Shebeen, Australia’s first non-profit bar, is popping up for three and a half days to start to test the waters and the palates of their core market, while raising money with Pin Up Your Doodle. This is the next step in the development, a pop-up bar at Donkey Wheel House from the 18th to 21st November, that will see the slow but sure growth of an idea by co-founder Simon Griffiths come closer to fruition.
Selling beers from developing countries and donating the profits back to the country from which the beer came is a simple and effective method of consumer agency and power where the consumer is the philanthropist. For a short time, a bar made of recyclable materials will be selling beers while the doodles, from the general public and well-known personalities and artists, will be hung on the walls of the basement room in Bourke Street. The doodles will all be for sale and the money raised will go toward the setup and the opening of Shebeen next year. Where Shebeen will be is still a secret but Griffiths has his eye on a CBD space...and that’s all he’s saying so far.
Shebeen Pop Up Bar
Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne