Nightlife | One Melbourne BlockOne of Melbourne's newest entertainment district centres contains over 12 bars and clubs bordered by Bourke, Queen and Collins Streets.
Our instant guide Nightlife | One Melbourne Block covers each venue complete with review, address, contact information, web link and location map.
461 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 9642 8676 | MAP
This is the venue to host both corporate and private events from breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, buffets, cocktail functions, end-of-year Christmas parties and weddings. Alluva will plan and organise your event with the catering you want. If there is a dish that's not listed, they will happily work towards achieving your goals. All you have to do is ask!
Basemint Lounge Bar
95 Queen Street, Melbourne, 9600 0900 | MAP
Cover charge: free entry before 10pm; $10 entry from 10pm 'til close.
Hours: 10pm-5am Fridays and Saturdays.
Step downstairs to this secluded nightspot for some R&B music on Friday and Saturday nights, with Saturday hosting an 'Islander' theme. Take advantage of some great drink specials on basic drinks and beers and sit back and relax in their curved chocolate booths.
Blue Diamond Club
Level 15, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne, 8601 2720 | MAP
Cover charge: $10 for non-members Fridays and Saturdays.
Dress code: Evening wear; gentlemen to wear collared shirts and suitable footwear.
Since November 2006, this penthouse lounge/bar services those in need of a specialty cocktail and top notch hor d'oeuvres. Service is exceptional and atmosphere grand. Soak in the sophisticated ambience that is home to members and non-members alike, as the smooth sounds of jazz grow more upbeat and take you onto the dance floor into the late hours of the night.
Basement, 105 Queen Street, Melbourne, 9670 6120 | MAP
Cover charge: free entry Fridays and Saturdays before 10.30pm.
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 4pm-late, Fridays 4pm-3am, Saturdays 9pm-3am.
Tucked away in an unassuming basement, this long-standing lounge/bar comes to life with Glamour Fridays and Superstar Saturdays. The genie-like decor makes for a nightspot to either kick back and relax in one of the many cozy areas or dance to the groovy beats. Drink specials run all night long and magical cocktails are served 'til your heart's content.
1st Floor, 113 Queen Street, Melbourne, 8601 2721 | MAP
Hours: Monday to Friday 11am-late, Saturday 3pm-10pm.
With beautiful views of Queen and Little Collins Streets, this classy bar is sure to impress the friends, be it for a birthday, cocktail party or friendly get together. There is a generous selection of wines, cocktails and both local and imported beers on tap, not to mention some tempting snack foods to sample.
Lower Ground Floor, 85 Queen Street, Melbourne, 9670 4880 | MAP
Hours: Fridays 5pm-3am, Saturday 9.30pm-3am.
Based upon the Chinese elements of life, this cozy nightspot embraces Feng Shui in its decor and design. The 10-metre long ultra modern bar serves premium spirits, wines, beers, signature cocktails and something to nibble at. There are four themed seating areas, two of them private, with the added convenience of a plasma TV. Drink specials run on Fridays for their retro and old school classic night, and on Heist Saturdays.
Marrakech Lounge & Cocktail Bar
25 Bank Place (corner Little Collins Street), Melbourne, 9670 3031 | MAP
Hours: Fridays 5pm-3am, Saturdays 8pm-3am.
As you make your way down the basement steps and into this exotic abode that resembles a scene from Arabian nights, you will be entertained by the tantalizing belly dancers, fire breathers, tarot readers and the many rooms to either dance the night away or sit back in an oversized cushion as the man with the Fez hat prepares you a flavoured tobacco specialty over at the bar. This underground cave world of Moroccan bed tents and boudoirs is a truly hidden away hotspot.
Mitre Tavern Hotel
5 Bank Place, Melbourne, 9670 5644 | MAP
The oldest building in Melbourne boasts the largest beer garden in the CBD, hearty food just like in the country towns and as expected, an extensive variety of beer on tap. Enjoy a meal and drink at street level, or venture upstairs to the Mitre Steakhouse and Grill for the finest char-grilled steaks in Melbourne.
425 Collins Street, Melbourne, 9614 4888 | MAP
Hours: Thursday 4pm-late, Friday 3pm-late, Saturday 6pm-late.
Dress code: Strictly no denim, collared shirts for men, no casual shoes, t-shirts or casual attire.
Offering eight bars and four kitchens over three levels, this opulent abode offers a lavishly expensive, over-the-top space for the party animal to dance, as well as many little nooks and crannies. Savour the many opulent offerings including a cheese and wine room as well as a cognac, champagne, cocktail and caviar room. Head down the silk trade road for a fusion of European, Mediterranean and Asian design and food.
Mezzanine, 422 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, 9642 8917 | MAP
This venue is aimed for women where a rubber floor proves stiletto-friendly. Wait on your meticulously prepared cocktail by the white leather cushioned bar and watch the DJ play your favourite tunes from behind a large blue tinted circular window. In the warmer months, head out onto the balcony for some breathtaking views of the city.
The Irish Times
427 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, 9642 1699 | MAP
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 12pm-12am, Thursday 12pm-1am, Friday 12pm-3am, Saturday 5pm-3am.
With polished wooden bar tops and rugby jerseys on the walls, this pub serves typical Irish cuisine that would satisfy a grumbling tum. At street level, behind the beautiful stained glass windows, accommodates a range of accents from around the world as friendly staff attend to the thirsty beer drinkers. Upstairs is a second bar and home to a live band on Friday nights.
The Turf Bar
131 Queen Street, Melbourne, 9670 1271 | MAP
Hours: Monday to Friday 11.30am-late, Saturdays 4pm-late.
This Victorian style watering hole is perfect for a quiet drink, business lunch, weekend party or the place to watch all the big sporting events on the big screens and plasma's around the venue. Choose from over 20 local and imported beers, extensive wine list and other quality beverages as you wait for your prime quality char-grilled steak, pizza or other hearty pub meals. Over three decades since the Great Bookie Robbery took place here, the venue is a sport lovers delight and great way to finish off the hard-working week.
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