LIVE UPDATES: A List Of Venues As They Reopen Across The Country

12 June 2020 | 1:53 pm | The Music Team

Venues are beginning to reopen around the country. 'The Music' team will be updating this list each day to let you know where you can grab a bite, a beer or a gig.

Update 2 July

Sandstone Point Hotel | Sandstone Point. Reopening date: June. The hotel has been open for a while but this weekend sees the return of their nightclub. Find out more about it here.

Update 30 June 

Eatons Hill Hotel | Eatons Hill. Reopening date: 5/6.

Update 24 June

The Curtin | Carlton. Reopening date: 24/6. The Curtin are back with Sonny's Fried Chicken & Burgers doing table service and live gigs to follow beyond 12 July.

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Update 23 June

The Railway Hotel | Fremantle. Reopening date (standing gigs): 4/7.

Badlands Bar | Perth CBD. Reopening date: 6/6.

Update 19 June

Howler | Brunswick. Reopening date: 24/6.

Update 17 June

Cherry Bar | Melbourne CBD. Reopening date: 24/6. Cherry Bar have announced they'll be re-opening with seated gigs and dinner from next week. Read the full story here.

Sooki Lounge | Belgrave. Reopening date: 4/6

The Bergy Seltzer | Brunswick East. Reopening date: 24/6

The Soda Factory | Surry Hills. Reopening date: 17/6

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Reopening date: 12 June

Sydney’s Freda’s is reopening its doors tonight under the guise of Club Cafe. With a capacity of 50 patrons at any one time, the venue will feature DJs throughout the night as well as a brand new food and drinks menu. Currently limited to Friday and Saturday nights, booking is essential.

Brass Monkey
Reopening date: 13 June

Blues and roots bar Brass Monkey is flinging their doors open this Saturday for food, booze and even live music. The first shows will celebrate the launch of Dylan Wright’s new single, Passing Through, as the singer/songwriter takes to the Sydney stage for a set of sold-out live gigs.

The Carter
Reopening date: 12 June

The Carter in Sydney is back and ready to go. Every Friday and Saturday, punters will be able to enjoy US BBQ, signature cocktails and R&B DJs all night long. The venue has encouraged bookings, so get in quick.

Bondi Beach Public Bar
Reopening date: 3 June

With the gradual return of techno producers and DJs to their stage, Bondi Beach Public Bar is well and truly back for its punters. All throughout June, BBPB is even offering half off a huge range of booze and food for its customers.

Foundry 616

Reopening date: 11 June

Diving straight back into what they are know for, the live jazz kicked off at Foundry 616 on Thursday 11 June with Brekky Boy (back again on 25 June if you missed out). You can book for shows throughout the month and they serve food and drinks from 6.30 before shows.

The Vanguard

Reopening date: 4 June

The Newtown cocktail bar, late night kitchen and live music venue resumed gigs on 4 June with two live sessions from The White Tree.


The Tote
Reopening date: 3 June

Melbourne’s beloved rock venue isn’t quite ready for live bands just yet, but fans of The Tote have been able to revisit their favourite watering hole for a bit over a week now. With a capacity of just 20 patrons, the venue has been offering plenty of booze and burgers out of their brand new cooking space, Polly’s Kitchen.

The Local Taphouse
Reopening date: 11 June

The Local may have snuck in a soft opening last night, but things will keep going strong for the St Kilda as they continue their grand reopening into the weekend. No live tunes or comedy for the Melbourne staple just yet, but expect some exciting updates on that front soon.

Northcote Social Club
Reopening date: 4 June

NSC got in early with their reopening last week, and is working hard to get live music back on their stage as soon as possible. A top-tier venue amongst local music fans, NSC is still open for cold beers and hot pub grub.

Cherry Bar
Reopening date: 24 June

Melbourne's Cherry Bar is set to reopen later this month with a 28 patron maximum. They're calling for punters to help keep the doors open with the launch of a crowdfunding campaign today. Find out more about it here.


Royal Oak Hotel
Reopening date: 9 June

North Adelaide’s Royal Park Hotel has returned this week for knockoff drinks, with the plan to reopen their kitchen this Monday, 15 June. With limited dining area seating to comply with social distancing regulations, the venue recommends bookings to avoid disappointment.

The Gov
Reopening date: 7 June

The Gov in Adelaide has been knocking it out of the park during lockdown - showcasing an array of live gigs streamed direct to their fans and punters online. In-house tunes may not be on the cards just yet, but locals can sneak in for a cheeky bev and a feed right now.


The Triffid
Reopening date: 17 June

We felt whole again at the thought of The Triffid opening its doors once more with burgers and schooners back on the table from lunchtime Wednesday 17 June. They'll be celebrating with a month-long music festival throughout July too featuring Bernard Fanning, Troy Cassar-Daley and more! Find out more about it here.

Miami Marketta
Reopening date: 12 June

With a massive overhaul to their operation to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the street food hub of QLD is back for sit-in dining tonight. Fear not, foodies, as there will still be plenty of local food and booze to choose from.

The Zoo
Reopening date: 11 July

Much-loved Fortitude Valley venue The Zoo will be marking its venue with the launch of its 'Anti-Social' gig series. Check out the full line-up (which includes Butterfingers, Bugs and more) here.

Reopening date: 21 June

Live music is returning to the Sunshine Coast venue on Sundays starting from 21 June with shows confirmed for The Fins, SUNFLOWER and Felipe Baldomir.

“It'll be a little different, a comfy chair and some popcorn, but everything you love about it will be exactly the same," Entertainment manager Melissa O'Bryan said.

"Mates, tunes, vibes. We’re looking forward to bringing in a new age: Sunday shows, early doors, an epic arvo, and still home in time for a decent night's sleep.”

Click here for more details.


Clancy’s Fish Pub
Reopening date: 6 June

While the Freo seafood joint might not have live gigs just yet, they’re still working hard to bring you streamed shows direct from their stage. Now, they’re back open for food and drink with card-only payments and strict seating regulations.


Reopening date: 6 June

With signature cocktails, boozy bubble teas and a burger menu for the ages, Hopscotch is ready to welcome you back with a socially distant warm embrace. Things may not be business as usual for the gastropub, but there’s still plenty to love now.

The Basement
Reopening date: 23 May

Brought back live music with an intimate evening with Canberra’s own doomsters Witchskull, with only 10 punters seated at a table for one and having dinner and drinks.


Reopening date: 12 June

While there will be no bands for the foreseeable future, Altar still remains the home for all things loud in Tassie. The fireplace is warmed up nicely and the beers are still cold from the tap - and the Altar bandroom will soon be back and better than ever.


Gap View Hotel
Reopening date: 5 June

The Alice Springs favourite has spent the last few weeks bringing pub feeds to the living room with a slew of home deliveries. Now, they’re back with punters in house and parmas going straight from the kitchen to the dining area.

Stay tuned for more updates.