The cornerstone of St. Kilda's musical pleasures resides within The Prince of Wales Bandroom, near the corner of Fitzroy and Acland Streets. The Prince Bandroom has been a host to live music for more than 6 decades. Many of the best local and international bands and DJs play The Prince Bandroom when in Melbourne. A staple of the Melbourne live music scene for the last 100 years, this institution of Melbourne is the place to go to let your hair down and just have fun...!
Every nook and cranny is lavishly drenched in leather and plush fabrics; it's comfortable and sexy. The staff are casually elegant in their 1930's relaxed black tie and are efficiency personified, craving to help you through the impressive drinks list (some 300 bottles of champagne, wine and spirits). No matter what your drinking desire, Laika has something to cater for all tastes and preferences, providing customers with an elegant atmosphere in which to enjoy a night out in St Kilda. With 4 rooms, each with its own unique feel and ambience, newcomers to St Kilda looking to endulge their senses need not look much further then Laika Cocktail Lounge... simply superb.
The Esplanade Hotel...open to all since 1878 For over 100 years the Esplanade Hotel has been Melbourne's (and indeed Australia's) premier live music venue. Since the early days of string performances in the late 1800s The Espy's hallowed stages have been graced by the finest performers from around Australia and the world. Everyone from local legends like Paul Kelly and Dallas Crane to The Kills & Hot Hot Heat, Jet to John Farnham have performed at The Espy.
Despite its cheeky childhood name, the venue is a playground for grownups, with a cocktail list to blow your socks off and a tapas menu that will leave you asking for a napkin to wipe off the drool you've just left everywhere. Despite both owners long histories working in hospitality, for a first time go, they'll be giving other local venues a real run for their money. It's this prior hospitality experience that makes Treehouse Lounge focus on the details that matter.
The brightest star in St Kilda's night sky. Cushion showcases some of Melbourne's most decorated DJ's playing a range of music for our customers all week... So if you're looking for great food, refreshing drinks and good times on the dance floor or just wanting to chillax with friends in a comfortable corner, Cushion Lounge is worth a try.
Superbly pointed and boasts impressive high ceilings and expansive windows that overlook all the action in Fitzroy Street below â€“ complete with Cocktail in hand of course. You can soak in the surrounds, or party in full view of those that wish they were as cool as you but arenâ€™t because their not at the White Bar.