Venue type: Bar, Club
Platform One's decorations give a "Bar Buddha" look with a feel somewhere out of an Indiana Jones movie. Luscious carpet, bamboo torches and a pumpin' dance floor together give Platform One a vibrant, uplifting feel.
Platform One's DJs play house and dance tracks on both Fridays and Saturdays, and take a personal interest in the dance floor - unlike being on some distant podium.
This is a spot on venue, and hence easily pulls a funky crowd. Saturdays generally have the biggest turnout.
Get passionate about this welcoming hive of activity situated in downtown Banana Alley - the home of deceased Sugar Shack and various other clubs. The good news for early partygoers is that Platform One isn't empty before midnight - far from it in fact.
Still, if you don't want to get too wild straight away the front bar is a good place to start. Some drinks and comfy couching should soon have you making your way down the hall under the curved, red brick roof to the dance floor and additional bar out back. When these prime areas fill up the room next door opens.
The crowd is mixed (not super young) but style conscious and the music dancey. Disco balls add a chintzy touch to the otherwise rustic, cavernous nightclub.
Platform One is a sight to behold. One of my friends described it as the best bomb shelter ever created. The club is divided into two sections one where private functions are held but it is open to the general public on busy nights (i.e. Saturdays). The entire venue has a warmth to it. This certainly rubs off on those inside it as the people are unusually friendly! Of course you will always have a couple of silly people, but mostly people are all smiles. The bar is reasonably priced, indeed even entry is reasonably priced for such a plush club. The music is mainly house with strong beats with no handbag house, depending on the DJ, which does upset some people but the atmosphere and venue by far make up for this.
Erica, Ringwood, 04/07
Platform One delivers awesome house music with a funky yet oh so friendly crowd which is a combination hard to come upon these days. Although getting in can sometimes be a wait, it's worth it, especially when you're free to explore the venue until the early hours of the morning.
Ellie, Tullamarine, 08/05
Melbourne has longed for a venue like this which has delivered and then some! The atmosphere is really friendly with the main priority being about having a good time. The bars (all three) are selectively placed to make sure that you are never waiting for a drink and as far as the decor goes it hits the mark.
Jade, Albert Park, 04/04
This venue is available for private function hire and can be found in our Function Venues Directory
Platform One / Link to this page: https://www.partystar.com.au/venue/1119/
2/430 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
1300 535 010