Econo Lodge City Square
67 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VI 3000
Phone: (61) 3 96547011
Fax: (61) 3 96507107
The Purple Emerald is all about glitz and glamor. Lounges, lounges and more lounges provide comfortable spots to spend the evening. The retro styling, surprisingly enough, does not feature a lot of purple. Patrons from business people to Goths and hippies enjoy live jazz from Wednesday to Sunday nights. Drink prices are standard which means you can be groovy without going over budget. Call ahead for more details.
New Guernica is a party destination, that offers you a gala time full of thumping music and beautiful people. The ambiance is simply electrifying and any clubber is bound to have a great time. Drop in on any day, where you can swing to your current favorite club numbers and a few from the yesteryears. As far as live music is concerned, whether it's a local artist or an international, entertainment is what you'll get. Everyday is different at this spectacular nightclub, with a variety of cocktails to offer.
Transit is located on the second floor of the Transport Hotel, just above Transport Public Bar. The bar is available for all types of events like media launches, parties, performances, presentations and more, and has proved to be a hot favorite for them. The decor is inviting, with the wood paneling, lamps, warm lights and the relaxing old fashioned sofas. This is the place to relax with Melbourne's finest musicians playing just the right kind of music. Even better is the long list of spirits that can lift many an unhappy mood.
Roxanne Parlour is a venue in the Chinatown area of Melbourne that hosts live music events. Guests will find alternative, indie and other types of music being played here. A great place to head to for a no-nonsense, only music kind of an evening.
Grab a beer and chill in this retro establishment where you will feel like you've been taken back in time while you lounge on the old-school furniture. The laid back atmosphere is further enhanced with the dimmed lights and friendly staff. Thursday nights Softbelly showcases comedy stand up of Melbourne's funniest.
An institution of Melbourne's club scene, the Lounge is a relaxed, funky hang-out with something different on every night. Mondays it is a chill out lounge for Ambient Soho. Wednesday it becomes trance/hard techno mecca Filter. Thursday is funky house night with House Trap and Fridays and Saturdays play a mixture of Latin, funk and bass with some of the city's top DJs like Kano and Takse. And when the dancing is too much, relax on the balcony looking over the street, or with a game of pool. Until 10p, the Lounge is a café specializing in tasty, nourishing food.
Indicative of the hip trend in inner Melbourne is Chaise Lounge; a low-lit, retro hideaway that is an 'underground' club in both senses of the word. Beaded dividers separate areas, paraphernalia hangs from the walls and scattered comfortable couches create intimate spaces within the room. The funky decor attracts young urban fringe dwellers that love music. Different genres of music is played all night and Tuesdays feature live jazz. There is no kitchen on site, but snacks such as chips and nuts are available at the bar. On Fridays though, free sushi is passed around to patrons.
CIROQ Melbourne is open only once a week and promises to be a paradise for clubbers. Dance away till wee into the morning to the beats of celebrated guest DJs. Envelop yourself with the booming sound of music in the midst of like-minded revelers.
To get your fix of a high-octane Friday night party in Melbourne, head to the Can't Say nightclub at Banana Alley. This eclectic nightclub opens at 9p and its schedule features bands and DJs who give out some amazing dance music for the revelers. Be ready to dance to the thumping music churned out by renowned national and international DJs such as Flosstradamus, Ego and Viceroy.
If you love rock-n-roll then Ding Dong Lounge is the place for you. The highlight of the lounge-bar is the live music with variations of live local, national and international rock. Attend the regular events and gigs to dance to the tunes of your favorite bands all year round. New bands can also get their concerts booked here; the management encourages fresh music for entertainment. The very cool and laid back vibes, the spacious accommodation combined with the unconventional attitude make the place a good venue for all sorts of functions and launches. The establishment is currently undergoing a refurbishment. Check the website for more information.
International Lounge Bar is a hip and groovy inner city bar which was one of the first to go retro. Although more grunge than cocktail, the International's vibe and friendly fun atmosphere have given it staying power. International Lounge Bar exudes a global flavor with travel maps on the walls and tourist paraphernalia glued into the bar tops. More down-to-earth than other so-called "lounge" bars, it is not the place for "office attitude".Brit Indie Pop and Funky Rare Groove are the common types of music genre played here. Bar snacks are available, but venture into Chinatown if you want a meal.
Dress up, put on those dancing shoes and head straight for the Wah Wah Lounge. The best Australian nightclub, this quaint little lounge has the best music and the most happening of crowd. Whether its house music or hip-hop, retro or jazz, this club has special nights playing it all. This place is spunky and has an energetic vibe running through it. So whether you're feeling high or low, come hit the club and get into the right mood. The weekend-club is also available for hire through the week. Do call for details.