Along the buzzing High Street corridor lies Wesley Anne, one of Melbourne’s easiest to love venues. With an incredibly unique atmosphere in a breathtaking former church, it’s an old school English style pub with modern Melbourne stylings.
LIVE MUSIC ranges from indie rock to acoustic and more, it’s a great mix of old and new with some killer bands hitting the stage every couple of nights
FAMOUS FOR being located in a former church, it’s one of Melbourne’s oldest and most magnificent pubs
INFAMOUS FOR their free, weekly trivia hosted by Melbourne’s second best trivia host. An evening where you’re in the running to win tens of dollars of prizes and the iconic JC Disco Clock, it’s a boisterous way to spend a Wednesday evening.
This truly iconic restaurant, bar and live music venue has a candle-lit interior and a great selection of local beers and ales. Keep yourself full with their rustic and simple but well-executed pub grub – they’ve got everything from gnocci to steak. There’s also a fireplace in operation to keep you warm and cosy during these bitterly cold winter months while you enjoy your craft beer and live music.
Muller, along with Noel Fermanis, opened up the venue in 2003. “When it started it seemed like not many places were really doing an intimate original band/ music [venue],” he told us.
“Certainly not in the suburbs – Northcote was the suburbs back then, people didn’t realise how close it was.”
“Friends used to suggest that they’d come out and visit if we had a courtesy bus!”
Since the early 2000s, however, Northcote has truly become a staple of Melbourne’s night life and music scene – and Wesley Anne are certainly one of the venues that have contributed to the rise of Northcote.
Check out Wesley Anne by heading to 250 High Street, Northcote. They’re open every day, from 12pm until 10pm.