Project - Cry Baby Bar
This dive bar in Adelaide is keeping the good times rolling.
Whether you want to kick back in a bottle-green booth and enjoy some classic rock, order a beer at the pink-lit bar, or have a few rounds of pool with some mates, Cry Baby offers everything you need to have yourself a real good time. With a focus on quality drinks and rocking tunes, Cry Baby is open seven days a week until 2am, so you can shake it (not quite) all night long any day of the week. Behind the bar, all the usual suspects are available, alongside an excellent range of quality local beer, wine, and spirits.
The design of the bar is deliberately grungy with an edge of speakeasy, thanks to local architect Amy Grundy of Studio AKA. Beyond the rusted steel doors and the contrasting penny tiles spelling out the name of the venue, the pink neon Cry Baby sign dominates one corner, written in owner Jon di Pinto’s father’s handwriting. At night, a pinkish haze descends over the Tasmanian oak and bottle-green booth seating. The walls are lined with album covers; the bathrooms wallpapered with the pages of vintage pin-up magazines. Lacquered concrete flooring, low factory lighting and a black and white tiled bar offers a hardwearing surface for every hard day’s night.
In homage to the mid-century industrial past of its CBD location, Grundy chose the Black Factory Pendant Lights from Fat Shack Vintage to feature throughout the converted warehouse space. Customised with a cage guard to add to the industrial ambience, these lights feature above the bar and throughout the main space, offering low intimate lighting despite the high factory ceilings – exactly as they had been intended during the 1940s.
Whether your style leans towards grunge or glam, Fat Shack Vintage has the lighting you need, any way you want it.
Location: 11 Solomon Place, Adelaide SA
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