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Misfits Bar Footscray
Words by Michael Pasahidis

From the ashes of Baby Snakes comes Misfits, an exciting music hotspot in Melbourne's west.

Live music is a priority for one of Melbourne’s youngest venues. Music Director Jerry Poon labels sound as “a major factor” in shaping the future of the venue, positioning Misfits as a hub for live music for years to come. Heck, their opening night featured DJ heavyweights like Dijok and Palazzo, need we say more?

Famous for its position above a pizza restaurant. While it’s difficult for a venue to be famous for anything in its first couple months, Misfit’s location directly above Slice Shop Pizza may lead to one of Melbourne’s most iconic pairings. As proven by a Brunswick Street kebab, there’s nothing a tasty snack on a night out can’t fix. Order a whole NY pizza from the bar delivered to your table.

Infamous for its ridiculously tasty cocktails. Some would argue a venue is only as good as its drinks. If that’s the case, Misfits has one promising future. But don’t just take our word for it. Just look at the Cherry Ripe Boulevardier featured on the venue’s Instagram. Dangerous in all the right ways. 

Seemingly the next big step in Footscray’s transformation into a one-stop shop for all things nightlife, Misfits delivers on Melbourne’s insatiable need for more local venues. Misfits is the brainchild of the Avengers of Melbourne’s entertainment industry: Jacob Bell, Amber Hahipene and Jerry Poon. 

If you don’t know them, you almost certainly know their contributions (including Ferdyduke, Section 8, Whitehart and The Operatives). Their experience and knowledge of the industry provide incredible events, amazing lineups and great drinks every Thursday to Sunday after 5pm. 

Keen eyes will notice breathtaking artwork by Reza Hasni and A Kidd adorning the wall behind the stage. It exemplifies exactly what Misfits is trying to achieve: uniting Melbournians from far and wide. 

Located right next to Footscray station, there’s no excuse not to stop by. Get down to Misfits, a place for any and every, and tell ‘em Beat sent you!

Check out Misfits at 30 Chambers St, open from Thursday to Sunday, 5pm til late.