Joey Smalls Gets Cosy in Sydney Road


Do you ever feel like you’re a little too old to be dancing until 1am, but miss the good music? Joey Smalls, from Steve Costa and Kyle Bush, the team behind New Guernica and Chuckle Park, has just opened in Sydney Road in Brunswick and is bringing us the perfect in-between. A bar that feels a little like a bar and a little like a club, with booths to enjoy the music.

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The space is as unique as the concept, with a hint of American Diner with a touch of retro feel, with a lot of woods, arches, and interesting shapes seen throughout. Making it easy to sit in your booth drinking until early into the morning. Speaking of drinks, you’ll be able to get your hands on a range of rum, tequila, and the tap beers (think Asahi and Blue Moon). Plus a range of cocktails from the Chilli Coconut Margarita to the Smoke ‘n’ Salt.

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The music is a large part of the venue and will be coming from the likes of Mike Guerrieri, DJ Eddie Mac, Dr Condiments, Alex Hall, Ryan Wells, and Sprinkles and Massimo. Plus, with a 3am licence, it’s going to be used for EP launches and other musical shindigs.

Food is on the cards for later down the track, but for right now, we’ll have to make do with a killer drinks list and a cosy space.            

Joey Smalls
284 Sydney Road, Brunswick

About the author

Yoga teacher, writer, blogger, and marketing whiz – it’s safe to say Amy Collins is a busy little lady. Her idea of a stellar evening is yoga class followed by a glass of wine. Her favourite quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”


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