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Ballarat has a very active Nightclub, Bar and Pub life.
Many are great to dance the night away with and also a good selection of live! entertainment venues.

The Nightcruiser Crew have collated this guide for you.

At this stage we only provide Melbourne Nightclub Tours from Ballarat

Venues:   Night Clubs - Pubs - Bars

  Various Cuisines

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21 Arms,
21 Armstrong St Nth, BALLARAT
21 Arms is one of the bigger night clubs and tends to have bigger bands (several other hotels have bands, but more local pub bands).
It always seems popular and crowded and the band/bar/dance floor area in a large room out the back makes it the best venue for crowded concerts.
Normal dress requirements - you need to be wearing a shirt, and shoes. Shorts are a maybe - maybe ok, maybe not.

Bended Elbow
Lydiard Street, BALLARAT
Ballarat's newest and most exciting venue has arrived! Situated in the heart of Ballarat, the Bended Elbow offers the very best in dining, bar and entertainment. Ballarat's premium, pub and there are 20 varieties of beer on tap including our very own Ballarat Gold Ale - brewed right here in Ballarat!
The Bended Elbow can also cater for functions and events of all sizes from the smallest dinner party to a 700 person cocktail event!
The Basement @ The Bended Elbow is set to rock Ballarat to the core - with the very best headlining DJs - now you don't have to go to Melbourne to go out !"
Thus goes the blurb. I found it interesting that Melbourne, some distance away, is obviously considered a problem for the local nightclub scene.

Chapel Nightclub

raig's Royal Hotel,
10 Lydiard Street South, BALLARAT
Tabaret Gaming Lounge, Garden, Bluestone Cellar, Sportsmans Bar, Bentley’s, Bath Lane Brassiere & Cafe and Guest Lounge. Close to Theatres, Night Clubs, Galleries and Shopping.

George Hotel & Cafe,
27 Lydiard St Nth, BALLARAT 3350,
The George Hotel & Cafe has live entertainment every Friday & Saturday Nights.  
The George is the place to be after work on Fridays. Sit down relax and bring on the weekend with our Friday George Club. Then Party the night away with live music in the Heritage bar from 10pm and if that's not enough, Rafters Nightclub opens from 11.30pm till late for the long stayers with the best DJ`s in town. Saturday Night is a big one. Start the night with a meal in our Bistro a few warm up drinks in the Heritage Bar then party hard with some of the best Live music in the country in Rafters till late.

Gold Dust Saloon,
Western Highway, WARRENHEIP
Piano lounge every Friday night.
Live rockin’ rollicking entertainment every Saturday night. Step back in time to the Gold Rush era, old fashioned wholesome country food served 7 days/week in the The Gold Dust Saloon.

Grainery Lane
34 Doveton Street, off Sturt St
After Ballarat's best live music place was shut down early in 2003, Grainery Lane has quickly and rightfully taken over with a massive, laid back venue out the back of a cosy friendly bar at the front.

You could turn up naked and no one would bat an eyelid.

Irish Murphy's,
38 Sturt St., BALLARAT
Located in the heart of Western Victoria, at Sturt Street Ballarat, Murphys Bar & Restaurant brings you premium beers and a stylish well priced menu in a European style atmosphere. Head on in for a drink or dinner - John and the team will look after you with their Murphys version of hospitality!

Karova Lounge,
Cnr. Field &  Camp Street, BALLARAT
Open Wednesday to Saturday 9pm till late
Karova Lounge is Ballarat's Home of original live music.

Lalor Pub
Cnr of Mair & Doveton Sts Nth, Ballarat
Peter Lalor is one of only a small group of small pubs left in Ballarat who still play live pub rock music on a regular basis.

Neat dress. The usual with Aussie pubs - no thongs, no singlets.

Lydiard Wine Bar,
15 Lydiard St North, BALLARAT
Sip a glass of our local and regional wine while relaxing in our comfortable lounge chairs, enjoying the music from our baby grand piano and savouring the flavours of our exquisite shared style menu. The Lydiard Wine Bar provides an elegant and sophisticated setting for you to appreciate the act of winding down.

Mallow on Skipton,
18 - 20 Skipton St, BALLARAT
Located 350 metres from the Ballarat Town Hall, the Mallow Bar and Restaurant provides authentic Mediterranean cuisine, light meals/snacks and fine coffee. A function room is available and the bar has an extensive range of local and imported beers.

Portico Wine Bar and Restaurant,
203 Dana Street, BALLARAT. 3350 Phone: (03) 5332 1020
Located in the majestic Ballarat Club building, Portico is an elegant fine-dining restaurant, ambient wine bar and versatile function centre. Since opening its doors to the public in 2004 Portico has become a beacon for fun, great dining, and the appreciation of wine, and takes great pride in supporting the arts, with its regular music presentations and film screenings.

The Bended Elbow,
120 Lydiard Street North, BALLARAT
The Bended Elbow is located in the heart of Ballarat with 20 boutique beers on tap, including Ballarat’s own premium ale – Ballarat Gold Ale. Delicious meals served for lunch & dinner 7 days a week and live entertainment Thurs-Sun…

The Nerrina
75 Lofven Street, Ballarat
The Nerrina offers live entertainment every Friday night with local bands performing from 9pm, 3 kms from Sturt Street. Bistro meals available, pool table and jukebox. Lounge bar with open fire.

The Regent Bar,
71 Lydiard Street North, BALLARAT. 3350 Phone:(03) 5331 5507
Located on the corner of Mair and Lydiard Streets in Ballarat, the Regent Bar is the cream of Ballarat nightlife. Trading Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, Regent brings a real cosmopolitan atmosphere into Ballarat offering a unique experience.



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