Shebeen: Australia’s first not-for-profit bar

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Drinking for a good cause… It sounds a bit iffy doesn’t it?!

In the case of bar Shebeen, this becomes pretty much reality, as Shebeen is a not-for-profit bar, that takes proceeds from each drink and donates it to various projects in the developing world.

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The name of the bar in Manchester Lane, goes back to the ramshackle tin-shed drinking dens of South Africa during apartheid, and was founded by Simon Griffiths and Zanna McComish, is essentially Australia’s first not-for-profit bar and is part of a real movement towards creative consumerism.

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The premise is simple: Each bottle of beer, cider or sip of wine, Shebeen stocks, comes from a different third-world maker with all of the profits for each one going directly back to a project within that community.

Bar-goers are encouraged to choose a beverage based on country, project or simply whatever floats your boat in the flavour department.

Buying a St George or Castel beer from Ethiopia for example will support KickStart, which helps to increase the crop yields of rural farmers by providing agricultural equipment in Ethiopia.

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Oh, and they have tasty food, cocktails and an underground cinema too. Score.

Find out more about Shebeen on their website.

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Shebeen
36 Manchester Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3022

PH: 9650 6931
meow@shebeen.com.au

Hours:
Mon-Thu 11am-1am
Fri 11am-3am
Sat 4pm-3am
Sun 4pm-11pm


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