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Where to dance to hip-hop in Melbourne

Get down with Drizzy at Melbourne's best hip-hop club nights

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 beginner's guide to Melbourne's best nightclubs and our round-up of Melbourne's best bars for dancing.

Dance to hip-hop in Melbourne


Boney and hip-hop go better together than Ice Cube and Eazy-E – before all that beef went down. Thursday’s the main night to get your Nike classics on: the first of the month is hip-hop karaoke and every other Thursday is their free dance party, No Money No Problems. Well-respected resident DJs include Arks, Kirkis and Silenkay

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Chaise Lounge

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. The room is always pumping and regulars include DJ Rcee, Kahlua and Shook.

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Laundry Bar

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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New Guernica

“We don't play that commercial shit!” is the mantra of New Guernica's weekly underground hip-hop party, Watermelon Sundaes. A favourite among purists, Watermelon Sundaes is a haven for those who know their East from their West Coast rap. That said, the vibe couldn't be more chill, and there’s chicken wings and cocktails to keep your head bobbing for the long haul.

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More places to party in Melbourne

The best nightclubs in Melbourne

Melbourne’s dancefloors offer booty-shaking vibes aplenty. Here are our favourite places to throw shapes on the weekend.

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By: Rose Johnstone