Are you a bit of a live-music fanatic? Do you like nothing more than catching a band or performer in the flesh? Then why not check out a few of the best music venues that Brisbane has to offer the next time you visit the Sunshine State?

A great idea is to book in for a car rental in Brisbane and do a mini-tour of all of these fantastic venues. We guarantee it will be a weekend to remember!

The Beetle Bar

The Beetle Bar is located right in the centre of Brisbane at 350 Upper Roma Street, and is a cosy little club with plenty of history behind it.

Spending a night at the Beetle Bar is great because you can be guaranteed to meet some interesting people and experience some of the culture of Brisbane for yourself.

Brisbane Powerhouse

The Brisbane Powerhouse is a terrific performing arts venue which can be found tucked away on the banks of the Brisbane River.

Every weekend the Brisbane Powerhouse hosts Saturday Sessions from 5PM to 7PM, which showcases some of the best and most interesting music that Australia and the world has to offer.

And if you decide to give your ears a rest on your journey throughout Brisbane, the Brisbane Powerhouse also hosts live theatre and comedy as well as special film screenings.

The Waiting Room

If you are a fan of contemporary Australian music and want to see some of the best up and coming bands before they make it to the big time, the Waiting Room is for you.

You will find the Waiting Room at 11 Browning St, West End. Make sure you get there early in the night if there is an act that you particularly want to see as this venue often fills up fast!