You'll find Public Bar on Victoria Street directly opposite from the Queen Victoria Market. It has been a live music venue for the last twenty five years and has become an institution in the Melbourne live music scene.
Walking in the through the main double doors you are faced by the bar that not only looks after the dining and seating area but from the back of it also looks after the band room. The bar has an eight line beer system with all the kegs stored downstairs in the cellar. A stand alone cool room is set to one side of the bar. There is an open plan kitchen to one side of the front room that is open until 11 every night. To the front of the venue is a large outside seated area that has no number restrictions, is covered and is a go to place for those leaving the market. The rear of the venue has a stage , small band room and raised sound booth.
And then there is the liquor licence. A rare 24 hour licence so that bands are playing through out the night. A capacity of 180 and best of all no security restrictions. An addition is the off premises consumption so that the venue can also be a bottle shop if required. There are fifteen years left on the lease and the rent is only $2000 a week plus GST.
The vendors also have the Old Bar and have the Public Bar run under management as they cannot spare the time for both venues, hence the reason for sale. The team that is place can stay on and the vendors will give a good assistance period if requested to maintain the band bookings and income. The owners are looking for offers in the region of $195,000 for this exclusively listed venue.
This venue is now SOLD.