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Hard Rubbish Bar

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by Nekoburro (subscribe)
Freelance writer, traveller, foodie and graphic designer living at the gateway of the Yarra Valley and Melbourne's green belt suburbs..
Published March 19th 2017
Quirky retro bar on the north side of Bell St, Preston
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A friend of mine, Sandi, has had a couple of open mic sessions playing live music to a laid back crowd on a Sunday afternoon, so it was a chance to hear her sing some original tunes whilst relaxing at the bar.

Hard Rubbish is quirky bar run by James and his sister Charlotte, and is located in Preston just around the corner from Tyler street. It has been cleverly fitted out with upcycled hard rubbish found from the streets.

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The first piece that caught my eye was the washing machine internal cylinder cleverly used as a feature light fitting. The retro tables and chairs will have you thinking you have gone back in time!

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As you would expect, in one corner there is a stack of old classic board games, like Connect and Operation. Remember those games?

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Craft beers on tap and tasty Jaffles, corn chips, pickles, cheese platters make up the snack menu at the bar. I loved the pear, brie and blue vein cheese jaffle .. so cheesy!

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This area north of Bell Street is picking up with cool quirky places opening up, so keep your eyes peeled for Hard Rubbish and chill out in the space listening to live music or appreciating the artwork on the walls. I know where I'd rather spend my weekends!!

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When: Wed to Fri 5 -11pm, Sat and Sun 3 -10pm
Where: 670 Plenty Rd, Preston VIC 3072
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