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Welcome to Brunswick

The inner north's fairy-lit, dog-friendly food truck park and beer garden.
By Libby Curran
October 13, 2021
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By Libby Curran
October 13, 2021
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UPDATE Wednesday, October 13: Welcome to Brunswick is adding a bit of fun to the usual click-and-collect gig, serving its menu of takeaway beers and eats via a pop-up drive-thru, where staff scoot your pre-ordered goodies out to your car on roller skates. It's running 5–8pm Thursday to Saturday through lockdown, with the skating magic happening Fridays and Saturdays. Pre-order a range of burgers, booze and mod-Thai dishes here.

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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.

Located behind Sydney Road's Brunswick Mess Hall, Welcome to Brunswick is a little smaller than its Northcote sibling indoors, but outside it boasts a much roomier, park-like outdoor zone, decked out with loads of lush greenery, paintings by local artists and a solid spread of both sunny and shaded areas. And yes, it's all as dog-friendly as it sounds.

The food offering comes courtesy of a rotating food truck lineup, with up to four vendors on-site each night. Expect regular appearances from favourites like Mr Burger, Woking Amazing, Sparrow's Philly Cheesesteaks and Nem n Nem, all backed by dishes from the adjoining Mess Hall kitchen, which you can also order from.

Meanwhile, the beer lineup features entirely 4 Pines beers, brewed in the on-site brewery. Signatures like the summer ale, pale ale, pacific ale and kolsch star alongside the brewery's seasonal Keller Door releases, which might include the likes of a Margarita gose and the El Dorado IPA.

An environmentally sensitive design by Breathe Architects is heavy on the recycled and reclaimed materials, which include kegs that've been up-cycled into stools. Welcome to Brunswick's commitment to sustainability also includes composting 100 percent of its organic waste (including all of its bowls and plates) and future solar panels, with a long-term aim of producing all of its energy on-site.

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