While there's suggestion of the live music scene in other cities dying, Melbourne's continues to flourish. And let's face it, who doesn't like a beer with their favourite local band?
Top pub picks for music lovers
Any given night of the week, one Australia’s best rock, indie pop or songwriter acts will be playing in the John Curtin’s 300-person capacity upstairs band room. Top it off with a pint of sweet and malty Barrow Boys lager and you’ve got Melbourne pub gold.
Since a major overhaul in 2013, the Yarra has gone from strength to strength under the watchful eye of Weddings Parties Anything linchpin Mick Thomas. The front room is a shrine to music, with week-long residencies from some of Melbourne best musicians plus free live gigs most nights of the week.