Bird's Basement in a Riff
Bird's Basement is a multifaceted establishment that serves as a restaurant, bar, and music venue. Due to high demand, we strongly recommend that you make your reservations well in advance as our venue often sells out on most nights. Please note that priority for seating will be given to those who have booked for dinner. Once the seating plan is in place, we cannot accommodate seat changes during the night. This enables our staff to provide you with a personalized experience.
Doors to the venue open at 6 pm and close at 7:30 pm at the start of the show. For second shows, please refer to the booking page for door opening times.
At Bird's Basement, we are delighted to showcase a diverse range of exceptional musicians from Australia and around the world, representing various genres of music. Our lineup includes acclaimed artists such as Ravi Coltrane, Kurt Elling, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Jon Cleary, Cindy Blackman Santana, Anthony David, David Ryan Harris, James Morrison, Virgil Donati, Joe Camilleri, Renee Geyer, Deborah Conway, and many others.
To stay up to date on the schedule of upcoming artists, please refer to our booking pages.
The Best Acoustics
Bird's Basement is a beloved venue among musicians, particularly for international guests who are fortunate enough to stay at The Jazz Corner Hotel located upstairs. Our establishment is specifically designed as a jazz music venue, boasting exceptional acoustics and state-of-the-art equipment that guarantees a superior sound both on and offstage. We are committed to delivering an unparalleled listening experience, as music of this caliber deserves to be heard with crystal-clear clarity.
THE SOUND FROM EVERY SEAT IS MAGICAL AT BIRD'S BASEMENT...
But of course there's always the best seats in the house. Make sure you book tickets in the section you love.
GETTING TO BIRD'S BASEMENT IS EASY
Whether taking the tram, train, bus or car, we have details below to get you here on time.
Multiple parking options are a short walk to our Singers Lane entrance, including:
- Metered street parking
- The Mint Car Park - enter via 383 La Trobe street
- Wilson 380 La Trobe St Parking - enter via 191 A'Beckett Street
Request the Taxi drop you at the corner of Latrobe and Singers Lane. You will see the glow of our entrance from the road.
Locate a tram that runs the length of La Trobe or Williams Street and hop off on the corner. Our entrance is tucked around the back of the building.
Catch the train to Flagstaff station. When you get to street level, we are diagonally across the road on Singers Lane.
Locate a bus that runs the length of La Trobe or Williams Street and hop off on the corner. Our entrance is tucked around the back of the building.