Quality Hotel Melbourne Airport
265 Mickleham Road
Melbourne, VI 3043
Phone: (61) 3 93359300
Fax: (61) 3 93383818
Beer, live music and great company is all you need to have great an evening at Edinburgh Castle in Melbourne. With hardly anything that qualifies as flashy or luxurious, this pub has managed to make it to the list of favorites for locals. The pool table is an ideal place to strike up a conversation with regular guests while the beer makes the atmosphere lighter. The menu has simple pub fare like sandwiches, salads, chips that will keep everyone going for the night. You'll often find live music playing here, which is great to set the mood. All in all, Edinburgh Castle reminds us that the best things are often the simplest.
Croxton Park Hotel is the destination for several club goers of Thornbury for the best of live performances. The bar stages live music and other entertaining events on a regular basis. Walk in at any time and you will find an event happening here. For those who love sports, there's a sports bar where you can enjoy the best of live sports action on a wide screen with your pals by your side. For those who love to munch on delectable food, Croxton Park Hotel offers a wide range of crisp and tasty delicacies in its bistro. So, the next time you want to plan an event with your friends, think about Croxton Park Hotel for sure. Check website for timing details.
Spread over two floors, The Laundry is a bar and live music venue. You first enter into the bar-lounge like place, which is best for drinks on an evening out with friends. The upper floor is a well-equipped venue with good acoustic and lighting, and this is where you will find bands or DJs playing. Different features on week-nights keep the regulars coming back for more, like Karaoke on Wednesdays or rock bands on Thursdays. Check the website for their schedules or contact for details.
Here's a pub for those who like drinking and nothing else to unwind after a hard day at work. The Old Bar is quite well known among the locals of Fitzroy. Although it is rather small for live events, there is a stage where bands perform and fans enjoy an evening of rock and the likes. Share your space with friends at the pool table and other games. Call for additional information.
With a name as misleading as C Grade, this top-graded club hosts arguably the best Saturday nights in town. Located in a dimly-lit basement, their happening parties and dance events are popular among youngsters in the know. With a weekly lineup of resident DJs and guest acts, they have featured the likes of Bongmist, Otologic, Lewie Day and The Rusty Trombones. A unique addition, their bar is a service slot system that functions like an ATM machine.
With the opening of The Night Cat in 1994, Melbourne's cafe culture finally came of age. It is a fusion of a comfortable lounge atmosphere, an elegant meeting place, complete with dance floor and sophisticated music that will have many people toe tapping and dancing to styles of music they would not usually listen to. Friday and Saturday nights are particularly busy and you may have to queue. On Sunday evenings an older, local crowd descends, creating a real community feel. The large bar serves basic drinks, house beer and wine. Focaccias and cakes are also available.
The Mercat Basement is an underground venue hidden away under Queen Victoria Market. The basement is a popular venue for EDM parties, hosting the likes of Inigo Kennedy, Singha and Shifted; well known in the electronic scene. Perfect for private events and parties, it has a capacity of up to 700 people within it's custom made walls, a complete set-up for DJs and seating and smoking areas.
The Glow Bar is a fusion of architectural design and nightlife. Located in the heart of the city, it attracts a lot of high profile people, resulting in a lot of media coverage. The blue glowing shelves and the concrete bars are Glow's signature trademarks. The men behind the bar are experts and will conjure the best cocktails ever! The Glow also has a private function hall which can be availed for celebrations and parties.
Party goers, there's a call for you. Alumbra is a happening event venue that invites you to move your body to the tunes of some of the finest DJ music and live music performers. The venue stages performances by upcoming as well as renowned artists from Thursday to Sunday. On the other days, the venue is reserved for other events like corporate functions and social events. Taste the amazing food served here, especially the barbecue. Also for those who want to learn how to swing the bottle there is a bar school happening here four days a week. Check website for timing details.
This cozy bar is also Melbourne's premier jazz venue, run by jazz connoisseurs for jazz connoisseurs. On busy nights, punters crowd into every available space, including the stairs. Chatting during performances is frowned upon, but that is as far as the snobbery goes. At other times, this is a great place for conversation. Owner Michael Tortoni presents music he believes in rather than following fads, earning him accolades for his contribution to the jazz community. The jam sessions with visiting international artists after their Concert Hall performances are legendary. Cheese and fruit platters, cake, focaccia, basic spirits and house wine are available.
Are you a fan of music that rocked your world once upon a time in the 80s and can't seem to find it anymore unless you pay an insane price for it? Gertrude's Brown Couch is where you can get your groove back. The Couch will take you back in time and remind you of the important things in life. Every third Saturday of the month, DJs Simon and Wigan Lee spin 60s garage, girl groups, surf tunes as well as exotica, while every last Saturday of the month Vince Peach spins his passion for Soul music. To feed the appetite you work up on the dance floor, try the pizzas they're known for. The Miami Vice Slice is a pizza with Virginian ham and herbs cushioned by a chunky base of tomato sauce. You could even try the Cock-a-Doodle-Doo, which is the most tender strips of smoked chicken, peppered cherry tomatoes and Bocconcini with an aromatic sprinkling of mixed herbs. The venue also entertains private events, so do contact them for the details. The Couch is also a big fan of art, so if you want some extra exposure by displaying your art here just like local artist Monkey, then please do contact them. His graffiti paints the walls at the Couch, while other artists' works tickle the light fixtures and other corners. Gertrude's Brown Couch is like an addiction you can't get rid of, so do call ahead to know how you can get your fix.
Horse Bazaar is an eclectic mix of arty tastes, virtual decor, finest alcohol, light meals and music from every possible genre. In keeping with the commitment of promoting the electronic and Hi-tech visual arts in Melbourne, the interiors reflect the tech-savvy culture, and video projection surface is a treat for the eyes. The relaxed and friendly ambiance makes it an interesting spot for a get-together. Check website for more details. From Monday to Friday this place starts from 12p till late. On Saturday its opens at 6p.