NileGuide Expert Says:
One of the best live music venues in the country! Raw and ready!
71 Johnston Street
Corner of Johnston and Wellington Streets
3066 Melbourne, Australia
tel: +61 3 9419 5320
NileGuide Expert tip:
Head out to the beer garden for the chance of a free bbq.
Such is the love this place creates for Melburnians, when it closed briefly in 2010 due to governmental tax issues, thousands demonstrated through the streets. The reason as to why is because the Tote is one of the best live music pubs in the country, and has been the springboard for many well-known acts. From Tuesdays to Sundays, the bands tend to play loud here with a leaning towards heavy rock, though other styles play as well. A free bbq often takes place in the large beer garden, and on weekends the taco van opens its shutters to sell to the inebriated punters. The Tote is a must for any music lover, and rest assured the stamp you receive on your hand after paying entrance is sure to last for at least a week.