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The open floor plan of Hop Nation, and its entrance.

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Studio Y 2023


The Hop Nation venue in Footscray is an example of adaptive reuse of an area. What was once used for traditional blue-collar industrial work evolved into a brewery and hospitality venue, and has just recently reopened as a jazzed-up beer hall.

What's On

Hear more about the history of the location from Julia of Footscray Traders Association, then listen to Hop Nation discuss how they revamped the place from an industrial brewing facility to a hospitality venue, then hear the interior designers from Studio Y discuss their creative vision for the final design. There will be time for a Q&A too.

Images: (1-3) Hop Nation. All photos: Phil Townsley.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 28 July
Tours run 1.30pm + 4.30pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 25
Bookings required

This program includes both open access and pre-booked components. Where bookings are required—a $7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

This hidden gem is located near the Maribyrnong River, at the end of an industrial laneway off Whitehall Street in Footscray. City Edge Car Wash is the first business you see will see at the end of the industrial strip.



Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom


Unit 6/107-109 Whitehall St, Footscray VIC 3011

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