NEW BAR: Cry Baby, Adelaide’s Newest Dive Bar Launches


Pink windows and a neon sign call you in to Solomon Streets newest addition. Cry Baby is a 70’s/80’s inspired dive bar tucked away behind Hindley. Full of retro vibes and old-school charm, it is the the new spot of nostalgia for a time where rock n roll ruled!

We spoke to John Di Pinto, one of the owners, and a household name in Adelaide’s bar tending scene who told us the inspiration behind his debut establishment. Adelaide has lacked a distinctively rock and roll venue which pays respects to the greats; Bowie, the Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Neil Young, Van Halen, Janis Joplin (of course) and T-rex, just to name a few. The name itself is a callback to the Janis Joplin 60’s classic Cry Baby, which is sure to be a regular hit in the bar.

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You’ll be listening to all of these iconic artists from the Cry Baby feature which is their jukebox! Put that next to some pool tables and you’ve got a cool bit of the rock n roll era in humble Adelaide.

You can expect 12 beers on tap with a host of cool local brews and an even bigger range of spirits (mostly whiskey and tequila with a few gin and rum options). A rotating wine list of 5 reds and 5 whites by the glass if you prefer wine and a cocktail list that can be added to if the right ingredients are nearby!

Food-wise, Cry Baby are giving us meat and cheese platters with the classic bar nuts and jerkey’s. John has however hinted to us that there are plans for a hot dog cart which is bound to be a highlight (more so the hot dog eating contests that he’s assured us will happen). A popcorn machine that’s made better up with cajun spices rounds everything up for punters.

Opening hours will be 7 days a week opening from 4-2am everyday and opening form 12-2am on Friday so make sure you hit up this venue before it packed with regulars.

ADDRESS: 11 Solomon Street, Adelaide


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