Brisbane's Best Kept Secret

Don’t let the name confuse you – there’s nothing trashy about The Junk Bar.

The JB is one of Brisbane’s first and finest hole-in-the-wall small independent venues. With vinyl records playing in the front bar and live music in the back room, the atmosphere is intimate, relaxed and organic. Our audiences have come to expect good sound at a sensible volume, safe in the knowledge that even if they havent heard of a particular artist on a poster in the window, they are going to hear something to enjoy. Emerging and established musicians love the care they recieve here from our roster of experienced sound engineers. 

Once inside settle in to the comfort of the bar’s vintage couches with a drink, soundtracked by a classic vinyl selection hand picked by our bar staff. The records are .. we promise .. not terrible! We’re famous for our delicious, hand delivered cocktails and the relaxed, retro vibe. The Junk Bar feels like home .. a family you can actually handle. 

Once through the door hang a right and you enter one of the coolest live music spaces in Brisbane.

We are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights,
with occasional Saturday matinees and Sunday sessions.

Excellent, loved it!!! Cosy, friendly and great service. The best cocktails. Thank you Junk Bar for a wonderful night

Leanne Ridge


The back room has become one of Brisbane’s legendary small venues. With a capacity of around 45 seated, 60 standing, we have hosted the likes of Robert Forster, Ed Kuepper, Ryley Walker, Stephen Cummings, Kristin Hersh, Kim Salmon and Dave Graney, while in more recent times acts from Brisbane’s contemporary indie scene such as Wet Season, Doggie Heaven, Fraser Bell, Square, Girl and Girl, Fenrir and Renee Spijker have sent audiences home delirious. 

Excellent cocktails and then the unexpected bonus of seeing and hearing Karise Eden! Was an awesome night

Ally Farmer

The venue is also available for hire for private functions, any night of the week. Depending on the number of people you can hire one or both rooms, with a maximum capacity of 100. Call us to discuss our very reasonable terms.

Check out our upcoming events on this website & be sure to follow us on instagram
for the latest lineup info! 

In our wish to give an opportunity to all members of the community regardless of ability or experience, Open Mic Night, curated by Sean, takes place every wednesday from 7PM. Come and have a go, and who knows you might get spotted for a promoted show.

Check out our gig guides and drink menus below

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Open Hours

Wednesday 6PM – 11PM

Thursday 6PM – 11PM

Friday 5PM – 12AM

Saturday 5PM – 12AM

We are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, with occasional Saturday matinees and Sunday sessions