Nightlife in South Melbourne

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Nightlife in South Melbourne

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  • Alan E
    Sydney47 contributions
    It was our first time to a Burlesque Club and the reviews of the Cabaret Club in South Melb seemed promising. We chose the Saturday night show as the most tame. It was hands down one of the funniest and most entertaining 3 hours of my life. WE booked without dinner but ended up ordering food which was fantastic, some strong Polish influences but a wide selection and very good. After some confusion about which door to use we found the "Man in Black" who directed us to our table for two just to the left of the small dais that is sued as a stage. The only bugbear all night, especially during intermission was that despite the venue not being full drinks took too long to reach the tables, no fault of the wit staff who were lovely and very much in keeping with the overall ambience of the venue; rather the prioritising abilities of he mixologist left a little to be desired as did his personality; its was table service only something I was pointedly reminded off when I tried to order from him. Still everybody else was utterly brilliant, the red haired vixen from Wicklow Town and the Man in Black who can sing Tom Waits so good I though he was miming for about an minute. His Johnny Cash is worth the trip but of course the show belongs to Mama and she is utterly brilliant, her comedic timing is as good as anything I have seen, her ability to work with the audience and the environment is seamless. Frankly she is brilliant. The content was a mix of tease and humour with a number of fantastically tongue in cheeky turns by various members of the ensemble. I have had my cherry popped and it felt good. This is a value for money experience and I loved it! I will be back and this time I feel like I will try the darker shows available and I might also dress differently, don't be afraid to show your inner kink.
    Written 14 April 2014
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  • KPP
    3 contributions
    We held our son Jackson's first birthday party here. Everything was fantastic. The communication before the party was great. On the day the staff were very friendly and accommodating and went out their way to make his day special. The food and drinks were amazing, and it was all very affordable. I would definitely recommend this place.
    Written 1 April 2023
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  • lukee184
    Melbourne, Australia267 contributions
    Very happy with et, decent service size, quick with orders and meals, lots of choices and good environment
    Written 11 October 2018
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  • Nafets One
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    Our visit to the George Comedy Club in South Melbourne was a memorable one..
    Having ended up at The George Hotel for some drinks with friends, we were informed that there was a FREE Comedy night taking place upstairs.

    After some discussion among the group, we decided to take a chance and see the show. Up some narrow creaky stairs we climbed to a dimly lit little room with a bar running down one side (Excellent news to us, we thought as we wanted more drinks and didn't like our chances of traipsing up the stairs with drinks in hand)

    The room was semi-professionally decked out for comedy.. doorways curtained off and seating arranged in a theatrette style facing a stage and a microphone stand.

    It hadn't started yet, so we awaited the show to begin by getting another round fo drinks from the obliging bar-tender at our almost private bar !

    Soon, the announcement was made that the MC was taking to stage.. and a moment later an animated character cheerfully bounded onto the stage and grabbed the mic..
    Some informal chit-chat with our group soon turned to some very funny moments as we to-froed with the MC trying to embarass him but only for him to embarass us.. this set the tone for the night !

    A number of comedians in quick sucession then took to the stage with varying styles and abilities to get us laughing, but all were quite good and enthusiastic and the different comics made it exciting as we weren't sure who was coming next.
    A Headline act was announced and did quite well with a funny song and some hilarious jokes and dodgy banter with our group.

    A couple more comedians to do some short stints on stage then followed with more excellent laughs and that was it.. we finished our drinks and considered ourselves lucky to have stumbled across such a fun comedy night by chance.

    It runs weekly so we will be back !!
    Written 24 July 2019
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,030 contributions
    The Maori Chief has been around for a very long time; it's one of Melbourne's oldest pubs. It is also said to be haunted, though the bar staff aren't sure if the tale is true.It's worth going in just for a wander around. There's a bass relief carving of a Maori Chief and other interesting features including a pool table and big screen TV. The Maori Chief is a local pub without pretentions, its mission is to sell ice-cold beer.
    Written 16 August 2021
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