Music & Nightlife

Gig guide, live music, festivals, clubbing and going out in Melbourne

The best jazz clubs in Melbourne
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The best jazz clubs in Melbourne

There's really nothing like seeing jazz live – here's where to get your fix

Where to see live music every night of the week
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Where to see live music every night of the week

We've rounded up a list of places around Melbourne to see excellent live music any night of the week

Melbourne Zoo Twilights is in full swing
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Melbourne Zoo Twilights is in full swing

Warpaint, The Specials, The Rubens, Kurt Vile and lots more

Your ultimate guide to 24-hour Melbourne
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Your ultimate guide to 24-hour Melbourne

We investigate how we became a city of night owls and show you how to make the most of it

Guide to Melbourne's music scene

The best upcoming gigs and live music
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The best upcoming gigs and live music

The Melbourne shows worthy of your hard-earned cash, from local up-and-comers to international superstars

Where to see live music every night of the week
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Where to see live music every night of the week

From Monday to Sunday, Melbourne is a music-lover's dream

The best live music pubs in Melbourne
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The best live music pubs in Melbourne

Who doesn't like a beer with their favourite local band? Here's where to go this weekend

The best record stores in Melbourne
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The best record stores in Melbourne

If you enjoy an earnest rifle through vinyl, have we got the goods for you? Yes, we have

Where to listen to hip-hop in Melbourne
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Where to listen to hip-hop in Melbourne

Don’t confine your obsession with Drizzy, Jay Z, Kendrick and Nas to your headphones

Your guide to clubbing in Melbourne

The best nightclubs in Melbourne
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The best nightclubs in Melbourne

Where to party on weeknights
Clubs

Where to party on weeknights

Clubs that stay open all night
Clubs

Clubs that stay open all night

The best Sunday sessions
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The best Sunday sessions

Where to dance to hip-hop
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Where to dance to hip-hop

Late-night fun in Melbourne

How to pull the ultimate all-nighter in Melbourne
Nightlife

How to pull the ultimate all-nighter in Melbourne

Your guide to making the most of 24-hour Melbourne – from drinks and dancing to midnight feasts

The best late-night bars in Melbourne
Bars

The best late-night bars in Melbourne

No lockouts here! When you're keen to kick on, consult our guide to classy fun after one

The best late-night eats in Melbourne
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The best late-night eats in Melbourne

You're up late. You need a feed. We're not here to judge, we're here to help

How Melbourne became a late-night city
Nightlife

How Melbourne became a late-night city

Our investigation into how we became a city of night owls – and what the future holds for Melbourne's nightlife

The people who keep Melbourne running after dark
Nightlife

The people who keep Melbourne running after dark

We meet the people who work through the night to keep Melbourne ticking, from public transport to police

How Melbourne’s 24-hour public transport could change your life
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How Melbourne’s 24-hour public transport could change your life

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