Sometimes, it feels like live music is an endangered species in Melbourne. Every other month a treasured pub is under attack from developers or Johnny-come-lately residents with sensitive ears.

In spite of these challenges, our scene is flourishing. Any night of the week, it's easy to find quality live music on somewhere. Whether you like folk, indie or heavy metal, these spots have you covered.

The Tote

Grungy as they come.

71 Johnston Street
Collingwood VIC 3066


A former wool store turned bar, arts hub and live music venue.

Enter via carpark 7-11 Dawson Street
Brunswick VIC 3056

The Toff in Town

Curtin House’s dark, glamorous second-floor bar.

Level 2, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

The Evelyn

Shoot some pool, then catch a gig.

351 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065