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The Crown & Anchor Hotel is a popular live music venue in Adelaide, South Australia.

History[]

The Crown & Anchor Hotel (colloquially known as "the Cranker") was established in 1853 on Grenfell Street in Adelaide's CBD. It has since become a renowned venue for live music in Adelaide for many decades. In 2024 the Crown & Anchor Hotel was to be inducted into the SA music hall of fame, joining The Wheatsheaf Hotel and The Gov in being listed for its contribution to South Australia's musical heritage.[1] Despite this cultural significance, the venue has come under significant threat. A partial demolition and reuse of the site has been proposed by an international developer which has caused mass public outcry.

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