Evil Thoughts, Brunswick East

MELBOURNE | There’s a new bar in Brunswick East, one that I’ve been eagerly anticipating since noticing the ‘Evil Thoughts’ poster and liquor licence application on the blacked out window of what was Nepalese restaurant Rocketman.

The bar is Evil Thoughts, and it’s owned and run by Morgan and Eljae, who you might know from mobile cocktail business, Franklin Street. The duo transformed the interior themselves, as I can attest to seeing them painting and hammering away while walking by. The result is a dark, intimate venue that reflects who they are. A cookie cutter addition to the neighbourhood, this is not.

Evil Thoughts draws influence from street skateboarding culture and femme rock. A TV screen rotates through 90s and 00s pop culture clips. If you’re my age, it’s a big nostalgia trip through high school and uni. Dark undertones and an ‘evil’ tinged theme complete the vibe.

It’s a welcoming, judgement-free space, helped by Morgan and Eljae’s genuine friendliness and passion for what they’re doing. They want the bar to be a place that everyone in the neighbourhood can enjoy, and also support and promote local music artists and skaters.

Given the duo’s background in cocktails, its no surprise that cocktails are a focus at Evil Thoughts. There’s the classics, plus considered house creations like the “Spooky Island” and “Vengeance & Violence”. $2 from every sale of the latter goes towards organisations that help victims of domestic violence.

Wines are from Doom Juice, and beers stay local and crafty. There’s no kitchen on site, but in the coming week’s, once the bar has settled in a bit, you’ll be able to order in food from nearby restaurants via QR code.

Evil Thoughts

150 Lygon Street
Brunswick East
Victoria 3057

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Wed – Thu: 5:00pm to 12:00am
Fri: 3:00pm to 1:00am
Sat – Sun: 1:00pm to 1:00am



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