Pretty much the best rock n roll bar in the world

Opening Hours
Wednesday: 5pm - 3am
Thursday: 5pm - 5am
Friday: 5pm - 7am
Saturday: 5pm - 7am
Sunday: 5pm - 3am

Address
68 Little Collins St, Melbourne CBD, 3000

Socials
Facebook or Instagram

Contact
Jobs - manager@cherrybar.com.au
Band Bookings - darve@cultleader.com.au
General - nicholas@cultleader.com.au


Weekly Events

Soul In The Attic
Every Thursday

Our weekly Thursday Soul in the Attic showcases emerging and seminal acts live on stage, followed by resident DJ’s (including Vince “The Prince” Peach of Soul Time fame) playing all things soul, funk, disco and classic 45’s ’til late! It’s not all techno in Melbourne.

2am Bands
Every Friday & Saturday

Every weekend you can catch a great live act at 2AM every Friday and Saturday evening! Cherry is now across two levels, so you can either grab a drink in our ground floor parlour or duck upstairs to catch a great act crank some amps… Only trick to remember is that a 2AM show is technically the NEXT morning that the date it’s listed on. So think of it like you’re still out past midnight from the night before to catch the show

Sunday Blues
Every Sunday

At our weekly Sunday blues session you’ll find very best local and International blues and boogie acts rockin’ the joint with two, sometimes three, sizzling live sets… It’s free entry with doors from 5PM and supervised children are welcome.


Upcoming Gigs
Soulsham Live – Members from The Bamboos, Saskwatch, GL and Jacky Winter

Soulsham Live – Members from The Bamboos, Saskwatch, GL and Jacky Winter

Thu 12 Dec

Soulsham (Members from The Bamboos, Saskwatch, GL and Jacky Winter and more!) performing live on stage for Soul in the Attic!

We’re slingin’ $10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT and when you’ve paid entry to a show at the new Cherry, be our guest to party ’til LATE with no extra charge!

The doors swing open at the new location for Cherry (68 Little Collins Street) on Thursday December 12th. To help see the move of our classic Soul night out of the basement and into an attic, we’re welcoming Soulsham to the Cherry stage!

This special collective made up of some of our towns finest players (members of The Bamboos, Saskwatch, GL and Jacky Winter and more!) are the perfect act to bring in the next chapter for Cherry. For almost twenty years it was a guarantee that with a late night visit to our old digs (we’re only a 400 metre walk from our beloved AC/DC Lane by the way) you’d be sure to find joyous conversation amongst Melbourne musicians over the occasional spilt drink. A tradition that’s bound to continue… Such late night creatures having the bright idea to form a group is how ‘Soulsham’ came into being. A band comprising members of The Bamboos, Saskwatch, GL and Jacky Winter (amongst others) with the sole purpose of playing some beloved tunes on a Thursday night, maybe once (very occasionally twice) a year.

It’s not all techno in Melbourne. Every Thursday for Soul in the Attic our resident DJ’s spin all things soul, funk, disco and classic 45’s ’til late! Cherry is now located at 68 Little Collins Street. And it might be the best rock n roll bar is town

This is an 18+ event.


Press Club

Press Club

Fri 13 Dec

We’re welcoming Press Club on Friday December 13th to help celebrate opening the new location (only 400 metres from our old digs) for Cherry! Press Club is the fuzz-addled, kicked-in speaker bass of Iain MacRae, the razor sharp guitar tones of Greg Rietwyk, the merciless drumming of Frank Lees, not to forget the emotionally charged vocal deliverance of Natalie Foster. With 2019 came the release of their second album Wasted Energy, a studio effort that not only attained some fair ARIA chart success for the four-piece out of Brunswick (it crash landed as high as #15 propelled by an ever growing fanbase) but was the catalyst to embark on their second assault of the UK and Europe, including performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals as well as Reeperbahn Festival! Fuelled by the buzz-saw guitars on single “Headwreck”, the album thrust the group into life on the Australian and European touring circuits and received high rotation at Australia’s triple j and Fbi radio.

