Lefty's Old Time Music Hall

at 15 Caxton Street, Brisbane, 4000 Australia

Whiskey, live music, bar food and good times till the wee wee hours. Always free and everyone's welcome.

Lefty's Old Time Music Hall
15 Caxton Street
Brisbane , QLD 4000
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Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall is like a lavish honky-tonk saloon meets bordello – conveniently beamed up from the deep south of 19th century America to Caxton St. Set in the majestic old Baroona Labour Hall, Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall has become a Brisbane institution in 3 short years. The beautiful heritage listed building has previously housed Tailors, Communists, punk rock kids and strippers. Stepping into Lefty’s immediately transports you to an Old Western whisky bar. Dark leather, dark timber, scarlet velvet drapes, mounted animals, Chandeliers, giant mirrors, candle-lit booths, spirits mixed with freshly juiced apple and never-ending free popcorn. Lefty’s is where you have the chance to embrace the atmosphere – and let the good times roll! The main bar offers a wide selection of whiskey, (It’s all about the Whiskey) American and Australian beers and more, some nice wines and sparkling (if thats more your do), and of course great banter from all our bartenders. Heading upstairs to our somewhat secret Mermaid lounge, which gives you the sense you are about to embark upon a sea voyage. Let this hideaway bar send you on your travels while you explore a selection of 70 odd rums! There’s nothing quite like Lefty’s and whether your guests are 18 or 80 you’ll be sure that we can cater to their needs. Awarded the Best Bar in Australia by Gourmet Traveller and the Bartender Magazine’s highest industry award Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall is truly one of the most unique venues in Brisbane

Opening time

  • Wednesdays: 17:00- 00:00
  • Thursdays: 17:00- 01:00
  • Fridays: 17:00- 03:00
  • Saturdays: 17:00- 03:00
  • Sundays: 17:00- 00:00


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Rhythm and Blues double header tonight at Leftys. Jimi Beavis makes his Leftys debut with full horn section in toe, followed by local legends The Walters bringin' it home till the wee wee hours. As always, whiskey, good times and no cover charge

Published on 2015-01-31 07:30:18 GMT

Stuck for plans tonight, we got ya covered. Go see our mates at Los Villanos Mexican Kitchen for a couple of tasty tacos and a cheeky margarita or two, then mosey on down for to Lefty's for Steve Smyth and hometown heroes The Good Ole Boys. Doors from 5pm, bands from 9pm and whiskey all night long. Yeehaw!

Published on 2015-01-24 06:10:06 GMT

The Good Ole Boys and The Silver Dukes, Whiskey & Apple, Wings, Popcorn and more Whiskey... Doors are open, Drinks are flowing and Bands are start in 30 mins. Yeehaw

Published on 2015-01-10 09:55:07 GMT

Hear ye, hear ye! We might be closed, but our boys and girls at Sonny's House of Blues will be open tonight from 5pm.

Published on 2015-01-05 06:38:27 GMT

FYI::: West Texas Crude will be playing tonight, BUT NOT AT LEFTYS! Sadly for us, they'll be galavanting around the country taking names and kissing babies. In their absence, The Empresarios will be taking the stage from 10pm... Giddiup!

Published on 2015-01-03 05:55:19 GMT

And we're back... Post-Christmas Hoe-Down tonight feat. West Texas Crude. Whiskey flowing from 5pm!

Published on 2014-12-27 04:00:56 GMT

Tonight HOT DOG make their long awaited return to the Lefty's stage. Rupert Jenner, Andy Dashwood, Matty Eves, Nathan Seiler and Coojee Timms add a whiskey apple or three and you have your hump day sorted! Yee Haw!

Published on 2014-12-17 08:26:15 GMT

Holy shit! Pretty sure we just got struck by lightning! It's knocked out a fair whack of our sound gear, but fortunately for us we have the best sound guys in the country working on it so you wont miss out on The Adam Eckersley Band tonight from 9pm.

Published on 2014-12-11 09:15:12 GMT

Up First tonight local legend and our mate Pete Cullen Music is launching his new single Salt Water Cowboy. Then one of our favourites Papa Pilko And The Binrats make their triumphant return to the Lefty's stage, followed by Frank Sultana and The Sinister Kids bringing us home till the wee hours... Whiskey!

Published on 2014-12-05 06:45:00 GMT

We want to take a moment to thank Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats and Frank Sultana and The Sinister Kids for the amazing gigs on the weekend. Till next time legends! This week's lineup to come soon folks

Published on 2015-03-16 07:46:02 GMT

We have bad news and 2 lots of good news.. Bad news - We'll be closed tonight due to a private function. Good news #1 - Now you now we're available for private functions during the week! Good news #2 - Our friends over at Sonny's House of Blues will be rocking out all night long. Sorry folks! see you tomorrow night!

