Best Sunday Sessions for Live Music in Melbourne

Holly Leszczynski

Sundays Are For Good Times

Sundays are for relaxation, friends, great music, delicious food and overall, a good time. Need the perfect location for your next Sunday session? We’ve found the best spots in Melbourne to check out some great live music on Sundays. With venues featuring some of the cities best DJs, chilled acoustic and indie music, awesome rock and roll and so much more, this list has a vibe to suit everyone. Including various locations such as Richmond, Fitzroy, Collingwood and Northcote, you’re bound to find the perfect spot for your next Sunday session.


Lucky Coq

179 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181

Serving as a pizza bar, rooftop lounge and home to regular live music and comedy, Lucky Coq is the perfect spot for your Sunday session. Located on Chapel Street, Lucky was opened in 2006 by the owners of popular Fitzroy bars Bimbo Deluxe and Naked For Satan. This venue offers 14 beers on tap, $4 pizza specials and some of Melbourne’s best DJs. If beer isn’t your thing, they also offer an impressive selection of wines and infused vodkas. If you’re looking to enjoy some great live music on a Sunday afternoon, head upstairs at Lucky Coq for Hot Fudge Sunday’s where house, funk and soul DJs will keep you going from 3pm until late. With free entry, you really can’t go wrong!

With an emphasis on comfort, entertainment and value, Lucky has grown into a local favourite. Their stunning outdoor rooftop is connected to a second level filled with comfy couches so you and your friends can chill out and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Head down to Lucky Coq next Sunday to try their famous pizza, see some great live music and ensure you end your weekend right!


Corner Hotel

57 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121

As one of Melbourne’s most revered live music spots, The Corner Hotel is a great place for an enjoyable Sunday session. An iconic spot to catch local and international artists, the Swan Street venue boasts a rooftop bar and a delicious, classic pub menu. This authentic rock and roll venue is a certain crowd pleaser, with DJs and live bands playing all week long. Check out the Corner on Sundays for the Nobody Knows Front Bar Sessions, where you can catch the likes of Ruby Jones, Alphington, Harrison Carey and Jarrod Quarrell. Head up to the rooftop bar to catch some fantastic DJs spinning a mix old school rock and the new stuff.

Recent renovations certainly haven’t diminished the spirit of this venue. In addition to great live music, the Corner offers an expansive pub menu that keeps the punters coming back. Also on offer is an impressive drinks menu featuring an ever changing range of beers. If you’re ever in Richmond or looking for the perfect spot for a Sunday session, be sure to check out the Corner Hotel.


The Toff in Town

252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

This Curtin House live music venue is a prime spot for a Sunday Session. Conveniently located on Swanston Street, The Toff in Town is a unique club and bar that regularly hosts live music, theatre performances and late night DJs. Dark and glamorous, The Toff was opened by the owner of popular Melbourne venues Revolver and Cookie as a multipurpose band room and bar. It’s art deco interior, train carriage style booths, Thai inspired menu and spacious outdoor area and balcony are all features that make The Toff a perfect spot for live music.

Head to The Toff in Town for a Sunday session and enjoy Nigel Last’s ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’, a mixture of laid back beats, reggae and dub. Experience the warm atmosphere, delicious food, yummy cocktails and chilled music; the perfect combination for any Sunday session. Be sure to check out The Toff in Town next time you’re in the city.


Man at venue in Melbourne on Sunday

Transit Rooftop Bar

Level 2, Transport Hotel, Federation Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Located in Federation Square, Transit Rooftop Bar is the perfect venue to see live music and Melbourne’s impressive city scape. Elevated 10 metres from the ground, Transit is one of the best late night venues in the city. Offering boutique beers and wines, amazing cocktails and delicious food, this venue is an easy walk from some of Melbourne’s most popular spots including the Forum, Melbourne Park and the Arts Centre. Describing themselves as fun and sophisticated, Transit is an excellent choice for a Sunday session.

Head down for Sunday’s at Transit for live acoustic music in the bar from 2pm. Stick around to see some of Melbourne’s best DJs spinning reggae from 5pm. Check out Transit Rooftop Bar for a memorable Sunday session!


The Old Bar

74-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

The Old Bar is a classic live music venue, conveniently located in Fitzroy. Hosting local punk, rock, indie and funk artists, this Melbourne institution acts as a shrine to local music. A self professed old school dive bar, the Old Bar is a great choice for those wanting an authentic experience. Head down, grab a beer and see some great up and coming bands.

Check out the Old Bar on Sundays for ‘Sunday Arvo’ which is free from 4pm. Stick around to check out some impressive gigs at an affordable price. Next time you’re in Fitzroy and looking for the perfect spot for a Sunday session, don’t go past the Old Bar.


The Workers Club

51 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

The Workers Club is a vibrant, modern Australian pub hosting live music and trivia every week. Situated on the corner of Brunswick and Gertrude Streets in Fitzroy, Workers is the quintessential Melbourne venue, perfect for any Sunday session. Opened in 2009, this venue features a front bar, side bar, courtyard, dining room and band room, all setup to keep punters comfortable and happy. In combination with the usual, classic pub food, the menu features American style eats such as burgers and deli fare. Drink options are simple and classic, with something to suit everyone.

A Sunday session at Workers will include outstanding live music from local and international acts such as Vista 400, Blue Howl, Unamus and Cobra. Be sure to check out the Workers Club in Fitzroy next Sunday!


Crowd enjoying a Sunday Session in Melbourne

The Tote

67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Possibly the most popular, well known live music venue in Melbourne (certainly one with a lot of history), the Tote in Collingwood is the perfect rock and roll pub. This venue has played host to some of the greatest artists in rock history and is a great place to see both emerging and renowned bands. Featuring a front bar, upstairs bar, band room and courtyard, the Tote has a spot suited for any vibe.

Head down to the Tote for a Sunday session and check out artists such as LSDoom, Little Desert, No Brainer and The Braves. Next time you’re in town or looking for a prime Sunday session location, be sure to consider the Tote!


Northcote Social Club

301 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

Northcote’s premier live music venue, the Northcote Social Club is a well loved, laid back spot ideal for a Sunday session. Conveniently located on High Street, this venue was established in 2004 and is part owned by those behind the Corner Hotel in Richmond. An important part of the live indie music scene in Melbourne, Northcote Social Club has played host to the likes of Press Club, Lakyn, West Thebarton and Baker Boy.

Sunday Jukebox is Northcote Social Club’s weekly, weekend session with DJ Vinyl Richie. Punters can peruse a vast vinyl collection full of classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s, selecting their favourites for the DJ to play. The perfect spot for a Sunday session, get down to Northcote Social Club next weekend!


There you have it, the best Sunday sessions for live music in Melbourne! Looking for more? Be sure to check out our live music packages for your venue or event!


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