Melbourne Nightlife

Most of the central city's dance clubs are along the King Street strip or nestled in 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$10 and A$15.

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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...

Palais Theatre

  • Music Clubs

This theater features film, music festival openings, and concerts by Australian and international acts such as the Soweto Gospel Choir...

Prince of Wales

  • Music Clubs

For rock and roll, punk, and grunge, head to the Prince Bandroom at the Prince of Wales, which attracts a straight and gay crowd. ...

The Saint

  • Dance Clubs

This is a glamorous hangout for the young and upwardly mobile. ...