Cafe Gummo, Thornbury

MELBOURNE | Cafe Gummo is a gem of a spot on the High Street bar scene. The self-appointed “filthy dive bar” burst onto the scene in 2018 with a strictly inclusive, all ethics, all gender, don’t be an asshole policy.

The venue is split into multiple rooms, with a grungy, divey vibe throughout. The walls are covered by records, bric-a-brac, and anti-fascist, pro-Indigenous, pro-LGBTQIA posters.

Live music is a big part of what Cafe Gummo is about, with a well-priced, diverse array of independent artists on the bill between three to five days a week. Think Rock ‘n’ Roll, Electro, Hip-Hop, Oi, Darkwave, Ska/Reggae, Metal, Rembetika, Balkan Brass, Blues/Roots, Karaoke, Cowbabe themed Queer Parties and many fundraisers for organizations that the venue considers to be important.

Drinks wise, it’s beer from local breweries on tap, and basic cocktails. For food, it’s a small menu of inexpensive toasties (including vegetarian/vegan/GF options). If you want something more substantial, you’re welcome to order in food from any of the awesome eateries in the area.

All in all, Cafe Gummo is a bar that knows exactly what it is, and is all the better for it. Pop, in, don’t be a jerk, respect the other punters, and you’ll have a great time.

Cafe Gummo

711 High Street
Victoria 3071

Telephone: n/a
E-mail: [email protected]

Tue: 5:00pm to 12:00am
Wed – Fri: 5:00pm to 1:00am
Sat: 3:00pm to 1:00am
Sun: 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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