The Junk Bar.



Junk Bar is Brisbane’s first original hole in the wall suburban bar. Wedged between a formal dress shop and a chinese takeaway- step inside the velvet curtains and forget who you are and where you have been before now.

Welcome to our world- The Junk Bar.

SKUKUM LOUNGE SHOWS- See upcoming shows page- we have some crackers playing soon that you must not miss!


Our brand new lounge has opened! The perfect room for having a party on the weekends with a larger group- or coming to see quality live music acts curated by Jamie Trevaskis- the man behind the beloved Troubadour music venue. Featuring intimate shows from legends such as Robert Forster and Hugo Race, plus a host of  other quality touring national and international artists- see the WHAT’S ON page for show information.

NEXT TRASH AND TREASURE MARKET- Saturday 2nd August. 10am-3pm.







The Junk Bar.

Opening Hours

Junk bar is open Tuesday- Friday from 5pm, Sat and Sunday from 2pm.

We are open till late every night and always open on Friday and Saturday until 12 am midnight.


The Junk Bar.


We do take bookings- and this is a good idea on the weekends as we usually fill up to our maximum capacity.

JUNK PARTIES-  As of January 2014 we will be taking group bookings for 40 or under any night of the week now including Friday and Saturday nights in our brand new room The Skukum Lounge. Just email Mia on the contacts page for any enquiries.

Junk is the perfect venue for celebrations of any kind. We have a function food menu consisting of delicious platters from Cheese Platters to Thai and China Platters, Sushi Party Trays and even good old fashioned Pizza to complement our delicious 70′s inspired cocktails. Feel like you are hosting your own 70′s house party complete with table service so you and your friends can just sit back in your own section of the bar and let the waitresses look after you.

Your own couches, dim lamps, deer heads, amazing vinyl spinning all night long-

Just email Mia if you are interested in perusing the Function food menu.


Book in and spend the whole night.

Junk has a food menu that runs until midnight. Feast on our deliciously crafted Junk Plates- loaded with a selection of olives, cheese, junk made tasty dips and crackers – a -plenty. Add to your appetite our much talked about savoury or dessert bagels.

We also have a food menu that consists of Thai and Chinese options available through us courtesy of our neighbours- Pad Thai, Thai Curries and hand rolled dim sims and spring rolls are just some of what’s on offer.

If you feel like dessert- you can’t go past our creamy dessert cocktails! Oh- or Tim Tams!

The Junk Bar.


The Junk Bar.

Finding Us

It’s half the fun.

Junk is hidden on Ashgrove Ave, at the corner of 215 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove.
No neon, no flashing lights- just look for the sliding door with the velvet curtains.

If you find somewhere and you don’t like it- it’s probably not the right place.

There is a constant stream of cabs and buses out the front, which makes getting to and from us easy.


You can now travel from Coorparoo, Wooloongabba, Stones Corner, The City and Paddington straight to the heart of Ashgrove on the Maroon City Glider.

It will drop you off at stop 44 on Stewart Road which is just a hop, skip and a jump away from us- and travels every 10 min in peak hour and every 15 minutes in off peak.

This service also operates till 12.25 am on Friday and Saturday nights so it’s never been so easy to get to and from Junk on public transport. This service stops in the city at The Cultural Centre, Ann St and Roma St stations. Call 131230 for more information.

If catching public transport, catch the 379, 380 or 381 from the city to St Finbar’s stop no 15/16 Ashgrove. (This is just across the road almost from us).


There are cabs ever ready out the front to take you home.

The Junk Bar.

Upcoming Shows


Tuesday 19th August- Brisbane fringe festival presents- WOMEN IN DOCS. Tickets available through SOLD OUT…….

Wednesday 20th August- Brisbane fringe festival Presents- KRISTY APPS. Tickets available

Sunday 24th August- TRACEY McNEIL AND THE GOOD LIFE ( Melbourne ) tickets available on the door.

Thursday 28th August RACHAEL BRADY -Tickets at the door.

Friday 29th August – ROB SNARSKI 2 SHOWS. 1ST SOLD OUT. 2nd show   tickets via oztix )

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September – ROBERT FORSTER- tickets on sale now from oztix

Sunday 7th September- Alex Watts with Marcus Blacke $10 at the door

Thursday 11th September- BEN SALTER tickets available through

Friday 12th September- PIKELET tickets available through

Saturday 13th September- 2nd show released STEPHEN CUMMINGS tickets avail through

Thursday 18th September- Gabriella Cohen. tickets on the door.

Saturday 11th October- CHARLES t.b.a.

Saturday 18th October- AMAYA LAUCIRICA (MELB) +  LANEWAY tickets via

Thursday 23rd October- TATTLETALE SAINTS (Nashville/NZ) Tickets via

Friday 24th October- ONE UP TWO DOWN + DAN PARSONS Tickets via

Friday 31st October- JEP AND DEP (NSW) 

Saturday 8th November= NICK BARKER with HALFWAY (duo)

Friday 14th nov- ARCHER

Saturday 15th nov- ARCHER

Sunday 20th nov- SUE RAY

Tuesday 25th-  C.R.AVERY

Sunday 7th December- TYRONE AND LESLEY




Every first Saturday of the month Junk Bar turns into an Aladdin’s Cave of Treasures. Vintage prints, lamps, clothing, jewellery, hi-fi not to mention hundreds of records – all at trash and treasure bargain prices. From 10am- 3pm – come and sip on a delicious coffee- or cocktail- whilst buying something new and completely unique for that lounge room of yours, or some new records for your Saturday night.

NEXT MARKET- Saturday August 2nd.