LIVE MUSIC is for appreciating at George Lane. The crowd is relaxed and it’s common practice to post up in one of their comfy chairs or chaise lounges, grab yourself something to sip on, and enjoy the sweet, sweet sounds of blues, folk, country, rock n’ roll, roots and alternative music.
FAMOUS FOR its stunning heritage architecture. Everything feels luxurious to the touch – glossy polished wood, marble countertops and plush velvet upholstery. It’s the kind of space that’ll put you in the mood to order an Old Fashioned or a Martini. Something classy.
INFAMOUS FOR being a little tricky to locate. Not to be eclipsed by its neighbours at the George Ballroom and the George Lounge, George Lane is a force of its own. Follow the map, peek around in the alley, and don’t be afraid to ask for directions.
If you’re hanging around St Kilda, you’re pretty spoiled for options when it comes to getting your kicks on a night out. But trust us when we tell you there’s nowhere quite like George Lane.
It’s one of those situations where the inside and outside don’t match up. The facade is graffitied to the nines and the interior is a decadent delight, with dim lighting and ornate art deco motifs. Honestly, the ambience is pretty hard to beat.
In a way, this mismatch represents the eclectic vibe of the space. You never know exactly what to expect, but you know it’ll be good.
During the show, treat yourself to some of the venue’s “music food”, including snacks, pizzas, souvlaki, and even Korean fried chicken. Though the menu offers limited options, they’re all crowd favourites.
When it comes to the music, it’s a mixed bag in the best way. Genres vary from night to night, but performers always bring their A-game. The venue is just the right size to be intimate but still spacious and the acoustics are just right.
Next time you’re looking for a laid-back place to enjoy some tunes, George Lane is your girl.
George Lane proudly sits at 1 George Lane in St Kilda. They’re open only when shows are on but generally from Thursday to Sunday.