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    The Regent Theatre: See a Nice Show

    by Susumarie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Emerald Drinks for the Emerald Way
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    After spending the day all about town, this was an excellent way to top off the evening, coming into such a beautiful theatre to see a wonderful play/musical. The building is getting close to 100 years old, and is just gorgeous. We saw "Wicked" there, my daughter wanting to hear it in an Aussie accent -- but no one had an accent!
    The show was terrific, the interior beautiful, the evening unforgettable. Very clever were the cosmo glasses, which glowed different colors to go along with the emerald setting of the play. Could not go home without one!

    Dress Code: Some were definitely dressed up; we, not coming over the ocean prepared for the event, were more in the jeans attire, and were not alone.

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    Prudence: A smashing little bar near Victoria market

    by largerama Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    From the outside this bar, next to a lovely, hip Italian restaurant looks nothing more than an old shop. It used to be a record shop so that probably explains it!! But go inside for a warm welcome from a mainly locals crowd who all seem to know each other but without cliqueness you can get in a lot of places.

    There is a lovely warm fire in winter and the bar has that low light homely feel to it with the staff very friendly yet quiet and unassuming. There is a nice little smokey bar to sit round or table areas downstairs and upstairs with cute formica top tables giving it a kitsch feel. Upstairs feels like you are in a house party with homely furniture and even a bath remaining in one of the toilets.

    The owner is still the same guy who had it as a record shop and it's clear that this place thrives on music as there are a couple of turntables. But dont expect loud music as it's turned down allowing good conversation with all sorts of people. Music can be so varied as well. Ive heard anything from Northern Soul, Jazz, Soul, Reggae, Blues, Indie played there.

    Drinking is a little different from your average Aussie pub with a few selected beers on draft ranging from John Squires to Kirin and a large selection of bottled ranging from Coopers to Stella. The wine list is quite big with often boutique-type wines on offer. Some great choices to be had. They have a barrista also and a list of cocktails. All drinks are reasonably prices.

    This is the sort of place you find accidentally but go every night til it closes. Go and see Nick the barman's huge beard!!

    Dress Code: Erm no

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    The Basement Cafe: The Basement Cafe

    by millablake Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Little French morning/ lunch/ nightspot

    Cute little venue run by crazy French expats.

    This little cafe falls into the category of Eating & Drinking, Nightclub and Live Music.

    The coffee is good and the food, divine.

    Check the website for events and friday night DJ listings.

    Dress Code: No dress code.

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  • Great nightlife...

    by grkboiler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Melbourne has some of the best nightlife in the world, from bars and pubs to dance clubs to ethnic nightclubs. The only problem is that it is constantly changing - some clubs lose their appeal, places close down, new ones take their place, and other clubs never die. The best thing you can do if you are looking for a place to go is ask someone who lives there.

    The website below has a list of countless Melbourne clubs and bars.

    Dress Code: Dress codes vary from anything to dress casual, but even with a large group of friends, we have been turned away because one person was wearing jeans or one of the girls with us was wearing open faced shoes.

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    Cafe Bluestone: Drink at the Belgian Beer Cafe Bluestone

    by stefano99 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is probably the best place for a beer in Melbourne. It certainly is my choice! The beers served here taste excellent - Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe, plus the local brews. But I recommend sticking with the imported stuff.

    Sevice is great - glasses are given a wash before serving and sprayed with a jet washer, the glass is filled and the head is removed, all very professional.

    The location is something special too - old bluestone building with authentic wood paneling and a beautiful tree filled beer garden with it's own bar.

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    REVOLVER: Funky Bar/Club for 20 -30 somethings

    by amyhenderson Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Backroom and Frontroom of Revolver offer a great night out, almost any night of the week.

    Good crowd, friendly staff and definitely very funky music. Different music, different nights. Future Jazz n' Funk, Disco, House... its all pretty damn good. And great dancing too. No cheesy stuff.

    Mostly just Melbournians at this club, which is a great thing, because they are definitely good fun to party with!

    You might not plan to stay out all night, but if you go to Revolver, don't be surprised if you do...

    Check out their website for whats on, what night. Starts pretty late (get there no earlier than 11pm), usually about $10 to get in.

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  • cheapfaced.com: Melbourne Cheap Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs

    by catoracer Written Feb 21, 2011

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    Find cracking drink and food deals in your area!

    Cheapfaced provides the facility for consumers to find happy hour deals in their local area. It also provides Bar, Club and Pub owners a way of providing free marketing for their happy hours deals.

    Mission
    To no longer pay $8.50 for a scotch and coke! Find cheap alcohol and happy hour deals on Cheapfaced.com.au!

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  • Cafe capital of Australia

    by thescene Written Jan 13, 2011

    Melbourne has a wide selection of cafes and bars where visitors can enjoy many types of coffees from around the world. Here you can sit around and spend time with friends and family and unwinding after a hard day at work. There is also a lot of bars where you can enjoy a selection of beers and wines from around the world.

    Dress Code: Casual attire

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    St Kilda - Fitzroy St end

    by leffe3 Updated Aug 16, 2010

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    A major magnet for tourism - overseas and interstate - Fitzroy St in St Kilda is always pretty full-on (especially at the weekend and even more so during the hazy summer days and nights). It's boisterous, noisy, drink enduced bacchanalia. There's always something to do - eat, drink and be merry.