Published on 2015-07-09 02:01:00 GMT


Published on 2015-07-04 07:18:21 GMT

Lefty's would like to extend a pretty big thank you to Kasey Chambers for bringing the house down last night. Man, that chick can sing!

Published on 2014-09-03 09:39:28 GMT

The Orvilles are back tonight from 9pm...Doors open now! Give me a YEEE-F@&KING-HAAW!!

Published on 2014-08-28 07:00:00 GMT

Cancel ya plans y'all! Up tonight we've got West Texas Crude then Melbourne rockers La Bastard till late. This might get loud!

Published on 2014-08-23 07:04:51 GMT

We're a little excited tonight... Gourmet Traveller has voted us Bar of the Year. So y'all should come celebrate with a cheeky whiskey and some cigar box guitar.

Published on 2014-08-21 07:17:52 GMT

Lefty's is off to the Opera House for the Gourmet Traveller awards - fancy fancy! wish us luck...

Published on 2014-08-19 22:46:53 GMT

Alright, alright, alright... Big Cheers to Troy Cassar-Daley for his cheeky cameo with the boys lastnight, what a legend! Up tonight THE SUGARSHAKERS kicking off proceedings with The Whiskey Drop bringing it home. Who's in? Whiskey & apple, popcorn and good times guaranteed!

Published on 2014-08-16 08:48:30 GMT

Tonight we have a line up tighter than a banjo string. One man blues maestro Shaun Kirk on the early slot, then legends Pete Cullen Music & The Saltwater Cowboys will have ya'll shakin' till late. The popcorn's a poppin, whiskey's a flowing and doors are open now!

Published on 2014-08-15 07:15:48 GMT

The Empresarios are sound checking, popcorn is popping, fridges are full of beer, back bar is jammed full of whiskey. Tuesday night- lets rock & roll! Doors open in 5.

Published on 2014-08-12 06:57:40 GMT

Just a heads up, sound check for La Bastard was pretty insane. Pair these guys up with West Texas Crude tonight and throw a bone in... you got a stew goin'.

Published on 2014-08-08 06:23:22 GMT

should we mention Mr Mojo Webb will be playing with the Walters on Saturday night??

Published on 2014-08-07 21:10:40 GMT

We've been reviewing our bands for the coming month today and HOLY SHIT! - We've got a whole load of sweet acts in the coming weeks. Starting with The Company's CD launch tonight, La Bastard for a 2 night affair over the weekend, The Empresarios CD launch next Tuesday the 12th (thats right TUESDAY NIGHT WE"RE OPEN), Shaun Kirk on the 15th, The Shivering Timbers on the 17th, Nigel McTrustry on the 21st, Tracy McNeil Band on the 22nd with another dose of La bastard, Blues Association of South East Queensland on the 24th and The ReChords on the 30th! Of course all of your favourite locals in between (including, West Texas Crude, The Walters, THE SUGARSHAKERS, The Good Ole Boys, Pete Cullen Music, The Whiskey Drop plus many more! Music will always kick off around 9pm every night! We'll be waiting for you armed with whiskey and good chat. Get that up ya.

Published on 2014-08-07 06:53:57 GMT

Remember the good ole days when we used to do mini corn dogs? We've got a fresh batch in! Available until sold out!!! Delicious!

Published on 2014-07-31 10:08:17 GMT

Hey hey people! On the back of our Australian Bartender nominations for best new bar and best bartenders bar, Leftys just got nominated for the best bar in Australia in the Gourmet Traveler Awards in three weeks. We are in pretty good company so it's a bit spesh. We are looking forward to donning our tuxedos at the opera house and probably misbehaving a little. Thanks for all your support.

Published on 2014-07-29 01:31:55 GMT

I suppose if you were at Splendour the rain would piss you off. But if you were smart enough not to waste your money on Lily Allen, then tonight we will reward you with music from the likes of The ten fours & The Good ole Boys from 8pm through til the wee hours of tomorrow morn. Giddiup, and fuck you Lily Allen, that's one of her songs right?

Published on 2014-07-26 09:07:32 GMT

Attention to Tiger & Me fans: Sad news, these legends are stuck in Melbourne and won't make it to Lefty's tonight. It's not ideal, but we'll make it work! We've pulled together a few of our favourite musicians from a few of our favourite bands to create some kind of Magical Lefty's Hybrid Musical Experience. Might we add that it wasn't that hard because all of our local acts are complete legends and made it possible to pull something out of our ass at the very last minute. LOCAL LIVE MUSIC TO THE RESCUE!!!

Published on 2014-07-24 08:04:25 GMT

Whoa Nelly... Stop the Press Unfortunately Betty Smokes & The Forgetaboudits cant make it tonight as Sahara Beck is off on tour, but don't fret they didnt Forgetabout you. Their Main Man Chris Sheehy is set to bring the swing with the Columbus Collective from 9pm.

