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Horse Bazaar

Horse Bazaar Horse Bazaar is a Japanese bar, restaurant, and live music venue in Melbourne's CBD. Kitchen open l Horse Bazaar is a unique fusion of alcohol, music, Japanese food and art.

Upon entry one is greeted by a warm and welcoming playground for the senses. Horse Bazaar offers all the right ingredients for a relaxed catch up with friends. The leafy sunny front area and free Wi-Fi make for a serene daytime oasis as an alternative to your desk. Or if late-night shenanigans are more your style, the friendly staff will pave your way into oblivion - indulge yourself with a fine cocktail, Japanese tapas and a late night boogie. Open for lunch Wed - Fri and for dinner Mon - Sat

Operating as usual

Haven’t been on this site for so long but just wanted to reach out to friends and everyone who had a great time  and let...
29/04/2020

Haven’t been on this site for so long but just wanted to reach out to friends and everyone who had a great time and let you know that we are serving some of long time favourite 🍜
We used to run live music and serving amazing cocktails and Japanese Izakaya style food. We had to close at the end of November for unforeseen circumstances but we carried on the spirits and cooking up more variety food and now available for take away!! Pls check us up on @ Tamura Sake Bar

Thank you so much again for all your support!! After our last trading night, we finally returned our key. It was so good...
16/12/2019
Horse Bazaar THE LAST DAY

Thank you so much again for all your support!! After our last trading night, we finally returned our key. It was so good to see people still walking in to Horse Bazaar while we were clearing things there for past two weeks. No more HB but good memories and history will stay in our heart. Special thanx to Toshihiko Ijuin for putting this footage together! Arigatougozaimasu!!

Horse Bazaar - Japanese owne bar, restaurant and live music venue in Melbourne

30/11/2019

7 more tickets left for our 1 last night!
can't thank enough for everyone's support....!

Tonight join us for Beats 'n' Chocolate with Beatlab & Chocolate by Timeless Chocolate!Beats will be provided by the Bea...
27/11/2019

Tonight join us for Beats 'n' Chocolate with Beatlab & Chocolate by Timeless Chocolate!

Beats will be provided by the Beatlab Melbourne Producers: Captain Earwax, Aaron Cholai, Sadiva, Shingo beats, Walla C, Entro// & JonQuil

Chocolate by Timeless Chocolate: The very first bean-to-bar-style chocolate speciality shop opened in Okinawa in 2016 and the owner of Timeless Chocolate, Masayuki Hayashi is bringing chocolate created using only cacao beans and sugarcane to showcase his product in style. Made fresh daily, the speciality chocolate is handmade exclusively in Okinawa.

Punters will be able to enjoy handcrafted Bean to Bar Chocolate and the specially crafted Chocolate Shot (Original Alcoholic Chocolate shot served in an edible chocolate shot glass), along with Beats by BeatLAB.

Originally ran is an open-mic style night for producers / Beatmakers, BeatLAB was held at Horse Bazaar every 3rd Thursday of the month and hosted bu Clay Adamas & Walla C. For one last time, the old crew are getting together and bringing special guest Producer, Aaron Choulai to showcase their beats on the Horse Bazaar stage.

25/11/2019

The very last Subgenre at Horse Bazaar tonight!

Join the Ogee crew for one last dance!
Thank you Coral Dawn and Rachele for allowing us to host your wonderful event for the past year!

DJ Auri will be there to keep the tunes bass-filled in this is an all-girl lineup.

Restaurant and Venue open from 5pm
Subgenre from 7.30pm - 10.30pm
$5 on the door!

22/11/2019
After Hours with Spell and Ghostnotes

Seriously, this is the second last After Hours with DJ SPELL forever and ever!

Horse Bazaar closes its door forever on the Saturday 30 November.

Joining Spell tonight on the decks is GHOSTNOTES!

Restaurant open from midday, entry is free and Spell and Ghostnotes spinning from 8pm - late!

