Project - Memphis Slim's
Be transported to the Chicago blues scene at this basement bar in Adelaide.
Below the Western saloon-style bar Shotgun Willie’s, Memphis Slim's House of Blues is bringing live music to Adelaide three days a week. Named for prolific African American musician Memphis Slim whose career spanned fifty years, this rustic venue (along with Shotgun Willie’s), is a recent venture by the Gonzo Group, including owner of Cry Baby bar, Jon di Pinto.
Where Cry Baby focuses on a grunge aesthetic and classic rock, Memphis Slim’s is heavily influenced by the New Orleans and Chicago music scenes. Exposed stone and brick walls, low lighting and casual seating makes this small venue a low-key spot for one of Memphis’ monthly rotation of cocktails or a chilled beer. Pull up a seat and take in the local talent or challenge some mates to a round of pool in the adjacent room, which is lined with repurposed railway sleepers. The shining jarrah bar and tables, built by the team themselves, complete the warm rustic vibe.
Contrasting deep blue and warm yellow lighting create effortless focal points in the space. Low cone pendants illuminate the pool table, and atmospheric spotlighting shines on-stage. Stylish table lamps flank either side of the bar, which itself is highlighted by blue strip lighting. Behind and above the bar, the shelving glows, creating a stunning effect. In the main space, low Chapman Glass Pendant Lights feature, their cross-hatched glass ideal for diffuse lighting.
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Memphis Slim’s House of Blues
Location: Basement Level, 22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide.
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