Guide to Melbourne's live music scene



Description:

Melbourne is the cultural capital of the Australia and its live music scene is regarded as one of the best in the world. Many of the venues in which to see the performances are located in backstreets pubs, meaning many tourists would never even know about them.
Below are some great examples that showcase differing styles of music in different settings.

Author: Chris Canty


Beer Deluxe

Location:

Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets
Federation Square
3000 Melburne, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 3 9663 0166


Day 1 - Fitzroy, Carlton


The Rainbow Hotel is a backstreet pub in the heart of Fitzroy, known for its tunes (mostly blues, rockabilly). New owners have brought an appreciation of craft beer to the venue also. The John Curtin has a great band room upstairs that showcases rock bands and a kitchen that provides tasty and affordable pub grub.


1

The Rainbow Hotel

expert pick

Location:

27 St David Street
3065 Fitzroy, Australia

Contact:

tel: (03) 9419 4193


2

John Curtin Hotel

Location:

29 Lygon Street
3053 Carlton, Australia

Contact:

tel: (03) 9663 6350


Day 2 - Carlton, Melbourne


The Dan O'Connell is one of Melbourne's most traditional Irish pubs. They showcase acoustic music, poetry readings and open mic nights. Don't forget the $1 tacos on Thursday nights. The Tote is a Melbourne institution and its gritty surrounds match the hard edge of the bands that like to play it loud.


1

Dan O'Connell Hotel

Location:

223-227 Canning St
3053 Carlton, Australia

Contact:

tel: (03) 9347 1502


2

Tote (The)

expert pick

Location:

71 Johnston Street
Corner of Johnston and Wellington Streets
3066 Melbourne, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 3 9419 5320


Day 3 - Fitzroy, Richmond


The Standard has Melbourne's best beer garden and on certain nights of the week, free acoustic shows next to the bar. The Great Britain is free music on a stage that sits in front of plush comfy couches, ideal for colder nights.


1

Standard Hotel

expert pick

Location:

293 Fitzroy St
3065 Fitzroy, Australia

Contact:

tel: (03) 9419 4793


2

The Great Britain Hotel

Location:

447 Church Street
3121 Richmond, Australia

Contact:

tel: (03) 9429 5066


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