Working all day can be stressful, especially if your work is demanding. In such a situation, all you need is a relaxed evening somewhere away from the work stress. While Friday is one of the favourite nights of the week for corporate people, some choose a weekday for a few casual drinks or a sweaty dance session after work. Whatever your preference is, why not hire a party bus in Melbourne for an entertaining ride to help yourself and your colleagues unwind at one of these venues?
Spice Market Bar
Inspired from the ancient Spice Route, the luxurious Spice Market Bar is an exquisitely furnished space in the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, open from Thursday to Saturday. The exotic, colourful and unique appearance is the result of a 3-year concept by innovative restaurateurs Dean Lucas. The moment you step into this bar and cocktail lounge, you would feel the laid back ambiance rolling unto you.
In order to truly immerse in the pleasures of this venue and be treated like a king, reserve one of the premium private lounges in advance for a perfect night out. There are plenty of options to choose from, right from a small gathering of 5-6 people up to 80 guests. A personal attendant will always be available to help you out.
For an up-market drinking scene, look no further than Ms Collins with its notorious appeal in a bar-nightclub kind of setting. What used to be a multi-faceted venue with several styles of drinks has painted over classic images to imitate Sistine Chapel. The venue is a pumping night club where the drink of choice is soda, lime and vodka. Bare with the late night outs sipping on premium spirits, while munching on a menu prepared by three expert chefs.
In-house cocktail sounds sweets and hard with mixtures using ingredients like homemade all-spice syrup, Chandon, fig jam and Japenese whisky. However, the bartenders are quite happy to tailor it according to your taste. Make it a note that a martini of any type can easily burn a hole in your pocket, while spirits come at good prices too.
Offering contemporary Australian cuisine in the heart of Docklands, Platform 28 is an elegant restaurant bar, which was formerly based in a railway goods shed. The venue portrays a historical charm and stays true to the site’s history. This place will surely win you heart with a bucolic appeal and a great mixture of old and new.
This one-of-a-kind meeting spot is highly appreciated for its impressive selection of beers, cocktails, wines, relaxed ambiance and delectable food. There are a couple indoor spaces and outdoor arenas spread across two levels, providing sheer size and modernity to the locals, residents, and neighbouring corporate employees with adequate space to chill out.
Transport Public Bar
With good times, live tunes and fast sports on offer, there is something for everyone in this iconic destination of Melbourne. The Transport Public Bar exudes the kind of atmosphere you would want after a taxing day at work. The venue enjoys an ideal location across the Flinders Street Station in cultural hotspot of Federation Square, perfect for a get together or an after-work night out. Soak up the ambiance as you dine in the airy restaurant, and sip a glass of cocktail on the rooftop bar.
The wide selection of drinks will easy melt into a big night out, especially on Fridays when you get to relax with a wine or two, overlooking the Yarra for only $5. Party along with live music and DJs from 9 in the evening until late night.
Colonial Brewing Co. – Port Melbourne
With a wide selection of brewery fresh ales, delicious pizzas and DJ’s spinning tunes, Colonial Brewing Co. in Port Melbourne is the place to go for after work drinks. This amazing brewery bar has a real buzz across the country, with branches in Sydney, Melbourne and West Australia. With state-of-the-art canning machines, things get prepared really fast here.
Keep an eye on Small Ale with a hop aroma and flavour profile mimicking that of West Coast IPA. Also, the newly launched cider, Bertie, which is refreshingly dry. The tinnie lids concept doesn’t replace the joy of pouring into a glass, but it’s worth appreciating. There’s a lush beer garden fitted out with a graffiti wall, hanging greenery and space for food trucks on Fridays. The 8-tap wooden bar is tucked in a small entryway with more movement space in the colossal warehouse.
Located on the Flinders Lane, this award-winning restaurant is sure to win you over with its quality Italian fare and European charm, any day of the year. On Fridays, you can treat yourself to happy hour beers and wines for $6, followed by selected cocktails and a cosy dinner with an amazing wine list on offer. What else do you need in this dining precinct with a certain chic ambiance?
The interiors have been renovated to exude charm and warmth, while the exteriors maintain the bucolic appearance as that of the historic Swiss House Building. Relax with a glass of wine in the lounge area, while enjoying a scrumptious meal in the rear dining area.
Whenever your inner soul calls for a sweet grip of a fine whisky, The Kilburn is where you need to go for an unwinding experience. Served with minimal pretension, the range of offerings at this venue is extraordinary. After all that traumatic work at office, kick off your weekend in style with a favourite single malt, a boilermaker or a cocktail. This masculine Hawthorn Clubhouse is filled with wine barrels, bentwood chairs and caramel-coloured booths. A vintage coupe of tart green grapes muddled with cinnamon and charry whisky is the perfect brown spirit to try. If you are looking for some more punch, try the Killer Burns; a mixture of vermouth and scotch with fragrant notes of ginger bitters and chrysanthemum. The kitchen can crunch up a bag of chips or ploughman’s dish, but you always have an option to get a pizza delivered from Santoni.