Hotel Railway

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Description

Brunswick’s Railway Hotel has long been a north-side institution. And the three-storey, nearly 140-year-old pub on Albert Street has one hell of a backstory. It’s served as a morgue and a hostel – among other things – in its long lifetime.

Entering the public bar through a Victorian-era hallway, you’ll find slick wooden...

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Brunswick’s Railway Hotel has long been a north-side institution. And the three-storey, nearly 140-year-old pub on Albert Street has one hell of a backstory. It’s served as a morgue and a hostel – among other things – in its long lifetime.

Entering the public bar through a Victorian-era hallway, you’ll find slick wooden furnishings and several communal seating areas flooded with natural light. The centrepiece is a striking 17-metre brick bar. Similarly lengthy is the drinks list; there are 12 beers on tap, including Balter XPA, Brick Lane pale ale, Pirate Life acai sour and, for the old-school regulars, Carlton Draught. Rounding out the offering: plenty of bottles and tinnies from Bodriggy, 4 Pines and Mountain Goat, plus VB longnecks.

The first of two food menus centres on classic pub grub; think Wagyu cheeseburgers with fries, chicken schnitzels with slaw, Porterhouse steaks and a handful of pizzas.

Moving into the spacious dining room, there’s a second, slightly swankier Eastern Mediterranean menu. “A pub should be a pub, and I firmly believe that,” Ludbrook says. “But it’s great to have an area you can take Mum on her birthday, go on a date or try something that’s reflective of the community it serves – Brunswick has a substantial Mediterranean population, so it’s good to dish up a menu that acknowledges that.”

In the beer garden, the style is adjacent to the menu. European terracotta tiles line the sunlit floor and walls, with greenery scattered throughout. An elevated area is built on the foundations of an old neighbouring townhouse – with the fireplace and part of the brick wall still intact (the remaining bricks were used to line the bar).

There’s also a laid-back, late-night corner bar – behind the pub’s preserved historical facade – that’s licensed until 3am, with dark wood furnishings and vinyl-only DJs.

Hotel Railway
291 Albert Street, Brunswick

 

Features & Facilities

Facilities

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Near Public Transport .glyphicons-train
Easy Parking .glyphicons-cars
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Event Guidelines

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Underaged Birthday Parties .glyphicons-ban
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Catering Options

Bar Tab
Private Bar
Gluten Free
Vegetarian / Vegan
Indian
Halal
BBQ
Liquor Licence
Mobile Bar
Restaurant On Site

COVID Safe

Compliant With Government COVID-19 Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

No, we are a fully licenced venue
Yes, just let us know how much you'd like to put towards it and any restrictions in regards to options available
Unfortunately no, however we have a fully stocked bar & an incredible Australian & Mediterranean inspired menu which we know you'll love!

Event Rooms

Corner Bar

Min 30 people, Max 60 people

Western Courtyard

Max 80 people

Dining Room

Max 40 people

Beer Garden

Min 1 people, Max 500 people

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