Brunswick is the suburb for lovers of live music

Those of us who live in Brunswick know that music is the heart and soul of our suburb. Brunswick boasts some of Melbourne’s best music venues and hosts some of the best local and international gigs each and every week.


Howler is a converted woolshed and a bar that will give you the buzz you’re looking for from the amazing and eclectic selection of beers and masterful cocktails. Drinks aside, the Howler bar has an amazing space for listening and watching live music. There’s always gigs on, so roll on down to Howler Bar and give your ears and eyes a treat.

Whole Lotta Love Bar

Every night of the week there is live music, so if you are in need of a live music fix, Whole Lotta Love Bar should fix those cravings. For those super Led Zeppelin fans or just live music fans there’s a pretty sweet Led Zeppelin mural to pay your rock respect to this rock God. A pretty rad spot that is worth hitting up.

Spotted Mallard

This live music gem is an all ages, fully licenced venue that lives to keep the live music scene thriving. Spotted Mallard is a live music venue providing the Melbourne music scene quality craft everything: beer, cocktails, wines, food and tunes. Most locals would have seen a gig here, and if you haven’t you are missing out. Fantastic sound, sure to make your night a memorable one.

The B.East

If you love diner style food and live music, then The B.East is a must-visit venue. This is a totally rad spot that will ensure your night is one to remember. Serving up some ripping burgers and sliders, washed down with delicious cocktails is just the start of your night, as the live music kicks in, you’re all set for a cracking night.

Retreat Hotel

A classic watering hole that gives you everything you want from a live music venue. The Retreat Hotel is known for its live music, it’s also a place where craft beer on tap, hearty pub grub and a beer garden with synthetic turf all take centre stage, backed up by fantastic sound booming out of some of the best live music acts going around.

Bombay Rock

This place has history and a pretty cool story. The Bombay Rock is a rock music venue located in Sydney Road, Brunswick, which originally ran from 1977 to 1991 until it was devastatingly destroyed by a fire. The venue had previously been located in Bourke Street in the city under the name of the Bombay Bicycle Club. It since moved to Brunswick and is now drowning (in a good way) with live music. Bombay Rock is truly one of Brunswick best live music venues.

Calling all live music lovers, Brunswick has you covered. If you love live music so much, why not move to Brunswick East, we may happen to know a place where you can buy an apartment to make sure you can get your live music fix with only a short stroll, register here for more information.

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