Pressure Point - live music
Pressure Point is off of Trafalgar Street, straight down from the train station. I have been to loads of gigs and nights out there and I definitely recommend it!
The first floor is the main bar with chairs, tables, a pool table, jukebox, fruit machines and some comfy chairs and couches. The bar has drinks specials through the week and the service is usually pretty quick. There is no cover charge to get into the bar itself. They also have wireless internet available in the bar downstairs.
Upstairs you’ll find the music venue. There is usually a charge to see the bands – maybe a fiver, generally not much more than that. There is a bar upstairs as well. The venue fits about 200 people max and is a fairly intimate setting. Nice and dark with mood lighting. There are some bar stools and tables along the edge of the room, but most of it is open space for dancing/watching the band.
The bands are generally local groups and there is an eclectic mix of music – everything from indie rock to metal to electronica to funk. There are usually 2 or 3 bands on a night and they play for 20 to 30 minutes. Most of the groups are really good; it’s not just any one who thinks they can play that can get on stage. It can be a good way to see some local music and meet some local people. I love it! The atmosphere is fantastic and I’ve always enjoyed the bands that I’ve seen there.
It’s open from 12:30pm to 10:30pm Sunday to Wednesday, from 12:30pm to 1:00am on Thursday, from 12:30pm to 3:30am on Friday and from 3:00pm to 3:30am on Saturday. [more]