Prince Bandroom Melbourne

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Billing itself as one of "Melbourne's oldest gay-friendly pubs", The Prince (short for Prince Of Wales Public Bar) is an iconic landmark in the St Kilda community. It has combined good, simple food, cold booze and cool live local music for more than 75 years.

It sits below The Prince Bandroom which is an iconic music venue in its own right, hosting big names like Jack Johnson, Scissor Sisters, Bright Eyes and Goldfrapp.

Every Sunday evening, The Prince transforms itself into "The Elwood Blues Club", carrying on an 18-year tradition started at the Elwood RSL.

The program offers a new blues artist this week with a focus on encouraging new musicians in the genre.

Performers like Mike Rudd, Rob McKenzie, Shannon Bourne, James Southwell, Wayne Jury and Brian Strafford have all performed there.

The Prince serves up classic pub fare like chips and aioli, chicken parma and rump steak. With nothing priced above $22, it offers a simple, price-friendly meal.

Drinks are reasonably priced as well, and if you are lucky enough to catch them on a day when they are flushing out their tap lines, all jugs of beer are $10.

The Prince fits well in St Kilda. The community has always had a lively music culture that has produced many prominent Australian groups. One doesn't have to look further than the fact that notable '80s group Men At Work got their start there.

Contact Details

29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Victoria 3182, Australia
950 capacity
(03) 9536 1176

Getting There and Away

If you are travelling by tram take the 16, 96 or 112, all of which have stops along Fitzroy Street. The Prince is just a minute's walk away.

Prince Bandroom Events

Past Events at Prince Bandroom

Prince. Is On. Event Image

Prince. Is On.

7th December 2019
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Katchafire Event Image


2nd November 2019
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Bingo Loco Bingo Rave Event Image

Bingo Loco Bingo Rave

2nd June 2019
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Dennis Lloyd Event Image

Dennis Lloyd

8th May 2019
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Princemas. Dena Amy. Event Image

Princemas. Dena Amy.

22nd December 2018
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Prince. Official Petting Zoo Event Image

Prince. Official Petting Zoo

15th December 2018
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Prince. Throttle. Event Image

Prince. Throttle.

1st December 2018
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Prince. MK (Marc Kinchen) Event Image

Prince. MK (Marc Kinchen)

24th November 2018
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Prince. Franky Rizardo. Event Image

Prince. Franky Rizardo.

17th November 2018
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Prince. 10 Years of Sweat! Event Image

Prince. 10 Years of Sweat!

3rd November 2018
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Prince. Halloween Dress Up w/ Sunshine. Event Image

Prince. Halloween Dress Up w/ Sunshine.

27th October 2018
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