Contain Yourself

Contain Yourself

The white hart has always been a creature of myth and legend.

The ancient Celts saw it as a harbinger of doom. The French believed that to harm a white hart meant to be eternally cursed with the pain of unrequited love. The Scots saw it as a symbol of purity, redemption and good fortune.

But you don't have to worry about any of that because in Melbourne, it means only one thing - an all encompassing gathering space with great music, the finest craft beers and cocktails, boutique wines, great food and a kaleidoscopic visual feast of projections and graffiti.

Located in the heart of the city in a converted car park at the end of Whitehart Lane is a unique green zone with an industrial edge – a place to party, or just relax and talk at the end of the day.

Melbournes CBD now has a WHITE HART.

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Primo Street Pizza are joinging us for a four month residency, serving you the finest Neapoletan woodfired pizza. They are camping out in their brand new container, ready for you to come and experience the mahic of traditional Italian cuisine. 

Come on down and indulge Mlebourne...


Check in regularly to see what's on at Whitehart

Verbena Picótera ~ feat. El Gran Mono (Launch)

Verbena Picótera ~ feat. El Gran Mono (Launch)


 ~ Verbena Picótera ~
Featuring the launch of EL GRAN MONO (A Colombian Picó Soundsystem)

Saturday 22 December
2pm until late. Free Entry.
Whitehart Bar (22 Whitehart Lane Melbourne Australia)
Coastal Colombian street eats by Fandango Caribbean Food

JNETT (Crown Ruler)
DJ Manchild (PBS The Breakdown)
Cassawarrior (PBS/Glastonbury) 
Carlo Xavier (Sabrosa/Analog Africa)
DJ Jolie (Cheat a Cheetah)
Prince Bastard (Black Star Collective Colombia)
Jimi Dawg (Crown Ruler)

On Saturday 22 December, El Gran Mono, the first authentic picó soundsystem to be built outside Colombia will be launched at Whitehart Bar in Melbourne (22 Whitehart Lane, Melbourne). The free event, titled ‘Verbena Picótera’ will look to recreate the picó soundsytem atmosphere made famous in Caribbean coastal cities like Barranquilla, Cartagena and Santa Marta. Unlike a modular Jamaican soundsystem, a picó is primarily a huge single speaker box that is elaborately decorated and each picó has its own distinctive brand represented by colourful drawings across the speaker grille. The artwork for El Gran Mono has been painted by William “El Maestro” Gutierrez of Barranquilla, the most celebrated and prolific picó artist in Colombia, painting artwork on the speaker-grille of country’s best known picó soundsystems in Colombia since the 1970’s. El Gran Mono is also around three metres tall, which is large even by Colombia standards – you won’t want to miss your chance to see it and join in the celebration! Coastal Colombian street food will be available and performing on the picó will be: JNETT (Crown Ruler), DJ Manchild (PBS The Breakdown), Cassawarrior (PBS/Glastonbury) Carlo Xavier (Sabrosa/Analog Africa), DJ Jolie (Cheat a Cheetah), Prince Bastard (Black Star Collective Colombia) and Jimi Dawg (Crown Ruler).

Links for further info 
Inside Colombia’s technicolour Picó Soundsystem culture

Artwork of William “El Maestro” Gutierrez

Africolombia Blog – Pico Sound Systems


Selfless Summer Series 002: Christmas Lunch Open Air Day Party

Selfless Summer Series 002: Christmas Lunch Open Air Day Party

Twas the night before the night of Christmas...

Selfless summer series is in full effect, and whats better on a Sunday then rallying the troops for a BIG CHRISTMAS LUNCH!

Our kick off to summer at the Market Mayhem was absolutely unreal with the hype continuing on to our next stop!

You cant stop this train, You won’t stop this train!
We will keep fighting for free open air day parties!!

We have a hidden venue primed and ready for some sunshine, techno and a good old fashion openair Sundayyy Fundayyy!! 
Secured an inner city venue, tucked away in-between skyscrapers, with open air rooftops!
If you look up you might even catch Santa going past!
(free entry to the first person that guesses it).

The beers will be cold and waiting for you, and our regular djs will be loading up their finest disco, techno and house music..

AUNTY BETTY wont be happy if the roast goes cold so get down bright and and early as this event WILL pack out quickly. 

So join us as we celebrate the free things in life and give back to charity as always!

As you know we dont charge for entry its just our thing we only ask that you donate to a cause if you can:

This event we will be supporting the Shinning Light Community Trust.

We where recommended this cause from one of our friends, please check it out.


Opening Hours

Monday Noon - 11pm
Tuesday Noon - 11pm
Wednesday Noon - 11pm
Thursday Noon - Midnight
Friday Noon - 1am
Saturday Noon - 1am
Sunday Noon - 11pm

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