Swap the roar of the turbo engines for the thrum of guitars and pounding bass as you switch from the Grand Prix track to Melbourne's famed live music venues. Melbourne is Australia's city of rock and the scene comes alive every night of the week in pubs, clubs, warehouses and basements. See a big-name band playing a low-key gig, catch an international stadium show, or just head to a club and try your luck with the late-night sounds. Put yourself in pole position at these five venues.
The Esplanade Hotel
AC to the DC with a dose of grit and guitars at the 100-year-old Espy, with its welcome rock, bands, tattoos, steak, beer, and stunning bayside views.
Get royally raucous in the iconic public bar of this St Kilda institution or catch major local and international acts in the bandroom upstairs.
Catch local heroes in the upstairs bandroom, making the most of the filling meals and tasty snacks to power you through the infamous 2am live slot.
You'll find local and international rock, indie and electro acts at this late night Melbourne rock institution, plus a saloon bar and a Studio 54-style bandroom and disco.