East 9th Brewing has joined forces with Melbourne bar royalty, Jerome Borazio (of the famed St Jerome’s/Laneway Festival) and his team at Lickety Split (local staple Melbourne’s West) to launch ‘Doss Closet’- a dedicated op-shop bar, where clothing proceeds are donated to Polished Man.
Last year, East 9th Brewing received unprecedented support from over 50 of Australia’s hospo venues, liquor retailers, and their staff to raise more than $50,000 for Polished Man.
Polished Man challenged men and women to paint their fingernails blue during October to spark conversations and raise donations to fund trauma prevention and trauma recovery programs for children who are at risk of or have suffered violence.
“Josh (of East 9th Brewing) and I opened Chinese Restaurant a few years back and had an amazing time doing it, so we jumped at the opportunity to work the East 9th team on this project” said Borazio.
“Our East 9th gang have organised a few ‘op-Shop’ parties in the past…raising money for local Melbourne charities, and we always thought that the idea of an ‘Op-Shop Bar’ would be fun- so we’re super excited to have Jerome and his crew along for the ride” Josh Lefers of East 9th added.
Inside Doss Closet, the walls are lined with second-hand clothes, (donated kindly by people from all over Melbourne), blue wash lighting (as a nod to the Polished Man cause), and it also contains Melbourne’s first SHUFL tables (the fun and addictive game Shuffleboard is a growing world-wide ‘bar-sport’ trend).
Located inside Lickety Split at 38-40 Moreland Street in Footscray, the Doss Closet bar is open weekly during October from Thurs-Sunday – 4pm until late.