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June 30, 2018
Habits

Cry Baby opens on Solomon Street

The roller door is up at Sunny's new late-night neighbour.

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  • Story: Johnny von Einem

The roller door on the corner property of Solomon and Rosina Streets is up, and Sunny’s late-night neighbours have finally moved in.

Remarks

Cry Baby is located at 11 Solomon Street and opens officially at 7pm on Saturday, 30 June.

Opening hours are 4pm until 2am seven days a week.

Once little more than a cluttered car park, the space is now officially christened Cry Baby – the “bar bar” owner Jon Di Pinto promised us back in early March.

While the hotdog cart is still a month or so away (“I wasn’t going to let that stop me opening,” Jon says), the pool table, jukebox, and fully-loaded back bar are all ready for revellers looking for a dark corner in the city to call their own.

Courtesy of the Studio AKA team, the space is vast; lush green booths line the eastern corner of the venue, lit by the Cry Baby neon calling card, with high tables stretching between the two immovable beams in the centre of the room.

When CityMag visits, a ‘70s best of collection blasts through the PA system, and four miniature KISS dolls, yet to find a home, sit in front of the nine beer taps (pouring Fixation, Mismatch, Adelaide Hills Cider, Clare Valley Brewing Company, Fox Hat by Vale, and Young Henry’s), confirming the bar has doubled down on its reference material. This is a rock and roll bar with intent.

The cocktail list is short and sweet at eight items, and, as promised, the venue takes “all the wank out of bartending.”

Cry Baby is as idiosyncratic a venue as you’re going to get – if you’re in the mood for neon and swagger, there’s only one place you’re going to get it, and it’s on Solomon Street.

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