A HEREFORD bar and music venue will be closing permanently at the end of this month.

The Babar Cafe in Union Street is set to close its doors on September 30.

The business was established in 2018 and went up for sale last year, the current asking price for the bar is £40,000.


September 30 will also be the night of the ‘Bye Bye Babar’ event, a final evening of music with a 25 per cent discount on all beers and ciders.

The night will be headlined State of Satta, a seven-piece reggae band from Leeds.

The band will perform under the banner of ‘Reggae Pie’, who will be bringing a selection of DJs to play from 5pm through to the early hours.

The evenings DJ roster includes founders Nico Demus and Ally Baba as well as Cai Roots BDS Silva Shiva, Rich Riddim and radio DJ Andy Vater.

Tickets for the event must be purchased in advanced and will cost £9.

They are available at https://clients.wegottickets.com/event.php?tick_id=486325

A spokesperson said: “It is with a great mixture of emotions, of both joy and sadness, that we must announce that we are indeed closing at the end of September.”

“Over the last five years we have hosted incredible nights and brought some of the best bands and DJs, including world class ska and reggae acts, to Hereford.”

“Our amazing patrons, friends and those who have become like family have helped us make Babar a place for happy vibes-a place to be for sunshine and good times."