Corner Hotel

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Richmond, Melbourne, Australia

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The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria is one of Melbourne’s most popular and respected medium-sized rock venues. In 2005 it celebrated its 10th anniversary with the current owners (who also own the Northcote Social Club), however it has been a pub since the 1800s and a live music venue since the 1940s. It is famed for its excellent beer garden.

History

In 1871 David and Jane McCormick obtained the first proper liquor licence for the pub. It thrived because of its close proximity to the Richmond railway station. In 1881 it was renovated by William Malone, with upgrades to the accommodation being put in place as well as better quality liquor. Malone owned the pub until 1895. From 1895 until 1929 the pub changed hands no less than seven times. In 1929 it was taken over by Nelly O’Connor and her husband, up until 1935.

It is thought to have started hosting live music during the 1940s jazz era. During the 1950s it was owned by the Melbourne Cooperative Brewing Company, an offshoot of Carlton and United Breweries. This was the peak time of an Australian custom known as the six o’clock swill, where venues were forced to stop serving alcohol at 6pm. This law was a hangover from World War I and operated from 1915 until it was abolished in the mid 1960s (1966 in Victoria). It meant that workers would rush to pubs after finishing work and consume as much alcohol as possible before the bar closed.

Contact Information

Address
57 Swan Street
Richmond, Melbourne 3121
Australia
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Phone
(03) 9427 7300
Web
www.cornerhotel.com

Past Events

Wednesday 11 November 2015
Ben Ottewell
BuddyConcert
Corner Hotel
Richmond, Melbourne, Australia
-37.824598 144.992538

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Saturday 31 October 2015
Anathema Acoustic Tour
AnathemaConcert
Corner Hotel
Richmond, Melbourne, Australia
-37.824598 144.992538

14 went

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Friday 23 October 2015
Earthless & Elder
Earthless, ElderConcert
Corner Hotel
Richmond, Melbourne, Australia
-37.824598 144.992538

8 went

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Saturday 10 October 2015
Kisschasy
Luca BrasiConcert
Corner Hotel
Richmond, Melbourne, Australia
-37.824598 144.992538

4 went

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Friday 9 October 2015
Sick of It AllConcert Corner Hotel
Richmond, Melbourne, Australia
-37.824598 144.992538

3 went

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Saturday 3 October 2015
Tkay Maidza
Porches, Willow Beats, L.K. McKayConcert
Corner Hotel
Richmond, Melbourne, Australia
-37.824598 144.992538

1 went

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  • Jellobomb

    where do the little bands play in melbourne?

    June 2009
  • spatula-gun-xo

    My favourite venue (L)

    August 2008
  • viperkingau

    Words can't describe how good this will be.

    February 2008
  • alex_tokai

    <3 the corner. could forgive any flaws for the awesome gigs they book.

    January 2008
  • marsaday

    i SAW Expatriate and bit By Bats at the Corner awesome performance!!!!

    October 2007
  • marsaday

    Can't wait to see Patrick wolf yay

    September 2007
  • marsaday

    The vines are awesome, love Craig:]

    September 2007
  • Jack_Owen

    haha, it's stacey. THE DRONES AND SNOWMAN PLAYING TOGETHER IN OCTOBER

    August 2007
  • stacey_msd

    most discriminatory place in melbourne. hmpf.

    August 2007
  • stephi_13

    i luv the vines....and of corse vast lol

    August 2007
  • marsaday

    I saw the vines last year at the corner and they were awsome

    June 2007
  • untalkativer

    they dont check most people...only if you really look under 18.

    June 2007
  • ellensan

    um, does.anyone.know.if.they.check.your.ID....because, they have pretty decent bands coming up. and i'm 18-...:(

    June 2007
  • hollyy___x

    <3 my favourite.

    June 2007
  • andrewthay

    love you corner

    May 2007
  • mikeybidness

    I love my local.

    April 2007
  • untalkativer

    I'm first! So many great bands have played here. So many good times. <3 The Corner

    March 2007
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