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Bird's Basement

11 Singers Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1300 225 299
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Karise Eden

Karise was not showcased well by this venue. The venue holds promise but we were dismayed by the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SailingItaly
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International disappointment

A very disappointing experience indeed. Came to see an Internationally acclaimed performer for... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Kym M
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Brisbane, Australia
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Birdland in Melbourne is called Bird's Basement.After 32 years of operations, for the first time Birdland extends it’s banner outside New York to Melbourne. Melbourne is very proud to be the host of Bird’s legacy. Since it opening its doors, this vinue has been the host of music legends. Here music comes first, but the quality of food and service are close second. Ticket price varies.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jazz club” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11 Singers Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 1300 225 299
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Karise was not showcased well by this venue. The venue holds promise but we were dismayed by the treble high pitch acoustics (at the far end of the venue), that until we highlighted were not noticed by sound crew half way through the show, the...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A very disappointing experience indeed. Came to see an Internationally acclaimed performer for Bird's Supper Show. After booking a month or so in advance to be certain of our seats, and also staying at Bird's hotel, on the evening of the show we discovered slipped...More

Thank Kym M
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! My wife and I were impressed with the meal and service. We had booked a two course dinner show. You can also have three courses or just come for the show only. The beef was very tender and tiramisu excellent. We had a bottle...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic evening here mostly due to the artist Yolanda Brown. I was disappointed when we first arrived as we were not aware that the venue is a first come first served basis for seating. The booking site left us believing we were in...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Live music in Melbourne is a joy and this venue is a great example. Terrific program of local and international performers, excellent sound and good view angles to the stage. You can opt for dinner and show, or just drop by for the music and...More

1  Thank Ningaui
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We loved it last time we went but the night with Renee Geyer was a big, big disappointment. Renee started an hour late and was grumpy. Overly priced food was served hours after we ordered and was cold. We booked weeks earlier a table for...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I am only a visitor in Melbourne, don't really know about night life here. A local friend of mine who's into the music industry proposed us to go to the Bird's Basement and so we did. Lovely atmosphere, it depends on who's playing that night...More

1  Thank Vincenzo S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

went for the first time last night, Friday 27 Oct, music ok, but the food, two pasta dishes at $30 ea (no side salad) and alcohol overpriced. The pasta serves were about entrée size, very disappointing, the beer and a bottle of wine also overpriced....More

1  Thank jazzman1432
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

What a fantastic boppin', groovy place this is. Was staying at Oaks and found this place by accident, but what a night! Staff were efficient and the music was out of this world. Some great musicians and wonderful sound. Have been there twice and it...More

Thank Jen332
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We went to see James Morrison perform and Scott the Manager made us feel welcomed on arrival and we had the best musical experience. Great bar and atmosphere we will be back!

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