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Top music venue recommendations from locals

Tennis Stadium
“This state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor facility hosts a variety of sports, including basketball, tennis, boxing, gymnastics, ice hockey and cycling in its own velodrome plus music concerts.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Opera House
“Melbourne's best performing arts centre consisting of a complex of theaters & concert halls. Major companies regularly performing in the theatres include Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet, the Melbourne Theatre COmpany and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The Arts Centre also hosts a large number of Australian and international performances and production companies. www.artcentremelbourne.com.au ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Plush art deco penthouse bar with a city-facing balcony, specialising in cocktails and cigars.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Opera House
“ Arts Centre Melbourne is a performing arts centre with a complex of theatres and concert halls. Australia’s largest and busiest performing centre.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“One of my favourite local live music venues, great atmosphere and good food! Live music played nightly”
  • 91 locals recommend
Rock Club
“iconic, raucous laneway bar, hosting a line-up of local and international rock 'n' roll acts (CBD).”
  • 17 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Great music venue that picks up some pretty awesome international underground acts from time to time. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Theatre
“This theatre features live acts from around the world. Check out who is playing while you are in town and book in a live show!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Tennis Stadium
“Sporting hub. Also next to the Tennis centre where Australian Open will play.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pub
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“Popular pub with live music and colourful crowd in the heart of Smith Street”
  • 41 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great pub in an old Church. Live music, garden courtyard, good food menu. Northcote classic”
  • 60 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Old school hotel with a huge beer garden out back. Very popular with the locals.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Theatre
“If you want to watch a theatre or show by local artists, here’s the place and you can easily walk there.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“There's always a great concert or play or production happening at Hamer Hall, it's the premier arts venue in Melbourne.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Diner-style food like burgers and sliders, plus cocktails, in a hopping live music venue and bar.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Iconic Aussie nightlife at its best (worst). Grungy nightclub that remains open all weekend, known for being a Thai restaurant by day and a bit of a den at night. I can't say I frequent it but if that's what you're looking for...”
  • 31 locals recommend