Weird times, hey? You've probably heard your local live music pubs are doing it tough. Cancelled gigs, closed bars, deferred rents due & now opening at 20% of capacity for gigs and front bar hangs. Here at the pub, we are doing everything we can to weather this storm and survive. But we need your help. Gigs might be a little different to what you are used to, they will be seated and they may have a minimum expectation for spending on the bar & food. This is to help cover costs of opening with much less people.
We’re all in this together! So please continue to come down and support the pub and the bands on gig nights and in between.
One of the oldest pubs in Australia, John Curtin Hotel lies deep at the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant live music scene, and its staff and patrons are like family. Situated across from the Trades Hall and named after a former socialist come Labor Prime Minister, The Curtin has been the watering hole of Bob Hawke, students, unionists, and of course, music lovers and bands. The Curtin prides itself on delivering craft beers, delicious food, incredible live music, DJs Wed - Saturday, front bar dance floor and a bar that is often tended by the publican themselves. The band room features a powerful D&B Audiotechnik front of house system with even coverage, and an impressive lighting system which features moving heads. The bandroom has hosted local album launches to comedy shows to theatre with bands including The Libertines (UK), Big Thief (USA), Molly Nilsson (Berlin), Todd Rundgren (USA), Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, The Garden (LA), King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Gang of Four (UK). Gig and room hire enquiries hit up - gigs @ johncurtinhotel.com For functions contact booker @ johncurtinhotel.com
THE CURTIN acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the venue stands. We respectfully recognise Elders both past and present.