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
Cherry Blues with Three Kings

Cherry Blues with Three Kings

Sun 26 Jan

Sunday January 26th ~ Cherry Blues 🍒
Three Kings performing two (more?) sets at Cherry!
Our weekly Cherry Blues is FREE ENTRY with doors from 5PM
Espresso Martinis for $10 all afternoon too!

This Sunday January 26th we’re welcoming Melbourne blues super group Three Kings to the Cherry stage! This authentic blues trio with the renowned Ian Collard (Collard Greens and Gravy), Benny Peters (Benny and the Fly By Niters) and Jason Liu Soon (stints with Chris Wilson and The Detonators) take audiences on a tour of those greasy, picturesque juke joints prominent within the rich history of American blues and roots music. With a hard hittin’ delivery and a wide range of influences (think John Lee Hooker, Kid Thomas, Slim Harpo and Jerry McCain to name but a few), Three Kings take punters a reckless hell ride and clock up the miles from Bourbon Street to the Windy City…

“No one should have to follow these guys on stage. No one.” – Justin Townes Earle

Our weekly Cherry Blues is still FREE ENTRY with doors now from 5PM. Table seating is available with a new snacks menu and wine list. And supervised children are welcome to attend. If you haven’t checked out the new Cherry as yet? We’re now located at 68 Little Collins Street!

This is an 18+ event.


Cosmic Kahuna Public Holiday Eve Show

Cosmic Kahuna Public Holiday Eve Show

Sun 26 Jan

COSMIC KAHUNA live on the Cherry stage!
Cherry will be open ’til 5AM x

To help make use of this upcoming long weekend, we’ve invited Cosmic Kahuna to perform live on the Cherry stage!

This guitar driven trio always puts on a wild show, and sure do know how to test amps! Cosmic Kahuna are the kind of band that have simply made fans the old fashioned way, great recordings and a live show that offers a colourful assault that’s built around diverse riffs. Whether taking a listener down to the skate parks of yesteryear or chewin’ up a cassette tape stoner rock comp’ on some lsd laced muscle car hoon through the desert, this lot will make fans of any lovers rock. Like Dave Grohl, who invited them to the land of stars and stripes and perform at the Cal’ Jam Festival he curated.

Make the most of this public holiday eve! We’ll be open ’til 5AM. And if you haven’t checked out the new Cherry yet, we’re located at 68 Little Collins Street. It’s probably the best rocknroll joint in town again.

This is an 18+ event.


Celebration of David Bowie

Celebration of David Bowie

Sun 26 Jan

Celebrate the magic of David Bowie at Cherry
It’s FREE ENTRY with Bowie shirt or face paint…
$10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT too!

Hey. If you’re looking for a place to boogie on the long weekend we’re celebrating David Bowie on Sunday Jan’ 26th to make the most of the public holiday! A true chameleon of popular culture, leaving behind masterworks that will forever stand the test of time.

When struggling pop singer David Jones created the stage name David Bowie, it was the birth for what was to be an outlet for one of the most creative minds in rock ’n’ roll history. His ability to reinvent himself and create a tapestry of iconography within the constraints of popular music is unparalleled. Taking the experience of music beyond your hi-fi speakers, Bowie was a creative force that would pull you into his various guises and concepts.

Cherry DJ’s will be spinnin’ the best from Bowie across both levels, covering all periods (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, his return to pop in the ’80’s, late 90’s alt-rock leanings and self penned requiem that was Blackstar), so everyone can have a boogie! We’ll be slingin’ $10 Espresso Martinis and partying ’til 5AM!

It all starts from 11PM and it’s FREE ENTRY for those sporting their Bowie shirt or face paint or it’s an easy $10 entry. And hey, not every single song played for six hours will be a Bowie song, coz that be weird. We’ll be playing HEAPS of Bowie across the six hours xo

Oh and as per the usual when we celebrate this legend, if you can pull off his Goblin King costume it’s free entry also because quite simply, you deserve it 🙂

This is an 18+ event.


Soul Aid at Soul In The Attic

Soul Aid at Soul In The Attic

Thu 30 Jan

Soul Aid – Fundraiser show

Part of the Soul Community in Melbourne, Bernadette Novembre, Emilia, The Tarantinos & DJ Wolfie are putting on a show to raise money for the bushfire crisis. All door sales – 100% – will go to the CFA Victoria and WIRES (Wildlife Emergency Fund).

We as part of the music community want to give back to our beautiful country that has allowed us to follow our passion. The firefighters, people and animals are all doing it so tough. This is our way of giving back to the community for all their support of Australian independent music. Without a little kindness we have nothing.

Please come and have a dance and show your support for an amazing cause.

This is an 18+ event.