Tonight, Alt-pop artist Max Lawrence is bringing his ethereal melodies and warped grooves to Horse Bazaar for a big head...
21/11/2019

Tonight, Alt-pop artist Max Lawrence is bringing his ethereal melodies and warped grooves to Horse Bazaar for a big headline show to raise funds to record and release his sophomore EP ’The Nothingness’.

Alongside pop wonder Bastian Hues (FKA Blyolk), and electronic siren Atalein, Max will be debuting new music from ’The Nothingness', promising a unique night of exciting musickz yah!

This show is close to selling out, so grab your tickets now via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/max-lawrence-the-nothingness-ep-fundraiser-party-tickets-77955130895

Venue and Restaurant open from 5pm
Doors: 7.30pm
Atalein 7:45-8:15
Bastian Hues 8:35-9:15
Max Lawrence 9:35-10:20

See you there!

Tonight catch Space Pirate Speakeasy at Horse Bazaar!Featuring El Lobo Loco's  EXPERIMENtplaying bass-heavy rhythms purl...
18/11/2019

Tonight catch Space Pirate Speakeasy at Horse Bazaar!

Featuring El Lobo Loco's EXPERIMENt
playing bass-heavy rhythms purloined from the edge of the heliosphere, and debuting special mystery guests BAND NAME HERE channelling extraterrestrial and esoteric vibes fresh from dimension X.

DJ PAPA LOBO will kick the evening off with a secret selection of smooth tunes from the Dread Pirate swag.

DJ Papa Lobo: 7pm-8pm
Band Name Here: 8pm-8.45pm
El Lobo Loco Electrodub Experiment: 8.45pm to 10pm

Entry is free!

Melbourne local DJ Smilez to host his very own 'Smilez Effect' event for one night only this Thursday 14 November from 7...
13/11/2019

Melbourne local DJ Smilez to host his very own 'Smilez Effect' event for one night only this Thursday 14 November from 7pm.

Melbourne you’ve heard about it before and now you can exclusively immerse yourself into the storm of hype better known as the Smilez effect! With the recent release of his Side A: Smiliño mixtape, DJ Smilez will be showcasing Side B during a three-hour intimate special at our fine establishment.

Very special guest Larrie will be along for the ride to help create an electrifying atmosphere that is guaranteed to provide you the latest rhythms and sounds.

Restaurant and bar open from 5pm.
Music from 7pm and entry is free, but get down early to avoid disappointment!

Please welcome Curves & Claws: Variety and Burlesque show to Melbourne!This Saturday 9 November from the mean streets of...
06/11/2019
Curves & Claws: Welcome to Melbourne!

Please welcome Curves & Claws: Variety and Burlesque show to Melbourne!

This Saturday 9 November from the mean streets of Brisvegas this vaudevillian style variety show will bring you the best of burlesque, drag, comedy, sideshow & more!

With an incredible lineup of beloved LGBTI + Melbourne locals C&C not only showcases incredible talent but makes a stand to showcase body positivity, diversity & LGBT folx for a serious fun filled frivolity. It's a tasting plate of talent!

Not many seated tickets left, so you better get in quick!
Tickets available via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/curves-claws-welcome-to-melbourne-tickets-73779840489

Join us for Raising the Bar Melbourne 2019 – a series of 20 talks across 10 Melbourne bars and venues on 13 November. We...
06/11/2019

Join us for Raising the Bar Melbourne 2019 – a series of 20 talks across 10 Melbourne bars and venues on 13 November.

We’ve partnered with Knowledge Melbourne to bring you "These Are My Confessions" with Prof Kate Douglas. Come along for a drink, a laugh and to learn something new rtbevent.com/rtbmelb-19

From 7pm - 8pm we will be hosting "These Are My Confessions" with Prof Kate Douglas.

Tickets are free and you can register here: https://www.rtbevent.com/kate-douglas

31/10/2019
After Hours with DJ Spell and Taijae

Not many Fridays left at with DJ SPELL, so don't miss out!

Open from midday, entry is free and Spell and Taijae spinning from 8pm - late!

Get on down tonight to Dumplings N' Massage Tuesdays - October 2019 is running until 9pm with Soul Aquarian Therapy and ...
29/10/2019

Get on down tonight to Dumplings N' Massage Tuesdays - October 2019 is running until 9pm with Soul Aquarian Therapy and Shiatsu Masa!

