Banshees Bar & Artspace - Celebrating Diversity and Creativity

Explore the Unique Blend of History and Creativity at Banshees Bar & Artspace, a Hub of Inclusivity and Artistic Expression in the Heart of the Community, Honoring Its Diverse Roots and Vibrant Future.

Find Your Home at Banshees, Ipswich's Cozy Bar Retreat

Banshees Bar & Artspace was founded in May 2018 by local legends Nina and Ken Weaver, who built a culture of inclusivity, care and creative energy into what was a long, empty white room. The building itself has a huge amount of history, having been a chemist, a Woolworths, an internet cafe, a dress shop and also on fire! In 2022, Al Wheeler and Tim Glorious took on the Banshees legacy, and have continued its traditions of booking high quality performers from a huge variety of genres every weekend, and showcasing Ipswich musicians and performers at every possible opportunity. 

Banshees acknowledges that we are working and creating on stolen land, and want to acknowledge the Jagera, Yuggera and Uguruapul people on whose land we stand.

We are an inclusive and safe space, welcoming people of colour, everyone in the LGBTIQ+ family and encouraging people living with disability to reach out and see how we can make you comfortable in our space.

If at any time you feel unsafe, please talk to our bar staff and we will do what we can to help.


Our Prime Location in the Heart of Ipswich

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Ipswich, Banshees Bar & Artspace enjoys a prime position at 131 Brisbane Street. This iconic location places us at the pulsating center of the city's dynamic energy and diverse cultural tapestry.

A Stone's Throw from Nicholas Street Precinct
Just steps away from the bustling Nicholas Street Precinct, our bar is perfectly situated for both locals and visitors to immerse themselves in the unique spirit of the area. After exploring the precinct's shops, cafes, and local attractions, Banshees offers the ideal refuge to unwind, recharge, and experience the best of Ipswich's nightlife.

Convenient Parking Options
Understanding the importance of accessibility, we've ensured that your visit to Banshees is as seamless as possible. Convenient parking options are available along Brisbane Street and Limestone Streets, offering easy access to our bar. Whether you're dropping by for a quick drink or settling in for an evening of entertainment, you'll find parking a breeze.

At Banshees Bar & Artspace, we're more than just a bar; we're a community hub where the heart of Ipswich beats. We invite you to join us in this special space where history, culture, and hospitality intertwine to create unforgettable experiences.