MELBOURNE | Bar Oussou Brunswick is a cozy bar on Sydney Road that has a real sense of independence and community about it, thanks in big part to the welcoming, humble nature of its owners Mary and Oussou. The place is laid back and casual – warm lighting, couches and hues of red and yellow are features of the main room. Move into the next room for an even more casual, plush space, and to the courtyard when the weather is nice.
Behind the art deco bar in the main room you’ll find an assortment of cocktails, beer and wine, while the kitchen churns out French-Senegalese inspired food. Try the Senegalese cocktail ‘bissap’, which contains hibiscus tea infused with lime juice, home made liqueur and rose petals.
Music is a very important part of Bar Oussou, and live music is on every night of the week. Artists are an assortment of local and international independent and up-and-coming artists. Think open mic nights, jazz, reggae performances and the like.
With so many bars in Melbourne offering a cookie cutter experience, Bar Oussou stands out as a place that offers something unique to those who visit.
653 Sydney Road
Telephone: (03) 9384 3040
Mon – Wed: 4:00pm to 1:00am
Thu – Fri: 4:00pm to 3:00am
Sat: 1:00pm to 3:00am
Sun: 1:00pm to 1:00am