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Smith's Alternative

Image of people watching music gig.
Image of people watching music gig.


Smith's Alternative is a cafe and art gallery by day, with fine coffee, teas, in-house baked treats, and hand-made toasted sandwiches. By night it's a cosy bar and performing arts cafe, with a good selection of wines, beers, cider, the odd cocktail and events most nights, including all genres of music, comedy, poetry, cabaret, burlesque, performance art, anything that Canberra's and the world's creative community throws up, they'll host it. Open from midday to eight (later if there's a gig on, which there usually is!) every day.

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76 Alinga St, Melbourne Building, Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
  • Bar
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Takeaway Available
  • Bistro/Cafe/Deli
  • Between $20 and $40
  • Fully licensed
  • Under $20