The Tote

Image: Facebook/The Tote
WEDNESDAY: 4 P.M. - 1 A.M. | THURSDAY - SATURDAY: 4 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SUN: 4 P.M. - 11 P.M. | CLOSED MONDAY - TUESDAY
+61 3 9419 5320 | WEBSITE

Since 1980 The Tote has been bastion for punk, metal and hardcore acts—both local and international—and remains one of the last great punk venues in the world. In a testament to its influence, when The Tote was forced to close in 2010 due to draconian liquor licensing laws, 10,000 Melburnians marched on the state parliament to have the laws changed (they succeeded). The Tote is more than just a pub and more than just a venue—it’s part of the musical soul of Melbourne.

Known For
  • live music
  • historic
What to drink
Bottled beer is less likely to spill while pogo dancing.
Neighborhood
Collingwood
ProTip
For a bit of background, check out Persecution Blues—a documentary about the fight to save The Tote.