Collingwood Yards to celebrate Hope St Radio opening

Craig Bailey. Courtesy of Hope St Radio

Melbourne's newest Art Precinct, Collingwood Yards is seeing three-nights of partying with the opening of new wine bar, Hope St Radio.

Opening on Thursday, April 29th, the bar will welcome the local community and visitors and break-in the new space with three nights of partying — all broadcast live via hopestradio community, with natural wine and cheap beer flowing alongside tastes of the forthcoming menu. Collingwood Yards is situated on the former Collingwood Technical School campus. The newly opened area is a thriving artistic hub for artists and the community, and is now home to over 30 organisations and 50 unique studio, office, exhibition and performance spaces resident organisations and studio artists include Music Victoria, The Push, Liquid Architecture, The Social Studio, West Space, among many others.

The new Hope St Radio home and wine bar builds on its community DNA, incorporating works by the pair’s friends and families, lovingly brought together to create a uniquely welcoming environment. The large, light-filled space has been designed by Peter Cole, built by Spencer Byer Smith, with mural art by Alice McIntosh and custom sound system by Hot Wax Sound Systems. The food offering will be led by Ellie Bouhadana, serving a seasonal menu focused on fresh pasta. In June, the menu will expand to include a breakfast of congee and filter coffee. Baxter, Shaw and Bouhadana will draw on their network of suppliers, producers and creative peers to deliver delicious and thoughtful food and drinks.

Owner Pete Baxter says, “We see relationships as the core ingredient in both music and cooking. It is the energy given to the produce, craft or the people enjoying it. We’re looking forward to being surrounded by this welcoming and inspiring community - and hopefully a little of that magic will make its way into every song/bowl of pasta.”

Hope St Radio are the first hospitality tenants to open at Collingwood Yards. The new premises sit at its heart, adjoining the large central courtyard. Expansive outdoor communal tables set the scene for long lunches, late night wines and shared conversations while timber booths provide cosy indoor spaces for coffee meetings, intimate meals and casual snacks.

Jack Shaw said “We are so excited to swing the doors open on opening weekend to break the space in. A lot of blood, sweat and tears from a wonderful group of friends have gone into building our beautiful new home and we can’t wait to share a wine with everyone.”

The menu will feature salads, pasta, raw seafood, oysters finished with cake and ice cream. A changing wine list will feature around 60 different wines with eight by the glass, focused on Australian and international natural wine producers, as well as Stomping Ground draught beer.

Hope St Radio Opening Weekend

Dates: 29 April — 1 May

Times: 5 - 11pm

Hope St Radio Opening Weekend Radio Presenters Jess Zammit, Danny Hotep, Bayu, Jazz, Adriana, Darcy Justice, Toni Yotzi, Lewis Fidock, Moopie

The event is open to all and no need to register, just show up, check out the space, drink some fantastic wine, and have some tastes of the menu to come.

Hope St Radio Regular Opening Hours

Dates: 2 - 30 May: Thursday to Sunday

Times: 1pm - 11pm

1 June onwards: Open all day

See the Hope St Radio Community

Collingwood Yard Website