One of The City’s Most Beloved Nightclubs, New Guernica, Is Closing Its Doors In The CBD

By Simon Cassar
5th Aug 2021

The interior of the nightclub.

A staple of Melbourne’s nightlife for over 12 years, New Guernica’s intricate and jungle curated multi-room nightclub and bar have sadly just announced that they’ll be closing up shop. 
As a frequenter of the venue and someone who celebrated multiple life events in the disco, this is a bitter sting of nostalgia, but a reminder that all good things must pass. 

After battling with the effects of COVID and frequent lockdown restrictions, the venue was further troubled with a proposal for the building to be redeveloped into a 12-storey hotel. 

New Guernica owners Steve Costa, Dominic Lococo, Jaff Tzaferis and Kyle Bush have made the decision to close the CBD venue and look for an alternate location in Melbourne. “We’re sad to say goodbye to this venue—we’ve made so many memories here over the past 21 years, first as F4 and then as New Guernica,” said Costa.

New Guernica will leave the CBD with quite the legacy having hosted some top tier talent on its sticky floors including Jamie XX, George Michael, Solange Knowles, Honey Dijon, and Queens Of The Stone Age—not a bad CV at all. 

There are rumours of one last boogie for a proper send-off but nothing has yet been confirmed as yet, make sure you keep an eye out on their Instagram for the details. 

To the many nights, dancefloor memories, and good times, it’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye, vale New Guernica in the CBD, you always gave it one hell of a nudge. 

In good news, Dylan Alcott's Ability Festival is making a return. Check it out here. 

Image credit: supplied 

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