The northern end of the Brunswick St strip is stubbornly resistant to gentrification. Palookaville has been struggling along for some time, and recently introduced a $20 three course vegan menu, which is interesting for a venue that was better known for generic pub food. But it was too late. Their Facebook hasn’t been updated for more than a month and, unlike Meatballs and Sons, there’s no closure post.

palookaville-closed Palookaville on Brunswick St has closed

Palookaville on Brunswick St has closed

4 thoughts on “Palookaville on Brunswick St has closed

  • 18 September 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Devastated! This was our go to place for top notch dinners, IMO the best Parma in Melbs👌(I’ve had em’ all over!)
    U guys did awesome, thanx for great service, food and laughs😔

  • 19 September 2015 at 1:57 am

    The Polyvics will have to find a new home too…

  • 25 April 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Looks like Palookaville will soon reopen as something called Bontempo Pizzeria. Their Facebook page is abuzz with renovation updates. Seems a considerable remodelling of the space. It’s promising. I hope they activate that end of Brunswick Street. However, they’ve provided their own nickname, being #thebont, which makes me a little uneasy as it sounds like aural flypaper for people who live in Richmond and who wear t-shirts decorated with large numbers. Let’s hope they’re not that sophisticated at social engineering.


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