Had a big week at work and need to de-stress? If you’re looking for a new Townsville bar to unwind at after a pretty full-on week at work, we’ve found some of the best local venues to enjoy to catchy live music, eat some delicious food and chill out to the good vibes. Whatever mood you’re in, you’re sure to have a great time at these unique venues across the city.
Townsville RSL Club

Great live music and entertainment, Townsville RSL Club, Townsville
Great live music and entertainment, Townsville RSL Club, Townsville

If you’re looking for a good time in a relaxing, laid-back environment, head to the Townsville RSL Club. Open 7 days a week from 10am ‘til late, there is always something happening at this great venue. Come in for dinner with the family or enjoy a catch-up with friends, the Townsville RSL Club is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hectic week.
If you’re in the mood for some live music tonight, the local band Marathon will be playing from 8pm. Otherwise, come in on Saturday for another dose of great live music, or Sunday for some fun and challenging trivia, starting at 5pm. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to have a blast here. Grab a drink from the bar, order some food and get ready for an evening of fun. At the Townsville RSL Club, there’s never a dull moment!
Where: 139 Charters Towers Road, Hyde Park QLD 4812
Commonwealth Hotel
Take in the good vibes, Commonwealth Hotel - Townsville
Take in the good vibes, Commonwealth Hotel – Townsville

If you’re in the mood for an ice-cold beer, affordable food, and some great live music, put the Commonwealth Hotel at the top of your list. Established in 1901, this hotel has been a local favourite for many years and stands as a testament to great times and good vibes for Townsville locals and visitors alike.
With live acts on regularly, it’s easy to find your new favourite local band, as well as a new favourite watering hole. Gather your family and friends and head to the Commonwealth Hotel for a great night—you’re always guaranteed fun and good times here.
Where: 46 Allen St, South Townsville QLD 4810
Dalrymple Hotel Motel
Enjoy live band entertainment, Dalrymple Hotel - Townsville
Enjoy live band entertainment, Dalrymple Hotel – Townsville

Just 10 minutes’ drive from the Townsville CBD sits the Dalrymple Hotel Motel. This is the place to experience some truly great live music. At this awesome venue, the music is the focus every Friday night, with live bands performing from 7pm ‘til late. Best of all, their live music nights at the sports bar are absolutely free of charge! So come in, bring your friends, grab a drink and enjoy the cool, relaxed atmosphere that this local Townsville pub has to offer.
Think you’re pretty good at pool? Prove it! Come to the Dalrymple Hotel Motel this Sunday and try your hand at their pool competition. Hosted every Sunday from 1:30pm, entry is free and the champ takes home a $30 voucher! Grab a bite to eat, roll up your sleeves and play for the week’s championship title.
Where: 310 Bayswater Rd, Garbutt QLD 4814
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