Book your massage and dumplings at the bar!

Ricky Crisp is the new project of Melbourne-based producer and songwriter Jack Den Ouden, so come join the party on Satu...
24/10/2019

Ricky Crisp is the new project of Melbourne-based producer and songwriter Jack Den Ouden, so come join the party on Saturday 2 November for his 'Satin Saint' single launch!

Drawing from contemporaries ranging from Post Malone and Juice WRLD to Ryan Hemsworth and Shigeto, he leans into these while creating a sound that is undeniably fresh and exciting. Dreamy synths intertwine with organic percussion and hypnotic beats and grounding Jack’s music throughout is his developed pop sensibilities, not shying away from memorable hooks and sharp lyricism.

Joining Ricky Crisp on the night will be: Queen daddy & Baz Kaybee.

Tickets are now on sale: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ricky-crisp-satin-saint-single-launch-tickets-75977569957

Fingerprints presents Bap - Soul: Vibez, Dranks and Eargazimz this Thursday 24 October!A fresh take on boom bap, soul an...
21/10/2019

Fingerprints presents Bap - Soul: Vibez, Dranks and Eargazimz this Thursday 24 October!

A fresh take on boom bap, soul and everything hip hop to give your soul an amazing vibe, your ears a warm melting sensation of absolute pleasure and your mind the much-needed liberation from the week.

Come join us as we welcome in the new season of fun, mental liberation and soul soothing Jamz from the ever so talented artists who have tailor-made their performances to give you the best experience anyone could ask for.

Artists performing include Tumi , R.em.edy, Trix William, V Don Dada and DJ Thortz!

Entry is free and the experience is invaluable, so come kick with us, eat, drink and vibe through the night.

Catch Calvin Clone presents 'Machines - Music Video Launch this Thursday 17 October.Calvin Clone will launch the clip fo...
16/10/2019

Catch Calvin Clone presents 'Machines - Music Video Launch this Thursday 17 October.

Calvin Clone will launch the clip for 'Machines' along with support from Boya.

The story calls reference to Bride of Frankenstein marrying a theme of existential loneliness with imagery of the perilous onslaught of automation.

Restaurant open from 5pm
Live music from 8pm
Entry is free

What happens when you mix yeah-nah-mate with ah-so-ka? And then slap some phat beats behind it? Well, who knows. But the...
12/10/2019
【LivePV】ZIGEN 「27歳会社員」

What happens when you mix yeah-nah-mate with ah-so-ka? And then slap some phat beats behind it? Well, who knows. But there’s only one way to find out. Introducing Japan Rap/Aus Rap Cultural Collision Featuring Zigen!

Japanese hip hop artist Zigen is down in Melbourne town for just a few days, so he's coming to our place to do his thing and we couldn't be more excited!

Inviting two of Melbourne’s most exciting spitters of verse and rhyme, Emkew and F.C.K, as well as crazy Japanse hip hop expat, Atom, and the mysterious doyen of the Melbourne Westside DJ decks, Maltese Well Monster (Curse Ov Dialect).

Oh what a night!! Be there, 'tis free after all!
HB x

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11/10/2019

Party starter extraordinaire DJ SPELL is back again tonight for the ever evolving After Hours!

This week catch the man himself plus special guest dj.banjo.

Come thruu!
HB x

DTR x bitcat presents: LUSH - DJ 8M∆N [ PH/AU ] + Emelyne Khor - Saturday 12 October.DJ 8M∆N [Cebu, Phil/Briz] is one of...
02/10/2019

DTR x bitcat presents: LUSH - DJ 8M∆N [ PH/AU ] + Emelyne Khor - Saturday 12 October.

DJ 8M∆N [Cebu, Phil/Briz] is one of the driving forces behind Dub Temple Records, one of Australia's most prolific indie labels, releasing cutting edge electronic beats and hip-hop from AU, PH, SA, JP and more.

8M∆N is also the chief graphic designer for the label, responsible for literally hundreds of album cover and event poster designs.

