The only thing missing from The Ellington for those pining for the underground jazz clubs of the early 60s is the thick cigarette smoke! (Well, so I hear.) This late night music venue hosts jazz and contemporary music shows with an early session and another on the weekends beginning at 11:30. Choose to book a table downstairs, where you’ll get up close and personal with the musicians. Further tickets are available for each performance with standing room at the back, and if you are desperate to get into a sold out gig, there is the option of heading upstairs where you can listen in and watch the happenings on a screen, all while enjoying a bar of your own up there. The music is the focus here, so you’ll need to restrict the chit chat to in between sets, and you’ll be appreciative of others doing the same. Claire.
- When:Wed-Sun but occasionally Mon and Tues also; check program times
- Where:191 Beaufort St Perth
- Tel:9228 1088
- Good for:first dates, and late night jazz.