Merriwa tavern hoping to bring back ‘skimpies’ up to 3 days a week


Picture: Martin Kennealey
Picture: Martin Kennealey

A MERRIWA tavern’s application to allow “immodest” entertainment is out for public consultation until August 28.

The Department of Gaming, Racing and Liquor has set a deadline for objections to the application from The Sixty 30 owners, Tybel Nominees, to vary existing trading conditions.

“The applicant seeks to vary the entertainment condition imposed on the licence so that the reference to ‘immodest’ is removed, permitting waitresses, barmaids and/or adult performers to expose their breasts and/or lingerie underwear exposing a significant portion of their buttocks,” a document from the applicant’s lawyers Dwyer Durack said.

It said the entertainment would take place in the dining room section of the tavern, and be provided by Perth’s Best Girls, up to three times a week during trading hours on Thursdays to Saturdays until late and Sundays until 4pm.

“A barrier screen will be fitted to the entry door that will prevent persons outside the venue viewing the interior of the dining room,” it said.

“In order to keep the entertainment low key, the applicant proposes to have no signage at the venue promoting the entertainment.

“All advertising relating to the entertainment to be offered at the venue will be done through the entertainment service provider’s Facebook page and their website.

“The applicant does not expect to experience any problems associated with antisocial behaviour.

“The venue is attended by members of the local community who regard the venue as their ‘local’ pub and therefore the venue has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

“The venue offered ‘skimpies’ as entertainment for approximately eight to 12 months in 2014; these events were well-run with no incidents of antisocial behaviour.”

The applicant included letters of support, which it said indicated “strong demand” for this sort of entertainment.