Join us for highlights of 8M∆N's design work over the last decade.. coming to Melbourne for one show only on our screens + sets from Emelyne Khor, Walla C, Liam Monkhouse, Yk Ace and Ruffles, don't miss this chance to see and hear an artist, curator and designer who's been quietly killing it all this time!

Presented by MOtifs & Bitcat.

Doors 7pm and $10 on the door.

Breaking boundaries and creating sonic textures TAPES + Fairtrade Narcotics + Push Portal are taking over the HB stage o...
01/10/2019

Breaking boundaries and creating sonic textures TAPES + Fairtrade Narcotics + Push Portal are taking over the HB stage on Thursday 10 October!

The killer three band lineup consisting of Fairtrade Narcotics and Push Portal will take you on an entrancing musical journey! From sultry slow grind grooves with incredible vocal layers to uptempo hip shakin 'rhythms, the bands are a melting pot of genres, that will not only seduce you but have you hooked and wanting more.

Music commences at 8pm and Entry is Free!
More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/954806884857558/

Don't forget about World Sake Day this week.Tickets are selling fast!Tuesday 1 October - 5-10pm.$20 for four unique Japa...
29/09/2019
World Sake Day at Horse Bazaar

Don't forget about World Sake Day this week.

Tickets are selling fast!

Tuesday 1 October - 5-10pm.

$20 for four unique Japanese tapas (vegan and vegetarian options available) plus sake flowing on tap!

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/world-sake-day-at-horse-bazaar-tickets-72466416001

THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY 18+ Sponsored by Sakemate and Sawahime. Join us for a selection of hand picked sake delights on World Sake Day. $20 for four unique Japanese tapas (vegan and vegetarian options available) plus sake flowing on tap! + for all those who pre-purchase a ticket will receive their ve...

*SAD NEWS POST - HORSE BAZAAR CLOSING*Sadly, we have to inform you that Horse Bazaar will be closing its doors on Saturd...
26/09/2019

*SAD NEWS POST - HORSE BAZAAR CLOSING*

Sadly, we have to inform you that Horse Bazaar will be closing its doors on Saturday 30th November 2019.

The company, Kirks Horse Bazaar opened in 2005 and we along with others have built so many precious relationships with our staff members, musicians, artists and drinking friends and the local community.

First of all, Fumi and I would love to thank the original owner of Horse Bazaar, Justin Schmidt, Simeon Moran and Annalee Koernig for creating Horse Bazaar and welcoming me into their team. In 2009, I started a Japanese kitchen in the little space we had at Horse Bazaar.

It was one of the biggest and most exciting challenges for me, but I really appreciate everyone’s support that has helped make it the restaurant and space it is today…

As a foreigner, coming from Japan, Horse Bazaar was my home and family and it has been a creative hub for so many artists as well.

My husband Fumi and I took over Horse Bazaar in May 2013 and couldn’t have done this without our team and the support of our friends.

We have organised so many events at Horse Bazaar and I feel it became an institution for so many people including myself.

Slowly, the CBD has been changing and Fumi and I felt like we were losing the game to many of the big corporate venues with loads of funding. It has taken so much hustle to survive as a small business and we never wanted to let go of Horse Bazaar, since we know it is something really special for so many people.

However, now the whole building has been sold and sadly for us the new landlord doubled our rent, leaving us with a very hard decision to make…

We are very sad that we can’t continue to run Horse Bazaar due to the rising costs, but at the same time, we feel very blessed and lucky to have been here for so many exciting years with all of our loyal friends and supporters.

I hope you can come and bless us while you can until we close.

Thank you so much.

Taka and Fumi Tamura.

