We had a great meal at The Snug in St Kilda some months ago. It has taken us so long to visit the Brunswick sister pub that sadly in the meanwhile, the St Kilda one has closed. The Brunswick pub has some fine vegan offerings but not as extensive a menu as over the other side of the river but it feels far more like a pub than the St Kilda one.
The exterior of The Snug is quite unremarkable in the Sydney Road shops closest to Brunswick Road. Inside the cosy narrow space with framed pictures across the red brick walls feels more traditionally Irish than the usual spacious modern Australian pubs. It is perfect for winter. They also have a beer garden that has the same eye for detail in decor and would be more attractive to me in summer.