Historic Downtown Brunswick shines as a mainland port city with beautiful historic buildings, city streets and squares still bearing their colonial names, and shrimp boats nearby to support the area’s rich seafood industry. The downtown area is constantly growing and evolving, with many new local businesses for you to discover and plenty of shops, restaurants, and boutiques to go in and out of as you stroll down the street. Use this as your guide to the best new things to do and places to visit in Downtown Brunswick


Best New Restaurants in Brunswick 

Outdoor patio at 1509 Brunswick

1. 1509 Brunswick 

Enjoy coastal flavors at Brunswick’s newest rooftop restaurant, 1509 Brunswick. Take your pick from steak and a variety of small plates, or seafood dishes made from locally caught fresh seafood. Take in the charming rooftop views of Downtown Brunswick at the Golden Isles’ only rooftop restaurant with a handcrafted cocktail, beer, or cider in hand. Plan your visit on a Sunday for a specially curated brunch menu.  

3. Newcastle Wine Merchant 

Newly opened Newcastle Wine Merchant is your go-to shop for all types of wine. No matter if you like red or white, this shop has a wine for you that will perfectly pair with your meal of choice. Stay up to date with their upcoming wine tastings and events, often with live music and food available.  

4. Fish Tales Pub & Grill 

Venture past Downtown Brunswick to Fish Tales Pub & Grill for a delicious meal! With a custom bar, an outdoor TV and lounge area, and a campfire, the whole family can relax and enjoy a great meal and quality time together. Pick from all-day breakfast, custom pizza, seafood dishes, steak, and more! 


Best New Hotels in Brunswick  

Kress Hotel

1. The Kress Hotel 

Book a stay in Brunswick’s newest revitalized boutique hotel, The Kress. Constructed in 1909, this hotel is located in the heart of Brunswick’s Downtown, offering an upscale experience with an essence of Southern hospitality. The intricate suites with historical details, vintage accents, large windows, and many balconies create a unique history-rich ambiance you won’t find at any other hotel. 

2. Four Points by Sheraton Brunswick

Four Points by Sheraton Brunswick will welcome you with the warmest of Southern hospitality. Travelers can take advantage of amenities including a business center, fitness center, and an onsite restaurant serving up breakfast and dinner daily along with local craft beer. Not to mention, this hotel is located just 12 miles from St. Simons Island and 20 miles from Jekyll Island.

3. Hampton Inn and Suites Brunswick

The Hampton Inn and Suites Brunswick is ready to accommodate you and your group during your next trip to the Golden Isles with top notch amenities and complimentary breakfast. Located just off of I-95, only eight miles from Downtown, and a short walk from several dining options, this hotel is a great option for those looking to explore all the islands and towns of the Golden Isles. 


Best New Venues in Brunswick 

Queen and Grant

1. Queen and Grant 

Perfect for weddings, private gatherings, and corporate events, Queen and Grant is the Golden Isles’ newest luxury venue. Located in the heart of Downtown Brunswick, the historic building has been beautifully transformed into an elegant venue for unforgettable celebrations. With the ability to host up to 300 seated guests or over 500 strolling guests, the possibilities for gatherings are endless. 


Best New Things to Do in Downtown Brunswick, GA

Brunswick Rocks

1. Go Rock Climbing at Brunswick Rocks 

Coming Soon: Brunswick Rocks is one of Downtown Brunswick’s newest businesses, a nonprofit bouldering gym that works with community partners. Grab your friends and family and get ready to test your rock-climbing skills!  

2. Book a Charter with On the Fly Fishing Excursions 

Get the unique experience of a guided fly-fishing charter with On the Fly Outfitters. Embark on the waters of coastal Georgia, exploring the unique marsh ecosystem where many different species of fish thrive each season. 

3. Shop at Beaus and Babes Boutique  

Stop into Beaus and Babes Boutique as you’re strolling the streets of Downtown Brunswick for the latest children’s fashion. Perfect for gift giving, this kids boutique will ensure your little ones are dressed as stylish as you. 

4. Throw Axes at Matted Ox Axe Throwing  

Perfect for a rainy day activity, celebration, or small group gathering, Matted Ox Axe Throwing will show you an unforgettable time. Have fun throwing axes with the newest technology of projected targets and digital scoring. You’ll leave with great memories and a new skill! 

5. Check out the Brunswick Landing Marina 

Don’t miss the beautiful views from the Brunswick Landing Marina. This 101-acre marina is the perfect spot to end the day watching the sunset after spending time discovering Downtown Brunswick. The Marina is also able to accommodate boats up to 225 feet in length. 

6. Hunt for Brunswick’s Murals Lady Justice mural from the Brunswick Mural Project.

Courtesy of the Brunswick Mural Project, public art lines the streets and sides of buildings in Downtown Brunswick. Stroll along Newcastle St., Reynolds St., and throughout Downtown Brunswick to find stunning murals that represent the local culture, history, and aspirations of the community. Learn more about the Brunswick Mural Project. 

As Brunswick’s Downtown continues to grow, offering new experiences for both locals and visitors, be sure to block off time to check out the best of what’s new in Brunswick on your next trip to the Golden Isles.