Melbourne nightclub and bar Boney has announced it will shut its doors next month. In a statement on the bar’s Facebook page, the team announced that "although we have heavy hearts, we are truly grateful for all the nights we’ve had. To every patron, DJ, staff member, and artist, we thank you for sharing this journey with us."
Boney was birthed in 2013 from the graveyard of nightclub Pony. Pony was the nightclub. The last port of call for many Melburnians out late. When Boney opened under the guidance of the Cookie/Revolver/Toff in Town crew, it resurrected Pony’s 7am weekend bedtime and a nightly DJ and live music agenda. Only this time, they served dinner.
Boney isn’t the only Melbourne music venue that’s closed of late. In September, Shannon Bennet and Vue Group shut their live music venue Geddes Lane Ballroom less than a year after it opened. Not to mention beloved CBD club Lounge closing in late 2018.
But don’t worry – Melbourne is still serving up some of the best clubs and live music venues in the world. Cherry Bar is set to reopen soon in the CBD. Plus, this year Radar opened where Lounge used to be on Swanston Street and Carlton recently got a 24-hour new club, Colour.