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Iconic Club New Guernica Is Reopening in Collingwood This Week and It's Putting on Free Drinks

Score free drinks when this iconic Melbourne club reopens in its new Collingwood home this Thursday.
By Sarah Templeton
November 23, 2021
By Sarah Templeton
November 23, 2021

The party is set to restart in Collingwood this week with iconic club venue New Guernica reopening in a brand new location — and it's putting on free bevvies to celebrate.

The original New Guernica held the hearts and livers of many a Melbourne raver for over 12 years in its original CBD location, before shutting its doors in September thanks to lockdown pressures and a proposed area redevelopment.

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 storied site was the previous home to much-loved Foresters Beer and Music Hall, but its history dates back to 1868.


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This week is set to hold the opening night festivities, and it's fair to say if you've missed a boogie with music pulsing under your feet this year — this will be the place to re-enter the fold. Seven-metre high ceilings, a balcony high above the dance floor to both see and be seen, and a world class lighting setup are all promised in the new locale.

The best part? The chance for free drinks for excited partiers on Thursday. Those keen on a few Guerns Ales and Moon Dog Fizzer Seltzers — as well as being the first to party in the new space — just need to sign up on the official website. In coming weeks, the club's 12-year-running regular rave will continue on Thursday nights, with Friday night parties being hosted by independent organisers. Basically, it will be the place to be all weekend.

"We can't wait to welcome Melbourne to our new home and to bring back the parties we've become known for, as well as to launch our new events," said co-owner Kyle Bush in a statement. "It's been a long, difficult 18 months, but the future is bright at New Guernica once more!"

For more information about the newly reopened New Guernica, including how to win the chance of free drinks on Thursday night, visit the club's website.

Published on November 23, 2021 by Sarah Templeton
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