Nightlife in Melbourne

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Nightlife in Melbourne

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  • MacFarnsworth
    Bend, OR478 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cool intimate jazz club in the heart of CBD Melbourne. Seven piece jazz band with three horns, piano, base, drummer and leader, Chris Johnstone on guitar. I booked a comfortable seat on the side and had a great view of the musicians. Sound was fantastic and small pizza was delicious. Will definitely go back on my next trip to Melbourne.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • SandyDee360
    Sydney, Australia70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We docked in Melbourne after a 3 day cruise and wanted something to do for that afternoon that took in a few drinks and learning about some of Melbourne’s history. After some research I found the Hidden Bar Tour with Depot Adventures. We met Ian and, with a bit of walking between venues, he took us around to 4 totally different and atmospheric bars that you would never find on your own and enjoyed a variety of beer, gin and cocktails. We chose to buy our own but you can get a package which includes the drinks. Ian is very personable and friendly, and loves Melbourne bar history. We had a great afternoon and we would wholeheartedly recommend Ian and Depot Adventures.
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • marie p
    Bunbury, Australia1,297 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such cosy welcoming pub. Even with footy on TV'S we could still have comfortable conversation.staff were very happy, and friendly. We really liked the decor, great history for the pub. Our second visit we stayed and had smalls fir dinner loaded chops a d small steak which for minute steak was very very tasty and cut easy.
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • Rodney C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a great night here best cocktails and games. well looked after by staff. Tessa was most attentive and helpful.
    Written March 14, 2021
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  • 45SaddleRoadSVenues
    Garston, New Zealand20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great atmosphere, amazing selection of whiskeys, and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend not only for whiskey drinkers as there's a range of other drinks.
    Written October 4, 2023
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  • Keith s
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s not a Beaty but the vibe music DJ is outstanding only the cool can withstand the que you have a good dance there and just get it to the grove
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • kayedavis254
    Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The food here is amazing large portions & a big variety on the menu owners & staff are very friendly resonably priced happy hour as well
    Written November 24, 2023
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  • errol m
    Melbourne, Australia90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw Wendy Mathew’s tonight and she and the band killed it.
    Staff at Birds were great as was the ordering at your table for food or beverages.
    Written February 1, 2024
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  • Uschi J
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great lineup & we had a great laugh. This establishment has commercialised every aspect they possibly can which makes good business sense. Food was average although the tiramisu was fabulous! Lots of announcements but friendly service. All in all a good fun night.
    Written December 14, 2023
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  • Jeffrie T
    Melbourne, Australia596 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better at Happy Hour
    $10.00 Espresso Martini.
    The interior need an upgrade. JT-Aug 2019.

    Pre-movie ... drinks & nibbles ....

    Can be difficult to find a table if you are in a big group, but it's quite a convenient place to hang out pre-movie ... lots of options for food and coffee outside, along Lygon St though.

    Outdoor verandah with a view. JT-16/10/2017.
    Written August 5, 2019
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  • Susan B
    Perth, Australia227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hubby loves his whiskey, so a visit here was high on our priorities for our trip to Melbourne.

    Staff were great, letting us know where the free seats were when we arrived. Huge whiskey choice naturally.

    I don’t drink whiskey, but took one for the team - with my first Whisky Sour. Pretty darn good.

    A must visit!
    Written November 9, 2023
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  • maryags
    Cairns, Australia89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular views of Melbourne and excellent drinks menu and a lovely atmosphere make this a go to place for special occasions or a spot to wow out of town guests
    Written May 10, 2024
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  • Gill S
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    MC was great. Four comedians - two were very good, two okay. A good night out, good value for the ticket price. Had a good pub meal beforehand.
    Written August 20, 2022
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  • AnnieJuly
    Gold Coast, Australia872 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were delighted to visit this bar on a hot Melbourne Summer day!! While we intended to sit in the rooftop area - it was a very warm day and the dark & cool area downstairs was way more enticing!!! The barman was very helpful and friendly (not sure of his name but he was originally from Hobart)!! The ‘Lola’ drink was out absolute favourite (in fact we intend to go back (in our very short stay here) to get another one!!! The ‘Gimlet’ was lovely & refreshing but ‘Lola’ was the favourite for us!
    We loved the vibe & the cooling mist on the hot day!!!
    Written December 13, 2023
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  • Swell Traveller
    Melbourne, Australia3,707 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    December 2019
    My friend and I decided to check out this new venue in the heart of the atrium, Federation Square. You can't miss it as there is a giant yeti in the window. The staff are super nice and attentive.

    I will be upfront in saying that place is really expensive and there are hidden costs. You would be best in buying one of the packages as it helps lessen the costs. We got the basic entry which itself was over $30 but included one cocktail. We then we decided to buy 2 digital photos after and they were an additional cost.

    Kudos to the safety measures taken to keep you safe and warm - boots, socks, waterproof/insulated poncho and gloves. The place to store your belongings isn't that safe - no lock but is right in front of the front desk, so I guess its safe...even when they are attending to you... there is surveillance inside and outside the iceberg. You are not allowed to take in your cameras or mobiles.

    Once inside the ice bar, it takes a while to regulate your breathing and acclimatise. There are ice sculptures inside, including a GOT chair and a gorilla. You can have your photos taken while holding hashtag signs and themed hats you can wear by pressing the buttons scattered around the room on the walls. They are run by a timer so you can see the flashing lights on the cameras facing you so you can choose a pose and be ready in time.

    The cocktails are presented in cool ice goblets and are not for the faint hearted as they are strong [yay]- loved my rum cocktail, though I cannot remember its name.

    Tips:
    If you can find a voucher for this place it will help with the cost.
    Go on a hot day, we did, was great.
    Written February 18, 2020
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