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The Night Cat

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Dance the night away

As probably the oldest person in the premises I am usually daunted by such places which impacts on... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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Great venue. Awesome salsa party sundays

We were a group of ladies coming here on a Sunday night. Salsa dance lessons were fun, the band was... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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3 Mar 2018
“One of Fitzroy's most iconic live music venues!”
26 Feb 2018
“Funky good time”
The Night Cat is a music venue and night club in the heart of Melbourne's coolest neighborhood, Fitzroy.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
141 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 433 123 918
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Located in the heart of Fitzroy, The Night Cat is the perfect venue for live music supporters who wish to check out some of the finest acts in town. The 360 degree stage and the ample dancing space make this club ideal for both, those...More

1  Thank ClaudiaO2484
Reviewed 27 February 2018

My favourite club in Melbourne. Super musicians bringing great, jumping, pumping live music to Fitzroy. Funky decor. Fantastic crew. Happy, beautiful people playing until they're satisfied...ALWAYS.

Thank HungC77
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

As probably the oldest person in the premises I am usually daunted by such places which impacts on my ability to enjoy myself without looking foolish. The Night Cat is full of 20 somethings mainly, with the odd 'older' patron looking to 'mingle'. I hasten...More

2  Thank spenttoomuchonfood
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were a group of ladies coming here on a Sunday night. Salsa dance lessons were fun, the band was great, lots of dancers, nice venue. Awesome party atmosphere without drunks.

Thank Lilly_traveljournal
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Most amazing nightclub. Quality live music while dancing? Perfect night out! I would recommend anyone wanting a good time going here! My best night in Melbourne 😄

Thank kriss u
Reviewed 11 September 2016

the security at this place is so absolutely intrusive that you have no chance to actually enjoy yourself... want to have a cigarette outside? prepare to be inspected everytime you come back inside, and sometimes arbitrarily refused entry back in, even though your stuff is...More

Thank bumpoh
Justin S, Owner at The Night Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Our bouncers are instructed to look for people that are too hammered to come in to the venue, even if they have just left for a cigarette. People hate being rejected when they have already paid their entry fee and we hate doing it but...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I'm so upset with myself for not knowing about this place. Always lineups but I never investigated it. From the security at the door to barstaff to the fantastic band. The layout of the room and the different lighting was very special. I felt like...More

Thank E9053ZRscottl
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Large open space, bar staff quick. Live band was absolutely fantastic. Dance floor large. Toilets clean. Perfect location.

Thank Rednalexa
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our jazz out night here. Good vibes and atmosphere with friendly mates around. We met some new friends here and dancing through the whole nite.

Thank Jocy L
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Great music BUT let down by all the sleezy pervets (mainly men) wanting to rub up against women on the dance floor, groups of which will circle the girls and turn the place into a sleezy dive. There are also to many wannabe salsa dancers...More

2  Thank AussieTravellers555
Justin S, Owner at The Night Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

The business has changed hands since this review. We've gotten rid of all the sleezy perverts by charging a door fee, upgrading the room in a thousand ways and retraining staff to filter them out. Come back and see for yourself?

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Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
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find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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