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I’ve never been to a venue such as this, found it to be a very worthwhile experience. Liz Violi was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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In The Tradition of NYC Clubs

The Paris Cat has three different levels, with its main show room downstairs, like New York’s The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Evan C
Launceston, Australia
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6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
9642 4711
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never been to a venue such as this, found it to be a very worthwhile experience. Liz Violi was Singing Ella Fitzgerald and she was fabulous. The downstairs stage is small with little room to move once it’s full of patrons.....making access to the...More

Thank Nimzee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Paris Cat has three different levels, with its main show room downstairs, like New York’s The Jazz Standard. It seats about 80 people, with additional standing room available at the bar. It’s a small and cosy venue, with great acoustics, fantastic ambiance, and an...More

Thank Evan C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This venue is Brilliant loved loved everything about it the show was pure Janelle Stowe was just amazing loved how intimate the rooms were the bar people were awesome cant fault it at all its an experience you must do its a hidden secret gem...More

Thank egzoticna
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We saw Dan Barnett and his crew. Great performance and atmosphere. Highly recommend this venue for a cool, jazz experience. Eat elsewhere before or after the show as the food we ordered from here was limited and tasted average at best.

Thank relax10127
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Didn’t even know this place existed. Not so easy to find but a real treat. Saw a great show featuring the Victorian Youth Jazz Collective. An auditioned band of secondary school and university students. They were amazing and so full of talent. The club is...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Had yet another terrific night at the Paris Cat. Have seen so many different acts here from seasoned performers to young musicians with great energy and creativity experimenting with their craft. Last night was a perfect example of the latter. Thanks to the Paris Cat...More

1  Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 22 September 2018

The Paris Cat Club has an excellent atmosphere which makes it ideal for being a Jazz Club. A good selection of drinks is available at the bar as well as a selection of bar snacks. If you are after a more substantial meal, Hardware Lane...More

1  Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

My wife sang in a Jazz duo Aintmisbehavin 20 years ago and we live Jazz. Last Saturday night we had a night in Melbourne at Paris Cat Jazz Club and were so impressed with Rebecca Mendoza and the intimacy and ambience of the space.

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Paris Cat is one of the most appealing jazz venues in the world as far as we have experienced having visited clubs in London, Rome, Paris and Kyoto in recent years. Delightful atmosphere that embodies everything a jazz club should be - intimate, dimly lit...More

2  Thank pollardy
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This jazz club/bar is in a very small lane in the central city and is extremely popular. It has live performances from Wednesday to Sunday every week and you need to book early to get a seat/table (otherwise you could still get a standing spot...More

1  Thank Eor O
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Terry P
6 October 2017|
Response from serge c | Property representative |
Hi Terry, Thank you for your enquiry! As discussed over the phone yesterday our staff are more than happy to assist your wife with our stairs to attend any of our upcoming performances. Simply leave a a note in the comments... More
14 April 2017|
Response from serge c | Property representative |
Yes we do! We have a european Tapas menu wiht some vegetarian items available. E.g. Spinach Aranchini Balls, Cheese Platters, Vegetarian Pizzetta's. Please head to our website to view our menu! Hope to see you down at the... More
BecLach M
12 April 2017|
Response from serge c | Property representative |
Hi There, our guests smoke in the laneway out side of our venue. We don't have a designated smoking section inside the venue. Hope to see you down at the club! Warm Regards, Paris Cat Team