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The following venues in Sydney host Rock & Metal events. Some host more metal more frequently than others but they're all definitely worth checking out if you're in town. Use the map to guide yourself around Sydney and check out these kick ass venues.


 If you are a band looking to book a gig, you can use the venue's booking emails below and get in touch with them! 



Formerly the legendary Bald faced Stag, Crowbar is the Home of the heavy! Sydney's dedicated venue in Leichhardt for Punk, Rock and Metal! Great beer, Great tunes, Great crowd. Host of local shows and huge international bills. If you're in Sydney, you have to be here!

Address - 345 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt 2040 NSW


The Duke of Enmore

Enmore's grooviest pub, made for locals by locals

Address: 148 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042

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A premier dive bar hosting live band performances, amazing drinks and unforgettable experiences.The walls ignite talk of who was where and what went down, reflecting the area’s long-standing links to live music.

MoshPit is unpretentious and breathing new life into the southern end of King St.

Address: 642A King St, Erskineville NSW 2043


The burdekin hotel

Lively refurbished 1840s venue with multiple retro-chic bars, for cocktails, canapés and live DJs. Home to regular Metalcore & Emo nights. Featuring the only rooftop bar on the Darlinghurst strip.

Address: 2-4 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010


The vanguard

Hip hangout offering creative bar bites, signature cocktails & a stage with live music performances.

Address: 42 King St, Newtown NSW 2042


The landsdowne hotel

The Lansdowne Hotel was opened in 1932, and was quickly filled with ratbags, miscreants, tear-aways, hoods, scum-bags, thieves, bent cops and others of similar persuasion.Its place in the history of Sydney music was destined to be a wrapped up in 2015 with its closure. However, two idiot friends with a passion for music and taking risks thought the old girl had a few tricks to pull yet.
The Lansdowne Hotel was re-opened in June 2017.
It has no plan to close its doors ever again.

Address: 2-6 City Rd, Chippendale NSW 2008

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Nestled on the main street of Penrith, Elton Chong stands as a gritty sanctuary for metal and rock & roll enthusiasts with its graffiti-covered walls and banging beers. Unapologetically raw, Chong’s self proclaimed dive bar vibes come from the lit food menu and rad cocktails. Live true to Chong’s mantra: Not here to fuck spiders


Capacity: 100 pax


Address: 388 High St, Penrith NSW 2750

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The Bridge hotel

Enduring, down-to-earth venue for international music acts and local rock 'n' roll performances.

Address: 119 Victoria Rd, Rozelle NSW 2039


Simo's dive on the water

Metal on a f*n boat?!


Simo’s is the pioneering floating dive bar in Sydney, brought to life by grindhead productions in collaboration with Cadman Cruises. Nestled amidst the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour's iconic landmarks, Simo’s offers a unique experience, combining live music and scenic cruising. Their commitment lies in delivering a diverse spectrum of music genres, showcasing local, interstate, and international talents.


Address: No fixed dock/address. Check their events for more details.

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Home of the monthly Metal on the Northside events (also known to punters as Chatsteel) hosted by Metal Evilution, the Chatswood Club is a live music venue and club in the Lower North Shore region of Sydney.

Contact if your band would like to play in one of their upcoming shows.


Address: 11 Help St, Chatswood NSW 2067


RAm it down fest - camden sports club

Previously known as the Iron Spokes Metal Fest, Ram It Down Metal Fest is the monthly event held at Camden Sports Club organised by the Sydney Southwest Metal Scene.

Contact Lance on if your band would like to play in an upcoming show.

Address: 22 Cawdor Rd, Camden NSW 2570

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Manning bar

Often the home of many live shows for metal bands touring Australia, Manning Bar is an independent venue owned and run by the University of Sydney Union (USU). With a capacity of 950, it is one of the largest venues in town for bands touring Sydney & Australia.

Address: Manning House, Manning Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

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The Factory theatre

As a purpose built, dedicated live entertainment venue, the Factory hosts an array of live music and performances - from international rock & metal concerts to intimate cabaret shows, film and dance. The Factory brings a breath of fresh air to Sydney's entertainment scene and a commitment to nurturing emerging performers and acts.

Boasting 3 stages with the Theatre (800 Capacity), Floor (250 Cap) and Fusebox (250 cap)

Address: 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204


Mothership studios

Mothership Studios is a thriving artistic hub, located in Sydney’s inner west. Occupying a vast premises, Mothership Studios plays host to a variety of creative platforms for talent from Australia and beyond.

Address: 18-22 Sydney St, Marrickville NSW 2204


Staves brewery

Microbrewery in the city producing small batch beers and homing intimate live shows.

Address: 4/8 Grose St, Glebe NSW 2037



 Sydney's iconic Rock & Live Music Venue in the Heart of the CBD. Free Entry, heavy tunes, mad drinks, killer bands.

Venue has closed as of December 2022

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