After roaming around the art filled streets of Melbourne accompanied by the uncountable cups of coffee and all those tasty meals, it’s time to get some soul food. Chill, jam, rock it out or dance – whatever it is you feel like, Fitzroy is clustered of venues to feed that hungry soul.
CHILLING LIKE A VILLAIN
317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Bar Open has been radiating its laid back and honest atmosphere since 1998. The warmth will wrap around you (even in the beer garden in the winter!) and gently guide you to the upstairs band room to experience live performances of all the music genres and beyond.
4-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy
This cozy live music venue hosts live music every night of the week. For the chilly winter nights, sit back next to a fire place with a cup of mulled wine and enjoy the tunes brought to you by local talents.
51 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Just a few stone throw away from The Nunnery stands Worker’s club. The perfect place for after-work beer, all-nighter or anything, really. These guys turn your Monday hatred to love with their $8 jugs, $4 pints and $2 pots from 19-00. And there will be lots of live music!
Mon- Wed: 16-01
HARD ROCK HALLELUJAH
125 Johnston St, Collingwood
Bendigo Hotel was voted as the best Heavy Metal venue in Australia and for a reason. Play pool at the cozy front bar, join the mosh pit in the band room or chill at the spacious beer garden with the $15 pint and a burger deal that always hits the spot.
$15 Burger+Pint every day until 8pm
$6 pints of Skull beer 4-7pm
67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood
Grab that all-time favorite band shirt, stretchy jeans for your power stance and head to the Tote – home of rock. Three stages, two beer gardens and a kitchen led by Bon Jovi’s Chef. Here everyone is a rock star!
Thu-Sat: 16:00 – 3:00
WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
Sun : 15-22
THE EVELYN HOTEL
351 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Evelyn Hotel’s packed terrace usually tells it all: people love it! Awesome gigs, so cheap happy hour prices that beer is nearly free and a possibility to bring in your own take away from any restaurant nearby and enjoy it at the premises.
141 Johnston St. Fitzroy
Whether you like dancing or not, a night in NightCat will summon those epic dance moves out of you, not with the chart hits but with 360-degree view of groovy live bands! Get ready to hear everything from funk to hip hop, reggae and world music.
Aching to get on stage and show what you’ve got? After a busy weekend of live gigs and performances it’s your time to shine!
On Mondays, head to the legendary Cherry Bar in the city center’s AC/DC lane for the Cherry JAM! http://cherrybar.com.au/
On Tuesdays the gorgeous Senegalese inspired Bar Oussou in 653 Sydney road will make sure you are surrounded with talented, fun people. http://www.baroussou.com.au/
The Brunswick Hotel is great place to visit at any time, but not the least on Wednesday’s open mic and $10 jugs. http://www.brunswickhotel.net/
Melbourne’s own and Australia’s largest community radio Triple R will tell you what’s happening tonight. Meanwhile, tune your radio to 102.7
If you know specifically what kind of music you are after, The Beat magazine will tell you where to find the live to suite your mood.