You’re well over-June for a night out: Luckily Whitehart Bar has you covered

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You’re well over-June for a night out: Luckily Whitehart Bar has you covered

Words by Ewen Stewart

In the heart of the city, a bar called Whitehart is pumping this June with gigs galore.

Whitehart Bar can cater to just about any vibe you seek on a night out. Want to chill out and catch up with friends? Retire to the loft, with a pint or a cocktail in hand. Want to boogie the night away? The dancefloor awaits, packed with CBD cool kids.

It’s one of our favourite urban oases, and this June, the patio heaters are heating up and the milk crate stools await. On the decks, find Melbourne’s finest purveyors of throwback jams, disco, electronica and so much more.

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Whether you’re hitting up Whitehart for a long-awaited Friday night out or you’re sneaking in a cheeky mid-week sesh, there are always many good times just waiting to be had. So strap on those dancing shoes, grab a partner and get ready to tango!


  • Tuesday 4th June

Your midweek madness is completely and utterly sorted – Genki Tanaka has you covered. You’ll find the decks rolling off the stage on Tuesday night as Genki floats through Whitehart Bar and leaves your head spinning. His take on house beats, electronica and disco are an exciting mix not to be missed.

DJ Naru

  • Wednesday residency 

DJ Naru is your resident DJ for the foreseeable future (at least in June…and on Wednesdays). Sweet, vibey lo-fi beats that’ll ease you of your midweek blues every time. Influenced by 90s jazz, hip hop and funk music, Naru’s beats will make you forget about Craig, who made you finish those sales reports a week earlier than scheduled.   

Inner Sanctuary 

  • Thursdays
  • With DJ Jnett and Jimmy James

Inner Sanctuary this month is hosted by stellar DJs Jnett and Jimmy James. Get lost in the rhythms and translucent grooves that flow through you like a ghost: bouncy, upbeat and nourishing to the soul. 

Mike Gurrieri 

  • Every Friday 4pm-7pm

Host of PBS’ Mystic Brew, Mike Gurrieri will play groove captain at Whitehart every Friday this month. 4pm-7pm, that’s Happy Hour time, and that’s the vibe Mike will be bringing, getting you even more excited for the weekend than you already were.

San Paredes Presents: Rain – A Prince Tribute

  • Friday 7th June

Get ready for a night of nothing but Prince. His Purple Majesty will be making his way through the airwaves, via San Paredes, and there’s nothing you can do but get down and jive. 

Flip Mode

  • Saturday 8th June

Go hard or go home. With Flip Mode bringing the strong brew to the party, you’ll have no choice but to stay. 

Lixxxtrado Global

  • Sunday 9th June

Whitehart will be bouncing when Lixxxtrado takes over. Prepare to move, prepare to groove and do everything in between.


  • Tuesday 11th June

Hyper electronic rhythms are what you’re getting with Paz. Anything but ordinary, Paz brings a unique beat to the decks that is like no other, sampling heavy electronica with sounds of the safari – yoww!

Uncut Rhythms 

  • Saturday 15th June
  • With Mr Pitful & Binofski

Pitful and Binofski are among the deadliest of duos. Armed with deep house, heavy synths, clattering drum machines and crate-dup vinyl, they’ll be sure to bring straight fire when they hit the decks at Whitehart.


  • Sunday 16th June

The decks will be dipping and diving in all directions as Jonra steps up to make the room flow on Sunday, June 9.


  • Tuesday 18th June

Cooking up smooth, lo-fi beats, Sadiva will provide the perfect soundtrack to your Tuesday events. Save the hardstyle stuff for the weekend and vibe out on an ultra-chill level, pint in hand of course.

Ben Emes & Friends

  • Friday 21st June
  • With Peteza, DJ Not Really, Galpie

Dishing out smooth, soul-y disco beats that’ll keep you on your feet, Ben Emes will have you floating,  joined by Peteza, DJ Not Really and Galpie. 

House Inspection

  • Sunday 23rd June

House music for a-typical ears with Inspector Decs.


  • Friday 28th June
  • With Mz Rizk

Honey will be headlined by big name Lebanese/Australian DJ MzRizk. MzRizk’s eclectic take on the music industry has landed her some massive gigs with massive artists. Her music highlights and pays homage to Middle Eastern culture, and the power of its music will have you on your feet for hours.  

Liminal Horizons


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  • Saturday 29th June
  • With Carl OS & Jethro

Headlined by a DJ set from Jethro and Carl OS, this is sure to be a night of movin’, groovin’ and everything in between. Your horizon will be bright and anything but minimal at Liminal Horizons this June with Carl OS and Jethro. 


  • Sunday 30th June

Saxophonist/ DJ/producer Daffaduck will send Whitehart into orbit on the 30th of June. Your toes will waggle and your body will follow suit. You’ll float away for a good few hours, forget about the world, then return to the chaos of reality. 

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