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New Guernica

The party is back on in a brand new venue for this iconic Melbourne club.
By Sarah Templeton
November 29, 2021
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By Sarah Templeton
November 29, 2021
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Iconic Melbourne club New Guernica has a new Collingwood home, after moving out of the CBD in September.

Owners Steve Costa, Dominic Lococo, Jaff Tzaferis and Kyle Bush hunted for a new location in the following weeks, and just last month announced they had found the perfect address in a historic venue on the corner of Smith and Langridge Streets.

The site was the previous home to much-loved Foresters Beer and Music Hall, but its history dates back to 1868. Now the club has undergone yet another transformation, this time into a completely unique nightclub space featuring seven-metre high ceilings, a balcony high above the dance floor to see and be seen, as well as a world class lighting and sound system. But key elements remain from the club's old venue, including the recognisable trusty disco ball.

And if the colour palette feels familiar, that's because the orange lighting and brass-topped bar were both inspired by Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Spooky.

Whether you want to boogie to some of Australia's most established electronic artists or catch some of the new up-and-coming talent on the scene, this will be the place to do it come the weekend. Iconic club night Guerns will continue its 12-year run on Thursday nights, including the famous $3.50 drink specials. Independent organisers like Novel, The Operatives, Thick As Thieves and Eat The Beat will run the party on Friday and Saturday.

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