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The Original Mother’s

Music, Music venues Gold Coast
Photograph: Mark Wright The Original Mother's

Legend has it that the Velvet Underground once rocked the stage at Mother’s, which opened its doors in 1968. But don’t come here looking for avant-garde rock. These days, Mother’s is all about pleasing the sweat-drenched, booze-soaked Division Street masses who pack the dance floor into the early morning hours hoping to grind against Mr. or Ms. Right—or at least Mr. or Ms. Tonight.


Venue name: The Original Mother’s
Address: 26 W Division St

Cross street: at Dearborn St
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 8pm–4am; Sat 8pm–5am
Transport: El stop: Red to Clark/Division. Bus: 22, 36, 70, 156.
Price: Average beer: $5
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