The Sounds of St Kilda
Live music is a staple in a Melbourne lifestyle and St Kilda, with its unique location, is a major player in all things rock and roll. Venues peppered all over the precinct provide a stage almost every night of the week to some of your favourite artists, or some ready to be heard for the very first time. Whether it’s head-banging rock, acoustic chill or bass to make you get up and dance, the music really is all around in St Kilda. With beloved local institution, the Espy, closed for renovations, there are still plenty of spots around town to satiate those musical cravings.
The Prince Bandroom is a favourite amongst St Kilda locals and with over six decades of playing host to massive international acts, it is little wonder why. The atmosphere is electric inside between the famous Bandroom itself, the laid-back front bar and the venue’s newest expansion, the POW Kitchen. The Prince Bandroom pride themselves on providing unique entertainment every weekend so check them out, sit down with a wine and enjoy the tunes next time you’re on Fitzroy Street.
The local watering hole for many a St Kilda native and one of Melbourne’s oldest gay friendly pubs. The Iconic Prince of Wales Public Bar continues to be place of profound inspiration to local musicians and artists. A meeting place where punters can let go of life’s responsibilities and dive into a cesspit of booze and muze, offering some of St Kilda’s most colourful and diverse entertainment. The Prince Public Bar is an Oztix retail outlet, allowing you to purchase tickets to all Oztix shows. Both cash and eftpos accepted. Open daily from 12pm and as always, all Prince Public Bar shows are free.
It’s well known that every city-slicker loves a good Sunday session, and what better place to relax before the working week than at the St Kilda Branch on Barkly Street. Take in the friendly, relaxed atmosphere with some friends and enjoy one of the kitchen’s reputable pizzas over easy acoustic sounds. With the sun still shining late into the evening, it’s the ideal way to top off a weekend.
Ideally located on the bay amongst the sea breeze and the palm trees, the famous Palais Theatre oozes a bit of a Hollywood feel. The theatre is a Melbourne icon for a multitude of reasons – its art deco architecture, beach side location and big music names aplenty. The Palais prides itself of being one of Australia’s great theatres, so for a truly St Kilda experience, get down to the Esplanade and support a local treasure.
An Array of Bars and Clubs
Those looking for a Saturday night boogie are perfectly placed in St Kilda. It only takes a stroll down Fitzroy Street to find a dance floor just for you amongst the abundance of bars and clubs on the strip. RnB, electro, whatever your jam, you can rest assured those heels will be getting a workout! We recommend Robarta on Fitzroy Street for funky interiors and an energetic atmosphere, or head over to The George Public Bar always on the groovy Fitzroy Street where the drinks are flowing and the hottest DJs are stepping up to the decks.
Music and St Kilda go hand in hand, so if you’re ever after a lively night out, all you need to do is follow the beat of the drum.