Melbourne has the best bar, pub and nightclub scene in the country, ranging from the elegance of big city cocktail bars including bars with jazz in the background to student pubs and a big choice of very active trendy nightclubs.
Crown Entertainment Complex offers two city blocks worth of bar and clubbing options alone.
The Nightcruiser Crew have listed venues for your information that we also call on and even have deals with.
We will always take you to your choices if you have made your own arrangements.
Venues: Night Clubs – Pubs – Bars
ALUMBRA BAR & NIGHTCLUB
Central Pier Shed 9, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
Alumbra prides itself on offering world class entertainment. From Friday through to Sunday, you will be entertained by different DJs and bands.
This place has the right confluence of elegance, ambience and service to carry forward various moods of the evenings. Situated in the heart of Docklands, Alumbra with its waterfront views, serves as the most sought after venues for parties and functions in Melbourne. Enjoy some great music with heart thumping beats and groove with your friends and folks in the opulence of this place.
AMBER LOUNGE ON LONSDALE
Basement, 388 Lonsdale Street Melbourne
The layout is traditionally clubby: cushy booths adorn the wall, and two bars – one large rear bar, and one smaller, more intimate front one. Emphasis is on standing room. There’s some good mingling action at the bar and Amber Lounge is a favourite with bucks and hens nights.
362 St Kilda Road St. Kilda
The Nightcruiser Crew are happy to announce that we call on this great venue because it is a hidden little treasure with 2 bars, the main bar has a stage and dance area and the 2nd bar at the rear of the building is perfect for that private party, celebration or to just chill out in on the couches, its relaxed, hip, funky yet upmarket but without the attitude or the price tag!
BRIDIE O’REILLY’S (LITTLE COLLINS STREET)62 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Melbourne’s original Irish pub that prides itself on good service, great food, and a fantastic range of International beers on tap, including Guinness of course. Bridie’s Lt Collins St over the years has built up a great regular clientele from local workers out for a quick lunch right through to party goers.
11 Upper Esplanade, St Kilda
The Espy, as it’s affectionately known, is a Melbourne institution and synonymous with the old St Kilda scene. Nick Cave and the Birthday Party played here in the late 70s, when St Kilda was a place of low morals, hard rockers and bohemians.
160 Lygon Street, Melbourne
Wed – Thu 3 pm – 1 am, Fri – Sat 3 pm – 3 am, Sun 4 pm – 1 am
This new uniquely designed late night bar provides an unbeatable atmosphere and prefect backdrop to an unforgettable night in the heart of Carlton.
401 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Wed – Fri 4 pm till Late, Sat 8 pm till Lat
The Apartment was created from the Belief that a restaurant and bar should be considered as an extension to someone’s living room and is primarily a restaurant by day and a club lounge by night
In Stunning earth tones throughout, the apartment futures a library, lounge a fully functional residential kitchen and an internal balcony and terrace with a combination of street level and semi areas
Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
La Trobe St, Melbourne
Open Fri – Sat 12 PM – 4 AM
Sun – Thu 12 PM – 3 AM
146 Flinders Street, Melbourne
TONGUE AND GROOVE
16 Grey Street St Kilda
Tongue & Groove has transformed itself into a pumping bar for your enjoyment all night, every night. Whether you feel like dancing up on stage or getting cosy in a little den of iniquity, Tongue & Groove is the place to be. With its new and dynamic lighting system, funky sound system and cruisey interiors, why not get your groove on!
127 Dorcas Road South Melbourne
The Marquee is open on Fridays, Saturdays and all Long Weekend Holidays from 9PM to 7AM. Now in it’s 10th year, the Marquee Club has established itself as one of Melbourne’s premier party venues.
PLATFORM ONE NIGHTCLUB
Vault 7 & 8, Banana Alley, Melbourne
Open 10 PM – 5 AM
The venue is divided into three separate rooms, and can accommodate up to 680 guests at any one time. Boasting a world class sound system, close proximity to public transport, friendly venue staff, a one-of-a-kind underground aesthetic as well as a historically and culturally rich background, indisputably makes it one of Melbourne’s most unique and sought after premier event spaces.
The Banana Alley Vaults were first constructed between 1891-1892 and were used as storage facilities by local fruit merchants to store their wares. The name “Banana Alley” came about specifically from Bananas being stored and ripened in the Vaults, before being taken to market.
