The quintessential guide to Fortitude Valley music venues


Fortitude Valley is Australia’s most vibrant entertainment precinct. At night, the streets become alive with the sound of live music illuminating out of the numerous Fortitude Valley music venues.

If you are visiting or new to the area, it may be overwhelming trying to choose which Fortitude Valley live music venue best suits you. To make it as easy as possible, here is our quintessential guide to the countless Fortitude Valley music venues.


Fortitude Music Hall

312-318 Brunswick St,

Taking inspiration from the Art Deco theatres and venues that existed in Brisbane prior to the 80s, The Fortitude Music Hall is the largest ballroom theatre venue in Australia. It has the capacity to house 3,000 standing patrons or 1,200 seated, as such, many international and national acts perform on its stage. From Dune Rats to Mac Demarco, The Cat Empire to The Flaming Lips. If you are looking for more established acts, this is the venue to check out.



243 Brunswick St

This is one for those who cater to a more alternative music taste. Crowbar is the one of the most essential, if not the most essential, Fortitude Valley music venues for punk and heavy metal bands. The venue showcases the best in local, national and international bands, as well as having a street level social bar. Most recently, Crowbar has introduced a multi-purpose gallery and functions space, dubbed Church.


The Brightside

27 Warner St

The Brightside is a unique and diverse Fortitude Valley live music venue that offers a live music space, an open-air beer garden, on-site food and a car park space for major events. The venue is known to host smaller, independent and upcoming local and national acts. So, if you are even more of a hipster than I am and want to catch the latest local bands this is the venue for you.


The Zoo

711 Ann St – located in Winn Lane

The Zoo is one of Brisbane’s longest standing live music venues, catering to independent artists, as opposed to commercial acts. It is one of the most historic Fortitude Valley music venues, independently owned, operated and booked by females for over 25 years. Renowned as being a cult venue, they have hosted bands from The Pixies to Violent Soho, Silverchair to Real Estate.


The Tivoli

52 Costin St

The Tivoli is a stunning Art Deco venue – widely regarded as one the most beautiful Fortitude Valley music venues. The venue has the capacity to host 300 persons standing, with a custom-built stage, sound system and lighting rig. It is a complement to the plethora of Fortitude Valley music venues, hosting Australian musical icons such as Powderfinger and Missy Higgins, along with major international artists such as Bob Dylan and Katy Perry.


Woolly Mammoth

633 Ann St

For live music and late-night shenanigans, Woolly Mammoth is the go-to venue. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, the unique Fortitude Valley live music venue has been the location of choice for numerous international and national acts. Such as Cypress Hill, Gang of Youths and Dear Seattle.


If you are planning a trip to Fortitude Valley be sure to book a room at the Miro Apartments. Situated along Robertson Street – just a few steps away from all of the Fortitude Valley music venues – the location is the ultimate place to access any Fortitude Valley live music venue we have just named and beyond. Book online now or contact our staff on (07) 3634 6900.


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