Edinburgh Castle

681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick 3056
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat 12pm-late, Sun 12pm-11pm

What’s the Edinburgh Castle’s mantra apart from being a great watering hole?

Ever since 2007, when we took on the Edinburgh Castle we wanted the place to be accepted by the community. We wanted to create an institution where people of difference and alike could gather and engage.


How was the location change?

Moving originally from Fitzroy, people suggested they would visit if we offered a courtesy bus, though it would seem now those same people may have moved closer to the pub than they would have thought. The area has always had a diverse cultural presence and with the progressive movement of a younger professional crew there is a great mix of engagement and establishment.


What does The Edinburgh Castle offer its patrons?

The back bones of the pub have always been a good variety of yummy meals (for vegetarians and carnivores alike), a local range of live music and a welcoming atmosphere for those ready to enjoy it. A place that is local in the not boring sense but the not over crowded sense as well – there is always a space for someone and we hope that it’s still a place where you can run into a few people spontaneously! 


How do we get there?

We’re located at 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. It’s easy, if you’re drinking use the great public transport available including the route 19 North Coburg tram or the route 503 bus. If you’re not drinking, simply ride and lock up your bike out front, or drive and park in the car park out back. 


What are your opening hours? We’re open from noon everyday to late and most days we have a food special to boot! 


What are some of your food specials?

Monday to Thursday lunches include $10 burgers eat in or take away. Friday lunches we offer 2 for 1 pub meals. On Monday nights we offer ‘Roo & Wine’ at $11.99, Tuesday ‘Stewsday’ – chilli con carne (or non carne) at $10, Wednesday we offer $10 house made burgers and plenty more. Be sure to check out our website for food specials and the range of great gigs on offer.