Live Music Melbourne

Melbourne is renown for its live music. Melbourne is the live music capital of Australia and is home to many venues where patrons can see anything from local indie bands to visiting international acts tuning up on a local audience. Most venue’s are going seven nights a week. From stadiums to basement bars, here’s our guide to five of the best venues for live music in Melbourne.

The Corner Hotel 57 Swan Street, Richmond  The Corner Hotel is one of Australia’s best-known venues for live music. Many acts sell out; if you want to see a band, book early. That applies for local groups, as well as overseas acts. Try the Rooftop, it’s a good place to eat. The Corner is in a busy part of Melbourne’s inner city. The Corner isn’t a palace, but it’s been around for a long time.

Northcote Social Club 301 High Street, Northcote This is High Street’s home of live music and iconic watering hole, the Northcote Social Club has earned itself a place in the hearts of locals and roaming travellers alike since its establishment over a century ago in 1894. The bandroom regularly hosts the best in international touring acts

Howler 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick 

The Toff in Town  2f/252 Swanston St, Melbourne

Hotel Esplanade 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda The Espy has always been the home of live music. When you  take in a gig, Hotel Esplanade is also a pub where you can enjoy a good meal, kick back with some drinks over the five levels of different bars, Hotel Esplanade has historically been one of the most popular bars in St Kilda.


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