Carpe Diem – Prahran, VIC

Situated a stone’s throw from Chapel Street at 194 Commercial Road Prahran, Carpe Diem is an awesome bar with lots to offer.

The Courtyard is the most impressive outdoor space in Prahran/South Yarra, accommodating a sizeable group in alfresco comfort.

The space is complete with an impressively sized palm tree, retractable roof so you can be both indoor and outdoors; powerful gas heaters, beautiful water feature and a fully stocked bar.

Platform 28 – Docklands, VIC

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.

Level One Balcony
Level One Lounge

Dear Liza – St Kilda, VIC

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.

Four Larks – Abbotsford, VIC

This busy cafe during the day becomes party central at night.

Secluded and conveniently located on the city’s edge, Four Larks is perfect for celebrating any kind of important event where you want to feel at home without the stress of a cleanup.

The 109 Box Hill/Port Melbourne tram stops outside the front door, making transport a breeze.

You and your guests will have access to a full exclusive bar, rustic bluestone dance floor space and a sound system with iPod and laptop capabilities.

And you will love this – a private courtyard for sipping and nibbling under the stars in the gorgeous alfresco air.

Bunch of Grapes Hotel – Ballarat, VIC

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.

The Social – Windsor, VIC

The Social is just that, and is therefore fabulous for throwing parties.

The venue features dining tables and cosy seating towards the front, a big central bar, comfortable couches and ottomans towards the back, a large dance floor, a DJ booth and an indoor smoking area.

The onsite kitchen will fill your guests full of edible goodness.

Concrete Boots – Burnley, VIC

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.