BAR is a club in Rotterdam started out as a temporary small bar in a difficult area in downtown Rotterdam. Currently, we are located in our second BAR, in the Schieblock, a multipurpose building for the creative economy, at only 200 meters from Central Station. The area and BAR in itself are good examples of the ongoing crisis in Rotterdam where many office buildings still stand empty, creating interesting areas where a new generation of do-it-yourself entrepreneurs has set up shop, opening bars and clubs and moving into the empty offices with start-ups and small businesses in the creative economy.
BAR hosted national and international artists such as: Acid Arab, Red Axes, Baris K, Objekt, Call Super, Shanti Celeste, Silent Servant, Palms Trax, John Talabot, The Hacker, DJ Tennis, Steffi, Tim Sweeney, Solar, Andrew Weatherall, Joy Orbison, Barnt, the Egyptian Lover, Moscoman, Job Jobse, Clara 3000, Dj Sotofett, I-F, Hunee, Antal, Optimo, Helena Hauff, Lena Willikens, Young Marco, Legowelt, Dopplereffekt and has collaborated through the years with organizations like Clone, Rush Hour, Giegling, Nachtdigital, Salon zur Wilden Renate, PIP, Dekmantel, Red Light Radio, Bordello A Parigi, Disco Halal and Coméme.
Next to collaborations BAR also hosted parties at festivals like Dekmantel Selectors (HR), Salon zur Wilden Renate (DE) and Modular Festival (NL).