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Canberra by Night: Exploring the City's Nightlife & Entertainment

Embark on a journey through Canberra's vibrant nightlife, where hidden gems, culinary delights, live music, and entertainment await. Let's dive into the must-visit spots and evening activities that will make your nights in the capital unforgettable.

 

Bars Galore

Molly Bar

Location: 59-81 London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601

Molly Bar is Canberra’s hidden gem, reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy. Molly is famous for its extensive whiskey collection and crafty cocktails. This intimate setting commonly showcases live jazz music and is the must-stop spot for a sophisticated night out. 

 

Highball Bar

Location: 77 London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601

Known for being a little more plush, and a little bit lush, Highball isn’t just a bar - it’s a rooftop oasis perched above Londan Circuit. Recently renovated, Highball Bar is the perfect place to end a great night out in Canberra’s CBD.

 

Parlour Wine Room

Location: 16 Kendall Ln, Canberra ACT 2601

In a building draped in heritage, Parlour Wine Room is based in the former Hotel Acton, which was designed by Commonwealth Architect, John Smith Murdoch. They’ve got a menu item for every occasion - be it a quick drink, or a catch-up with old friends.

Source: Molly Bar on Instagram

 

Must-Try Restaurants

Atrium Restaurant and Bar

Location: 242 Northbourne Ave, Dickson ACT 2602

Pavillion’s in-house restaurant, Atrium Restaurant and Bar is a modern dining experience. Nestled amongst our indoor garden, Atrium offers everything from delicious burgers to high tea and is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for comfort eats close to your home away from home. Guests of the hotel can also enjoy room service!

 

Akiba

Location: 40 Bunda St, Canberra ACT 2601

If you’re looking for delicious ‘new Asian’ cuisine in Canberra, you can’t go past Akiba. Beyond their delicious range of Asian cuisine, there is a whole sake menu with an incredible selection of premium sake options, so you can enjoy a boozy dinner that is both authentic to Japanese culture and modern for the more avant-garde foodie!

 

Marble & Grain

Location: 25 Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612

Looking for a European steakhouse vibe right here in Canberra? Marble & Grain is the spot you’re looking for. With concrete walls and a polished marble bar, the food isn’t the only thing worth visiting for. This warm and stylish space offers everything from sourdough artisan breads to steak from the grill. A must-do while in town.

Image Source: Atrium on Instagram

 

Restaurant Two14

Location: 214 Northbourne Ave, Braddon ACT 2612

Restaurant Two14 gives an Australian twist on modern dishes and is a casual, down-to-earth style eatery. Step through the doors at Deco Hotel, and enjoy a delicious meal crafted by the incredibly talented team. Open 7 days a week, you can read more about their delicious menu here



Live Music Magic

The Basement

Location: 2 Cohen St, Belconnen ACT 2617

The Basement is Canberra’s premier live music venue, complete with its burger bar - Chompys. The Basement, or the Baso, is known for being home to everything from heavy metal to 90s-themed parties. Click here to see upcoming gigs and events.

 

Smith’s Alternative

Location: 76 Alinga St, Canberra ACT 2601

Smith’s Alternative is a performance venue, art gallery and cafe/bar, serving up delicious vegan baked goods with a side of incredible performances! Running everything from Monday Night Poetry, to open jams on a Sunday, Smith’s Alternative is a truly unique experience every night of the week.

 

Evening Activities

Canberra Theatre Centre

Location: Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601

Immerse yourself in Canberra’s bustling performing arts scene at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Providing world-class acts, the Canberra Theatre Centre was the very first government-initiated performing arts centre in Australia, and its reputation stands true today. See what’s on while you’re in town here.

 

Reload Bar & Games

Location: 34/38 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

Looking for food, DJs, video games, pinball and more? Reload Bar & Games is a must-do location while staying in Canberra. With four separate bars, all dedicated to fun and excitement, there is something for everyone here. 

Image Source: Reload on Instagram

 

Book Direct and Save 10% On Your Stay at Pavillion

For Canberra accommodation deals, head over to our website. For example, book direct save 10% on your stay, so that you’ve got more to enjoy a weekend packed full of nightlife activities. When you book directly, you can also enjoy a 24-hour cancellation policy, giving you maximum freedom, and the most smooth and memorable experience possible.

