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The Best Nightclubs in Canberra

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Planning a night out in Australia’s capital? Great news – Canberra is home to a ton of fabulous venues.

Whether you’re looking to hit the dance floor and boogie the night away, rock out to live music, or sip an innovative cocktail or two, there’s a nightclub or bar for you.

Below is a list of eight of our top picks. Have a read and get ready for a night to remember.

What Makes a Great Nightclub or Bar?

Here’s what we look for in a fantastic nightclub:

  • Good vibes. Nightclubs and bars are for having a good time. Everyone should be happy, chatty, excited, and most importantly, safe.
  • An exciting drinks menu. Standard drinks are fine in some situations but if you like to try the latest and greatest, look for a venue with an exciting drinks menu.
  • Excellent tunes. From live jazz to 90s pop classics, the best nightclubs and bars in Canberra deliver killer tunes all night long.
  • A vibrant calendar of events. Look for regularly organised parties, performances, DJs, and more.
  • Tasty treats. It’s not all about the drinks! If you’re feeling peckish, look for a venue that serves up a fun menu of tasty treats.

What else do you look for in a great nightclub or bar?

Canberra’s Best Nightclubs and Bars

Here’s a handful of fantastic bars and nightclubs in Canberra. All promise an excellent night out.

Mooseheads Pub and Nightclub

Mooseheads Pub and Nightclub is enormous – spread across four floors, you will surely find a party atmosphere that ticks all your boxes. The Basement, Nightclub, Top Level, and Pub all have their own bar deliver a top quality service and delicious drinks. So whether you are out for a good dance, a good feed and drink or two, or a catch-up, give Mooseheads a try.

Mr Wolf

This sleek, hip nightclub is home to a talented group of resident DJs, each adding their own personality to the night. Complete with a stellar bar, Mr Wolf is a must-try.

Cube

Cube is so much more than a nightclub. As Canberra’s premier gay venue, it’s a home-away-from-home. Complete with ARIA accredited DJs, this vivacious club brings together people from all walks of life with one goal in mind: to have an incredible time. Cube’s décor includes beds, two-way mirrors, mosaics, and more.

Hippo Co

Situated in the heart of Canberra, Hippo Co is a cool, low-lit bar featuring an extensive whiskey and cocktail menu and exposed brick, industrial chic décor. Drop in on a Wednesday for live jazz.

Treehouse

Treehouse is a bar, nightclub, and restaurant positioned in Canberra’s city centre. With live music and a lively calendar of events, Treehouse is the perfect venue for a dance, drink, or chilled night out.

Polit Bar

Hang out with the friendly Canberra locals at Polit Bar. This Canberra staple offers a tasty selection of pizzas and bar nibbles, plus a popular range of favourite drinks. With a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Polit Bar is the perfect place to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

The Basement Canberra

For more than three decades, The Basement has been one of Canberra’s premier live music venues. Located in Belconnen, this institution brings a wide variety of musical styles and local, national, and international artists to Canberra residents. With a focus on creativity and self-expression, you can enjoy top-quality performances with your favourite drink in hand.

Knightsbridge Penthouse

Looking for a late-night lounge or disco-driven adventure? Explore the classic drinks menu, quirky weekend parties, and relaxed atmosphere of Knightsbridge Penthouse. The team behind ‘Knightly’ are connoisseurs of funk and hip-hop, so this bar is ideal for a good old-fashioned boogie.

Your Favourite Nightclub or Bar in Canberra

What’s your go-to venue in Canberra? Where do you head for a night out with friends, or a quiet drink with your partner? Share your top picks for late-night venues in the comments area below.


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Toby Rey 11:47 am 24 Apr 18

I spent 6 years in Canberra to do my Masters degree at ANU. I have fond memories of the cheap 2 dollar a drink days and 5 dollar a jug days from the mid to late 2000s. I can assure you that those days are over (college students may correct me being an ex Johns resident for almost 10 years)

ICBM, Moose, Academy, UNI Bar and North Bar were my favourites while other places like Meche and Cube were popular with my friends. Today ICBM “Icies” is gone, academy has announced it is shutting down (the only real house and trance – nightclub in my opinion) North Bar has shut down and so has Meche. There has been a few openings since in and around Garema place but the Sydney building is now scarily quiet bar for Mooseheads.

fps_grandma 1:58 am 12 Feb 15

Holden Caulfield said :

fps_grandma said :

Then we don’t need large supermarkets like Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Costco or numerous dealerships from different manufacturers and instead we can just embrace local humble corner grocery stores with wooden walls and still use paper bags and only have Ford and Holden dealerships.
You’re surely happy with the latter?

If you think my username relates to a car it’s no surprise you missed the point.

Not at all it’s mere coincidence as the latter options merely emphasise lack of variety.
My point is why question variety if it doesn’t suit you especially if the topic in question may not apply to you?
Did you go to Academy, Meche or ICBM recently?

Evilomlap 5:37 pm 11 Feb 15

Holden Caulfield said :

fps_grandma said :

Then we don’t need large supermarkets like Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Costco or numerous dealerships from different manufacturers and instead we can just embrace local humble corner grocery stores with wooden walls and still use paper bags and only have Ford and Holden dealerships.
You’re surely happy with the latter?

If you think my username relates to a car it’s no surprise you missed the point.

LOL this just made my day. Cheers mate.

Grimm 2:42 pm 11 Feb 15

Ben_Dover said :

At least you didn’t mention that Nirvana once played here, or Iron Maiden.

What, don’t mention that things more entertaining than watching a guy check his email happened?

Would be nice if there was still a decent live music scene in Canberra, and big names still turned up.

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