Where to dance to hip-hop in Melbourne

Get down with Drizzy at Melbourne's best hip-hop club nights
Inside at Ferdydurke
Photograph: Graham Denholm
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Don’t confine your obsession with Drizzy, Jay Z, Kendrick and Nas to your headphones: break out your best moves at Melbourne’s best hip-hop club nights.

If hip-hop's not your jam, check out our guide to Melbourne's best nightclubs and our round-up of Melbourne's best bars for dancing.

Dance to hip-hop in Melbourne

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Laundry Bar
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Clubs

Laundry Bar

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You down with OPP? Then Laundry – arguably Melbourne's hottest hip-hop club – is your spiritual home. Hustle your way through the dark den on a Friday or Saturday and get up close to the rap-lovin’ DJs. On Friday nights they'll be spinning old-school hip-hop and R&B (oh hi, NWA); Saturday is a mixed bag of everything up to Kendrick's latest. 

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Chaise Lounge
Clubs

Chaise Lounge

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Classic hip-hop on Fridays and all kinds of R&B on Saturdays: Chaise’s posse of resident DJs throw a healthy mix of trap and twerk into their sets with their Bright Lights Big City set. The room is always pumping and regulars include DJ Kahlua, C-Ram and Shook. 

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Section 8, Tattersalls Lane
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Bars

Section 8

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After squeezing past the huge bouncers to get into the much-hyped Section 8, you'll find one of the CBD’s best spots for people watching. There’s a see-and-be-seen element to any night here. It’s a popular venue for DJs, and you'll fare well if you're a hip hop fan. Fair warning: it's busy - and loud - most nights.

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Inside at Ferdydurke
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Bars

Ferdydurke

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Section 8’s next door neighbour Ferdydurke is a bar for the adult in you who demands a good drink, with a serve of grungy fun for your never-say-die side. DJs spin all kinds of tunes, but later in the night, it's all about the hip hop. 

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Belleville
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Belleville

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Another CBD haunt to try is Belleville. Accessed via Globe Alley, this expansive space fills the entire first floor of the former Globe Hotel. In the middle of the room a raised dais sits and is often occupied by DJs and bands. Bring your party pants and get ready to get down. 

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