Address

397 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC
3000

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 12am
Tuesday 5pm - 12am
Wednesday 5pm - 12am
Thursday 5pm - 12am
Friday 12pm - 3am
Saturday 5pm - 3am

Telephone

03 9670 2329

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Moving forward please send any booking requirements, marketing/promo materials directly to Sarah and Kara on [email protected]

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At Horse Bazaar in August.
📸 by Magnetite Moth
Just want you all to know how loved you are. Thank you for the support for The Substance band. We love you so much. You're the stuff legends are made of. I Will miss you , your cocktails and staff bot to mention the JFC so so so much. I can't believe we stole your bar man Kieran Moran for our band. xozozo
Hey Friends! This Thursday is the last FEM fantasy for the year!! Come on down and join Youthfire, Mo•Louie, LOUV, Your Girl Pho, BIOND, Milo and myself for a fabulous night atHorse Bazaar

Here's the deets: Fem Fantasy - Business as Usual
Curious about the music of Max Lawrence?
Be sure to head down to Horse Bazaar tonight for Max Lawrence's 'The Nothingness' EP Fundraiser Show.
Fem Fantasy: Business as Usual 💕

Thursday 28th Nov Horse Bazaar

Tickets on sale NOW 👇
https://www.facebook.com/events/2143998335909116/
SUP MELBOURNE! 🥳

Catch me at Horse Bazaar TOMORROW NIGHT! 🥳

With Clue, Kyso, Strictly DT, Kaspar KAOS Music & Krown

TICKET LINK BELOW! 🎫 🎫 🎫

📸 Isaac Urban Photography

(Shot from Adelaide with Drapht last week with DJ Cal Haslam)
We came correct - thank you Sydney.
THE SMILEZ EFFECT tomorrow at Horse Bazaar. Don't be late 🌹

7PM.
TONIGHT MELBOURNE! Masia One showcase at Horse Bazaar and freestyle session as an after party!

Pull up a pew at Horse Bazaar on 13 November to hear Professor Kate Burridge of Monash University talk through the linguistic escape hatch 'euphemism' provides, Professor Simon Colton from SensiLab, Monash University share more than 20 years of research in the AI subfield of Computational Creativity, and Professor Kate Douglas of Flinders University speak about our enduring collective desire for catharsis and atonement.

Register to join us here > https://www.rtbevent.com/rtbmelb-19

Raising the Bar Event
🚨🗨THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE VOL.3💬🚨
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The Get Down Events presents...
The People's Choice Vol.3
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We asked you THE PEOPLE who you wanted to see perform at our next People's Choice LIVE MUSIC SHOWCASE event, and we LISTENED!
The artists that recieved the HIGHEST votes made it on the lineup and are ready to hit the stage on Saturday 23rd of November at Horse Bazaar ⚡🎶🎤🔥
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🗨BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE💬
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New Wave Infinity
Drank Water
Ninah Nicole
Old Mate Jackuar
LAH
Nomad
Meduza
Declan Dunne
IVORY ARCHER
Featuring WORLD FAMOUS DJ DJ SPELL 🎧🔥🎛
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Hosted by MC Wasp 🎤
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Sponsored by LOCAL LEGENDS 🙌⚡
The Local Frequency
Intitular Magazine
Kulture Sound
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Poster/flyer artwork by THE AMAZING Juzpop Creations 🔥🖌
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SATURDAY 23RD OF NOVEMBER
AT 397 LITTLE LONSDALE STREET MELB CBD
8PM - LATE
$15 ENTRY
$10 PreSale Tickets available now through (link in bio🔗)
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@ Horse Bazaar
💥THE GET DOWN 14 VIDEO RECAP💥
Check out the dope recap video by Intitular Magazine from The Get Down 14 at Horse Bazaar back on the 14th of September 2019!
HUGE LOVE and MASSIVE RESPECT to all the artists who killed their sets and all of the sponsors who supported the event🔥⚡️💥
ARTISTS:
YoungPal
Mimi Melb
Fungai - Music
Hon3y feat. New Wave Infinity
Royalty Noise
Official_KOBI
Sponsored by:
MURKD.
The Local Frequency
Intitular Magazine
BCE
Stomping Ground Brewery
We are ready. This is the big one.
Final call for Subgenre 1 yr anniversary show this Saturday
Horse Bazaar!!!
See you in your Fusion bejewelled finery 📿💄💍👑💖

Last round of presale tickets!

Event info below;

https://www.facebook.com/events/443288056278738/?ti=cl

Let's get our shimmy on!!!

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