Top 5 Live Music Venues

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There’s nothing more us Aussies love than a night out with friends and a good dose of live music (and let’s be honest, probably a drink or two). Local, domestic or international music, we love it all. That’s why at the weekend, you’ll find so many of us at our favourite hotel, bar, club or even winery soaking up the musical talent!

We have shared with you our top picks when it comes to restaurants, bakeries, breakfast places, even our favourite happy hour spots here on the Southern Fleurieu but now that  the weather is warming up and a lot of you have begun planning your annual summer holiday down this way, the time has come for us to share with you thegroovers and shakers’ of the live gig world down here.  You just might be surprised to hear that many of the sweet little towns on the southern coast, are bursting at the seams with emerging talent, and is something that can only be described as a growing force to be reckoned with!

Home to countless local artists of all genres, a night out down south is rarely short of a live act to enjoy when you are on your Pet Let  holiday, so we thought we’d give a special shout-out to all these local venues that offer an exciting and memorable night out!

A short drive from Victor Harbor, the Smiling Samoyed Brewery is well worth a visit. The Brewery Bar is a beautiful place to sit and relax with one of their craft beers, a wood fired pizza while taking in the beautiful views and enjoying the live music they host every weekend. Contact The Smiling Samoyed for information on the upcoming entertainment.


Monday to Thursday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Public Holidays: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Address: Hansen Street, Myponga SA (MAP)

The Royal Family Hotel in Port Elliot hosts live music 8.30 – Midnight, every Friday night. It has a family atmosphere and affordable meals. Why not take the family, enjoy a delicious meal and stick around for the music! See the list of upcoming gigs  HERE

Need a lift to the pub? ‘Desi’ their courtesy kombi operates from Encounter Bay to Goolwa. Bookings essential. 


Monday to Wednesday: 10:00am – 12:00am
Thursday: 10.00am – 1.00am
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00am
Sunday: 11.00am – 10.00pm

Address: 32 North Terrace, Port Elliot SA (MAP)


As the name suggests, this venue is situated at the Goolwa Wharf. Not only do they sell wonderful wine and craft beer, it is definitely the place to go to enjoy great live music with a wine and cheese platter! They currently host live music every Friday night and Sunday afternoons. See the extensive line up HERE 


Monday to Thursday: 1pm to 7pm
Friday: 1pm to Late
Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 7pm
(Happy Hour 4pm to 7pm Monday to Friday)

: 1 Laurie Lane, Goolwa SA (MAP


Hotel Elliot is located on the Strand at Port Elliot and is a popular place for locals and visitors to meet for lunch and dinner.  They also have a spacious outdoor dining area and host live music in the bar from 8.30pm every weekend. There is lot’s coming up, check it out HERE  


Every Day: 10:00am – Late

Address: 35 The Strand, Port Elliot SA (MAP)


Located right across from the beach in Victor Harbor, this well known hotel hosts live music every Friday night from 8.30pm. Hotel Victor has a brand new entertainment area called the Keg Room. Formally the Sip ‘n’ Save drive through, it has been gutted and reformed into Victor Harbor’s newest entertainment Hub! Grab a bite to eat in one of their 3 dining areas, watch the sun set and wait for the music to begin! Information on upcoming events and live music can be found HERE  


Sunday – Thursday: 7.30am – 11.00pm

Friday – Saturday: 7.30am – 12.00am

Address: 1  Albert Place Victor Harbor,SA  (MAP)


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