When you’ve paid entry to a show at the new Cherry, be our guest to party ’til close (Thursday that’s ’til late, Friday and Saturday right through ’til 7AM!). The new Cherry is located at 68 Little Collins Street. It might be the best rock n roll bar is town.

This is an 18+ event.


Badgers

Badgers (2am Show)

Fri 13 Dec

At our new address of 68 Little Collins Street (some may recall a bar called Pony?), Cherry is slightly different to our old basement. Now that we’re a two level venue (you can grab a drink in our parlour bar or duck up to the bandroom) we’re going to have special 2AM shows going forward!

For our first 2AM Friday night show at the new digs, catch BADGERS live on the Cherry stage! Fronted by local stalwart Michael Badger (producer/mixer for King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Amyl & The Sniffers, You Am I and more!), the group (Miranda Holt, Eloise Thetford and Dali Platt) recently released debut single “Make It Rain” as a sneak peek into their yet to be released debut LP. For live music punters who appreciate the paisley draped pop rock of the late ’60’s and just generally a great live band, this group is one to watch.

Now though this show is technically the Saturday morning, think of it like you’re still out from the night before…
The new Cherry is located at 68 Little Collins Street. It might be the best rock n roll joint in town.

This is an 18+ event.


The Ugly Kings LP Launch

The Ugly Kings LP Launch

Sat 14 Dec

Helping to celebrate the opening weekend of our new location (only 400 metres from our old digs!) for Cherry, The Ugly Kings are bringing their brand of hard blues rock to our new stage!

With a limited edition 7” vinyl to promote for their track “Gypsy Queen”, out through Tuff Cuff Records, the group are closing a chapter on debut album Darkness Is My Home. Which is fitting being that our old basement had always been the spiritual home for the power blues group. For fans, this is a chance to catch them in an intimate space (our new band room smaller than the last that they’d packed out on so many wild nights previous) and snap up some last remaining merch’ on hand. Also on the night, Cherry fav’ Two Headed Dog (with a 7” disc of their own to promote for “Fire Fire”) and exciting upstarts The Bone Shack!

And when you’ve paid entry to a show at Cherry, be our guest to party ’til close (Thursday that’s ’til late, Friday and Saturday right through ’til 7AM!) for no extra charge. The new Cherry is located at 68 Little Collins Street. It might be the best rock n roll bar in town

This is an 18+ event.


Cherry Blues with Collard, Greens and Gravy

Cherry Blues with Collard, Greens and Gravy

Sun 15 Dec

Sunday December 15th Collard, Greens and Gravy performing live on the Cherry stage with two special sets!Our weekly Cherry Blues is FREE ENTRY with doors from 5PM Espresso Martinis for $10 all afternoon too!

We’re welcoming the acclaimed Collard Greens and Gravy to the Cherry stage on Sunday December 15th to help celebrate opening our new location (only 400 metres from our old digs) in town!

Originally formed way back in 1995 by Ian Collard (vocals, harmonica and guitar), it’s fair to call Collard, Greens and Gravy Aussie blues royalty. The three piece (with recent additions Sean Emmit on guitar and Jason Liu Soon on drums) continue to deliver audiences that gritty, down home-sound that they’re known for and play a repertoire of harmonica driven Chicago Blues. Think those legendary acts the likes of Little Walter, Jimmy Reed and Muddy Waters to name a few…

Our weekly Cherry Blues is still free entry with doors now from 5PM and supervised children welcome. The new Cherry is located at 68 Little Collins Street. It might be the best rock n roll bar in town.

This is an 18+ event.


Children Collide

Children Collide

Tue 17 Dec

We’re welcoming Children Collide on Tuesday December 17th to help celebrate opening the new location (only 400 metres from our old digs) for Cherry! In what was a most pleasant surprise for fans of the post-punk outfit, Children Collide announced upcoming headline shows and dropped new single “Aurora”, the first taste of new music since 2012! To help break in our new bandroom the band will be playing a special warm up gig before taking on said shows that are in essentially the first live appearances for the trio in five years!

The new Cherry is located at 68 Little Collins Street. It might be the best rock n roll bar in town.

This is an 18+ event.