A Port Adelaide hot spot, the Confession bar and nightclub has opened permanently on Friday and Saturday nights, following two successful Fringe Festival pop-ups.

Disability advocate, wheelchair user and Confession founder, Shane Hryhorec said the venue has a strong focus on the community, with local ingredients, chefs and beverages ready for residents and Port Adelaide tourists to experience. “The space is dedicated to reviving Port Adelaide’s live music scene and supporting local artists,” Hryhorec said.

Located in a church in Marryatt Street, built in the 1800s, it pays homage to its heritage while embracing inclusivity and accessibility. There are two entertainment spaces, for live music, Fringe acts and entertainment. The neon dance floor with a DJ is accessible for people with disabilities with a front bar featuring antique furniture and industrial gothic aesthetics.

Photo: Shane Hryhorec