Cherry closed its door on Sunday March 31, 2019.
Cherry is pretty much the best rock n' roll bar in the world.
Cherry Bar was founded in late 1999, today it is owned by founding partners Jim Bourke, Lazy Pete and James Young.
Cherry is the only business located in world famous AC/DC Lane Melbourne (off Flinders Lane and between Russell and Exhibition Streets) right in the heart of the Melbourne business district. A jewel in the junk heap or maybe an annoying boil on corporate arse cheeks?
Despite its modest 200 capacity, Cherry is an internationally famous late night street rock n' roll bar. Quality local acts play live (always finishing by 11.30pm), then DJs keep the joint jumping till the wee hours.
Cherry has become the destination for local, interstate and international bands to descend upon and party after they've finished playing live themselves. We don't need to name drop. You never know who you might meet at Cherry.
The rear Jenni Bar is available for private parties.
Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was so taken with Cherry that during the band's 2002 Australian tour, he made an offer to purchase it.
The lane Cherry Bar is in (Corporation Lane), was renamed AC/DC Lane because the band played there (did they?).
Contrary to many news reports at the time, Cherry Bar was not destroyed by fire on June 5, 2008. The owners confirmed on ABC radio that the basement bar suffered severe water damage from a fire that was mainly on the top floor and roof. They hoped the bar would be back open for business Friday week coincidentally Friday 13th, 2008.
Update: January 2019
Cherry Bar is Moving
Widely reported in the press, beloved Cherry Bar is moving out of ACDC Lane.
On the bar's Facebook page, co-owner James Young announced it would close the doors for the last time on Sunday, March 31 2019.
In printed media he said they were looking for a new location and would continue to trade as Cherry Bar.
The bar will continue to open seven nights a week in the lead-up to the closure on March 31, 2019.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ AC/DC Lane Melbourne | Map
✆ 03 9639 8122
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Cherry Bar
→ ACDC Lane (Corporation Lane)
→ Bon Scott Tribute Wall
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