Melbourne Nightlife

Most of the central city's dance clubs are along the King Street strip, or near the corner of Queen Street and Little Collins Street. Clubs usually open at 9 or 10 weekends and some weeknights, and stay open until the early-morning hours. Expect to pay a small cover at most clubs—between A$15 and A$20.

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Alehouse Project

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Regarded as having one of the best beer lists in the city, this local favorite also has an excellent menu, matched especially to the...

Bennetts Lane

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One of Melbourne's jazz mainstays, Bennetts has international acts and the occasional megastar (like Prince) popping in. ...

Cherry Bar

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This small and intimate rock 'n' roll bar is located on AC/DC Lane. The address alone says it all. ...

Comic's Lounge

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This comedy club is a good place for a laugh. ...


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Located in a lofty warehouse-style space with exposed ceiling pipes and a balcony, Cookie focuses on domestic and international craft...

Corner Hotel

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The Corner Hotel has alternative, reggae, rock, blues, and jazz acts with an emphasis on homegrown bands. Tasty pub meals can be had...

Crown Casino

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Melbourne's first gambling center has blackjack, roulette, and poker machines. The casino is part of the Crown Entertainment Complex,...

Ding Dong Lounge

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You can catch headline rock acts at the Ding Dong Lounge. ...

Esplanade Hotel

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Not only is this hallowed live music venue a great place to see local bands, but the Esplanade, or "Espy," is a historic pub—built...

Gin Palace

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Reminiscent of Hollywood's golden era, Gin Palace has more than enough types of martinis to satisfy any taste. ...