Devil Electric Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Devil Electric Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Sat 1 Feb

Devil Electric with special guests Whoopie Cat
Door tickets only – $15 with 100% of proceeds going to Wildlife Victoria

Devil Electric’s first show at the new Cherry Bar location. All proceeds go to Wildlife Victoria to help fund important resources for our natural surrounds in the fight against the recent and current bushfires across Victoria. The band will also have a limited edition Kookaburra designed shirt by Annie Walter which 100% of proceeds to Wildlife Victoria.

Cherry is now located at 68 Little Collins Street (400 odd metre walk from our ol’ digs down AC/DC Lane). It’s probably the best rocknroll bar in town again.

This is an 18+ event.


Venetian Blinds

Venetian Blinds (2am Show)

Sat 1 Feb

saturday night, dark-wave outfit Venetian Blinds are hosting the graveyard shift, providing the fun in funeral, at cherry bar. they’ll help you drown your sorrows before you head home . . . . alone.

venetian blinds perform romantically melancholic pieces, set to eerie post punk inspired tracks. their mesmerising live show encapsulates experiences of dialogical consciousness, lust and heartache. there’s no room for two in your coffin.

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.


Cherry Blues with Heinous Hound

Cherry Blues with Heinous Hound

Sun 2 Feb

Heinous Hound Blues Band performing live on the Cherry stage!
Our weekly Cherry Blues is FREE ENTRY with doors from 5PM
Espresso Martinis for $10 all afternoon too!

This Sunday December 22nd we’re welcoming the Steve Lucas lead Heinous Hound Blues Band to our new stage, just before Xmas comes ’round! Have you joined us for a bevy at the new Cherry (at 68 Little Collins Street) yet? Well, this group could always be counted on to rock your socks off back in our old basement so here’s a great excuse to come past. Their unique blend of blues with classic rocknroll and a pinch of vintage R&B is delivered with the kind of instantaneous velocity that demands calls for another set.

Our weekly Cherry Blues is still FREE ENTRY with doors now from 5PM and supervised children are welcome to attend. We’re also offering table seating with a new snacks menu and wine list.

This is an 18+ event.


Cherry Blues with Phil Para

Cherry Blues with Phil Para

Sun 9 Feb

Phil Para Band performing two (more?) sets live at Cherry!
Our weekly Cherry Blues is FREE ENTRY with doors from 5PM
Espresso Martinis for $10 all afternoon too!

This Sunday January 12th we’re welcoming Melbourne’s legendary guitar virtuoso Mr. Phil Para to Cherry.

Yes, if you’d heard the story Phil has recovered from his quadruple heart by-pass surgery and back tearin’ up stages. Have you joined us for a bevy at the new Cherry (68 Little Collins Street) yet? Phil delivers his unique fusion of blues, jazz and Latin groove influences with the type of sheer showmanship that has found this axeman become true folklore in our town.

Our weekly Cherry Blues is still FREE ENTRY with doors now from 5PM and supervised children are welcome to attend. We’re also offering table seating with a new snacks menu and wine list.

This is an 18+ event.


Beastwars

Beastwars

Sun 9 Feb

Beastwars Band (NZ) performing live on the Cherry stage!
Supports tba!

On Sunday February 9th we’ll be hosting New Zealand sludge metal lords, Beast Wars, live on the Cherry stage! They’re crossing the Tasman next month for a three date hoon up and down the East Coast, promoting the gargantuan new single “This Mortal Decay”. Cap it off with a limited capacity club show? Yep!

Their triumphant return to our shores last year highlighted a new found perspective on the fragility of life, following vocalist Matt Hyde’s battle with cancer. Also made apparent was that these merchants of visceral stoner metal are certainly back in world-class form. Shaped by Hyde’s experience delving into the abyss, single “This Mortal Decay” is a deeply introspective work and was the last song written for lauded 4th album IV.

“A thunderously heavy and life-affirming listen” METAL HAMMER UK

Cherry is now located at 68 Little Collins Street. It’s probably the best rocknroll joint in town again.

This is an 18+ event.


Goon Squad (Alice Cooper’s band!)

Goon Squad (Alice Cooper’s band!)

Wed 12 Feb

Goon Squad (Alice Coopers band) live on the Cherry stage!
AND a special guitar clinic with virtuoso Ryan Roxie beforehand…

The Alice Cooper tour hits Melbourne early February! With the Wednesday February 12th a touring day off for the “Godfather of Shock Rock”… So we’ll be welcoming Coopers’ band, Goon Squad, when they perform live on the Cherry stage!

