The ANU Bar

History of the ANU Bar During the period that the Union operated in building 20, the ANU Bar was a very popular setting for students and those from outside the university. Located in the heart of the Australian National University, guests were able to kick back & relax, catch up with friends after class over a game of pool, enjoy a break in the afternoon sun in the vibrant beer garden or make a night of it and head to one of the many gigs. The ANU Bar was renowned for its rich live music history, having hosted some of the biggest names in music for over 30 years including Cypress Hill, Black Eyed Peas, Public Enemy, Bliss n Eso, Hilltop Hoods, Bertie Blackman, Lisa Mitchell, Little Red, Jebediah, The Living End, The Panics, Boy and Bear, The Jezabels, RUFUS, and grunge legends Nirvana, just to name a few. Stay tuned for details of the New Bar!!

ANU BAR Finale

If you’ve been in the woods – ANU Bar is being demolished and won’t be returning. This is the last gig.

Over 60 years, thousands of gigs, tens of thousands of acts, some great, some not so great!

Off the top of my head, some of the great acts that have graced the stage include tool, midnight oil, butterfly effect, regurgitator, nirvana, korn, henry rollands, blink 182, Karnivool, Eskimo joe, hilltop hoods, bloodhound gang, hunters and collectors, beastie boys, public enemy, alchemist and powderfinger to name a few!

But come June 17, it ends.

Drink specials, Food available from 4 pm, 10 bands –  Tonk, Citizen Kay, Casual Projects, Liquid, Super Best Friends, Mondecreen, Penguin, Jack Biilmann & The Bronze Whalers and finally Kirklandd.

Doors 1pm


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