Bars & Nightlife

This Bar Is A Quirky Multi-Use Space Combining Beers And Coffee With A Hair Salon • Space Academy

By Jack Saddler

Time to hop aboard the Space Academy!

Ever get the urge to get your haircut when you’re a few beers in? Well, Christchurch has the answer to your calls. [Featured Image: Space Academy, Instagram].

Space Academy is the event space that combines beers and coffee with the chance to get a trim. As well as the talks, exhibitions and events that take place, customers will also find a “pint-sized hair salon” named Doki at the front of Space Academy.

The appeal of this unique spot is three-fold. By day,Space Academy takes the form of Kadett Cafe — a lovely industrial little spot to grab a coffee, with a beautiful Scandi-Japanese design. Then, the Space Academy bar opens up from around 4pm. You’ll find a host of great NZ wines and cheeses on offer, topped off by some great music and events running on a regular basis. And, of course, the best of finishing touches comes in the form of the unique pint-sized hairdressers front of house.


Sound like a winning combination to you? Well, get on down there! Have a beer and exit with shorter hair. Winning all-round, if you ask me.

Find out more information about Space Academy via their website.

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