Cherry Bar

4.7
27 reviews
$40 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Cherry is pretty much the best rock n’ roll bar in the world. Cherry Bar was founded in late 1999, and is now located right in the heart of the Melbourne theatre district on Little Collins Street. A jewel in the junk heap or maybe an annoying boil on corporate arse cheeks? Despite its modest 260 capacity Cherry is an internationally famous late night street rock n’ roll bar. Quality local acts play live, 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 27 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the Cherry Bar!!!! I loved the ambiance, the music, aesthetic; the staff were so kind and the drinks were great! Cannot wait to go back!!!!

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MiettaP
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good to be back! Cherry bringing the brilliant as always. Safety protocols followed, tasty drinks, great staff, great music, great vibe. Always a pleasure!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

New favourite place to go

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing vibe and sensational cocktails. Grace behind the bar was incredible….super nice and accomodating.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Bad atmosphere. Hard to hear conversation over the extra loud music. Bar tenders did not know basic cocktail recipes

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NLOz
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I didn't order food that night. Just worked my way through the cocktail menu

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Blackie
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was like old cherry bar in some ways ,great vibe great service , will be back

RB
RebeccaB
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best bar in town! Great music, service and drinks.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not as big as the old Cherry Bar but still a great spot

LM
LeeMac
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lazy Sunday afternoon listening to blues. Attentive, friendly bar staff and entertaining band. Will return soon.

MB
MareeB
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

More people there so atmosphere was great. Phil Para band never disappoint.

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WellersonD
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

When I arrived I told the security I had book for the gig as well for the restaurant. He sent me to the restaurant in the corner beside the venue. When I returned for the gig I found out it wasn't the same venue. Then I went for the registration with the lady by the door which wasn't friendly at all. Very rudely asked for our confirmation emails then stamped us and sent us upstairs. We ended up not staying bc the gig isn't my style.

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CeeCee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked a group table for bday drinks and Cherry did not disappoint! We basically had a little private cocktail bar, red lit, leopard lounge, killer tunes to ourselves. Music loud enough for a vibe and a shuffle but not so loud you couldn’t have a convo. No food here line your stomachs before, but pretzels to snack on and delicious, strong cocktails. Staff were super friendly & accommodating. DJs nailed it upstairs and down after bands. We hit the dance floor upstairs later where there was a super fun mix of new wave, 90s, 80s, punk, rock party anthems. We had a ball, thank you for the best night!

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Geoff
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience4

Great venue and Phil Para rocked! However please bring back cash transactions.

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DaleH
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Grate to be out there again especially at the cherry bar well done to all the staff there you guys rock 😎👍🍻

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LauraM
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff answered to all our questions, as it was the first time for us. Great cocktails. Good music.

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BrookeM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a great atmosphere and great drinks, plus the service was wonderful! Very kind staff!

MA
MatthewA
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a good time and drinks were well priced, would go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Awesome. Loved it. There’s no food so I couldn’t rate it.

RM
RosieM
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite places to go on a night out. Staff make a huge effort to make sure everyone feels welcome and they create a safe, but fun environment

KB
KimmyB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My only issue is that I wish it was still located in AC/DC lane.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time of my first night out being 18 with my mate I enjoyed the cocktails and everyone was friendly

LW
LindsayW
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great and accomodating to some of our last-minute changes, wouldn't mind some more stock of snack food but it didn't dampen our experience at all, the staff were really friendly and flexible, would definitely go back many times over

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Anika
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just missing a smokers area, otherwise absolutely amazing, wishing the music was a little louder.

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to catch up with mates and grab a drink

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Anonymous
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cherry is always great, even with all the restrictions. Staff goes beyond to make sure we're comfortable and follow the rules :)
Didn't have food but cocktails are great. Can't wait to see the live gigs back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

awesome place, got us all nicely seated even with the late arrivals, waitress explained clearly the covid rules and how to use their new system

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cherry Bar using the Order Online button.

Cherry Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.