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Atticus Finch

Address:
129 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057
Opening hours:
Tue-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-1am, Sat 4pm-1am, Sun 4pm-10pm
http://www.atticusfinch.com.au

You'll recognise it by the birdcage above the door. A rather literal landmark, given the bar is named after a character from Harper Lee's acclaimed novel, To Kill A Mocking Bird. A chalkboard outside describes Atticus Finch as "an eclectic mix of local and international beer, wine and spirits" and we can't really argue with that. Opened by the same team that operate a nearby wine cellar, this is a welcome addition to East Brunswick's rapidly developing bar scene. A very well-stocked addition. While there's a full cocktail list and good selection of beers, it's apparent that Atticus Finch is all about the wine. The decor itself is comfortable and understated. Large (black leather) booths run alongside one wall of the front room while there's a nice selection of junk on display behind the bar. Everything from old portraits and animal skulls, to vinyl (Viva Chile anyone?) and a framed collection of cockroaches. There are more tables as you move towards the back of the building and a lovely beer garden. The place has been described as 'bookish' and that's a pretty apt way to look at it. One that ties back to the name nicely. East Brunswick's bar culture is coming along in leaps and bounds, and Atticus Finch is another venue that warrants to trip north. If you're in the market for exotic wines, than this cosy little bar comes highly recommended.