Going to be stuck there a while and was just wondering....
Most people go to either the James or the Saloon. I lived there for a year and those were the main hubs of activity, I think uni night might be Tuesday (from memory?) and that was the best night to go out imo.
There's also lonnies, which is in the main street, but it's a bit trashy (not in a good way either). You're probably out of luck for anything but poppy club music and smaller australian bands on their way through to Hobart, but occasionally there are some interesting nights out. Launceston is fairly small, so if you regularly go out it becomes pretty cosy and you will always see familiar faces. almost 10 years ago