Venue type: Bar, Club
Classic rock bar that's popular than ever. A main bar and dance floor area keeps most busy while a smaller back bar rocks on in a more chilled fashion. The attitude's grungy and loud.
Our tip: it's wise to arrive early on in the night to avoid the queues.
04/19 CLOSED DOWN, pending new location
Live Music Venue
The music at Cherry is open to variation, with anything from rock and roll, to retro and alternative.
Cherry is nothing short of hugely popular. Ambient, indie, Brit-pop, retro music rules supreme here, but it's the layout that makes it a cut above the rest. Dancers will appreciate the packedness of the floor on a good night. Spend some time out in the back room, too, as it's fantastic - when was the last time you saw a jukebox at a club?
It looks dodgy, but feels great. Even if you are not that big into rock music you will love the people and the vibe here.
Usually a cover charge of 5$ applies and the place stays open till 4am. There is a dresscode: jeans and t-shirt. And yes, once I actually saw the bouncer denying access to a guy in suit and his wife who was also very dressed up... funny thing to see if you just got denied access at CQ for wearing Pumas.
Alain, Southbank, 11/07
Put simply, Cherry is a Melbourne institution for rock fans. Open late and with an inverse dress-code (the bouncers usually spot posers), it's no wonder Corporation Lane was renamed ACDC Lane to celebrate the connection between Cherry, Melbourne and rock. There's always a fairly friendly if different vibe, mainly due to like-minded people in attendance. The DJs are rock gurus who know their history and people aren't afraid to go crazy on the dance floor.
Martin Watters, Melbourne, 06/05
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Cherry / Link to this page: https://www.partystar.com.au/venue/148/
2/430 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
1300 535 010