Quality Hotel Dickson
Corner Cape & Badham Street
Canberra, AC 2602
Phone: (61) 2 62474744
Fax: (61) 2 62474455
If spinning to the beats of live music is what gets you into the groove, then The Front Cafe and Gallery is your spot. With its thumping rhythms and young crowds, it exudes a vibrant energy. Post work or college, the night is always still young at the club. For further information, log on to their website.
Regular cocktails, perfect lighting but no knights in shining armor. But you have a chintz decor and an ultra glamorous crowd to rescue you at Knightsbridge Penthouse. Try the various beer and wines on the extensive alcohol menu. The food here, though a little expensive is worth a try.
Academy opened its doors in the year 2004 and in a very short span has developed the reputation of being one of the best and fun filled nightclub in the city. The place is indeed an institution of fun and entertainment with its amazing theme parties and live music nights. Apart from that the unique recorded music that the DJ plays, sets the dance floor on fire. Also, there is the lure of their wonderful concoctions and fine drinks for all those who do not want to dance the night away. On your next trip, party at the Academy and you are sure to remember the night for years to come.
Club Mombasa is the place to be for those who like the energetic rhythms of African music. Add reggae, Latin, Caribbean, samba and a little bit of funk and your evening will be perfect. Painted dancing figures on the wall beside the dance floor add to the fun. Or chill out playing pool. Try out African food like Vegetarian or Meat Alicha, Miser Wat (lentils) or Doro Wat (Ethiopian chicken thighs) or enjoy an exotic cocktail from the bar.
Fun, excitement, loud music and lots of great drinks define Meche. On a given night you will see their spacious dance floor packed to capacity with all the chic of the city dancing away to the peppy numbers. If you are not in a mood to join in, simply find a place at one of their three bars to get a taste of their wonderful drinks. Meche hosts rocking parties over the weekend when some international stars also join in the fun. So put on your dance clothes and get ready for a amazing time at Meche.
Insomnia has become a standard Saturday night spot for many a trendy nightclub goer. The décor is glam and classy with mood lighting and sleek furniture. The clientèle, decked out in sparkling tops and stiletto heels, are here to dance till dawn. As well as being a popular dance venue: playing a fun combination of popular and hard-core dance music: Insomnia has cleverly marketed each night of the week to a different crowd.
Bar 32 is the place to be if you're a party animal. Just grab a drink and party hard while the DJ spins the beat. If you feel like it, place a request for your favorite tune. After the weary week is done, start the weekend with the drinks special on Fridays. Saturdays are fun nights for those retro lovers because it's Retro night. A line-up of exciting events and weekly performances by upcoming artists and bands takes the overall fun quotient of this place a notch higher.
Enter this magical Cube and you are sure to be entranced with all its wonderful magic. For Cube is an eclectic nightclub that offers an array of fantastic entertainment options. There are some superb tunes being played in my the DJ that are sure to keep you swirling on the spacious dance floor. Besides, there are live band performances regularly which are exciting to hear. The club is gay friendly and run several offers for the patrons. With live music and great ambiance, you are sure to have a great time here. To know the schedule of the events here, check the website.
Mooseheads has long been a favorite nightspot with university students and army cadets in Canberra. The main bar is downstairs, and has pool tables, loud music and a healthy selection of beers and spirits. Upstairs is the nightclub, where a DJ plays top-40 dance tracks and occasionally takes requests. A wide selection of beer, spirits, cocktails and bottled alcoholic beverages is available. Mooseheads is known for its fantastic service and ambiance.
Once the scene of frenzied fans breaking down the doors to get into a 'sold out' Nirvana concert, 'the uni bar' as it is affectionately known, continues to play host to national and international acts. Other bands to have performed here include Sonic Youth, Public Enemy and The Violent Femmes. The Refectory, the bigger room of the two in the complex, is a standing room only venue with drinks in plastic cups.
Operating since 1996, Déjà vu has become a popular nightspot for those who frequent Casino Canberra. Dance to special music mixes by the Casinos own DJ. Or try karaoke events on certain nights. On other nights, the nightclub can be hired for functions and is also a venue for live performances of international musicians and comedians. Decorated with Australian art, there are two bars, a dance floor and separate pool room. There are sophisticated lighting effects and fantastic views of Glebe Park as Déjà vu pumps with sound. Choose from a comprehensive range of spirits, beer, wine or cocktails to keep you entertained throughout the night. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events and exact timings.
After a hard days work when the night beckons you to partake of its celebrations, The Lighthouse is the sight that is refreshingly inviting. The waterfront nightclub regales its customers with planned theme nights like the open mic evenings and the guest DJs spinning the best rhythms. Not only is the energy of the people in the beer garden infectious but also the food served tastes of nothing but the best. So while Belconnen, keep your eyes open to the sounds of the Lighthouse calling you.