The Thorn


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The Thorn


The Thorn
Words by Jack O’Shea Ayres

The Thorn perfectly encapsulates what Melbourne is all about.

Thornbury’s latest bar and chill-out spot is fully equipped with arcade games, a pool table and table tennis. It’s family and pet friendly and a hot spot for DJs, topping it off as one of the best spots to wind down after a long work week.

Live Music: The cozy and inviting interior has inducted The Thorn as a sanctuary for Melbourne’s indie music lovers and a gem in Melbourne’s music crown, but DJs are The Thorn’s specialty, seeing Fred Again. perform earlier this year.

Famous For: The drinks. They’re delicious, they’re affordable and they’re served in a space to suit.

Infamous For: The Thorn’s space can be described as nothing but immaculate, with a naturally light-filled setting likely to impress anyone to walk through The Thorn’s door. From laid back cocktails to electrified DJ sets in a huge bandroom decked out with lighting to match, it’s got all fronts covered.

The Thorn is Thornbury’s latest spot to basque in the sun and sip on a decadent cocktail to the tune of local and international DJs alike. Its setting is impressive and sure to make you feel right at home with its comfortable, stylish and intimate vibes, made suitable for the whole family.

If you’re a fan of pool, The Thorn delivers with one of the best tables I’ve ever played on – its felt top is as fresh as the vibes and the live DJ performances fit the setting to a tee. It’s classic, eclectic and inviting all in one, with something for everyone to enjoy. Arcade games and table tennis also give you something to do with a drop or two and make for a great conversation starter with The Thorn’s lovely patrons.

The Thorn is Melbourne’s hottest up-and-coming spot for warehouse parties. February saw The Thorn’s bocce courts transformed into the party of the year, with Fred Again, Hai Hai, and DJpgz providing tunes paired with a massive lightshow, making Melburnians feel like they’d been transported back to their raving days of the bustling nineties.

With a killer summer just around the corner, The Thorn is the coolest place to be.