New temporary bar Welcome to the Otherside is coming to Subi for the summer, popping up behind the Corner Gallery from Nov 26 – Dec 13.
Brewed up by the Triple-1-Three team, the powerhouse behind Otherside Brewing Co. and Freo.Social, the venue will transform the un-activated space behind the iconic pink walls of the Corner Gallery into a somewhat hidden bar. The venue will be home to container bar with a rooftop area (think Fringeworld pop-up bar), a performance space for music and art, a kids play area and social spaces. Surprisingly, the little-known space can actually accommodate up to 450 people, so the more the merrier.
Drink offerings have a clear WA focus, featuring a 20-tap bar pouring pints of the Otherside core range, their most recent experimental brews (including a Christmas-themed sour and U.S. IPA), Vasse Felix wines, ciders and WA spirits. Welcome to the Otherside will be hopping to new locations throughout the summer, with each new spot getting a limited-edition cocktail menu, an on-site food truck and guest cooks from local restaurants.
To fit the brief of a beer garden, Ellenby Tree Farm has been called in to provide over 100 trees and plants for the venue. Serving as both decoration and a shopping experience, all plants and trees will be for sale, so if you spy one that could be the newest addition to your plant collection, you’ll be able to take it home with you at the end of the night.
Welcome to the Otherside was born to re-activate areas where local favourites have recently shut due to COVID, or are otherwise doing it tough in the hospitality department. So, it’s no coincidence that the Triple-1-Three team picked Subi to kick off the ‘Otherside Brewing Tours’,
“We saw the site in Subiaco, behind the pink Corner Gallery, with its oddly interesting urban scape and graffiti walls, we thought “perfect” and it’s just down the road from the recently closed Vic Hotel. So, we worked a way to bring the space to life.”
Welcome to the Otherside will be open from Thursday, Nov 26 – Sunday, Dec 13 just behind 263 Hay Street, Subiaco. Opening hours are Thursdays; 4-9pm, Fridays; 4-11pm, Saturdays; 11am-11pm and Sundays; 11am-8pm. For more information, see their Facebook event here.