The Retro Bar in Kenmore Up for Sale

The Retro Bar is up for sale as Richard Harrison announced that he will be retiring and intends to hand over the popular Kenmore bar to a worthy new owner.

The Retro Bar has been amongst West Brisbane’s popular bars with live music. The retro-styled lounge bar is primarily built to be a friendly local bar with great atmosphere, food, and entertainment.

Mr Harrison bought the bar after retiring from corporate life in 2015 with a mission of fulfilling the previous owners’ vision for the bar. He was able to showcase great local artists and even hosted sell-out concerts in the venue.

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After a successful three-year run, the owner is now selling the bar. Despite having numerous offers for The Retro Bar, Mr Harrison is still waiting for someone who would continue running it as a live venue. He still wanted to continue to enjoy the bar as both a customer and a musician.

For the would-be owner of the bar, there’s an opportunity to grow both the function and live music side of business considering the quality and reputation of the venue plus, there’s little competition in the area. The Retro Bar is licensed for 100 people from 10:00 a.m. until midnight every day which opens a window to increase the current opening hours.

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Currently, the bar is open from Thursday to Saturday with the occasional Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon sessions. When the bar is not open, the owner offers the place as a rehearsal studio for bands which has quickly gained on-going bookings.

Since only a few live venues are left in Brisbane’s West, Mr Harrison strongly prefers a new owner with a passion for live music and entertainment. Hospitality experience is not required since he will provide training and support to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

You may check the business listing to learn more.