RED LOVE BAR MUSICROOM
Level 1, 401 Swanston Street, Melbourne
This popular and busy Cocktail Bar and Music Room is located on the vibrant fringe of the CBD. The spacious main, VIP and balcony areas make for a comfortable social dinning environment or just a cool place to stop in for a drink.
425 Church Street, Richmond
Friday: Live Bands and DJs on rotation 9 pm – 3 am
Saturday: “Fluid Live” Cover Band and DJs on rotation every week playing your favourite tunes 9pm – 3 am
Sunday: $15 jugs of Cider – Bulmer’s Original or Pear
Live Sports all day on their big screen TVs
The Tote Hotel
401 Brunswick Street,
MARTINI LOUNGE & NIGHTCLUB
229 Queensberry Street, Carlton
Taking its cues from stylish New York style warehouse bars, The Martini Lounge is a sanctuary where people can go, drink and party the night away in style and safety. It is a sophisticated and welcoming venue that plays the latest in commercial sounds to the more retro tinged funk including all your favourite party anthems.
(45 South Wharf Promenade Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3006)
160 Claredon Street, South Melbourne
The Nightcruiser call on this popular venue. Ideal for your Birthday, Hens Party or Function.
3 rooms and 20 DJS keeping the D-floor ROCKIN’ till the early hours of the morning…
The Star is one of Melbourne’s premier entertainment venues. With entertainment ranging from Australia’s leading cover bands to the hottest DJ’s and special event touring acts.
177 Grenville Street, Prahran
At Jett Black we offer you the perfect party atmosphere! From the moment you walk through the doors you are instantly transformed into a V.I.P. The staff at Jett Black, are hand picked to ensure that you get the best level of service, every time.
KHOKOLATE KOATED SATURDAYS
43 Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD
life’s better with a bit of khokolat…
RNB,Ol’Skool Strictly for the Urban Elite
An all new experience. Same great location. With a fresh koat of khokolat…
Restless Entertainment reloads your favourite Saturday night party – introducing “kbar”.
Khokolat like you’ve never tasted!
Belgian Bier Cafe
557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
The Belgian Beer Cafés Melbourne are popular with corporates for lunches, dinners, after work drinks and functions, in addition to visitors to Melbourne and locals, who enjoy the live music on the Sundays.
Pug Mahons (City)
106 – 112 Hardware Lane, Melbourne
Nestled at the top of Hardware Lane Pugg Mahones is one of the first Irish pubs to hit Melbourne. Now the focus has moved on to great food, a fantastic range of local microbrewed beer, and a great wine list.
383 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
The main floor at Retro nightclub has a VIP area for up to 50 people. Enjoy your big night in style “behind the velvet rope” in the Retro VIP area, with chandelier lighting, plush carpet, luxurious couches for those with feet sore from dancing, hardwood dry bars with leather topped bar stools perfect for your guests to mingle, all served by your own private bar section!
Re-unite with the old gang every Saturday Night, with two rooms playing commercial vocal house from the 2000s to now, plus R’n’B, Pop, Retro and those classic old school hits you used to scream at the top of your lungs in the main room at the Palace.
60 King Street, Melbourne
With 20 years of function experience and state of the art sound and lighting systems throughout, Inflation Entertainment Complex has something for everyone! All rooms are self contained – featuring Bars, Pool Tables, TV Monitors, Dance Floors and DJ consoles for functions of 50-860 people.
20 Bourke Street, Melbourne
The Metro’s forefathers may not understand the music but Metro impresses all by blending history with cutting edge technology, the latest hottest tracks from around the globe and a world class lighting setup along with dance floors which rival any club in the world for energy.
124-126 LYGON STRET, East Brunswick
The restaurant has a wood fired oven,specializing in mediterranean style ,pizzas and fine Egyptian cuisine.Come and try our delicious tangines.Hope to see you soon.
425 little Collins street, Melbourne
A great place to go for a pint of Guinness and perhaps an Irish stew, the Irish Times Pub has a quiet atmosphere and a relaxed attitude. Frequently offering entertainment such as comedy and live bands, the Irish Times is a casual place to catch up with friends.
Trak Lounge Bar
445 Toorak Road, Toorak
TRAK Live Lounge Bar can be yours for exclusive events for exclusive events for small and large functions. The floor space comprising of 5 well appointed bars which run seamlessly into each other, provides a spectrum of different areas to explore.
