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Find some of the best Melbourne Live Music Pub’s. Our guide gives you hotels and pubs offering dining and entertainment with live music. Many of the venues listed have bars, bistros, restaurants and beer gardens perfect to help you celebrate you next special occasion.


Our editors have done the research so you are free to browse by facilities, location or even popular searches.

10 of the Best Melbourne Pubs with Live Music view map

  • The Rainbow
    The Rainbow

    Located in the back streets of Fitzroy for over 140 years, about 50 metres from the thriving hub that is Brunswick Street, this hidden beauty stands tall and proud as one of Melbourne’s oldest and friendliest pubs. Now open 7 days a week, the King brothers have introduced a new twist to a classic venue, with over 100 beers from here and around the world available.

    Fitzroy, Victoria
  • The Elephant & Wheelbarrow Melbourne City
    The Elephant & Wheelbarrow Melbourne City

    The Elephant & Wheelbarrow Pub, Melbourne opened its doors approx 10 years ago and caters to a diverse range of clientele. The pub features an extensive range of beers and a traditional English menu. Providing live music and sport every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night along with free WIFI, there is something for everyone at the Elephant. Located in the vibrant hub of Melbourne, on the corner of Bourke and Exhibition streets, you can always expect great food, a huge choice of beverages and service with a smile at the Elephant. So bring your friends and family to The Elephant for some good times and great cheer.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Hotel Esplanade
    Hotel Esplanade

    The Esplanade to all since 1878 For over 100 years the Esplanade Hotel has been Melbourne's (and indeed Australia's) premier live music venue. Since the early days of string performances in the late 1800s The Espy’s hallowed stages have been graced by the finest performers from around Australia and the world.

    St Kilda, Victoria
  • The Tote Hotel
    The Tote Hotel

    The Tote Hotel is a hotel, pub, bar and music venue on the corner of Johnston and Wellington Streets, in Collingwood.

    Collingwood, Victoria
  • Hyde Street Hotel
    Hyde Street Hotel

    The Vic on Hyde has been around since the 1800’s and has recently been transformed to The Hyde Street Hotel after a 6 month long refurbishment by mother and daughter team, Loren Smith and Christine Day. You will not recognise the inside of the hotel! An amazing transformation made up of the all new Hyde Kitchen – Dining area seating up to 200 people with booth seating, large wooden tables, comfy chairs and 2 private dining areas. Hyde and Seek Lounge, Front Bar for those who are looking for a more relaxed and casual dining experience and the Public House / TAB – something to keep everyone happy. Head Chef, Tim Walton and his team have put together an amazing menu, somewhere between fine dining and upmarket pub fare but keeping traditional dishes such as the Parma and Wagyu Beef Burger. Book a table in the Hyde kitchen, enjoy the same menu in the front bar or enjoy a meal in our public house from their own specialised menu. We have a function area to suit most functions. So give Loren a call to discuss any of your function needs. See you at The Hyde soon.....

    Yarraville, Victoria
  • The Celtic Club
    The Celtic Club

    The Celtic Club, located in central Melbourne, is Australia's first Irish Club and has a reputation for providing a warm and hearty welcome since 1887. Located on Level 1, this beautiful room has been home to many a great function. Whether it be entertaining the Irish Jump Jockeys, to hosting the Irish Ambassador, Ronnie Delany and John Landy, to showing various sporting events.. There is also a great stage and dance floor area where you can boogey the night away. This room can cater for every occasion. Not only for functions, but also for conferences (audio and visual facilites available). The Brian Boru Function Room can cater for cocktail parties - 200pax, seated 150 pax.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Northcote Social Club
    Northcote Social Club

    Melbourne's favorite music venue.

    Northcote, Victoria
  • The Arcadia Hotel
    The Arcadia Hotel

    The Arcadia Hotel is a Restaurant, Public Bar and Function Venue located on Toorak Road in South Yarra. Featuring a stunning rooftop terrace The Arcadia is the perfect place for you next night out or special occasion.

    South Yarra, Victoria
  • Eureka Richmond
    Eureka Richmond

    The Eureka Hotel, Located in Richmond, a stone’s throw away from Abbotsford, is classic on the outside, and modern and comfortable on the inside. After changing owners and purposes dozens of times over the years, the venue was nostalgically reinstated it’s original name, by the Reardon family, who have owned and operated pubs in Melbourne for three generations. The front bar is comfortable, open and inviting – well suited for the locals and those visiting from neighboring suburbs to enjoy the many events and entertainment on offer every day, or some of the other delights on our drink and dining menus. The venue has been hiding one of Richmond’s best kept secrets in the function space, aptly named The Eureka Room, with its own private entrance from Church Street. Set up with a generous sized stage, and premium viewing from every angle (a handy remnant left from its heyday as a cabaret theatre restaurant) the room is flanked by a large kitchen and a private bar. Color schemed with classic blacks and greys, the room is versatile and transformable, and has the ability to host up to 600 standing or 250 for seated dining. The Eureka is proud to support live and local talent, and regularly books Victorian, Interstate and International musicians.

    Richmond, Victoria
  • European Bier Cafe
    European Bier Cafe

    Aer Bar is spectacular - unquestionably one of the best spots in the city for open-aer dining and drinking - a breath of fresh aer in the heart of Melbourne.

    Melbourne, Victoria

Live Music Pub of the Month

The Elephant & Wheelbarrow - Restaurant, Bar & Pub St Kilda
169 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The Elephant & Wheelbarrow Pub has been open since 1998. Formally known as the Melbourne Ritz it has always had a diverse cliental. The venue features a extensive range of international beers and local wines while keeping a diverse menu. With Live Entertainment 3 days week including soloists/acoustic duo's/original & cover bands.

Located in the heart of St Kilda entertainment precinct on Fitzroy St you can always expect Great Food/Live Entertainment & Sport.

So bring your friends or family to the Elephant & Wheelbarrow for some good times & great cheer. There is always a great food specials on every day of the week.

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