Pawn & Co – Opening Soon

A one-of-a-kind bar will be taking over a beloved site in Fortitude Valley later this year when Pawn & Co opens on Ann Street. The concept, best described as a pawn-shop-meets-nightclub hybrid, first opening in Melbourne 11 years ago, piquing the curiosity of punters with the promise that everything inside Pawn & Co was for sale – including the business itself. Pawn & Co’s owners, Josh Lefers, Stephen Wools and Steve Thomas, are now bringing the Pawn & Co experience to Brisbane, transforming the two-level site (previously home to Laruche) into a wonderland of beats, bang-on cocktails and big-ticket auction items. Once complete, Pawn & Co’s interior will be coated in kitschy curiosities and imported one-of-a-kind finds, as well as some elaborate custom fixtures that are almost art pieces. All Pawn & Co stock will be affixed with QR codes to give you a history of each object, with new pieces expected to be added regularly. Pawn & Co Brisbane will also boast its own perfumery (which will craft scents for sale as retail outside of the club), a mechanical snow globe (that moves between levels) housing its own bar experience, and a small automated nail salon. Top-notch DJs will propel bodies into motion via a brand-new sound system, while the bar will be dispensing interactive carnival-inspired cocktails. Pawn & Co is targeting a December launch – read all about the plans in our long-form Pavement Whisper article here.


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