Best Live Music Venues in Melbourne 2018
Find the Perfect Destination for Your Next Night Out
Live music is an integral part of the community spirit in Melbourne. Every night of the week, pubs, bars, clubs and venues play host to a wide range of talented bands and artists, much to the delight of local and visiting punters. According to the Live Music Census, Melbourne is the live music capital of the world, with one venue per 9,503 residents! But, having so many choices can make it difficult to decide where to go. That’s why we’ve put together some of the best bars and pubs to see live music, in and around Melbourne! Check out our picks to plan your next night out!
The Old Bar - Fitzroy
74-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Conveniently located on Johnston St in Fitzroy, The Old Bar is a self proclaimed “old-school” venue that plays host to a diverse range of acts. Open everyday from 2pm with live music every night of the week, The Old Bar is a favourite of many.
The Workers Club - Fitzroy
51 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Situated in Fitzroy on the corner of Brunswick and Gertrude Streets, The Workers Club is a modern, vibrant pub with live music every night and trivia on Tuesdays. Open everyday of the week from 12pm (4pm on Mondays), Workers is the perfect spot to catch some great live music.
The Grace Darling Hotel - Collingwood
114 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Located on Smith Street in Collingwood, The Grace Darling Hotel is Melbourne’s second oldest pub. The 19th-century venue hosts live indie bands most nights of the week, boasting a superb roster of talented musicians. Open from 12pm to 1am everyday (11pm on Sundays), The Grace Darling is a much-loved live music venue.
The Evelyn Hotel - Fitzroy
351 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
The Evelyn Hotel can be found on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy and is a hub for stand-up comedy and live music. Open everyday from 12.30pm to 1.30am, The Evelyn is a classic Melbourne venue, loved by many. Hosting live music every night, you’re bound to find a gig that you’ll enjoy!
The Toff in Town - Melbourne
252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Conveniently located on Swanston Street in the heart of the city, The Toff in Town is a unique venue for live music and DJ’s. Open from 5pm to 5am everyday, The Toff is the perfect late night spot to catch live music nearly every night! Found on level 2 at Curtin House, this venue is one to check out next time you’re in the city.
Bendigo Hotel - Collingwood
125 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066
For those partial to a bit of punk, the Bendigo Hotel is the perfect live music venue. Located on Johnston Street in Collingwood, the Bendigo is a heritage listed venue that has been in operation for over a century. Regularly featuring heavier, more eclectic artists, the newly renovated band room hosts live music Thursdays through Sundays.
The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar - North Melbourne
238 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Situated opposite the Queen Victoria Market, North Melbourne’s Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar plays host to a variety of bands most nights of the week. Open until 7am on Fridays and Saturdays, The Last Chance is a great late night spot for lovers of rock and heavy live music.