Crowbar Brisbane Dims the Lights After 8 Years

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Crowbar in Fortitude Valley has announced that it will be dimming the lights and closing its doors after eight years in the business. The stage for live music, which has showcased thousands of Brisbane’s best local music talents, is pulling the plug due to the current pandemic crisis.

In a statement on social media, the management of Crowbar said that the decision to close was made with a heavy heart. 

“We’ve shared thousands of gigs, good times, beers, shots, singalongs, laughs, hugs, tears and triumphs with friends from all around the world,” the statement read. “These are trying times for the music and entertainment industries and the future is uncertain for a lot of us, but we hope to be back in Brisbane sometime with a very loud bang.” 

Following the unfortunate news, patrons, promoters, and even bands who performed on the Fortitude Valley stage have been posting and tagging the entertainment venue’s social media accounts, as they shared their best memories of Crowbar. 

“Thank you for hosting some of the best nights and gigs Brisbane has seen over the last 8 years. Hopefully, you’re able to make the return sooner rather than later. We love you and we will miss you greatly,” one Crowbar follower said on Facebook

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“Thank you for being the best venue to play in Brisbane. I’ve played and seen some of the sickest gigs here. Crowie was the home to a huge chunk of memories that‘ll stay with me for the rest of my life,” Matt of the Walken Band posted on Instagram. “Sending heaps of love, hugs and positivity to all the Crowie family. Thanks for making my life a little brighter.” 

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Crowbar did not simply become a party venue for Brisbane’s punk, hardcore and metal music lovers. The site was also used for various private birthdays, weddings, corporate functions and even church services. 

“It’s really great seeing how many friendships and memories we played some part in for you,” the management said in response to the love and message of support they’ve received.

Crowbar’s online store for merchandise, however, will continue to be up and running despite the venue’s closure. Its outlet in Sydney will also remain in operation.