Nightlife in Melbourne

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Nightlife in Melbourne

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  • Ben_Khuat
    Hanoi, Vietnam7 contributions
    fantastic sound quality and the the ambiance is great. cozy and friendly. we came to see the tribute to Chet baker, the band was awesome, especially the tenor sax player.
    Written 16 October 2023
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  • GiacomoG
    London, UK113 contributions
    Tour well organized and Ian is the best tour guide I've ever met. Thanks again Ian, you've been absolutely fantastic..!
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • Gerry E
    Greater Bendigo, Australia19 contributions
    Saw the musical Once there recently and it was really well done, and the old theatre was lovely too.
    But just one thing... I prepaid for two cocktails ($19 each) and I don't reckon there was a drop of alcohol in either one... won't get caught doing that, next time I'll watch to see what is (and what isn't) getting poured into the plastic cup.
    Written 19 July 2023
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  • Rodney C
    1 contribution
    Had a great night here best cocktails and games. well looked after by staff. Tessa was most attentive and helpful.
    Written 14 March 2021
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  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia21,976 contributions
    A visit to Young & Jacksons has become, to me, a ritual happily fulfilled on every visit to Melbourne. Sometimes just one pint, others several, it all depends on the time & what has transpired before? On this visit I was happy that several blokes who had not previously seen Cleo, after my heads up they did just that , headed upstairs and viewed her. A great Melbourne local & always a friendly, funny visit with lots of laughs.
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • 45SaddleRoadSVenues
    Garston, New Zealand17 contributions
    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 4 October 2023
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  • Petra S
    3 contributions
    Amazing music, delicious food, fantastic atmosphere, efficient amd friendly staff - an excellent and world class music venue absolutely will go again
    Written 20 November 2023
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  • kayedavis254
    melbourne33 contributions
    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 24 November 2023
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  • Susan B
    Perth, Australia215 contributions
    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 9 November 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,836 contributions
    Section 8 is a casual bar, it's a popular place to hang out. The bar is in Tattersalls Lane, off Little Bourke Street, in the heart of Chinatown. It's not fancy, but it's well-liked by the inner-city trendy crowd.
    Written 27 June 2023
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  • Jeffrie T
    Melbourne, Australia672 contributions
    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 5 August 2019
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  • Swell Traveller
    Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
    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 18 February 2020
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  • Gill S
    10 contributions
    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 20 August 2022
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  • Melbguy3805
    Melbourne, Australia1,317 contributions
    The food is average. The show depends on who is on.
    Would Definently eat elsewhere then go see the show next time.
    Written 25 December 2019
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia49,663 contributions
    We booked a table on the rooftop bar at The Imperial Hotel.

    Whilst it’s only 2 levels up and didn’t offer spectacular views like other higher based rooftop bars the atmosphere was very pleasant with views towards Parliament and Paris end of Collins St. Also great to be outdoors in these covid times.

    We didn’t dine here but did enjoy a drink.
    Written 2 January 2022
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