Once a railway shed, Platform 28 is a great example of upcycling, and is now a unique and charming restaurant and bar close to Etihad Stadium. Located just off Bourke Street, the CBD and public transport will be on your doorstep.
The venue also runs an excellent function, with modern Australian party treats delivered fresh to your guests.
The Level 1 Lounge is dripping with luxe, including a shiny gold bar, panelled ceilings, red pendant lights, ottomans and feature carpet.
Meanwhile the Level One Balcony is a great place to celebrate your birthday, engagement, workplace get-together or pre/post event drinks.
It has a slatted roof to allow for any weather conditions, and is heated on cool nights. The amazing view and modern charcoal decor with hints of natural wood and red make for a striking backdrop to any function.
This modern cafe and bar has a very central location to St Kilda, Chapel Street and (via direct tram) the CBD. This makes your after-party and transport in general, a breeze.
Dear Liza is a generously-sized indoor space with great potential for a dance floor. The decor blends chic industrial with rustic timber. The warm wooden light fittings and ample foliage are cosy touches.
A private courtyard is great for smokers, or just a dose of alfresco celebration. It blends seamlessly with indoors.
This delicious restaurant dishes up fresh Italian and international food, and also hosts a great function.
The Tuscany Room is on the same level as the restaurant. It is a versatile L-shaped room with a big fully stocked bar right in the middle. There is modern decor with a beautiful mural, and lots of glass overlooking the garden.
Built in 1906, Bunch of Grapes is steeped in history and continues to proudly serve today.
Functions are their specialty. The Function Room has everything you need including private bar, sound system and awesome courtyard. It is a simple, cohesive layout with the bar at one end, the courtyard at the other and loads pf party space in between. Decor is neutral and classic with touches of modernity.
Bunch can tailor a menu and deliver fresh, house made delights to you and your guests.
Affectionately called The Castle, the function room upstairs on the first floor of Irish Murphy’s has its own private bar, toilet facilities and music facilities. The layout is simple, and conducive to a streamlined party with the bar and your guests all in good proximity.
Inspired by its home near the Yarra, Concrete Boots bar pays tribute to the suburb’s less gentrified days when unfortunate local gangsters may find themselves themselves sporting concrete boots in the water. It even has bullet holes to prove it – the front door is surrounded by pistol round remnants fired by Squizzy Taylor.
The decor is far from criminal, with concrete (of course), blonde wood and glossy black tiles as your party backdrop.
Concrete focusses on craft beers, local wines, sexy cocktails and great food made inhouse. Or you can keep costs down by doing your own food on the premises.