Also known as: –
Location: 88 Victoria Street, Central Christchurch
Current Status: No longer running as a venue
Active as a live music venue: 2015 – 2016
Bar Manager: –
Short-lived pizza restaurant, bar and live music venue, on the corner site of the long running and beloved Gordon Smith and Son’s Fruiterers. The venue side of the bar was a little on the shallow side and with doors opening to an outside courtyard on the busy revitalized post-Earthquake Victoria street, it wasn’t long before the venue encountered noise complaints.
However in the short period it did function as a venue I saw (and partook in!) some pretty good shows, the stage well set up with a permanent drum-kit and a decent PA with the sound-desk located nearby.
2014: Castrol’s Garage opens on the site of the former Gordon Smith and Son’s Fruiterers.
2015: Bar and other facilities completed, Castrol’s becomes a live music venue.
2016: Site converts Pizza bar to ‘The serious sandwich’ and live music events dry up, the site eventually closes.