Ruby's Music Room

Ruby's Music Room, Melbourne: Address, Phone Number, Ruby's Music Room Reviews: 3.5/5

Ruby's Music Room
3.5
Bars & Clubs • Blues Bars • Jazz Bars • Piano Bars
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Ruby’s Music Room at Bennetts Lane, is a vibrant and exciting live jazz club, music and entertainment venue in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Situated on the corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Bennetts Lane, Ruby’s bright yellow entrance is tucked neatly in a secret lane way – to find it, one must pass her eclectic windows filled with interesting Cubano dolls & New Orleanian memorabilia; miniature pianos, jewellery, menus, cigar wrappers, and kitsch collectibles from around the world. Focusing on the thriving live jazz club music scene in Melbourne tonight and every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, Ruby’s Music Room intends to thrill with live jazz, classical, and alternative performances and styles with a variation of musicians, bands, duos, trio’s and quartets, in an intimate acoustic setting devoid of amps. Serving delicious food for brunch and dinner, the best fine wine and classic cocktails, Ruby’s is the premier live jazz bar in Melbourne CBD! Ruby’s can only be described as beautiful. Her luscious interior features her prized Steinway D Grand Piano, Gretsch Drum kit, the latest in technology sound and lighting, projector & screen, an award winning parquetry floor. Ruby’s is an amazing jazz club with astounding music, an extensive playlist with gigs and performances from high class musician’s; she also offers great cocktails! Please enjoy our full bar service with tapas food to nibble on. Come down tonight, or any night to experience the best live shows in a relaxed, friendly, full of atmosphere, classical jazz club or lounge around on our classic pertained Bentwood chairs. NEW to Ruby’s Music Room – Swing & Tango Dancing Nights! Why not celebrate New Years Eve with the finest of live gigs off Bennetts Lane in Melbourne’s CBD.
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alfredomalabello
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
May 2017 • Solo
Not a great experience here. IMO, the best piano bar in Melbourne is vodka temple - 160 Lygon St, Carlton
Written 3 May 2017
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fermoy4923
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Apr. 2016 • Friends
Went to a classical performance at Ruby's which was fantastic, especially with the grand piano. However, the bar was overcrowded with the tables too close together and the alcohol was way overpriced - $50 per bottle for cheap wine that can be bought for $10-15 - huge mark-up. Worst of all was the bartender - he was extremely rude, obnoxious & intimidating - one customer was even too nervous too ask for a second glass of water. He even closed the lid of the grand piano before the performance was complete - couldn't wait for one more song. Unbelievable!! Unfortunately he works 7 nights a week. Guess I won't be going back - not a masochists.
Written 10 April 2016
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Mark B
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Feb. 2016 • Couples
My wife and I went for something different to do on a Thursday night. The music and singing was wonderful in a venue that was very inviting. Had a great time and enjoyed some lovely wine.
Written 12 February 2016
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Angel68_12
Hobart, Australia117 contributions
Jan. 2016 • Couples
We visited Ruby's Music Room whilst in Melbourne celebrating our anniversary. It is extremely difficult to find a jazz venue with wheelchair access anywhere in the world so we were rapt to find this little gem. The music was excellent, the service attentive and the small wine list had some great choices. We indulged in a bottle of French bubbles at a very reasonable price. A very enjoyable evening! Thanks!
Written 6 February 2016
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roundtown59
Caulfield, Australia32 contributions
Jan. 2016
Nice little venue, tucked away in Bennetts Lane. Lots of promise but... needs an MC to host the event & introduce the act. We were there on NYE. There was no food available, a nasty house red which wasn't cheap either. There was only one performer, from 7.30 to 10 and we were all evicted at 11.30. On NYE! Otherwise, very nice.
Written 2 January 2016
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simono329
Hamilton Island, Australia788 contributions
Nov. 2015 • Couples
Well what a venue. We turned up and had a concert for two as no one turned up for the early 6pm slot. great staff service and quality entertainment.
Written 21 November 2015
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Hudner
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions
Jun. 2015 • Friends
Came across Ruby's when trying to find a live music venue in Melbourne. They had a Live Mike night from 7-10pm for anyone wanting to sing and play their favourite songs on the grand Steinway piano. Very personal place with Robert the owner attending to everyone and listened to some very talented young people . Would definitely go again when next in Melbourne
Written 7 June 2015
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