Who among us hasn’t seen a cracking show at Ding Dong? (If you haven’t, then you’re a friggin’ nerd and I don’t want a bar of you). The local venue has been a well-loved fixture on Melbourne’s illustrious list of music hotspots, so it’s a with a heavy heart that we share this news – Ding Dong is calling last drinks on January 13.
“It’s an open secret that venues in the Melbourne CBD have been struggling lately due in part to the broader proliferation of similar clubs and bars across the inner north and combination of the heartbreaking homeless issue and ongoing late-night violence in the CBD the time is right to pull up stumps,” said publican Billy Walsh, confirming the closure.
“I’m proud of the venue and what we were able to achieve in helping to create an important part of the Melbourne music fabric.”
The list of heavy hitters who have graced this venue is long and glorious.
We’ll be sad to see it go.