Royal Darby Hotel
446 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
The Royal Derby Hotel has undertaken a huge transformation after recent renovations.
It maintains its cosy, laid-back atmosphere with a new stylish interior. With 6 different beers on tap, an extensive cocktail menu and ‘award winning’ $6 pizzas, it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends.
95 Queen St , Melbourne
Basemint’s highlights are its happy hour drink specials. Discover this secret place with its Asian snacks and intimate, chocolate toned booths. Just step in to waste a few hours over a drink and some fabulous modern Asian food.
Pit 5 Nightclub
56 Clarke Street, Southbank
Industry known to the locals as pit 5 is a cosy hole in the wall in South bank hidden away behind the crown casino. The perfect blend of a bar and night club with great live music and djs on the weekends. It’s the kind of place you would love to make your regular drinking destination.
Bull & Bear Tavern
347 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Located on the street level is the Bull & Bear Piano Bar. This features an extensive wine and beer list. Wood panelling and old fashioned comfort prevail here. Why not grab a cheese platter and settle in for the evening?
Little Red Pocket
422 Lt Collins St, Melbourne
Welcome to a secret paradise where the sophisticated and playful lifestyle of Japan is infused with modern Melbourne. Awarded TOP 100 World’s best bars, we are the first venue in Australia to introduce an innovative iPad2 ordering system.
425 Collins Street, Melbourne
Silk Road tells the story of the historic trade route which linked traders, merchants, pilgrims and travellers through regions of the Asian continent connected East and West Asia to the Mediterranean sea. The most famous traveller of this route was Marco Polo, whose towering representation presides over our main bar, the Venetian Bar.
1 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds
Welcome to Empire Club – awesome nightclub and function venue. … Introducing the hottest, tightest and fittest CoverBand to hit Melbourne!
European Beir Cafe
120 Exhibition Street Melbourne
one of Melbourne’s premier dining, bar, entertainment and function venues. Specialising in European and boutique biers with over 50 varieties, including 20 on tap.
322 Chapel St , Prahran
great little funky place to chill out and relax with good cocktails and atmosphere around you.
85 Queen Street, Melbourne
Element Lounge embraces the rough elements of Feng Shui. This is conveyed in the decor and ambience of the venue. From being submerged in a basement location, surrounded by concrete, wooden shelves, bamboo cuttings, cut glass, and laser cut steel. However, it’s not all rough, find comfort from the luxurious leather couches, stools, ottomans and soft padded wall panels scattered around the lounge bar.
Level 1, 2 Arthurton Road, Northcote
CONTROVERSIAL strip club XPLICIT makes way for a new nightclub in the heart of Northcote.
199 Commercial Road, South Yarra
Circus Bar boasts a stylish yet comfortable setting with an atmosphere to liven up every party. With stunning burlesque décor and classic charm and style, it is perfect for a relaxed chat with friends over our selection of breathtaking cocktails or later joining the crew on the dance floor grooving to the latest funky house/electro music!
123 – 127 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood
Club Dakota brings the best DJ’s and bands to Ringwood for your entertainment. We have two rooms. Our large nightclub room comes alive on Friday and Saturday Nights!
2 RALEIGH ROAD, MARIBYRNONG
There is no better place to be in Melbourne than the Anglers Tavern, to enjoy the relaxed vibe in the beer garden grab an icy cold beer, a refreshing Mojito and a bite to eat and soak up the afternoon by the river.
Wah Wah Lounge
Level 1 & 2, 185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Wah Wah lounge is a classy, intimate venue situated in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Located at 185 Lonsdale street (near Russell St), entry is via Waratah Place.
Bar 20 (Strip Club)
46 King Street, Melbourne
Monday – Thursday 7pm until 5am Friday Midday until 7am Saturday 5pm until 7am Sunday 5pm until 5am. With podium dancers all day long and feature shows every night there’s more entertainment than any one person could handle!
Mandate (Strip club)
60 KING ST MELBOURNE
Our show caters perfectly for: Hen’s nights, Birthdays, Girls Night Out, Work and Christmas functions and any other reason for a fun, safe and party filled night! Thousands upon thousands of women have frequented our show returning time and time again.
