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Bennetts Lane Jazz Club

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Address: 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 039663 2856
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8:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 pm - 1:00 am

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Sad to see it go

We went to this venue on Fri 13/02/15, in the rain. Great music and venue is a good size. We were told it closes down June 2015, which is sad. Glad we got to see it before more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Sharon H
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Briabane
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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was here to see Roy Ayers on the White Nights weekend, having visited once before a couple of years ago on my last visit to Aus. This is a terrific venue, comfortable, but not too much, just scussy enough to bring it into line with the many great clubs around the world - it's got carpet on the floor,... More 

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Briabane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We went to this venue on Fri 13/02/15, in the rain. Great music and venue is a good size. We were told it closes down June 2015, which is sad. Glad we got to see it before more apartments replace it. Hopefully they open up again in another venue.

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Darwin, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We saw a show at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club in January. The venue is great, drinks good and fabulous cheese plate. The show was wonderful and admission of $20 well worth it! Unfortunately this venue will close in mid year 2015 due to redevelopment of the site. What a shame.

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I'm so sad that Bennetts Lane will be closing in June 2015. This is a Melbourne institution where you will encounter a genuine passion for music. You can sit as close to the stage as you like and you will be surrounded by true music fans. The bar is also extensive and makes wickedly good cocktails. Enjoy sipping something delicious... More 

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Canberra
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151 reviews 151 reviews
27 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

During a recent visit to Melbourne, my wife and I decided to drop in after a pleasant meal at Il Gusto on Lygon Street (see my separate review). We regularly listen to 'Jazztrack' on ABC Radio and wanted to take the opportunity to check out this venue first hand. We arrived close to 22.00 (10pm) and just in time to... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love this place. Great atmosphere, smiling staff and fab music. Its a great place to chill with friends

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a wonderful place to see music performed. The music is the priority here. Don't go here if you intend to talk on your phone or to your friends during the actual musical performance. Bennetts Lane Jazz Club treats their performers with respect and expects audience members to do likewise. I've seen some amazing performances here. They have great... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

great atmosphere, first class performers, good wine and food - a must for people visiting Melbourne who love jazz.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club is a must for jazz lovers. The music is always good and you sit a few feet from musicians creating interesting jazz, solo or with others. Things haven't changed much over decades and that's something jazz enthusiasts really like.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm a local but have only been to Bennett's Lane a few times. Great intimate venue but being a small slightly awkwardly shaped venue it's tricky when you go to see a really popular act and they have more people in there than usual. However on normal night it's really cool and the acts they get are always fantastic. Also... More 

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