The make up of this blizzard of bats is not only a reflection of Alice being a perfectionist, but reads like one of the finest lists of rocknroll mercenaries one could assemble. The brain child of guitarist Ryan Roxie (Slash’s Snakepit, Gilby Clarke band), Goon Squad finds Glen Sobel on the pots and pans (stints for Mötley Crüe, Richie Sambora, and is in Hollywood Vampires so he’s played for Rob Halford and Steve Tyler and…Weird Al Yankovic!), Tom Henricksen (Hollywood Vampires and Warlock!) and Chuck Garric (Dio, LA Guns, Ted Nugent and Journey!). Known to satisfy any classic rock fanfare with a slew of great covers (from the likes of Cheap Trick, Kiss, The Stooges, Neil Young, Motorhead, The Ramones and more), this show is not to be missed!

Earlier on the night, long time Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie continues to prove he’s always been about the fans with a very special guitar clinic! An opportunity to witness some real fretboard mastery up close. And having been Cooper’s guitarist of choice since the early ’90’s, Roxie always has a decent story or two to tell!
Cherry is now located at 68 Little Collins Street (400 odd metre walk from our ol’ digs down AC/DC Lane). It’s probably the best rocknroll bar in town again.

This is an 18+ event.


Waxflower – ‘Together’ Release Tour

Waxflower – ‘Together’ Release Tour

Fri 14 Feb

Waxflower (QLD) performing live on the Cherry stage!
NOTE: Entry to the show entitles you to stick around and party with no extra charge ’til our new 7AM closing!

We’re welcoming Waxflower (QLD) to the new Cherry stage for a special Valentines Day night performance come Friday, February 14th! The pop-punk four piece group out of Brisbane are tearing into the next decade with the new emotive single ‘Together’. On the back of standout debut single ‘Cut Your Teeth’ and the critically acclaimed follow up ‘Back To Back’ (produced by Stevie Knight of Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic, Between You & Me fame), the rockers spent the best part of 2019 touring with the likes of Sly Withers, Between You & Me, & The Dead Love, The Maine & Stand Atlantic. Also helping to send off last year were the announcement of signing with Australian booking agency Select Music and supporting iconic US giants Simple Plan!

Guided by the contagious melodies of Kisschasy, the soaring soundscapes of Jimmy Eat World and the sincerity of Slowly Slowly, Waxflower endeavors to bring a genuine and unique perspective on alternative rock. This Melbourne show is not to be missed!

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.


Keggin

Keggin (2am Show)

Fri 21 Feb

Friday February 21st 🍒
Keggin 2AM show at Cherry!
and $10 Espresso Martinis all night too!

Hey. you. guys!

Cherry has moved into where Boney used to be and before that where Pony used to be! You know what that means? The return of 2 A.M. shows and seeing the sun rise as you walk out the door.

So ever since we heard this we naturally thought WE HAVE TO DO ONE!!

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.


Blag

Blag

Fri 28 Feb

US punks The Dwarves frontman Blag Dahlia returns to Melbourne for one very special show at the new Cherry Bar Friday February 28.

Catch the notorious Blag singing hilarious comedy songs, novelty numbers and Dwarves favourites featuring some of the worst acoustic guitar playing you’ve ever heard!

$15/20 ***Limited Capacity*** Tix on sale Monday at beatscartel.com/tickets
Doors from 8.00pm with support to be announced

“One of the last true bastions of punk rock ideology in the contemporary musical age” Time Off
www.thedwarves.com.

This is an 18+ event.


Deville (SWE) Australian Tour

Deville (SWE) Australian Tour

Fri 27 Mar

Deville show at Cherry!
and $10 Espresso Martinis all night too!

Swedish riff lords Deville make their first trip to Australia in 2020 having just announced plans for an extensive national tour on the back of multiple festival appearances at Mojo Burning (QLD) and Germanium DAZE (WA).

Born in 2004, the band have developed through a haze of Rock, Stoner and Metal sounds, creating something unique which has seen them support the likes of Red Fang, Torche, Fu Manchu, Truckfighters and tour the US, UK and Europe many times over playing a host of the world’s best venues and festivals.

With albums signed to Heavy Psych Sounds, Buzzville Records, Small Stone Records and Sweden’s Fuzzorama Records, the band have given 15 years of service to Rock’n’Roll, a feat rarely realised in today’s music business. This tour will celebrate the milestone and see the band travel coast to coast in what will be a fun and energetic display of European hard Rock at a super affordable price.

In support of the tour nationally are high energy Sydney heavy duo Astrodeath, who have themselves had an amazing drop into the scene having supported the likes of 1000mods, Nick Oliveri and Batpiss along with also landing festival slots at Mojo Burning (QLD) and Germanium Daze (WA) in what is a short and successful time at the fray.

Deville lines up with Astrodeath and more at Cherry Bar in Melbourne on Fri 27 March with doors at 8.00pm $15/20 18+. Supports to be announced soon.

For more tour info or request head to www.beatscartel.com. Proudly presented by Beats Cartel.

This is an 18+ event.