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Who doesn’t love live music?! Especially after a long two years with almost no concerts, we’re so excited to share some Guelph gems where you can get back into the music scene. See below for our list of venues where you can enjoy live music in Guelph and support local artists. 

1: Onyx Night Club

Address: 12 Wyndham St N

Website: onyxguelph.com

Onyx Nightclub is a premier music venue and entertainment space located in a historic building overlooking downtown Guelph. This is also a great space to celebrate special events as they offer booths and bottle service, a rarity in Guelph!

2: Jimmy Jazz

Address: 52 Macdonell St

Website:  jimmyjazz519.ca

Jimmy Jazz is a lively local bar featuring trivia nights, sports, and of course live music. For those who are brave enough to get up on stage themselves, be sure to check out their karaoke nights.


3: Fixed Gear Brewing

Address: 5 Edinburgh Rd S

Website: fixedgearbrewing.com

Fixed Gear Brewing is a unique spot for craft beer and pizza, inspired by the city’s local cyclists. They have two locations, one being the Canteen at the Junction (address above), and the second located on Alma Street. Make sure to check out their weekly lineup on their website to see some awesome local artists!

4: Manhattans 

Address: 951 Gordon St

Website: manhattans.ca

Manhattans offers a New York inspired dining experience featuring live music almost every night of the week! This is an ideal atmosphere for late night eats and date nights.

5: Sip Club 

Address: 91 Wyndham St N

Website: sipclub.ca

Sip Club is a downtown bar that has a fun social atmosphere, perfect for grabbing food and drinks while enjoying some live music. They have trivia nights, open mic nights and so much more! You can check out their social media pages to keep up to date with upcoming events.

6: Royal Electric

Address: 52 Macdonell St

Website: royalelectricguelph.com

Royal Electric is a vibrant bar atmosphere featuring DJs and live music on the weekends. Located in the heart of downtown, they offer lunch and dinner options along with cocktails and beer on tap!

7: Guelph Concert Theatre

Address: 166 Wyndham St N

Website: guelphconcertthreatre.com

Guelph Concert Theatre is Guelph’s largest concert venue that hosts a variety of performances and shows. Artists that have performed here include Tim Hicks, Sean Paul, Arkells, Sean Kingston, and The Weeknd.


8: Brothers Brewing Co.

Address: 15 Wyndham St N

Website: brothersbrewingcompany.ca

Brothers is a local brewery, bottle shop, and community hub. They offer unique beers and seltzers and have an outdoor biergarten during the summers that allows you to experience the downtown environment.

9: McCabe’s Irish Pub and Grill

Address: 9 Wyndham St N

Website: mccabesguelph.com

McCabe’s is a go-to spot in Guelph for a lively pub experience with awesome food and drinks. They have a summer patio and often feature live music from local artists. They also host trivia nights (typically with deals on bottles of wine) that you won’t want to miss!

10: River Run Centre

Address: 35 Woolwich St

Website: riverrun.ca

The River Run is a performing arts centre in Guelph that hosts many different types of artists and acts. This is a beautiful venue to visit if you’re looking to see a show or attend a community event in Guelph.

There are so many amazing places to enjoy live music in Guelph, however we hope our list helped you discover somewhere new to visit this summer! If you’re looking for more fun local activities, check out our list of Guelph patios here: https://www.hudsonsmith.ca/10-guelph-summer-patios/