An evening in Brunswick.

It isn’t often I head north of the river – it has a very different, grungy, hipster vibe than down south, and I love to visit because it feels like a different city.

Tonight my friend Nick invited me to a dinner party at his AWESOME converted warehouse apartment. He definitely has the coolest house out of all my friends. On top of that he is a great cook, and we were planning on going out to the LuWOW to see a ska band afterwards. Oh, and I LOVE Nick. Spending time with him is always so ridiculously fun and nice. We always do super cute things, like bike rides along the river, picnics in the botanic gardens, afternoon tea with home baked scones, or going to the promo launch of Legally Blonde The Musical.

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Tonight he cooked chilli and lime cashew cutlets, apricot couscous with an orange and honey jus. We sat around the table eating and drinking wine.

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Afterwards, we decided to head towards Howler, a big warehouse bar, instead of LuWOW. That place is always packed and super busy on a saturday, the lines are long, and we felt more like a sit down chill somewhere. So Howler it was.

Howler is AMAZING. It is probably my favourite bar in Melbourne. We jumped on our bikes and rode through the streets at midnight, and of course being Brunswick the suburbs were full of people sitting on their front patios, drinking and talking, the streets full of ridiculously attractive hipsters. We rode along the train line, the night was crisp.

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We turned down an alleyway and the sounds of music started drifting through the night. We rode our bikes straight through the front door of the bar, and hung our bikes on the wall inside. We head out the back, drank craft beers. There was a semi-outdoor part, and iron sculptures everywhere. Very cool place to hang out.

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