The Music Scene

Norfolk Hotel & The Odd Fellow

  • When:11-12am Mon-Sat, 11-10 Sun
  • Where:47 South Tce Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 5405
  • Good for:a beer before heading downstairs for some live music.

The Norfolk Hotel is a popular place for an afternoon beer. The leafy courtyard outside the historical building makes a quaint setting for a pint Read full review

Rosemount Hotel

  • When:12-late Mon-Sun
  • Where:459 Fitzgerald St North Perth
  • Tel:9328 7062
  • Good for:live music in a sticky carpet kind of pub.

In the heart of North Perth lies one of Perth’s live music stalwarts. The Rosemount Hotel is one of what is unfortunately a dying breed of grungy, suburban pubs that offer local, interstate and international bands a great space to play.

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Safari’s Record Shack

Head out the back of Beans and Bunches florist, and you’ll find one of Perth’s hidden gems. Safari’s is the handiwork of local lad John, whose girlfriend runs the florist out front. He has vinyl delights Read full review

Satchmo Café

Satchmo combines NY deli inspired food and great coffee with vintage vinyl records.

The Bird

  • When:12pm-12am Mon-Sat, 12-10pm Sun
  • Where:181 William St Northbridge
  • Good for:seeing your favourite band live in an intimate setting.

Since opening its doors a few years ago by a bunch of foresighted friends who realised the gap in the local music scene, The Bird has since been embraced as an important venue for music in Perth. Read full review

The Ellington Jazz Club

  • 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.

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. Read full review


The Jazz Cellar

  • When:Friday nights, doors open 5:45pm
  • Where:Cnr Buxton St and Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn
  • Tel:9447 8111
  • Good for:live jazz on Friday nights

The Jazz Cellar is one of Perth’s best kept secrets. A little hard to find, this hideaway is located in an alley, through an old phone booth and down a flight of stairs where there is a scattering of tables and chairs Read full review

Urban Records & Urban Depot

  • When:10-10 Mon-Sun
  • Where:117 Oxford St Leederville
  • Tel:9201 2500
  • Good for:music, clothing, homewares and super cute jewellery.

This Oxford Street staple has stood the test of time. It houses a CD/record store at the front, with a well stocked clothing and homewares section further up the back. Read full review

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