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Love jazz

Visited Bennett's lane to watch a group perform. Had a shared cheese platter and drinks which was... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Great night, pretentious crowd

Nice wee venue and a fantastic performance on the stage, marred only by a few folks in the crowd... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2016
Dan B
Melbourne, Australia
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Mar 11, 2018
“Love jazz”
Feb 1, 2017
“Monday night jazz”
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25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9663 2856
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Visited Bennett's lane to watch a group perform. Had a shared cheese platter and drinks which was part of the deal. The atmosphere was great, will go again.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank purplemetta
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

The only jazz club open on a Monday night in Melbourne and what a find. Big band really means big band ! We only stayed a short while but really enjoyed the show and atmosphere. It was just like the jazz club we visited in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RoSteve
Reviewed December 19, 2016

I've been a devotee of this great (but little) live jazz venue in inner city Melbourne for many years now and a recent trip had me dropping in mid-week for some live jazz presented by combo leader and horn player John Hoffman and very impressive...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank AttitudeJV
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Great venue, but can get full, so get in early. Wide variety of gigs, very reasonably priced - entry, drinks and eats. Must come for the music though, not to chat during the set!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank itsBG
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Bar staff nice, good selection of wine! Be prepared to follow the 'thou shall not move or enjoy the music' rule. We attended the Jim Morrison show on the 10th of September We arrived reasonably early buuuut still ended up on a bar leaner which...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank CharBP
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon Bennetts Lane last night and had a great time! $25 cover, $12 for a glass of wine and it's all so worth it. You can sit at a table or in the back on steps with pillows. Highly recommend if you're looking for...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ttrotaus
Reviewed July 10, 2016

"Best Jazz Venue in Melbourne" only if you like standing between the bar and against the wall of the bathroom entry surrounded by pretentious jazz connoisseurs. An hour after the show started the lady at the door did not stop more patrons entering the venue...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Sylvain R
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Nice wee venue and a fantastic performance on the stage, marred only by a few folks in the crowd being annoyed at our group having a good time and being louder than whisper levels.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Dan B
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Hard to find jazz club. Almost missed it. Only for google maps i would have walked right past it. Feels like a speakeasy. Went on a tuesday night so less crowded. Very small venue so feels very relaxed. Music was great, people in audience getting...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank kmo1989
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Hard to find tucked down a side street and with a door that doesn't open until it's time, this small jazz club attracts some well known names and some talented emerging artists. If you really want to get in make sure you book.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank TinaM764
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Response from D3626UNchrish | Reviewed this property |
Also, make sure you get in the CORRECT queue. There are two rooms. BL itself and the Lab just adjacent. You get into BL via the big iron gate. You get into the Jazz Lab via a small door just prior off the street. I have... More