Maggie’s Snacks and Liquor is Brunswick East’s new bar at the former Alehouse Project

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Maggie’s Snacks and Liquor is Brunswick East’s new bar at the former Alehouse Project

Maggies Snacks and Liquor
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Open late nights at 98 Lygon Street.

“Maggie’s Snacks and Liquor is a place where everything’s seriously good, but not too serious, with all the familiarity of your aunt’s living room and the unpredictability of your wildest night out,” the bar’s owners alluringly self-describe.

Maggie’s Snacks and Liquor

Weds & Thurs: 4pm – Midnight
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 1am
Sun: 12pm – Midnight
Mon & Tues: Closed

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The neighbourhood bar is helmed by old friends Alejandro Archibald, Kaidee Grzankowski, Scott Blomfield, Jessica Spooner, and Nathan Toleman.

Maggie’s beverage offering centres on a seasonal cocktail menu that prioritises local ingredients. This is backed up by a wine and beer list of local suppliers, with a few international guests. Their kitchen will be presenting local, seasonal ingredients in a joyful, approachable, and unexpected way.

Sustainability and a minimal waste ethos are at the fore, with a partnership with Werribee Community Garden to grow heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs and fruits—most of which are hard to come by in the Australian farming scene. They’ll also be channelling a portion of our profits to the Common Ground Project.

Maggie’s takes over the former site of The Alehouse Project, now unrecognisable, after undergoing a major interior facelift to breathe new life into the space, with reclaimed materials and restored mid-century furniture items underscoring the air of vintage charm. The rejuvenated Victorian-era building is fully accessible, offering a shady courtyard, a natural wood fireplace, and a luxurious cocktail lounge, available for private hire.

Check out the menu here.