Welcome to the Dancing Dog

Friday 6-9m

Our own Kelly’s going away happy hour, nibbles provided.


Saturday 5pm

Punk FR

Sunday Session 5pm

DJ – U-Wish  

U-Wish’s love for sound is expressed through his diverse range of vibratory emanations. His passion for hip-hop and sampling culture is apparent in his beats, but also his inspirations from Dub, and many forms of electronic music. Coming from a turntablist background, U-Wish’s DJ sets are always a captivating experience, encompassing a diverse spectrum of sounds from all corners of the globe. He has supported a wide range of incredible artists from around the world including Grandmaster Flash, Mr. Thing, Dexter, Peaches, Dead Prez, De La Soul, and Gorillaz Sound System to name a few. He has also played at a number of festivals around Australia including Southbound, Future Music, Origin NYE, Wide Open Space and St Kilda Festivals. In July 2012, U-Wish came runner up in the Victorian heats of the DMC, then started organizing events by the name of ‘Cymatic Society’ featuring some of Melbourne’s awesome MC’s, DJ’s and producers.

 Every Week


WEDNESDAYS – Open mic & $2 tacosOpen 2


 Situated 5km from Melbourne’s CBD (6.6km to be exact) in the Jewel of the West, Footscray. We are surrounded by one of the most diverse communities in the world with strong Asian and African influences. We are an inclusive venue, we love Footscray and we love people. Our regulars have seen us morph from a chilled Café with Yoga, Belly Dance, African Drumming and Salsa with an Art Gallery,  to housing an independent live Theatre, now a chillaxed café and bar with live music, comedy, poetry and open mic.

We do coffee and drinks, day and night, and our own style of snacks.

7 days 360 days a year (come one even the big man had a break!)

Do we suit you?  Well if you have a pulse we suit you. If you have a heart, you suit us!

Come check us out and feel the love! It’s on the t-shirt and the heart is on our sleeve.

In Dog we trust!



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