Best Restaurants with Live Music in Melbourne 2018

Find the perfect spot for great food and live music!

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Do you love food and music? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured Melbourne for the best restaurants with live music and compiled them all right here for your perusal. Whether you prefer Italian, Thai or tapas, R&B, rock or jazz, this list has something for everyone.


Bird’s Basement

11 Singers Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Located in the aptly named Singers Lane, Bird’s Basement is an intimate dining and jazz experience in the CBD. Easily accessed by public transport, the basement venue was purpose built, featuring state of the art acoustics to give jazz fans an intimate, memorable experience. Serving modern Italian food, the dinner show primarily features live jazz, although also showcases R&B, pop, funk and rock artists.


The Toff in Town

252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Usually only considered a live music venue, The Toff in Town also offers a selection of food, available until 3am on weekdays and 5am on the weekends. Conveniently located on Swanston Street, on the second floor of Curtin House, The Toff is a unique spot for great food and live music. Featuring art deco decor and train carriage booths, this venue has a Thai inspired menu and hosts both national and international acts, varying in genre. Definitely one to check out next time you’re in the city.


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Paris Cat Jazz Club

6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

Another stellar spot for Jazz lovers, The Paris Cat Jazz Club is the finest dedicated live jazz venue in Melbourne. A unique and intimate venue, Paris Cat is open from 7pm Wednesday - Saturday and offers a tapas bar menu. Featuring calzones, pizzas and antipasto platters, this venue is the perfect place to enjoy a great dinner and some of the best live jazz in Melbourne.


Soho Restaurant and Bar

2/4 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006

An industrial style restaurant in Southbank, Soho Restaurant and Bar is a great spot to enjoy traditional Italian food and live music. Located on the banks of the Yarra River, Soho features exposed beams, an extensive drinks list and warm, friendly staff. A great choice for those wanting to enjoy some live music over lunch or dinner.


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The Curtin

29 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053

A classic, no-frills pub, The Curtin is a popular live music spot offering a tasty menu featuring fried chicken, burgers and loaded fries. Located on Lygon Street, they pride themselves on having the best band room in Melbourne, hosting a variety of up-and-coming artists on a regular basis. A rock and roll pub with a quality selection of beers on tap, The Curtin is a favourite of many.


Well there you have it, our selection of the best restaurants with live music in Melbourne!

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