Shebeen – Melbourne
Here’s something you don’t see every day!
Billed as Australia’s first (and only) not-for-profit small bar, every beer, wine and tequila drunk at Shebeen in Melbourne, sends profits back to organisations tackling poverty in the developing world.
So how does it work? Every sale at Shebeen helps to create a pool of profits. Twice a year they look at how much profit they’ve generated, then divide it up and send it to the current beneficiary partners.
The profits are divided according to the sales of beer, cider, wine, and El Jimador margaritas. For example, every Ethiopian beer sale sends profits to Kickstart in Ethiopia, and each South African wine sends profits to Room to Read in South Africa. So your choice at the bar determines where our profits end up.
Foodwise, like the interior of Shebeen, the food is a mish-mash of cultures. They’ve got a particular focus on jazzed-up Vietnamese style banh mi’s, but instead of cold terrine we are filling them with parfait and crispy pork belly, lemongrass and chilli marinated tofu with crispy noodles, Moroccan meatball with pine nuts, and Mexican chipotle pulled pork with (our very special) crack sauce.
So now you can drink to your heart’s content and wake up in the morning feeling (consciously) good about yourself – no guarantee’s about your head/hangover though
A: 36 Manchester Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
P: (3) 9650 6931
O: Tues-Wed 12:00-00:00, Thurs 12:00-01:00, Fri 12:00-03:00, Sat 16:00-03:00