Cowboy-themed queer karaoke bar coming to Fitzroy

By Beau
Beau is the founder of Apollo Social. He recently relocated to Melbourne with his husband and has begun a love affair with the city.
Grab your cowboy hat, chaps and spurs because a new Western-themed queer karaoke bar is opening on Smith street on Friday night.

There is a boot scootin' new queer bar option on Smith street as of Friday night when "Wows" opens its doors. The bar is located next to Yah Yahs and has been designed to look like a Western saloon complete cowboy bartenders. Guests are also encouraged to come dressed in theme. Karaoke will be hosted by fabulous drag queens and DJs will spin beats late into the night.

The bar is the passion project of Nicholas Jones, owner of Yah Yahs and Cherry Bar. “It’s going to be camp” Nicholas told Beat magazine “I wanted to do something that was silly and fun”.

Nick has been out on Smith Street every Thursday night meeting people and talking to younger queer kids and he noticed a gap in the market for a space for these kids to come to on Friday and Saturday nights. 

“Let’s just be camp,” Nick says, “and camp is about being irreverent, being fun, being silly – we all take ourselves way too seriously and I think we have the best nights when we don’t.”

Wows opens on Friday 22 April at 97B Smith Street Fitzroy. Check out Instagram to keep in the loop.