Many Sydney residents have fond stories about Frankie’s Pizza. The late-night institution has served as an excellent retreat for music lovers and misfits, pizza lovers and live-gig enthusiasts over the years. Sydney’s most beloved bar is now officially closing its doors as early as this December to make way for a new metro line that will link Parramatta to the CBD.
The Metro West line will run from the CBD to Westmead. The CBD line requires two construction sites — one on Hunter Street where Frankie’s Pizza is currently located.
The late-night institution will shut its doors on December 11 — the night of Frankie’s 10th Birthday, but it’s not going out without one bold and final round of music, pizza and debauchery. The venue has announced a program of events including a gig by Wolfmother (!).
“We thought this venue would outlive us. We’ve seen trends come and go and steadfastly stood for RocknRoll through it all,” they said in a post on Instagram.
“With the unstoppable momentum of Sydney City’s ‘infrastructure evolution’ set to demolish Hunter Street in early 2023, we have decided on a date to depart.”
“It’s time to leave our legions, farewell our four walls, and finish at our most f—ing fearsome.”
With its final night drawing closer, Frankie’s is set to host a number of exciting events including live music performances, trivia and of course, heaps of cheesy pizza.
Get keen for Frankie’s World Famous House Band to tear up the stage on Monday, December 5. December 6 is TNT Trivia’s final show with an entire year’s supply of Young Henry’s beer up for grabs for the winner. Wolfmother take to the stage on December 7 along with Hard Rock Karaoke. See the Casanovas on December 8 with Kiss Frankie’s Goodbye scheduled for December 10. Sunday, December 11 is the day for a rousing finale with Frankie’s Goes to Hell and they’re planning to go big for this one so clear your calendar for it.
Follow their Instagram page for regular updates.