The Gasometer Hotel

4:00pm - 12:00am
484 Smith Street Collingwood 3066



bar food
live music

When The Gasometer became insolvent and suddenly closed in 2013, it seemed like another blow against live music in Melbourne. The bluestone pub was a crucial pillar of the scene, hosting gigs seven nights a week.

Thankfully Shannon Vanderwert (of The Post Office Hotel in Coburg) and Clint Fisher (the Retreat Hotel in Brunswick) stepped in. They knocked down a wall to open up the band room and put down new carpet. Better yet, they installed a pounding Nexo PA system and sound desk.

The Gaso re-opened in 2014 and continues to play a pivotal role in supporting music (and the occasional stand-up act) all week long. Its 350-patron band room is one-of-a-kind, with a retractable roof allowing it to host open-air gigs. There’s also a mezzanine level, which offers a great vantage of the stage.

Like any respectable pub, there's a no-fuss menu featuring several burgers, a parma, a curry and other filling classics. Likewise the beer selection doesn't rock the boat too much. Mountain Goat Steam Ale and Stone & Wood Pacific Ale are popular pours.