If you’re into beers, bikes or barbeque, your weekend just got better with Easey Street Smoke Out, a new collaborative Texan barbeque bar in the Collingwood backstreet.
The bar opened last month at Kustom Kommune, Australia’s first communal motorcycle workshop which opened in November 2013. Iron Bark BBQ (you might recognise the name from its recent stint at The Workers Club) is in charge of the grub, serving smoked beef brisket, pulled pork and lamb ribs as well as slaw salads every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
All meats are cooked in smokers outside the Kommune from 5am until dinner is served at 6pm.
“We partnered with Iron Bark because we love their food and their can-do attitude,” says Geoff “Richie” Baldwin, co-owner of Kustom Kommune. “Plus, their smokers look great in our alleyway.
“The drinks offering will change every week, so keep an eye out for updates on our Facebook page.”
You can expect beers from 3 Ravens Brewery this weekend, and cocktails and tinnies from South Yarra’s Sweetwater Inn crew in coming weeks.
“The guys at Sweet Water are motorcyclists just like us. After helping them out with their bikes at the Kommune, we invited them, too,” Baldwin says.
The Kommune is a fully equipped motorcycle workshop where members (yearly membership applies) bring their bikes in for self-servicing. They can access tools, knowledge and facilities from the Kommune community.
“The Smoke Out complements the space,” Baldwin says. “You don’t have to be interested in motorcycles to enjoy our space. Everyone is welcome.”
The Smoke Out is directly across the road from Easey’s, the new five-storey burger joint by Jimmy Hurlston (of Jimmy’s Burgers) and Jeremy Gaschk. The ambitious, multi-level restaurant’s December opening date was delayed, but once both venues are open, Easey Street will be a destination in the north.
Easey Street Smoke Out at Kustom Kommune
25 Easey Street, Collingwood
(03) 9417 5123
Fri to Sun 5pm–late