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Bennetts Lane Jazz Club

25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
039663 2856
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Ranked #10 of 212 Nightlife in Melbourne
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Jazz Bars, Clubs
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Canberra
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147 reviews 147 reviews
25 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My experiences have always been beyond expectations. I have attended numerous events over the years and never been disappointed. There is always a strong lineup of musicians playing at this venue every week and their offerings are not exclusive of a particular taste in music. Some real classics are on the program from tony-to-time.

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Manila, Philippines
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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Attempted to go here on a Thursday night, but they close early, around 11PM. The next night, they had a listening session for Gordon Webster and Hetty Kate - it was great hearing them live. Fee to enter the club is very reasonable, ~10AUD(?). If you love jazz, make sure you visit this place.

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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Not really our preferred music but we are open to listen to all kinds of music. Went two nights and both nights had contemporary jazz (not smooth jazz). First night was open seating so we had a table. The second night most of the tables were reserved so we sat along the wall on uncomfortable bar stools. Left at the... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

My second visit to Bennett's Lane and had another great night. Staff are friendly as are the patrons. Small tables are great for sitting back with a glass of wine listening to great Jazz. Recommend it if you're looking for some Jazz in Melbourne

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