Live Music, Alive and Well
There’s not much else cooler than music, so it’s no surprise that Marrickville, recently dubbed “Sydney’s Coolest Suburb” is home to a plethora of venues that live and breathe live music that support local artists.
To help you make the most of the festive period & have a great night our in Marrickville we’ve compiled this list of our favourite venues.
First up, is Lazybones Lounge Restaurant & Bar. A cosy, quirky & incredible live music venue that has live music 7 nights a week, often over 2 levels. Head to Lazybones Lounge & take in some of Sydney’s most exciting musical acts. The venue’s decked out with velvet curtains and eclectic decor, creating an extravagant atmosphere. There is a small cover charge that goes directly to the artists.
Sounds Like: Across the span of a week Lazybones Lounge welcomes a wide array of Sydney best acts, whether that be pop, soul, RnB, world music or jazz.
Eat & Drink: There is an ever-changing food menu; freshly made pizzas to South African fusion curries, fries, wedges & charcuterie boards. Add to this a lengthy list of cocktails, microbrew beers & wines from around the globe & you really can’t go wrong.
Next, Butchers Brew Bar, a small bar and live performance venue nestled in the neighbouring Dulwich Hill, at the top end of Marrickville Road. These guys are celebrating their 4th Birthday on Dec 22 and they pride themselves as the champions of local emerging and established talent. Another feather in their cap, Butchers Brew was awarded “Favourite Venue” by the Sydney Blues Society in both 2021 and 2022! It’s super easy to access via public transport and there is a heap of free parking options.
Sounds Like: Every night is different! You can see diverse local and international talent (established and emerging) across a wide range of genres; jazz, funk, blues, reggae, soul, indie pop, Americana, folk, Brazilian and world music. They also host book nights, workshops and other cultural/social events.
Eat & Drink: 20+ quality wines by the glass, plus bottled and craft beers and ciders, premium spirits and amazing cocktails, as well as a selection of low and zero-alcohol options. There isn’t an in-venue menu, but there’s a heap of options in the immediate surroundings and you are more than welcome to BYO!
Can’t Miss: The Ben Waters Trio (UK) Jan 31 & Feb 1 - one of the world’s top boogie woogie piano players (buy tickets online - $40).
While Lazybones Lounge & Butchers Brew Bar are outstanding, and there's so much more to check out!
Gasoline Pony: Another highlight of any Marrickville live music adventure, The Gasoline Pony has performances most nights of the week. Run by musicians for musicians, the Gasoline Pony is a much-loved and well-respected part of the inner west's formidable creative economy. Showcasing everything from pop to Appalachen blues, Mexican salsa, jazz & community choirs. This is another venue to keep an eye on.
115 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Camelot Lounge: If you want a venue with a bit of diversity decide - Camelot Lounge is for you! They offer a great 2-for-1 option with the venue encompassing 2 separate intimate rooms/stages. Upstairs you’ll find the Camelot Lounge itself or you can head downstairs to Django Bar. This is a boutique music venue that sees a variety of singer-songwriters, world music artists, jazz, folk, blues, cabaret, comedy and other outstanding acts from Australia and beyond taking to the stage.
19 Marrickville Road, Marrickville