Nightlife in Chinatown

THE 10 BEST Nightlife in Chinatown (Melbourne)

Nightlife in Chinatown

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Bars & Clubs • Dance Clubs & Discos
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  • Keith s
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    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 28 December 2023
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  • AnnieJuly
    Gold Coast, Australia472 contributions
    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 13 December 2023
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,307 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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  • Peter S
    Winston Hills, Australia120 contributions
    a wonderful venue especially late in the evening for a quiet drink. The service is excellent but unobtrusive
    Written 14 July 2020
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  • Mick A
    Melbourne, Australia403 contributions
    Popped in to see a local band called Dirt River Radio, although a smallish place, great sound, and a good vibe.
    Written 23 December 2016
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  • Smithcskr
    Melbourne, Australia49 contributions
    My son is a bit of a parma guru, so had been wanting to go to Mrs. Parmas for a while and his birthday seemed the perfect occasion. I'd heard it was very popular, so booked (interestingly, they only take phone bookings) It was a Saturday night, but the place didn't seem all that full....anyway, service was good & prompt....the food we chose was great and they have a very different range of drinks....some weird & wonderful beers if that's what floats you boat....all in all a very enjoyable night out.
    Written 26 August 2018
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  • Rakehoe
    Bendigo, Australia539 contributions
    Cocktails with a story, terrible service likely due to being short staffed.

    Probably told six people to come back in 15 minutes in the hour plus we were there and we didn’t even bother trying to order a second drink.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • Mick
    Gold Coast, Australia191 contributions
    Had a great night here. Good variety of ages which was great as I'm in my 40s. Good music and atmosphere.
    Written 9 September 2019
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  • Kim W
    North Reading, MA153 contributions
    Super fun bar with loud rock music. The hanging lights over the bar never stop swinging thanks to the bartenders who never stop pushing them! Look out for open flame candles stuck in small spaces, I set my coat on fire not realizing they were there.
    Written 27 December 2019
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  • David P
    Sydney, Australia230 contributions
    What a fantastic room - so much character. We were met by a very friendly staff member who discussed the drinks and food menu with us, noting it was all Australian produce. Must have been the end of her shift because we didn't see her again, but the other staff were pretty good too. The cocktails were very nice and it was a pleasure to just sit there and enjoy.

    The only thing that stopped me rating this place as excellent was their choice of music. Not only was the loud rap music a bit incongruous with the classic style of the bar, but I don't really find foul language in lyrics to be conducive to a relaxing drink with someone special. Believe me I am no prude, but there is a time and a place for a stream of expletives and this otherwise fabulous bar was not it.

    We'll certainly give it another chance, and hope that their choice of music in future is a bit more appropriate to the great style of the venue.
    Written 8 October 2019
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  • shanem45
    Toowoomba, Australia223 contributions
    This is a great place to come later in the evening after the theatre or similar. It is open late and has lots of the large Chesterfield style lounges to sink into and enjoy some tasty snacks and wine.

    The wine list is extensive but it did take us four goes to find one that they actually had in stock and it was one that they recommended to us. However, it was a fantastic drop and went well with our food that we ordered.

    The staff were friendly and attentive but also never made you feel rushed and there was no push to get you out of the place. It was just a chilled vibe with some beats playing.

    There is a rooftop section as well but we thought we would leave that until the warmer months, although they had lots of heaters up there.
    Written 15 July 2019
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  • Meeeez
    52 contributions
    Came for a couple beers one afternoon. Cool little nook of a spot. It was not busy at the time so it was nice to just sit back with a drink. Didn't get to try and of the food but great spot to just chat and drink
    Written 4 November 2017
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  • srwlsr
    Tauranga, New Zealand176 contributions
    Bar is situated down an old dingy alleyway with just a small golden sign to signify where to turn. The front door handles have two tigers on them and set the tone for the aesthetic bar inside. The cocktails are all tantalising and the zombie sure has a kick! Have brought multiple friends and family to this bar as its a real treat.
    Written 9 April 2018
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  • Myriou_S
    Melbourne, Australia142 contributions
    The Mendoza Club is the perfect place for you if you enjoy dancing reggaeton all night long. The club is quite hard to find though. But the atmosphere is really good and so is the music ! Enjoy !
    Written 17 May 2018
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  • Nunatsuak27
    Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada249 contributions
    A very small, longer then it is wider, bar. Simple decor nothing being thrown in your face. A few drinks with a very friendly bartender.
    Written 18 April 2020
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