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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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Small, intimate jazz venue

A small venue for the best jazz Melbourn/Australia has on offer. Enough seating for all though could be more comfortable. Extensive range of drinks served from the bar, good small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bicester, Oxfordshire

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Bicester, Oxfordshire
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A small venue for the best jazz Melbourn/Australia has on offer. Enough seating for all though could be more comfortable. Extensive range of drinks served from the bar, good small plates of food. Bookings highly recommended. Shame it's got closure hanging over it due to the planned redevelopment of the block.

Thank gobigsal
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109 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

As Melbourne has music Schools the standard of music in the city is high. This location is a gem, a nice location and a great space to listen to a variety of types of live music. I would recommend this location which also serves a small selection of food. I am told it has recently reopened so I wish it... More 

Thank James H
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Being as a music lover I like to seek for jazz clubs during travel, and Bennetts is such a great place for a drink and wonderful music. Luckily I got to watch a performance -- Olivia Chindamo was there the night I went to Bennetts. She was a great singer, especially specialized in scatting. It was one of the best... More 

Thank 涵蒙 李
Melbourne, Australia
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598 reviews
340 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Much-loved Bennetts Lane Jazz Club has stayed open a few months longer than was first mooted when its coming closure was announced; however it is definitely scheduled to close in its current location. So hurry. I've just had friends come down to Melbourne from the ACT to make sure they could catch a gig. (Joe Chindamo was their choice.) Big... More 

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I love this venue. Have visited every time we come to Melbourne. While the quality of the music is variable, it has great atmosphere, is incredibly cheap and most enjoyable. The Melbourne friends who came with me this time plan to go again.

Thank Jane T
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a show by Cannonball for our anniversary. Loved the venue. We arrived when the doors opened so had free choice of seating. Regardless, as it's not a large venue you are able to get up close and really feel the music even if not at the front. Check the website for artist event lists as prices slightly vary. We... More 

Thank Hayley C
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well - less than a month to go and you better get in quick as the last week+ of sessions at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club are part of the 2015 Melbourne International Jazz Festival and will sell out fast. A club that caters to a wide range of (Jazz) tastes and features both local and international acts, has performers sometimes... More 

Thank cherft
New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you are going to Melbourne between now and the end of April, and you enjoy good music, then I highly recommend you experience Bennetts before they close. I saw a tribute to Billie Holiday over Easter weekend and there is one to Ella Fitzgerald coming up, check it out. The intimate ambience is so enjoyable!

Thank WFasGypsy
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My sister and I booked a night out for some friends online, the cost $95, then we realised our friends were not able to attend the gig we booked. We have had absolutely no communication from Bennetts Lane regarding a change of date (despite sending several emails), we don't want a refund (which we are entitled to under Fair Trading... More 

Thank Martina C
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168 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 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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