Take pride of Pride.
Experience rare late-night entertainment in the West
Affordable cocktails and drinks
Well paid drag performers and musicians
Staff receive award wages, super, and support through COVID
Exceeding security and liquor license obligations
OneMusic Australia payments for musicians and record companies
Maintains public liability insurance
Be a proud member of Pride
Fabulous Pride Medallion
15% off drinks. 15% off tickets. 15% off merch.
Free & priority door entry. Early ticket access. Members-only info. Prizes. ++
for only $250 a year
Multiple payment options.
Reach out to Mat in the bar or give him a call.
Go to shop.prideofourfootscray.bar and purchase the Pride Membership.
Transfer the membership fee to paypal.me/prideofourfootscray.
Transfer to Westpac
Pride Bar Transaction Account
BSB 033-049 AC 652203
A word from Pride's CEO Mat on memberships
Membership of a great club is something many of us understand so well (#GoDoggies), providing a collective sense of belonging, connections & benefits. Memberships for Pride go back to the earliest days of planning the project as far back as 2016. Many of us involved would journey to a local Bowls Club on a Sunday morning for $5 pancakes with prize draws for their members throughout the day.
And so when we opened in 2018, Pride memberships were something we wanted to become a reality. One of our favourite regulars who’s been involved with many community organisations eventually bailed me up one day and kindly demanded we hurry up with memberships. So we did!
It started well, with about 20 Rainbow Members and 30 Pride Members joining us in 2020 and earlier this year, showing their support for Pride as a venue & what I believe to be a vibrant & vital community hub. It’s true, when you become a Pride member you make a statement as to what kind of world you want to live in & what community you want to be part of. Pride’s fun and fair ethos is a vision for now and the future.
So, to the many of you who have signed up, purchased a hoodie, bought a ticket to an event, shared a chat & a beer with me or the team, thank you. Thank you to the performers & artists as well who lend us a reprise from the drudgery of our current reality through their joyful and uplifting acts, albeit delivered through the screen for now.
Now in 2021, Pride, more than ever, seeks the support & connection from the community.
To be detailed but clear, below is what you will be supporting and acknowledging on becoming a Pride Member:
Pride of our Footscray Community Bar is a proudly LGBTIQA+ friendly venue famous for its fabulous entertainment, friendly staff and extraordinary mix of crowd. Pride is jointly owned by a community of 200 part-owners and prides itself on paying all staff “on the books”, including award wages and superannuation. Pride also pays all artists and performers quickly and fairly. Pride is signed up to WorkCover, OneMusic, Public Liability insurance and exceeds all security requirements of its Liquor Licence. Running Pride with fairness at its centre takes considerable support and resources. Your annual membership of Pride, whilst providing you with great benefits, goes a long way to ensuring Pride can lead the way as a Community Bar in every sense.
Yes, a tangible fun part of becoming a member are the discounts on events, drinks & merchandise and, from henceforth, priority entry for Members (when capacity allows, of course). This is an exciting add on given the long queues Pride experienced at our reopening after the lengthy lockdowns of 2020. We can only predict the excitement for our reopening when restrictions are lifted for nightclubs & entertainment venues.
Wholeheartedly; fun, fairness, diversity and acceptance is what you say ‘yes’ to when you become a Pride member. Now, the only decision is Pride Member or Rainbow Member? :))
To all our Pride people, stay connected, enjoy small pleasures, support your local business when you can and be sure that the lights, music & entertainment will soon be on again at Pride.