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.
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