Various: "Bars, Clubs, Pubs, Gay bars, etc" Melbourne Nightlife Tip by Kate-Me

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  Jerome Smith, Bob Spencer & band
by Kate-Me

There are plenty of nightclubs, pubs etc in Melbourne (and gay bars, etc though I don't know about those). St Kilda is known as being Melbourne's 'Red Light' district, but it's on a far lesser extent than Kings Cross in Sydney.

If you like Rock music, my recommendation is to check out the pubs in the gig guide - many offer live bands for a cheap night out.
Good way to hear some Aussie music and absorb some of the culture - after all, it's in such pubs that Oz music was born. Its grass roots I guess. Many now famous rock bands started out playing in small pubs in Melbourne (Melbourne has had more of a reputation for being the pub music capital than Sydney though I'm sure the music industry is very alive in Sydney too)

Dress Code: Most places are fairly casual but note the 'no shirt = no service' rule (and thong shoes aren't generally accepted). If you're going to an actual rock concert, the 'no sneakers' rule may apply and so you'll need to dress up a bit more.

Address: See free Gig Guides from Music shops, etc.
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  • Updated Apr 17, 2004
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