Bigger and better than ever before.
The new and improved Cherry Bar re-opens today in what used to be the site of former Melbourne nightclub Boney, and we’ve been given the first look at what they’ve done to the place. The road to relocation was a long one, with Cherry announcing it would leave AC/DC Lane back in January. It was only last month that the new location was publicly revealed. Here’s what’s you can expect.
Cherry’s reincarnation comes with an increased capacity of 260 people and a 24/7 licence. For the very first time, the bar will have free downstairs entry every night until 11pm. Doors to the downstairs area open from 5pm and entry into the upstairs area will open up from 8pm. Now in its ninth year, the beloved Cherry Blues Sunday series will continue at the new venue but will kick off from 5pm instead of the usual 2pm slot.
According to bar staff, the venue will be open nights from Wednesday to Sunday until late January, from which point it’ll be open seven nights a week. Half of all gig tickets will be available for pre-sale, with the rest available for purchase on the night. Cherry is just a hop, skip and a jump away from where it used to be, so don’t fret about making the extra schlep. What’s more, the bar’s 20th birthday is on Friday December 27, so needless to say it’s a massive month for the Melbourne institution.
Tonight CHERRY officially opens at our new 68 Little Collins Street address…Be there Melbourne.
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