Canberra by Night: Exploring the City's Nightlife & Entertainment

Embark on a journey through Canberra's vibrant nightlife, where hidden gems, culinary delights, live music, and entertainment await. Let's dive into the must-visit spots and evening activities that will make your nights in the capital unforgettable.

 

Bars Galore

Molly Bar

Location: 59-81 London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601

Molly Bar is Canberra’s hidden gem, reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy. Molly is famous for its extensive whiskey collection and crafty cocktails. This intimate setting commonly showcases live jazz music and is the must-stop spot for a sophisticated night out. 

 

Highball Bar

Location: 77 London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601

Known for being a little more plush, and a little bit lush, Highball isn’t just a bar - it’s a rooftop oasis perched above Londan Circuit. Recently renovated, Highball Bar is the perfect place to end a great night out in Canberra’s CBD.

 

Parlour Wine Room

Location: 16 Kendall Ln, Canberra ACT 2601

In a building draped in heritage, Parlour Wine Room is based in the former Hotel Acton, which was designed by Commonwealth Architect, John Smith Murdoch. They’ve got a menu item for every occasion - be it a quick drink, or a catch-up with old friends.

Source: Molly Bar on Instagram

 

Must-Try Restaurants

Atrium Restaurant and Bar

Location: 242 Northbourne Ave, Dickson ACT 2602

Pavillion’s in-house restaurant, Atrium Restaurant and Bar is a modern dining experience. Nestled amongst our indoor garden, Atrium offers everything from delicious burgers to high tea and is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for comfort eats close to your home away from home. Guests of the hotel can also enjoy room service!

 

Akiba

Location: 40 Bunda St, Canberra ACT 2601

If you’re looking for delicious ‘new Asian’ cuisine in Canberra, you can’t go past Akiba. Beyond their delicious range of Asian cuisine, there is a whole sake menu with an incredible selection of premium sake options, so you can enjoy a boozy dinner that is both authentic to Japanese culture and modern for the more avant-garde foodie!

 

Marble & Grain

Location: 25 Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612

Looking for a European steakhouse vibe right here in Canberra? Marble & Grain is the spot you’re looking for. With concrete walls and a polished marble bar, the food isn’t the only thing worth visiting for. This warm and stylish space offers everything from sourdough artisan breads to steak from the grill. A must-do while in town.

Image Source: Atrium on Instagram

 

Restaurant Two14

Location: 214 Northbourne Ave, Braddon ACT 2612

Restaurant Two14 gives an Australian twist on modern dishes and is a casual, down-to-earth style eatery. Step through the doors at Deco Hotel, and enjoy a delicious meal crafted by the incredibly talented team. Open 7 days a week, you can read more about their delicious menu here



Live Music Magic

The Basement

Location: 2 Cohen St, Belconnen ACT 2617

The Basement is Canberra’s premier live music venue, complete with its burger bar - Chompys. The Basement, or the Baso, is known for being home to everything from heavy metal to 90s-themed parties. Click here to see upcoming gigs and events.

 

Smith’s Alternative

Location: 76 Alinga St, Canberra ACT 2601

Smith’s Alternative is a performance venue, art gallery and cafe/bar, serving up delicious vegan baked goods with a side of incredible performances! Running everything from Monday Night Poetry, to open jams on a Sunday, Smith’s Alternative is a truly unique experience every night of the week.

 

Evening Activities

Canberra Theatre Centre

Location: Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601

Immerse yourself in Canberra’s bustling performing arts scene at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Providing world-class acts, the Canberra Theatre Centre was the very first government-initiated performing arts centre in Australia, and its reputation stands true today. See what’s on while you’re in town here.

 

Reload Bar & Games

Location: 34/38 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

Looking for food, DJs, video games, pinball and more? Reload Bar & Games is a must-do location while staying in Canberra. With four separate bars, all dedicated to fun and excitement, there is something for everyone here. 

Image Source: Reload on Instagram

 

Book Direct and Save 10% On Your Stay at Pavillion

For Canberra accommodation deals, head over to our website. For example, book direct save 10% on your stay, so that you’ve got more to enjoy a weekend packed full of nightlife activities. When you book directly, you can also enjoy a 24-hour cancellation policy, giving you maximum freedom, and the most smooth and memorable experience possible.

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