They've taken care of us.
It's time we take care of them.
#HospoHour is a grassroots action started by a group of mates who desperately miss hanging out at their favourite cafes, pubs, gig venues, restaurants and bars.
We know you do too. So we’re asking you to show your favourite local some love during the hours you’d most likely be visiting them. More importantly, we want you to commit to going back as soon as you can.
It’s no secret Melbourne’s thriving hospitality scene has been decimated by COVID. And just because things are re-opening soon, it doesn’t mean they're out of the woods yet. There’s a long, hard road ahead—with up to 30% of venues not expected to make it through.
Your favourite local needs your support to have a fighting chance of survival.
Hospo needs you
to make some noise
Become an activist
in your undies
Become your local’s biggest champions from the comfort of your own home and tell them when you’ll be back.
During hospo hour we want you to pour a drink (or make a mocktail or a cuppa) in honour of your favourite local, post a pic and tag them and your mates. More importantly, book a table, buy their merch, share your favourite dish, talk about an unforgettable gig. And share #HospoHour posts.
Help for Hospo
Sometimes it’s hard to ask for help, so we've dedicated a whole page to resources for and about hospo people who are doing it tough right now. Click on Help for Hospo in our menu.