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Are you Pawny baby?

If you haven’t seen a bit of Pawn,
then you are missing out.

625670_505489642844782_944327473_nEveryone loves a bit of Pawn and now you can get yours in Melbourne. Opening this year is my favourite new night spot: Pawn and Co in Chapel St.

Boasting huge secret doors, the entrance is a tricky and confusing contraption. Immediately once you arrive into Pawn and Co, your eyes meet glass cabinets, inside these cabinets are individually priced crystal glasses. As the lights are low and you head towards the piano bar. Coming into contact with the bartenders, who also fit the part with their bow ties and suspenders. And if you’re lucky enough you can pay for your cocktail with a golden key.

photo 3My favourite spot in Pawn and Co, is getting to sit on the front porch, as you are surrounded with all types of items and price tags. I can never get past the set of 12 walking stick handrails for a couple of thousand. We always sit on the retro red bar stools and look though the bi-fold windows onto the street. From this point you can hear the DJ dropping dirty old school beats. Reminiscing immediately on my youth, the addition of a strong underlying house beat get my feet moving.

If conversation isn’t your fortay, you’ve got plenty to feast your eyes on. Everything comes with a price tag and it is also a bargaining point. What more would your first date want than a shiny new grail? Or what about the stuffed white kangaroo? It is the perfect place to 1

Whether you are heading to Pawn and Co for a meal; a dance, or a drink, it has it all. And best of all it is open into the wee hours of the morning. For whatever reason you come, Pawn and Co will make your night.

Things I j’adore about Pawn and Co:

  • The eclectic taste of the decor – from the DJ booth in the old piano, to leafy grass walls.
  • The ‘smokers’ room keeps all the cool people in their own area.
  • The secret entrance, makes you feel like you have walked into a 1920s American underground nightclub.
  • The owners, as they are always bouncing around in their funky suits and shirts. Immediately you feel at home.
  • The mix of American style meatballs and classy cocktails.
  • The Chapel St frontage, always a good spot for people watching.
  • The DJ piano that drops some classic beats.

If you feel like a night with Pawn and Co, make sure you get there early to avoid the queue.
For bookings: or visit the website:

“Pawn the life you live”

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An unrestrained passenger


Mostly I write to inform the world of my many observations. But today I will offer something a little different.

So it’s Friday night and I’ve hit the town. Feeling particularly good about myself we started with a NKOBSB concert and the off to Morris Jones in Chapel St.

The night had taken off to a good start. We were happy. A
recent weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I was ready to get my life back on track.

Piling into my car and heading down the road to Boutique Nightclub, we turn the corner into St Edmonds street and drive right into a booze bus operation.

Winding down my window of my Corolla, I take one long breath and blow into the BPT.

In the meantime, an officer on the left hand side of the vehicle spots an offense. I had four passengers in my back seat. And according to the last time I read the law, it was fine on the basis that all of the seat belts were being used. As I had instructed my clan before taking off.

The result was the impoundment of my vehicle for one month, a $700 fee for impoundment and an impending court date. A little over the top considering I had no
blood alcohol reading.

So I was stranded on the corner of the street with three bags of clothing, my laptop and two jackets. My car was being searched and I had to hand over my keys. A knight in shinning armor came to pick me up.

What is contradictory here is that, if I were drunk and I had a reading on the BPT, I would get a court date but I would be able to park my car and collect it in the morning. So who is the biggest risk? A sober girl with five passengers or a person over the legal limit?

As I don’t drink, my car is my world. I am never without my car and having it impounded for an entire month is absolutely ridiculous. Although I am subjected to the hoon violation laws, this was a little bit over the top.

Happy to accept responsibility and pay an infringement, but there is no way I can accept a car impoundment for ‘dangerous driving’ at 30km p/h at night.

Getting the car out is impossible. So I am forced to sit there and wait till the date in which I can drive halfway across Melbourne to get my car.

The lesson I’ve learnt here is make sure you read all of the new road rules. Also make sure that you check the seat belts on every passenger in your car. Forget that, don’t drive drunk people anywhere.