When we walking around the laneways of Melbourne on our tour, our guide told us all sorts of interesting things about the city. One bit of insider information that he shared was the location of the famous Cherry Bar, on AC/DC lane.
Appropriately situated, this rock bar hosts live music from local bands most nights of the week, and is a really popular place for touring groups to host after parties as well. It has a bit of a reputation for being true to the local scene. Our guide related a story about how after a show in Melbourne, Lady Gaga called them up, wanting to do an after party with a mini concert. They rejected her because there was already a local act scheduled to play that night. Pretty stalwart, that.
We had a great time there listening to a battle of the bands between two local groups, and sampling the expensive beer. It was a lot of fun, and made me want to get back into attending more small venue concerts, something I haven’t done in a long time. If you’re in Melbourne, definitely check this place out!