Black Bear Lodge is a bar and venue tucked away above street level in the Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia. A stylish candlelit hideaway the Black Bear Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and catch up with friends in the early evening or dance the night away at one of our weekend vinyl soul nights. From behind our “60′s alpine chalet” bar we serve: a choice selection of Australian wines, a list of classic traditional cocktails and a collection of all Australian beers, ales & ciders. We host regular vinyl Djs as well as live performances from local and international touring acts.
Black Bear Lodge hosts shows on the big stage out back, and the little stage in the arched window room. Check Upcoming Events for info on whats coming up.
Friday Saturday are always free entry. Wed, Thus and Sun are ticketed gigs.
Yes, we can host your function too, contact: info @ blackbearlodge.com.au
The Black Bear Lodge is available to be booked for ticketed events every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night. Please note as a 200 Capacity venue we can’t offer shows for acts likely to bring less then 100 payers along and Thursdays are prioritised for bands launching records, touring and likely to sell the venue out.
Room hire for these nights is as follows.
Wednesday & Sundays:
Ticket price $5-$14 Room Hire Fee = $250
Ticket price $15-$19 Room Hire Fee = $300
Ticket price $20 and over Room Hire Fee = $400
Ticket price $5-$14 Room Hire Fee = $350
Ticket price $15-$19 Room Hire Fee = $400
Ticket price $20 and over Room Hire Fee = $450
*This includes our in house sound engineer and door person.
Fridays and Saturdays are free entry nights with a vinyl clubnight feel and regular residencies from local bands. These nights are not available for ticketed events.
The Capacity of the venue is 200.
To Pitch a Show:
To pitch a show please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information to include:
Name of headlining band and if possible the proposed supports. Please link to Bandcamp, Facebook, youtube, or any other site with consistent stream – NO MYSPACE PLEASE. Speak with bands about their availability before making contact and suggest a few date options to us.
Give us some info on the bands – most recent gigs, releases, radio play and how many people are attending your shows (this gives us an idea of what to expect and we can suggest ideas to make your gig work).
Please leave ample room between your gigs to maximise turnout and give yourself time to focus energy on promoting one big show. This is important for everyone concerned.
Promotion: In general aim to have everything finalised four weeks out: Posters up around town and in the venue, a press release sent to streetpress, a facebook event up and running where people can access details. As soon as your show is confirmed send the venue a blurb about your event and pic for the website.
Thanks for your interest.