Published on 2015-10-07 08:07:11 GMT

Get down before Origin for a pregame Burger Combo P.C. & The Biffs on till the wee wee hours for all your post game party needs.

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-22 01:00:00 GMT

#Jasondelphin is in the Old Time Hall tonight - a one man band powerhouse - here's a taster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irw9Kp8Gfz0

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-21 14:00:00 GMT

Midweek Wings and Beer! Jason Delphin Music on from 9pm. Tuesday Sorted.

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-21 01:00:00 GMT

Another monster week for y'all #brisbanemusic #stateoforiginparty #caxtonstreetrules #freelivemusic

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-20 04:06:58 GMT

The weekend is here folks, we have Dezzie D and the Stingrayz on the early set and RumbleFish bringing it home... Swing by for a whiskey to get your weekend started.

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-17 10:06:21 GMT

Beat the winter chill with a whisky or two and soak in the sweet country soul sounds of Danny Widdicombe and The Good Ole Boys, 4 sets from 9pm folks.

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-24 08:09:20 GMT

Take that number and double it!! So we did, double cheeseburger with bacon is at @leftysmusichall tonight!! Come and swing in and smash one while digging #bettysmokesandtheforgetaboudits #bestburgerintown #bacon #brasseriebreads #brisbanefood #primecuts #burger #livemusic

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-15 07:03:55 GMT

Troy Cassar-Daley uncovers his alter ego Tex Dubbo and pays homage to the music that shaped his life and career. Classic Country and Western Swing at it’s best… so let’s get swinging together! Tickets on sale now.. limited number so get in quick!

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-15 02:51:42 GMT

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-15 02:49:54 GMT

This week we are going red for beyondblue as part of Negroni Week. Good Hooch for an even better cause. http://negroniweek.com/venue/leftys-old-time-music-hall15/

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-07 00:00:00 GMT

Some light-hearted Friday afternoon entertainment for you. The Caxton Street all-stars might just be covering this tonight.

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-03 05:46:59 GMT

Pete Cullen is in the house tonight leading the CAXTON STREET ALL-STARS - we're not sure who will show up to play but we know it will huge. Band at 9pm, whiskey and apple juice now...

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-03 05:38:15 GMT

Tonight see's the Lefty's debut by Dagwood Stevens featuring our old friend Mr #stevenbishop - here's a sample of what they do and we think it's pretty awesome... https://dagwood1.bandcamp.com/?ref=profile

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-16 00:10:00 GMT

We are turning 3 and we are throwing ourselves a party and you're invited. We've got our old mates from Papa Pilko And The Binrats, Sahara Beck performing in Betty Smokes & The Forgetaboudits and house stars The Empresarios . Sailor Jerry and Young Henrys and Jameson Irish Whiskey specials all night. More fun things to be added soon. Watch this space.

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-14 05:00:00 GMT

It's that time of the month folks when you bring in your guitar and show the world what you're made of musically. It's the monthly return of #campfiresessions - register by 7 bring three of your favourite #woodstock era songs and kick some butt.

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-14 00:00:00 GMT

The cat's out of the bag folks. Papa Pilko And The Binrats are headlining plus a whole gang of local legends.

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-13 04:51:12 GMT

just when you thought you couldn't take any more music...All you musicians, aspiring and already there, don't forget the #campfiresessions tomorrow night with mr #dannywiddicombe.

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-13 01:49:59 GMT

these guys are pretty darn cool - check 'em tonight

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-10 00:49:15 GMT

These guys are back tonight and they are guaranteed to bring the house down #bluesarcadia #brisbanelivemusic #brisbanemusicscene #brisbanemusicians #leftysswingsbrisbane

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-09 22:11:41 GMT

If you've never heard this you've been cheating yourselves. Order the vinyl from Shannon @ #jetblackcatrecords https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qacaykelROU

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-09 03:59:40 GMT

And she's back, Sahara Beck with Betty Smokes & The Forgetaboudits. Wednesday's at Lefty's Old Time Music Hall

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-08 13:49:27 GMT

Hot damn, she's back folks! After wowing crowds across the nation on her album tour Sahara Beck is back tonight with Betty Smokes & The Forgetaboudits. Tonight from 9pm, don't forgetaboudit!

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-08 08:03:25 GMT

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-06 07:41:49 GMT

Bahhh Monday. Need some inspiration for the week ahead? Look no further...

Published Lefty's Old Time Music Hall on 2016-06-06 02:52:15 GMT

it's a complete coincidence that we have THE WEATHERMEN playing tonight and who doesn't love a weatherman...#littlebillyband will have you rockabillying from 8pm too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9_mnLfdLlo