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Bird's Basement

11 Singers Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1300 225 299
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JAMES MORRISON Quartet

Wow! My wife and I were impressed with the meal and service. We had booked a two course dinner... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Garry632015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Weekend in Melbourne

Had a fantastic evening here mostly due to the artist Yolanda Brown. I was disappointed when we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard S
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Perth, 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jazz venue” (10 reviews)
“jazz club” (4 reviews)
“great sound” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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 3 days ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

2  Thank Richard S
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Reviewed March 17, 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

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Reviewed February 16, 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 November 19, 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 October 28, 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 October 26, 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 October 14, 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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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Caught the Eric Wyatt show last night, he was amazing and like every other experience the service was top notch. My only gripe was that some women with a camera kept walking in front of us during the act taking pics. I didnt mind the...More

1  Thank Brendon R
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

On Sunday night we had a blast - beautiful sophisticated club - the expresso martinis were fantastic - we just drank and ate and listened to live music - it was so much fun - was relaxing -just what I needed - Wow wow wow...More

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Birdsbasement, General Manager at Bird's Basement, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2017

Your kind review captures the essence of our venue, thank you! We will pass this to our staff. Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Management

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