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.
711 High Street
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