Bars and Pubs - Fortitude Valley, QLD
The Zoo is Brisbanes' most long standing live music venue/nightclub. We cater to the more independant end of the musical spectrum.
About The Zoo
The Shannon’s building on Ann St was built in 1924 -1925 and designed by renowned Brisbane architect E.P.Trewern. The building contributed to the 1920’s commercial streetscape in this area of Fortitude Valley. The building was initially designed with six shops on ground level and four first floor residential apartments, it is apparent however that the apartments were not built. Instead a large warehouse/factory space was created on the first floor. Perhaps it was deemed more viable to make a space for manufacturing. 711 Was leased to various clothing manufacturers, including Harris & Co from 1927 – 1933, Olsens from 1937 into the 1950’s. Many of the original features of the building remain, including lead light windows in the downstairs shop entrances, exterior tiling, intricate brick work within the façade, timber sash windows on the first floor and street awning.
For the uninitiated, The Zoo is Brisbanes' most long standing live music venue/nightclub.
We cater to the more independant end of the musical spectrum, and are open Wednesdays - Saturdays, and some Sundays. In any week you could see anything from beats, hip hop, jazz, rock, and pop to acoustic, folk, dub and reggae.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT WHEN COMING TO THE ZOO:
- Everyone is welcome.
- We don't have a dress code.
- You must be over 18 to attend.
- We practice responsible service of alcohol.
- We provide free water.
- We don't serve rum.
- We don't serve double shots.
- We don't have a cloak room.
- We are wheelchair friendly (but please ring ahead to let us know).
- There is a taxi rank located outside.
- McWhirters carpark is located across the road.
- We are a please and thank you venue.