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The Brainery is hosted at the Pixel Café and Bar 1279 North Road Huntingdale. Although Pixel’s address is on North road in reality it is on the corner the North service Road and Huntingdale road. You can only access the service road from Huntingdale Road. The best way to get there is the train. Huntingdale station is less than 100m walk away.
There are various 2-4 hour parking spots along Huntingdale Road and the North road service road. There is an access ramp and disabled toilet. A light lunch, snacks and your first coffee is included in the price of your session however, you can also purchase additional items directly from Pixel.
By night, Pixel operates as a bar and prides itself on it’s selection of craft beers which are regularly changed.
At this stage the Brainery caters to players who already play the game however, in the future, we will be looking to run beginners courses. The session format caters for all skill levels. Some regulars include players who have just learnt Stayman through to multiple time state representatives!
And yes, you can certainly come without a partner!
The Brainery is open from 9.00 – 4.00 every Thursday, you can come for as little or as long as you like. There are two structured session times (10.00-11.00 and 1.30-2.30) where everyone plays the same boards (most people only do one). Outside of this time there are various different options for how you could spend your time.
$20 if you are staying for one structured session or $25 if you wish to attend both. This also includes your first coffee, snacks and a light lunch.
Laura and Pete can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can, please avoid contacting Pixel directly unless you are having problems finding the venue on the day or leave something behind as we are simply operating out of the Café, they have nothing to do with the bridge side of things.
The best way to find out about what happens at the Brainery is to come and give it a try. This is because we aim to provide a customised experience to every player. As a general idea, everyone who has come to the Brainery so far has played in the structured session(s). Outside of this most people have participated in the after session discussion and then been involved in additional bridge activities such as online lessons, problem packs (eg. endplays) or quizzes.
Here are some various player experience possibilities