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News : Brisbane’s Crowbar to take over Sydney’s The Bald Faced Stag

By on October 12, 2018

This is rumour control. Here are the facts! The team behind Brisbane’s much loved live music entity Crowbar have announced plans to head to Sydney and take over the recently struggling, The Bald Faced Stag. After nearly six years of managing Brisbane’s “Home of the Heavy’, Crowbar owners Trad Nathan and Tyla Dombroski are relocating to Sydney to take over The Bald Faced Stag venue lease for the next five years.

The Crowbar team will apply their extensive venue management skills and experience to help reshape The Stag into a viable and thriving live music venue.

The Crowbar team comments:

We’ve both spent a lot of time in Sydney over the years and have watched a lot of venues close down, we don’t want to see this happen to the Stag” says Dombroski “We have an opportunity to rebuild it, and we are going to make that happen!

The space is absolutely amazing and the timing is right” says Nathan. “We’ve built a strong community for punters and bands at Crowbar in Brisbane, we can’t wait to bring the same values to Sydney!

Like it’s Brisbane counterpart, Crowbar Sydney will provide a familiar and welcoming ‘home base’ for bands and punters alike, while creating a link in the Australian touring circuit that provides an easy solution for touring bands and bookers. One of Sydney’s oldest pubs established in 1833, the Stag boasts a 550 cap band room with a curtain to cut capacity down to 250, a huge front bar, beer garden, kitchen and an indoor smoking area. 

Crowbar Sydney is taking band bookings now for a start date in December. To apply for bookings, simply email [email protected]com.

To find out more, head to the official Crowbar Sydney Facebook page: and website:


Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook