CQ Bar113, Queen St, Melbourne, VIC
CQ Nightclub, after 3 years still plays host to the biggest Saturday night in all of Melbourne!!! Fridays aren't too bad either as you dance the night away in this glamourous inner Melbourne venue. However is nightclubs aren't your thing, then you will definitely be tempted by CQ Bar. This bar is ideal for a relaxing afternoon drink or casual luncheon. Chilled beer on tap with an abundance of natural light and views of a tree lined Queen Street make CQ Bar warm and inviting. Open 10:30 am till late
CQ Bar Photos
CQ Bar Review
Review By Serene Kotob
Not sure where to head out on a Friday night to loosen up and distance yourself from the wraths of a dull week at work? Want to guarantee yourself a quality night? Infectious Entertainment proudly presents to you, CQ Fridays. Ideally a place to celebrate the long awaited arrival of the weekend, release your tensions and inner inhibitions and dance the weekly dooms and glooms away, CQ guarantees the perfect start to your weekend of invigorating experiences and good times.
Immerse yourself in the wonders and mystery of a breathtaking venue, with the choice of downstairs for commercial house and dance or get your groove on in the RnB room upstairs. The beautifully designed courtyard that surrounds is an ideal location for enjoying some fresh air, winding down from the heated dance floor or simply observing and admiring your fellow CQarians. If you prefer high rise views and surroundings, submerge yourself into the fine setting of the duly positioned balcony outside the RnB room, convenient for smokers or those who wish to bask in the electrifying ambiance of CQ.
The crowd is young, fresh, classy, flirty and scream out 'elegance'. CQ is most definitely not a casual affair so guys must be dressed in shirts with well conditioned shoes while the ladies are dressed in gorgeous, short and eye catching frocks. Whichever way you roll, you will be guaranteed pleasing eye candy at CQ. To avoid disappointment guys should accompany themselves with a few girls as is normally the case.
Arriving early is a plus for quick and easy entry. However the party doesn't really start until around 11.00pm when the dance floor fills and party goers begin letting loose and showcasing their moves. The girls are indeed flamboyant in their actions and behaviour not afraid to spot a hottie and claim him. The guys, more subtle in their actions will suss the girl of interest out, attempt to progressively dance with her and let nature take its course!
Situated conveniently in the heart of Melbourne's CBD on the corner of Queens Street and Little Collins Street, CQ hosts a number of events and functions , run as a restaurant by day and club by night. Most appropriate for those aged 18-25 but open to all ages, CQ Fridays is the ideal venue for the youthful clubber or those young at heart who just want to have a good time surrounded by a sensual, yet classy ambiance that will thrill even the most tamed. Sagaciously open till late, CQ Friday nights are sure to arouse your inhibitions, lift up your spirits and keep you dancing till the break of dawn.
Discover Melbourne's premium nightclub on a Friday night and one shall surely not be disappointed. Step into a world of wonder, passion and intensity as you experience the splendours and excitement that CQ nightclub has to offer. Strut yourself in style, delight your senses and feel the glamour and spark that makes CQ one of the most popular and alluring clubs in Melbourne.
A 2nd Review of CQ Bar
By Danielle Murnane
If you are going to try any club in Melbourne's CBD then CQ should definitely be on the agenda. There is always a fun time to be had! CQ is located in the heart of Melbourne - corner of Little Collins and Queens St, hence the name "CQ" (Collins, Queens).
Okay, so you still need a little more convincing? Well lucky for you I have devised a list of 5 reasons why you should make your next club visit to CQ:
Number 1: The venue. The club is huge! This is one reason why I love it. If the dance floor is what your heart desires, then CQ is for you. There is nothing worse than going to a club, trying to let loose on the dance floor, and only being able to physically move your body within a 2cm radius without bumping into the other 20 people squashed up against you! No, at CQ don't worry about having no space to get your boogie on, there are plenty of dance floors to let loose and have a good time!
Number 2: The music. Basically whatever floats your boat! CQ caters for all you House and RNB lovers. Downstairs plays commercial house while upstairs is all about old school RNB. Personally, I always tend to find myself upstairs in the RNB room. The only downfall is the line to the upstairs RNB room can be taunting if you arrive late. However if you can survive the wait, the outcome is definitely worth it. On a warm summer's night, the wait isn't actually too bad. (From my own experiences waiting in that line has made me a lot of new friends! So they might have been drunk... or maybe I was drunk. But hey, they sure made my night a whole lot more interesting!)
Number 3: The outdoor areas. So dancing isn't your thing? Well worry not because CQ is so large that there are plenty of places to kick back and enjoy the club from a different point of view other than the dance floor. The outdoor areas are great in summer and compared to most smoking areas at clubs the ones at CQ (except for the upstairs one) are quite spacious.
Number 4: The toilets. Okay, I can't speak for you males! But I think every girl will agree with me that toilets at most clubs are just outright feral and the queue to use the bathroom is plain out ridiculous. I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say that after a few drinks no one enjoys a 1 hour wait to use the bathroom! CQ bathrooms are large and fairly clean and the queue is never too long if there is a queue at all!
Number 5: So I've left the best to last...the crowd! The best part of CQ is the crowd. Not only is it a fun crowd, but it is a good looking one as well. Ladies...the guys are always dressed up prim and proper in their finest collared shirts (otherwise they can't get in). And guys, I don't think you will disappointed with the line up of dolled up females rocking their hottest outfits and strutting around in their highest stilettos.
All in all, if it's a good night you're looking for; you now know where to go!
A Third Review of CQ BarReview by Rebecca Herrick
CQ Bar in Melbourne’s CBD is one of the most raved about venues. Located at 113 Queen Street, this stunning venue is open Monday to Thursday from 12noon – 11pm, and is the perfect spot to sit and admire the beautiful views of Queens and Little Collins Street while you meet up with colleagues for the ever important business meetings or as you unwind and sip on an after work cocktail. During the week the kitchen is open to provide a light lunch while you sit and amide the beautiful surrounds from the comfortable balconies.
However, once the weekend hits CQ really comes alive. As you walk up an enormous flight of stairs the feel of the bass takes over and you can’t help but feel that you are in for a great night.
On Friday night the extensively glamorous main room is filled with party goes that usually range from their mid to late 20’s, are all dressed to the nines. With a different DJ mixing up the latest chart topping commercial House and R&B beats each week, you can be sure that music won’t get stale. The very reasonable $15 door charge makes up for the slightly over priced bar drinks.
Even if you don’t think it is possible, Saturday night is night when CQ amps the glamour and Ritz to the next level. The crowd, although slightly younger, is even more in the mood to party. Once the large dance floor becomes too crowded the room upstairs provides a slightly more relaxed area to party. Entry and drinks prices sit about the same they do on a Friday night.
All in all this club will not disappoint. On both Friday night and Saturday night you and your friends are in for night of high glamour, fresh beats and an enjoyable crowd. It’s rare that your night will be interrupted with long queues or bar fights. Those things can be left to suburbs.
Captured At CQ Bar
Nearby Alternatives to CQ Bar
With 20 years of function experience and state of the art sound and lighting systems throughout, Inflation Entertainment Complex has something for everyone! All rooms are self contained - featuring Bars, Pool Tables, TV Monitors, Dance Floors and DJ consoles for functions of 50-1000 people.
The Croft Institute lends itself to many different creative art forms. The inherent play of light & shadow as well as the interesting architecture and featured apparatus make it an ideal location for many creative art forms. Music video clips, movie trailers, arthouse films, fashion designers & theatre installations have all made use of the space. The gymnasium has played host to a number of creative productions including 'The Miracle Men' & Dean Arcuri's
Known for being one of Melbourne's longest standing, leading cocktail hot-spots. Famous for its 'elegant and unique genie-bottle decor' and an extensive cocktail list, Chaise Lounge caters to both the corporate world and weekend clubbers. Hidden away like so many Melbourne bars and cocktail lounges in a quiet alley, Chaise Lounge is a cocktail enthusiasts heaven, with a vast array of beverages and an atmosphere of pure delight.