If you were at uni in the last five years or so, you've probably been to Hawthorn club Cheers at some point. The club responsible for many a drunken pash and seedy morning lecture has grown up and undergone a renovation into Untz Untz. The two-level venue with a 24-hour liquor license (a license that already existed with Cheers), has been given a new look which includes an LED dancefloor that lights up under clubgoers' feet. Club director Nick Foley is planning on fully utilising the club's license with a 24-hour bash on the Queen's Birthday long weekend on June 13.
"We're planning on doing a 24-hour party called Sensory every long weekend starting from Queen's Birthday," Foley says. "We plan on broadcasting the club experience onto a YouTube channel by setting up ten GoPro cameras around the club and strapping on six GoPros to chosen social media opinion leaders, so you can follow their nights."
Foley, a club veteran also responsible for Seven in South Melbourne, is teaming up with interior designer and fellow club veteran Michael Delaney on a downstairs pub dubbed Holy Moley, which is set to open later in the next six months. Delaney, known for designing some of Melbourne's legendary clubs, is a no-brainer for this ambitious club project; he started the now-defunct club Honkytonks, Sorry Grandma, and The Bottom End. Foley is also collaborating with Henry Chan, the mastermind behind Lucky Coq and Bimbo Deluxe, on a bar called Boozie Suzie which will offer Chan's signature cheap pizzas offering to fuel clubgoers.
Fans of the Cheers Tuesday nights won't be disappointed, as the nights are back in full swing at the club's new digs. If you like your crowds a little older, entry to the Adultery nights on every Saturday at Untz Untz is only open to clubbers aged 21 and above.
Untz Untz 660A Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn.