28th February 2012, 08:56 AM #1
if there was a new venue in Brisbane
I've been talking semi-seriously with a few people about the possibility of opening a gay and lesbian small bar for some time. It arose from a couple of us discussing that there seems to be a hole in the market and that it's been years since a new venue was attempted. I think sporties, the Wick, the Beat and Fluffy do an amazing job and enjoy them very much, but can't help but feel that the gay community is missing out on the developments of small bars around Brisbane.
I also get concerned that, for the most part, Brissy venues aren't really somewhere I would take my straight friends, which bothers me as it means I often have to cleave my night in two. I think there is absolutely room for a bar which is away from the Valley and focussed on the gay and lesbian community and is welcoming to our straight friends.
All of that, and I have some time on my hands and think it could be a good project for a bit, nothing ventured nothing gained.
Identifying a gap is one thing but what to fill it with is another. If there was a new venue around, what would you like to see that you don't currently? What's the look and the feel and the vibe you think could be offered?
Just to be really clear, I am absolutely not asking for a litany of problems with existing venues, they work very hard to deliver a really great service to the community and I commend them for it.