice and edamame beans — The Hall at Welcome to Brunswick

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