Paris Cat Jazz Club
Paris Cat Jazz Club
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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • TessGMV
    Hobart, Australia8 contributions
    Great venue for Jazz club, step back in time to early 'Jazz' rooms
    A great jazz club in Melbourne, terrific venue, different rooms with various shows. The Saturday night 9.30pm show was downstairs, cosy setup with small bar and good drinks and food menu (suitable to small venue, don't expect full dinner menu). Friendly staff, warm service. Stepping back in time to early Jazz venues.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 23 March 2023
  • Miss_Molly_8
    Prahran, Australia145 contributions
    Great venue hidden up high
    I didn’t know this club existed until a group I follow announced a concert there. I found it in the city among the laneways. There were a couple of flights of stairs to reach the club. It was amazing with loads of ambience and intimate setting. All the seating was at small tables on the same level as the stage with a bar at the back. The acoustics were great and the levels of music were just right. It was easy to get a drink and I really enjoyed “Coco’s Lunch’ an acapella group that is influenced by African and Indian music. It was a gift to me and I had the best night in a long time.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 May 2023
  • gpants1
    Sydney, Australia132 contributions
    Jazz venue tucked into the back lanes of Melbourne
    what a great place! Tucked in one of the laneways of Melbourne city, this multi-story venue has a regular run of jazz musicians and bands preforming. I saw the Esstee Big Band and they were amazing. The room was small for 16 musicians and the sound was BIG in this confined space, but it was fantastic. The bar was well-stocked an the pizza was good. A really funky place to spend a Sunday evening.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 June 2023
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Ben_Khuat
Hanoi, Vietnam7 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
fantastic sound quality and the the ambiance is great. cozy and friendly. we came to see the tribute to Chet baker, the band was awesome, especially the tenor sax player.
Written 16 October 2023
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Viet Anh K
Hanoi, Vietnam2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
A music venue located a small corner of Melbourne city center.
The sound quality is very impressive and so is the Jazz band.
Written 2 October 2023
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gpants1
Sydney, Australia132 contributions
June 2023 • Friends
what a great place! Tucked in one of the laneways of Melbourne city, this multi-story venue has a regular run of jazz musicians and bands preforming. I saw the Esstee Big Band and they were amazing. The room was small for 16 musicians and the sound was BIG in this confined space, but it was fantastic. The bar was well-stocked an the pizza was good. A really funky place to spend a Sunday evening.
Written 19 June 2023
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Miss_Molly_8
Prahran, Australia145 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
I didn’t know this club existed until a group I follow announced a concert there. I found it in the city among the laneways. There were a couple of flights of stairs to reach the club. It was amazing with loads of ambience and intimate setting. All the seating was at small tables on the same level as the stage with a bar at the back. The acoustics were great and the levels of music were just right. It was easy to get a drink and I really enjoyed “Coco’s Lunch’ an acapella group that is influenced by African and Indian music. It was a gift to me and I had the best night in a long time.
Written 22 May 2023
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Glenn H
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Mar 2023
Terrific Club not to be missed
Our first visit since Covid and we were so happy nothing has changed
It is a terrific club with a real jazz atmosphere and the owners are great and very helpful especially if you have a special occasion
This is the fifth time we have visited the club from Perth and the acts are always first class and the Edith Piaf performance was no exception.
The Paris Cat is a must visit whilst in Melbourne and prices are very reasonable for the quality of the acts.
Written 27 March 2023
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TessGMV
Hobart, Australia8 contributions
Mar 2023
A great jazz club in Melbourne, terrific venue, different rooms with various shows. The Saturday night 9.30pm show was downstairs, cosy setup with small bar and good drinks and food menu (suitable to small venue, don't expect full dinner menu). Friendly staff, warm service. Stepping back in time to early Jazz venues.
Written 23 March 2023
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tijanamir
Belgrade, Serbia486 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Very nice place with a decent and affordable food and drinks option. Great setting and atmosphere to enjoy the music. In our case it was some really good jazz. Highly recommended it.
Written 10 March 2023
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Paul M
3 contributions
Aug 2022
Booked and prepaid 2 tickets. Arrived 20 minutes late due to travel delays to find our table had been given away. A young lady offered to bring one extra chair to join the couple who had our table. Place was absolutely jam packed so I don't exactly know where the one chair would be placed or what the plan was for me or my husband without a chair. Was so looking forward to our first night in Melbourne as this place. Advertised as an intimate venue...not wrong there...almost on each others laps. We left 5 minutes after arriving very disappointed.
Written 22 August 2022
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diamond171
Adelaide, Australia16 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Insanely cramped and claustrophobic. Cool club with flowing drinks however cramming 60 people in a room that would have been no larger than a 30sqm studio hotel room was very uncomfortable. The band itself was faultless however was unenjoyable due to the sheer squashed capacity in that basement room. One split system to cool the room was not adequate and having people graze against you everytime someone got up was very unpleasant. I am not a large person by any means and it was aweful. Not sure how the club think it is acceptable for patrons to pay $45 a ticket to be that squashed and uncomfortable. We were not alone and heard similiar comments from other patrons. My husband and I left at the halfway break it was that unbearable. If you can handle having zero space and not being able to move then the performances are great. Otherwise avoid.
Written 4 March 2022
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Samo
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions
June 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed the ambience of this cool little jazz club.

Very laid back but super cool little jazz club.

If you want somewhere with a great vibe this is the place.
Written 7 January 2022
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