Howler is a multi-functional, multifaceted arts hub and bar – this established destination venue hidden within a Brunswick warehouse encapsulates design, music, theatre, cinema, art and a unique night out all in one.
The architecture at Howler engulfs you without overpowering you. Its most impressive feature is the indoor-outdoor beer garden, with its sculptural bike racks and massive wooden benches, black metal planter boxes full of trees, metal cube sculptures hanging from the A-frame roof and wood-panelled wall that folds back to reveal an outdoor bar.
It also has a fantastic indoor bar space, reached through an automatic glass door next to the central DJ booth, where more plants hover above angled banquette seating and lighting that gives the place a wonderful sense of texture and captures the ''anywhere but here'' vibe all the best bars have.
Howler is an oasis of sound, light and air.
Howler is the one of Melbourne's premier arts and entertainment venues hosting the best and most eclectic artists. Events range from international bands and DJs, through to Fringe, Theatre and Pop Up events. Howler has hosted sold out performances by St Vincent, James Blake, Hiatius Kaiyote, TuNeYaRdS, Derrick May, and The Head and The Heart to name but a few.
Dj's also play for free in the garden most nights of the week.
However, perhaps the most unique aspect of Howler is its feeling of being original, good-natured and inclusive.
For the public bars, Howler take reservations for lunchtime bookings Monday- Friday only, between 12pm and 4pm.
At all other times they are a large “walk in” style venue with 50 tables on offer. The tables vary in shapes and capacities but they do advise getting in early to find a spot that best suits your group.
*Please note* they do not offer bookings / reservations / door lists for any evenings and Howler does not cater for 18th and 21st functions.