Kingston's Pop Up Bar Fun

Food trucks, pop up bars and live street music set ups are all too familiar in the hip inner city suburbs of Melbourne, particularly in the Fitzroy/Northcote/Brunswick area. However, the City of Kingston is doing their bit to offer this to residents and businesses in the south. The Council organised a pop-up bar, live music and of course, food trucks at the Kingston Town Hall on Nepean Highway for a month of fun-filled Friday nights throughout March. The last one is tonight (yes I know it's a Thursday, but no work tomorrow so it's even better than a Friday) - so check it out if you're out that way.
Photo courtesy of Nat Stockley

Photo courtesy of Nat Stockley

Photo courtesy of Nat Stockley

According to the City of Kingston website "The bar is an initiative inspired by businesses in the area that were keen to have a place to hang out with their workmates and meet other local businesses"

A co-working group was also set up on one of the nights as a pop up office in the afternoon.

I went to one of the Friday night sessions a few weeks ago, and it really was a hive of activity.  Shipping containers, trees in crates and a mini stage framed the space, and the music, beers and food had people happily getting on well into the evening.  So far, over 700 people have turned out for the events.

It was great to see this kind of initiative in an area that traditionally is not thought of as being a place to hang out on the street - Nepean Highway a fun place for a street bar?  Who would've thought? Yet, it absolutely was!  Hope to see this kind of thing supported again soon.

Read more here.  Thanks Aidan Mullen from Kingston for info, and Nat Stockley for photos.


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