Small Bars, Big Ideas - Innovation Series - Behind the scenes - Network Prospect

Small Bars, Big Ideas – Innovation Series – Behind the scenes

‘Small Bars, Big Ideas’

Following the small bar movement and contentious discussion to encourage small bars in the suburbs, we decided to share how entrepreneurs are finding solutions, to inspire individuals to do something similar here in City of Prospect.

We wanted to start a conversation over a drink about hospitality entrepreneurship, so we invited guest speakers from Prohibition Liquor Co and Anchovy Bandit to talk at our event on Wednesday 8 May. We wanted to inform budding entrepreneurs about small bars, licences, and unique venues. Both Adam Carpenter (Prohibition Liquor Co) and Oliver Brown, (NOLA Adelaide and Prospect’s Anchovy Bandit) have been there, done that, and made it work. The workshop featured two case study presentations, a panel discussion, and then broke into networking and canapés.

Adam is one half of Prohibition Liquor Co, an international award winning craft spirit producer, with a boutique distillery door and tasting room. From small beginnings in Prospect to the heart of Adelaide, Prohibition Liquor Co is now an engaging cellar experience.

Following the workshop formalities, we sat down with Adam to hack his cloud about all things small bars and how they brought their big ideas to life.

Adam describes Prohibition Liquor Co’s business offering as a locally created gin and a venue (created thereafter) to deliver their distribution to a customer base. Prohibition Liquor Co is a cellar door experience and a destination.

He also spoke about the many lessons they learnt in expecting the unexpected and the realities of hospitality.

Check out our video with Adam below!

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If you’re thinking about a small bar or unique venue and you’d like to consider City of Prospect or Prospect Road, get in touch with our Business and Innovation team by emailing networkprospect@prospect.sa.gov.au or calling 8269 5355.