Got a question? Want to make a booking?

Call the pub during business hours (after midday) on +61 3 9380 4090

Want to play at The Retreat?

For general band booking enquiries email bands@retreathotelbrunswick.com.au with links to your social media. We particularly love YouTube or other video links!

New acts/duos/bands that haven't played the venue before should start by showcasing on our 'Tryout Tuesday' nights. They happen every week. Book in with our host Mr Alford Country - alfordcountry@gmail.com (write 'Tuesday Tryouts' in the subject line)

In a PUNK band?! You might want to play on a Sunday night here. Those are booked by Knoodle Promotions - send your email to knoodle.pr@gmail.com

When pitching your act, it's always best if you let us know which times lot you're after. Here's a general rule:

Monday Evenings (front bar): Charles Jenkins has a permanent residency when he's not on the road. When he is away, we ask our very favourite singer songwriters to fill in. This is a bit of a 'don't call us, we'll call you' situation.

Tuesday Evenings (front bar): 20 minute New bands that haven't played the venue before. Email alfordcountry@gmail.com if you'd like to play.

Wednesday Evenings (main room/beer garden): We have a pub quiz on Wednesdays. Very occasionally, we'll ask a touring act to play a show in the front bar. 

Thursday Evenings (main room): EP/Album launches, 2 or 3 band lineups, all genres considered. Email bands@retreathotelbrunswick.com.au and pitch your lineup to us!

Friday Evenings (main room): EP/Album launches, 2 or 3 band lineups. All genres considered but we prefer it loud and and up-beat on Fridays. Email bands@retreathotelbrunswick.com.au and pitch your lineup to us!

Saturday Afternoons (front bar): Roots, blues, country, folk and rockabilly. Usually 2 x 45 minute sets.

Saturday Evenings (front bar): Whilst we sometimes host launches in the main room, Saturday nights work best in the front bar. All genres considered, but let's keep it lively. One or two bands is best - email bands@retreathotelbrunswick.com.au and pitch your show!

Sunday Afternoons (main room): Roots, blues, country, folk and rockabilly. Launches preferred! Email bands@retreathotelbrunswick.com.au and pitch your show! Headline and support often works well.

Sunday Evenings (front bar): Sunday Funday! 3 punk bands each night. Email knoodle.pr@gmail.com if you'd like to play.