It's truly a hub of activity throughout the year, but Richmond is also home to some of the most iconic, beloved and most-frequented live music venues in the Victoria. Whether you're looking for a loud band to rock out to, or a pub to meet up with friends while listening to some tunes, Richmond will have you covered. Catch the train or jump on a tram and check out some of our favourites.
The Precinct Hotel
If a hearty parma, a live band and a spacious dance floor are what you're looking for, The Precinct has you all sorted. Whether you're popping in to watch the game in their massive courtyard or catching the beloved live bands who jump on stage throughout the month, The Precinct Hotel covers all bases and their steady rotation of rockers keeping crowds entertained have become a staple of the establishment, loved by everyone. It's hard not to have a great time.
The Leadbeater serves up gourmet pub-grub in a tavern that's home to trivia, bingo and DJ's. Their bandroom is 'non-genre-fied' and caters to music fans of all sorts every Friday and Saturday night. Whether it's a rapper jumping on stage, a high-energy rock band or a 9-piece jazz ensemble, everyone finds a home on The Leady stage, making it a very memorable mosh-pit to be a part of.
It would not be a list of live music venues in Richmond if it didn't include the beloved Corner Hotel. Walking out of Richmond Station, under the tunnel and getting in line for a gig at the Corner is a rite of passage, and for good reason. Sticky carpets and wholesome pub food make it a no-brainer for a feed and a drink, but for most, the bandroom, notorious supporting-pole and all, is what makes this venue so beloved. From international touring artists to local bands, the Corner has seen it all and it is an essential addition to any live music fan's list of venues.
Richmond truly has everything you could ever need for an entire weekend's worth of live music, incredible food and tasty drinks. If you're looking for a spot to catch some great live acts or just want to go for a wander and see what you stumble upon, Richmond is not to be missed.