Coalcliff is in the news a lot at the moment.
Firstly there was the case of the stolen grass, then the beach featured in a McDonalds commercial and now, the famous Bombie Bar is back up and running.
The popular live music venue at Coalcliff Surf Club was closed by noise complaints last year, leaving a gaping hole in the surf club’s revenue stream.
Reluctant to lose customer loyalty, the club has run a few pop-up Bombies at venues across the Northern Illawarra, however organiser Rob Deacon says it’s hard to maintain continuity when you’re working around existing venue bookings.
Before the club can bring home the Bombie, they need to carry out work to the Surf Club, so it meets Council requirements. The Bombie Bar was held upstairs at the club. This has led to issues with toilet and disabled access which would have been extremely difficult and expensive to overcome.
“We sought advice from an architect,” says Bombie organiser Rob Deacon, “who said it was too difficult to keep the bar upstairs so we have decided to renovate the downstairs area. The new deck will still have beach and mountain views and we are hoping work will start this year.
“We also need Council approval for live music so we are working on that as well.”
In the meantime, the new home for the Bombie will be Coledale RSL club.
The second Friday of every month will see the club come alive with original music.
“It’s taken us three or four years to build up the Bombie Bar and we really didn’t want to lose the name, they loyalty and the momentum,” he says. “We wanted to give our loyal supporters access to live music and to be able to offer them some continuity. We also look forward to the fundraising opportunities. Coledale RSL will be the perfect venue!”
The 2018 Coledale Bombie Bar will kick off on February 9 with Garfish