Chaise Lounge Basement
Basement 105 Queen Street, Melbourne
Chaise Lounge is known for being one of Melbourne’s longest standing cocktail hot-spots. We are quietly tucked away in a Queen Street basement, in a city universally recognised for its endless selection of bars, lounges and clubs
Dreams (Strip Club)
1 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
In the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Dreams is a Australia’s only boutique, seven star gentlemen’s club. With silver service, state of the art technology and beautiful dream girls, Dreams caters exclusively to corporate clientle. An experience surely not to be missed.
189 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Escobar is one of Melbourne’s hottest new bar/clubs. Split over two levels it caters for everyone with a nice plush lounge atmosphere downstairs with plenty of confortable couches. Upstairs caters a generous dance floor for those who want to dance long into the morning.
Red Humming Bird
246 Russell Street, Melbourne
The Red Hummingbird is one of Melbourne’s founding rooftop bars. The ground floor is a warm, sumptuous cocoon to spend the night sipping bird nectar in and on those cold Melbourne nights there is an open fire place to recline by. The rooftop with its swinging wicker chairs, plush cushions and lanterns lets you take in the metro skyline form the comfort of your own little nest.
Level 3, 211 Latrobe Street,, Melbourne
The Melbourne Central Lion, located on Level 3 in Melbourne Central, is an old English style pub. The Pub is all about great food and service, friendly Staff, excellent entertainment including some of Melbourne’s best cover bands, TAB facilities and all the sporting events as they happen live on multiple plasma screens
229 Queensberry Street Carlton
Venture into what is going to be a Friday night experience of a life time. Hidden Forest will transform your clubbing experience into adventure that you will never forget. Step foot into a brand new modern venue in the outer CBF of Melbourne, that is, Seclusion Nightclub. Upon entrance, you will instantly become a part of the Hidden Forest, as the décor exhibits that of which you would find in the wild.
114 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Remarkably inconspicuous from the outside, Toast Nightclub is an intimate, basement style venue set below the bustling streets of Geelongs CBD. Spread over 3 rooms and 2 VIP areas, Toast is an opulent display of eye catching 3D panels, funky wallpaper and ambient lighting.
150 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
While food is an important part of what goes on at Yak, the space initially appears to be fully devoted to more intoxicating pleasures. The bar is prominently located in the centre of the room, with a striking front of backlit latticework, while the rest of the room features cosy lipstick-hued furniture designed for lounging with colourful cocktails. Boozy focus aside, Yak serves a great range of meals for lunch and dinner.
Federation Square, Swanston Street, Melbourne
Transport has provided Federation Square with a modern pub design that involves chrome beer pipes and a large sunroom with glass windows that looks out onto bustling Flinders Street station. There is also an outdoor seating in the front and back, perfect for an afternoon beer amongst the action inside Federation Square. With a large selection of beers and numerous television screens, Transport is a popular choice to watch any sporting event.
481 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Popular for both lunch and dinner the Hawthorn serves up wholesome pub meals with an interesting twist on some classics, and with an award winning beer garden, there is plenty of space to enjoy a relaxing beverage or two.
167 Franklin Street, Melbourne
The Velvet Underground is without a doubt one of Australia’s coolest backpacker bars! It is our mission to give our guests a true Melbourne experience and something a bit different to the usual backpacker bars! Great staff, cheap drinks, less cheese and an awesome vibe. Come check it out!
386 Chapel Street, South Yarra
The new look Chasers is still one Melbourne’s biggest and best nightclubs. Located in busy Chapel St, its setting is luxurious, glamorous and funky. Chasers offer a selection of private function rooms, cocktail lounges & many separate dance floors
115-119 MAROONDAH HIGHWAY RINGWOOD
8 Jackson Street, Toorak
Sugar will delight everyone that visits with its stylish interior, comfortable furnishings, relaxed atmosphere and spacious dance floor areas. Entertainment 4 nights a week, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday hosting the very best international, interstate and inter-Melbourne acts
The Exchange Hotel
120 Kings Street, Melbourne
The place to celebrate or relax in style. Choose from one of our three function rooms and make an escape to a sleek New York w The place to celebrate or relax in style. Choose from one of our three function rooms and make an escape to a sleek New York warehouse haven and indulge in our function fare ranging from original finger food choices to 3 course meals tailored to your taste and budget, quaff wines and bubbly, spirits galore and inventive martinis and cocktails.arehouse haven and indulge in our function fare ranging from original finger food choices to 3 course meals tailored to your taste and budget, quaff wines and bubbly, spirits galore and inventive martinis and cocktails.
