Brisbane’s Best LIVE Music Venues

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Brisbane’s Best LIVE Music Venues

Fortitude Valley: Brisbane’s entertainment precinct & live music venues!!

For lovers of live music, musos, groupies, roadies, complete nutbars, rockstars and superstars; this is your guide to the what, where and ‘why the heck nots’ of Fortitude Valley’s rocking live music scene.

The Triffid

This is a must visit venue, rock the night away in an old commercial hangar, converted into an incredible live music venue bringing Brisbane quality lineup of international, national and local acts to Brisbane’s backyard.

Located a short walk from James Street and the Valley, the Triffid founded by Powderfingers bassist John Collins, they know the music industry inside out and bring you the best of the best.

The Tivoli

This is a venue who’s walls ooze charm, the very core of the building is infused with the sounds of a long history of musical excellence. Musicians love to play on this stage and that means they are going to put on an epic performance for you in the audience!

The Tivoli wall of fame includes Bob Dylan, PJ Harvey, Marilyn Manson, Colin Hay, Martha Wainwright, Slash and more!

Get yourself a ticket and experience the sheer magic of a musical journey at The Tiv.

The Foundry

Is a favourite venue for locals and visitors and is host to the thriving bands of the local music scene in Brisbane with a host of local and international talent. The live band room is pumping at full capacity of 350 people, when you need to take a breather, play a game of pool and enjoy the spacious outdoor areas.

Free entry after 11.30pm most nights.


The home of heavy metal in Brisbane, Crowbar showcases the best punk, hardcore and metal bands from local and touring musicians from Australia and across the globe, USA, UK, JPN, GER.

The Zoo

Independently owned and operated and built from the ground up over the last 25 years, The Zoo is a happening music venue fuelled by a burning love of music and the creative arts. Located in a large warehouse factory space on Ann Street, this cult venue has hosted everyone from The Pixies to Silverchair, The Black Keys, Nick Cave, Ben Harper, Spiderbait, Regurgitator, Powderfinger and Butterfingers! Come and get a taste of it!

Black Bear Lodge

A chilled out cocktail bar with live local and international acts and live DJ’s

Ric’s Bar

An epic Brisbane live music venue serving up the goods, get your burgers and fries till late!

The Met

Head to the hottest club scene in Brisbane, with 5 levels of music, with shows playing every week, catch your favourite DJ’s at The Met.

Heya Bar

Is a mysterious hidden venue with late night eats, drinks and free live music, open 7 nights a week from 5pm till 3am. Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley.


Mixing it up they have the best of the best, Brightside offers live music, a spacious beer garden, fried chicken and parking for major events. What more do your need? Grab a ticket and it’s party time!


Is your Valley dive bar, its full of grit, they’ve got the live music rolling out of a fully graffed stage, pool tables, ping pong and pizza, open till late.

That should keep you off the streets for the night, Brisbane has an amazing live music culture, the venues are world class and attract the talent to match. For live music, Fortitude Valley in Brisbane is the place to be.

M&A Apartments is just off James Street in the Valley within walking distance to many of these fantasic venues. Offering modern, well-appointed one and two bedroom apartments with free wifi, pool and a coffee machine in every apartment. Book your Fortitude Valley Apartment Accommodation, Brisbane’s entertainment precinct.