Kristoffer Paulsen

Bridge Road Brewers will swing open the doors to a new cardboard-crafted bar in Melbourne tomorrow.

The Brunswick venue has been fitted out with cardboard that’s been recycled, is recyclable or compostable.

The light fittings, shelving, signage and furniture have all been made from the material, with the beer taps, fridges and dishwashers the only non-cardboard elements in the space.

“A Bar Made of Cardboard will only operate for six months … so the space allows us to have a bit of fun and share what we do in Beechworth all while doing the right thing from a sustainability perspective,” says Ben Kraus, founder of Bridge Road Brewers.

“[It’s] not just any old pop-up, but a unique one that celebrates the idea of its temporary nature while being mindful of our environmental impact.”

The Nicholson Street bar has room for 60 patrons and will offer the brewery’s full line up of core beers as well as seasonal options across six taps.

Small producers are the hero of the wine list, with many makers located in Victoria’s High Country, and there will be spirits and aperitifs from Barking Owl and Beechworth Bitters, too.

On the snack front, Chappy’s Chips and Mount Zero olives will be available alongside options from food trucks that will park out front on Friday and Saturday nights.

After the pop-up closes, Bridge Road Brewers will open its second brewery and bar in the same location, which is set to open in December this year.