At the beginning of 2019, this beloved rock’n’roll basement joint announced it would close on AC/DC Lane. Its landlord had decided to cash in, and so bar owner James Young was on the hunt for a new location.
After a search, Cherry Bar confirmed its new location: a 400 metre move down the road to the old Boney site on Little Collins Street.
The bar has capacity for 260 people and a seven-day, 24-hour licence. One of the big attractions of the old Cherry Bar was the laid back vibe that permeated the stripped down, "this is about the music" space; that energy still very much persists at this new location. Cherry Bar feels just like it always did. Most nights, the space is full with a very mixed crowd, so you can't help but feel at ease. Jeans and a t-shirt are all you need. Decor is no-frills and seating is always in hot demand – but at Cherry you should really be on your feet.
Music still reigns supreme at this establishment. Every night you can expect to hear samples from rock's repertoire: from contemporary rock to retro and Brit-Pop with some techno thrown in as a garnish. There are regular DJs and a weekly timetable so check to see which night suits your interests.