    Restaurant tips I have put on the 'restaurant tips' page, so this is a tip regarding the 'drink and be merry' section :)

    On the west side of Fitzroy St (the quieter side), best places are Tolarnos (historic pub and restaurant) - small, discrete drinking bar (more emphasis on wine) with a lot of regulars (42 Fitzroy St) and great tapas bar Pelican (16 Fitzroy St) - big 'L' shaped on-street terrace a major attraction at Pelican. Young and funky - especially bar staff.

    Across the road is a whole host of places, mixing with cafes, fast food joints and a couple of classy restaurants. DJ style bars include Robarta (109 Fitzroy St), Cushion (99 Fitzroy St), Karma (171 Fitzroy), Rebar (11 Fitzroy) . The more 'trad' bars include Prince of Wales (29 Fitzroy - this is something of an institution with the upstairs Band Room one of the best places in Melbourne to see live music, attracting big names), Melbourne Wine Room (125 Fitzroy) and the attached 'Snake Pit' (officially 127 - a below stairs, almost funiture-less bar). And there are many many more!. And just round the corner at the end of Fitzroy St (Bay end) is another major Melbourne institution - The Esplanade Hotel (The Espy) - 11 Upper Esplanade is the official address here. Great atmosphere, full of fairly young (but not exclusively) regulars and new to Melbourne revellers. Pool tables, a restaurant and the all important band rooms (2 in total) make this a cultural centre in one.

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    Switch LifeStyle Restaurant: evening chill out cafe / restaurant

    by kearkg Written Nov 23, 2009

    this is a place that people down here in melbourne (the locals) go to during the evenings to just hand out, have dinner, chit chat, drink cofee and / or alcohol.
    there are a few different locations for this Switch LifeStyle Restaurant. it is a great spot if you want to hang out somewhere just how the locals do it. you will find the crowd is mixed between young people right up to middle aged people. the one i have been to is located in Fountain Gate, however there are 2 other locations around Melbourne.

    Dress Code: dress code is mainly casual or smart casual.

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  • Burlesque Bar: A really cosy, friendly bar!

    by uberm Written Jun 28, 2009

    a bar in fitzroy, the bartenders are really friendly and the drinks are good. i went on a thursday and they gave us free pizza! they said they have performances on fridays so i'll go back for that.

    Dress Code: none

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    The Elephant & Wheelbarrow: Neighbours Night

    by clueless83 Written Mar 1, 2009
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    Neighbours fans must go to the Neighbours Night in St Kilda. The night is very well organised. You are seated at a table and handed quiz answer sheets, the host then proceeds to ask quiz questions and there are opportunities throughout the night to win prizes. We were sat with a bunch of friendly Irish people and a couple of the girls entered a dancing competition and won a trip from Adelaide to Alice Springs!

    While the quiz takes place, several members of the Neighbours cast work their way around the tables to meet and greet everyone. When we went we met Steve and Riley Parker, Janelle Timmins and the legend that is Karl Kennedy. The good thing about it is that everyone gets their turn to have their picture taken with the cast members, if you approach them while you're not at your table their security will pull you away.

    If Alan Fletcher who plays Dr K is there you will be in for a treat when he sings with his band Waiting Room. Brilliant atmosphere.

    Only negative is the drinks are quite pricey and the bar staff are all too eager to collect your glasses, so if you aren't quite finished keep a hold of your glass.

    Tickets are $40 each. Doors open 6.30pm Monday nights.

    Dress Code: Normal pub attire

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    Chill On Ice Lounge: Ice Ice Baby!

    by clueless83 Written Mar 1, 2009
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    When in Melbourne if you're looking for something a little different to do for half an hour go to Chill On Ice Lounge on Russell Street. It is what you would expect... a bar made entirely of ice!

    Its not the cheapest place to go for a drink but the novelty factor is great. We paid $30 each at the entrance and were given a drinks voucher to use inside. They provided us with big warm coats and gloves so don't worry if you're not dressed for minus 10 degrees!! We were also given a beeper to wear around our necks to limit us to half an hour in the bar (its for your own good).

    The bar itself is quite small but it wasn't very busy. We presented our drinks vouchers to the barman in exchange for cocktails in glasses made from... you guessed it, ICE!

    Take a camera because all the furniture is made of ice and there are lots of cool ice sculptures to have your photo taken with. Check out my photos!

    Dress Code: No dress code as such as warm clothes are provided at the entrance (I'd recommend bringing a jumper though even if it is baking hot outside).

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    Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex: crown your night

    by happy_journey Written Jun 22, 2008
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    Crown entertainment complex features 14 cinemas, 35 restaurants, 17 bars, nightclubs, discos, a theatre, and exclusive shopping along with the casino.

    The Crown Entertainment Complex offers an unsurpassed range of entertainment and business facilities in one of the most innovative and technologically-advanced sites in the world. From the five star luxury of Crown Towers’ 484 lavish guest rooms to the luxury shopping boutiques along the promenade to the amazing five storey special effects Atrium, Crown has something for everybody.

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  • Madame Brussels: Feel like Alice in Wonderland

    by deecowling Written Jun 14, 2008

    This bar is really quaintly decorated like an outdoor garden tea party.
    With lattice work, plants and cute wrought iron garden settings upon astro turf in the inside, you can walk through the french doors onto the massive rooftop area, sit under an umbrella and look at the Melbourne skyline.
    In the summer they have bbq's on the deck, and in the winter staff offer blankets to cover your tootsies.

    Its a lovely setting to start the night off, with one or two drinks, but i will say the drinks are rather expensive, so best to move on after a couple.

    This place is one of the only bar's in Melb i know of that serves real champagne, and in a Marie Antoinette style 'nipple' glass.

    Dress Code: Smart casual.

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