It’s been a staple of Braddon’s foodie main street since before it was cool.

However, all good things must always come to an end and now Debacle is calling last drinks for the very final time.

An institution of the suburb for the past 18 years, the Debacle International Bar and Grill will cease trading when the final drink is poured on Friday night.

Owners took to Facebook to share the sad news with customers, promising to go out with a ‘bang’.

“Between the COVID-19 pandemic and Canberra’s emerging trends and developments, it has been difficult to keep Debacle contemporary and viable.”

“It’s been an icon in Canberra for many years, and we’ve paved the way for a diverse dining and entertainment culture – but now it’s time to move on.”

From 11:30am the doors will open for the final time with an open invitation for Canberrans to head down and say goodbye.


“Please come down and let us thank you personally for being part of the Debacle story.”

“All Debacle’s friendly faces, old and new, will be on hand to make your visit memorable.”

Friday’s final trade promising to be a occasion in true ‘Debacle style’.

“Expect to hear that loud BANG in Lonsdale Street on Friday night as we kick up our heels (COVID appropriately) and call last drinks.”

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