Hunkmania (Strip Club)
113 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
A girls’ night out for four including bubbly & finger food at Hunkmania – one of Australia’s hottest male revue shows
334 City Road, Southbank
Located in the hub of Melbourne’s prestigious Southbank, the fashion savvy and who?s who gravitate to this bar of opulence every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night. Influenced by the late 70’s & 80’s disco chic, this is one venue that has to be on the social calendar each weekend.
3/211 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
The Vodka Bar in the Melbourne CBD has a huge range of flavoured vodkas on offer from Dutch distiller, Van Gogh Vodka. If vodka isn’t your thing then don’t fret, there are other drinks on offer, and food too!
Cushion Lounge (Fridays Only)
99 Fitzroy Street St Kilda
Cushion is known as one of the best bars in St Kilda and is proud to be described as ‘cheap and cosy’. Located in busy Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, every night of the week, we serve great food cheap
The Emerald Peacock
233 Lonsdale Street Melbourne
Are you in your late 20s or early 30s looking for other hot people on a Friday night? Come here. BTW, there is no cover charge.
The interior is just as cool as the rooftop bar. This place is filled with gals in dresses and guys doing their thing.
Eden – Bar Nightclub
163 Russell Street, Melbourne
Our night club features stunning state of the art sound and lighting that will wow your senses.
But, a night club needs more than just fancy lights. This is what else we bring to the game… An awesome BALCONY overlooking Russell & Bourke Streets, right in the HEART OF THE CITY, ideal for all social events, including hens nights!
11A, 11A Highlander Lane, Melb ___ Altidude, Bullens Lane, Melb ___ Amber Lounge, 388 Lonsdale St, Melb ___ Bar 20, 46 Kings St, Melb ___ Basement, 95 Queens St, Melb ___ Belgium Beir Café, 557 St Kilda Rd, Melb Can Drop Off ___ Bliss Louge, 11 Queens st, Melb ___ Blue Velvet, 60 Smith st,Collingwood ___ Centrefold, 22 Kings st, Melb ___ Crystal T’s, 287 Punt Rd, Richmond Bucks ___ Crystal’s Showgirls, 676 Sydney Rd, Brunswick Bucks ___ Elephant & Wheelbarrow, 94 Bourke st, Melb ___ Elephant & Wheelbarrow, Crn Fitzroy st & Princess st, St Kilda All ___ European Beir Café, 120 Exhibition at, Melb All ___ F Four, 322 Little Collins St, Melb ___ Father Flanagans, 484 Smith st, Collingwood ___ Geebung Polo Club, Aurburn Rd, Hawthorn ___ Goldfingers, 584 Lonsdale st, Melb Bucks (entry fee) ___ Gun Island, 102 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park ___ Dreams, Cnr Flinders& Elizabeth st, Melb ___ Icon, 125 Flinders Lane, Melb Bucks in early ___ Khokolat, 43 Hardware Lane, Melb ___ Kittens, 68 Cecil st, South Melb
Melbourne’s best night spots, clubs, pubs & bars
Venue, Address Notes ___ Loft, 117 Lonsdale St, Melb Early ___ Lotus Bar, 172 Toorak Rd, South Yarra ___ Mandate, 60 Kings St, Melb Hens $5 entry ___ Melbourne Karoke Bar, 465 Spencer St, Melb ___ Mens Gallery, King St, Melb Bucks ___ Portland Hotel, 155 Russell St, Melb ___ Et’s, 211 High St, Prahan ___ Alumbra, Docklands ___ Chase Louge, Queens St, Melb ___ Golden Gate, Claredon St, Sth Melb ___ Lelen, Cnr Latrobe& Queens St, Melb ___ Pugg Mahones, 106 Hardware Lane, Melb ___ Q Bar, 257 Toorak Rd, Melb ___ Retro, 383 Lonsdale St, Melb Before 10pm ___ Room, 680 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn ___ Royal Hotel, 287 Punt Rd, Richmond Bucks ___ Spearmint Rhino, 14 Kings St, Melb ___ Star Bar, 160 Claredon St, Melb ___ The London, 92 Beach St, Port Melb ___ Three Degrees, Cnr Lonsdale & Swanston St, Melb 1st / 2nd stop ___ Velour, 121 Flinders Lane, Melb Groups over 25