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Republic Bar & Café

The Republic is a raucous art-deco pub hosting live music every night (often with free entry). It’s the number-one live-music pub around town, with an always-interesting line-up, including international acts. Loads …
Live Music in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard

Some of Hobart’s best live tunes get an airing every Friday night in this courtyard, just off Woobys La. It’s a free community event that started in about 2000, with the adopted name ‘Rektango’, borrowed from a band…
Live Music in Central Hobart

Brisbane Hotel

The bad old Brisbane has dragged itself up from the pit of old-man, sticky-carpet alcoholism to be reinvented as a progressive, student-filled live-music venue. This is where anyone doing anything original, offbeat …
Live Music in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Music Bar

Something about this new music room doesn't quite gel – it all feels a bit fly-by-night and temporary. We hope we're wrong, because it's one of the few venues around Hobart to support live original music. The beers …
Live Music in MONA & Northern Hobart


This old pub has been here forever under myriad names: never a particularly successful or enduring business venture. But the rambling Homestead seems to be making a better go of things, with live country, blues, fol…
Live Music in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Irish Murphy’s

Pretty much what you’d expect from any out-of-the-box Irish pub: crowded, lively, affable and dripping with Guinness. Free live music of varying repute from Tuesday to Sunday nights (open-mic on Tuesday; originals o…
Classical Music in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Federation Concert Hall

Welded to the Hotel Grand Chancellor, this concert hall resembles a huge aluminium can leaking insulation from gaps in the panelling. Inside, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra does what it does best.
Live Music in Central Hobart

Grand Poobah

This versatile bohemian city bar doubles as a music venue with everything from live bands to DJs, dance, cabaret and comedy.