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Bar • Live Music • Cocktails • Crepes

Open Studio Bar is one of Melbourne's most iconic and intimate live music venues.

Established in 2006

Upcoming gigs


Our story

Creating memories and supporting musicians/artists from near and far

Founded in 2006, Open Studio Bar is one of Melbourne's most iconic and intimate live music venues. Famous for its crepes, 40+ cocktails, and romantic undercover courtyard. Open Studio offers a friendly, inclusive and distinctly European atmosphere that will take you back to the old continent in the heart of Northcote. Welcome!

See what's on the menu

Feeling hungry? Thirsty too? Chat to our friendly bar staff, they've got you covered!

Indulge in an extraordinary sensory journey at Open Studio Bar, where our exceptional cocktails, delectable crepes, and an array of magnificent nibbles await your palate. Sip on expertly crafted libations that tantalize your taste buds, perfectly complemented by our cosy ambiance.


Hire our space!

Whatever the occasion let us host your special event

Open Studio is available for daytime and evening private function hire. Parties, weddings, birthdays, meetings, small or larger gatherings. Whatever the occasion Open Studio Venue offers a cosy, continental setting as well as a large outdoor covered courtyard, and a delightful secret garden.

Small stage, big heart

No matter the genre/style we want to give artists a stage to share their craft with others

With an intimate and vibrant atmosphere, our venue offers the perfect backdrop to unleash your creativity and connect with music enthusiasts. Get ready to amplify your career, as our dedicated team ensures your performance shines and leaves a lasting impression.


Coming soon!

Day/night opening for breakfast, bottomless brunches & dinner!

Open Studio will be opening for breakfast and brunch on select days soon! Acai bowls, healthy smoothies, burrito bowls and weekend bottomless brunches with live music are all on the menu. 


Stay tuned for our launch date coming soon.





Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 2pm - 11pm

*Hours & Days may vary

  • Can I book a table for dinner?
    The patio is always free for meals and drinks and soon the venue will be opening daytime for breakfast and brunch, as well as bottomless brunches on Saturdays. As Open Studio is primarily a music venue by night, when you book a show you will automatically get a seat and shared table. The venue is also open earlier for pre-show drinks and meals.
  • Do you have gluten-free or vegetarian options?
    Yes, we have gluten-free crepes made with buckwheat, but not dairy free as the batter is made with eggs and milk. We also offer vegetarian crepes and burrito bowls, as well as our famous homemade vegan and vegetarian nachos.
  • Are children allowed at the venue?
    Open Studio is a family-friendly venue, and children are allowed with adult supervision. However, for feature ticketed shows, there is often ONE entrance price, and as places for seated shows are limited there are no 'child' prices unless there is a concession price. See the gig guide for the event you are interested in, as this will vary depending on the type of event. All shows will specify ' pay as you fee' event or feature ticketed show, and PAYF events are more casual events where you can just come for a meal and drink and choose to sit inside or in our cosy, leafy outdoor courtyard.
  • Can I book the venue for a private function?
    Yes, the outdoor courtyard as well as the entire venue is available for daytime and evening private events. Hire costs vary from free, depending on the numbers attending, to a minimum spend on weekend nights. See our private functions page for contact information and more details. We suggest booking in advance as the venue books 2 to 3 months in advance.
  • How do I book a gig for my band?
    For all gig enquiries, visit this page which includes all the information required for our Band Booking team.