Cocktail Bars for hire in Melbourne

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187 Cocktail Bars for hire in Melbourne

10 Person Meeting Space

485 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia (View on map)

18 Person Meeting Space

330 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (View on map)

16 - 30 Person Meeting Space

580 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (View on map)

6 Person Meeting Space

35 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (View on map)

10 Person Meeting Space

580 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (View on map)

20 Person Meeting Space

35 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (View on map)

24 - 160 Person Event Space

Cecil Street, South Melbourne VIC, Australia (View on map)

2 Person Meeting Space

485 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia (View on map)

2 Person Meeting Space

485 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia (View on map)

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Melbourne Cocktail Bar Event Hire Guide

Melbourne is a world-class culture hub, and it's no secret why. It boasts some of the best bars in all of Australia with exquisite cocktails as well as top quality wine and food menus to match their incredible offerings!  These venues are perfect for hosting an event ranging from social gatherings to corporate events and everything in between!

What type of events are best for cocktail bars?

Cocktail bars are excellent for any type of events, be it corporate or social. They can offer a range of cocktails that will suit the taste buds and expectations of every guest!

What is required to hire out Melbourne cocktails bars?

Each venue has their own set hiring rates as well as requirements which must be met before they allow you access to their space - some venues have an exclusive private room in one area while others may only permit standing at the bar with no food service.  Do your research beforehand so there are no surprises on event day!

What are the best suburbs in Melbourne for cocktail bars?

Fitzroy: This trendy suburb has a surprising amount of cocktail bars that offer an eclectic mix to suit all tastes.  From the retro feel of Bakers Bar, through to The Last Word's speakeasy vibe and even Harry's funky courtyard with its eclectic drinks list!

Richmond: With Melbourne being such a diverse city, it makes sense that the culture spread would extend into Richmond as well where you'll find some great cocktail options for those looking for something different.

Melbourne CBD: Why travel outside the city when you have so many incredible options within walking distance!  

Port Melbourne: This famous suburb is well worth exploring for cocktail enthusiasts, with a range of bars to suit all budgets. 

St Kilda: With its relaxed beach vibe and beautiful surrounds it's no wonder St Kilda has some great options when it comes to cocktails!

South Yarra: Home to the iconic Greville Street strip that features so many different offerings, you'll find plenty of options on offer in this part of town too!

How much does a Melbourne cocktail bar cost to hire?

The cost can vary depending on your budget and what exactly you want from your experience but it's safe to say it won't be cheap! You might find that venues with lower costs will only offer basic drinks so if cocktails are an important part of what you need then make sure to consider this option when booking. Pricing also depends heavily on where in Melbourne you decide to hire a venue - some areas are more expensive than others due to their location and level of popularity. A good rule of thumb is around 60-100 per person for events in Melbourne. This may vary depending on food & beverage and AV requirements.

How do I book a cocktail bar for an event?

Organising an event can be a pain, especially if this is your first time! Fear not, the VenueNow team is here to help. Our team of Event Booking Experts can help you find, compare and book the best venue for your needs. Submit your event brief here and the VenueNow will get in touch within a few hours with a personalised list of the best venues that fit your brief. Once you've compared the recommendations, simply let the VenueNow team know which venues you are interested in. They'll then get in contact with the venues and get a quote with the best pricing as soon as possible. Once you're happy with a quote, the VenueNow will make an introduction to the venue and they'll handle things from there!

Once VenueNow has made an introduction to the venue, you will need to speak with the venue manager about your needs and requirements, and they'll be able to provide you with a final quote. Then once you have decided on dates, times and costs it's time to talk catering! Venues are usually happy to work alongside the caterers but don't forget that some venues in Melbourne do provide their own food so make sure this isn't an issue when booking.

If you'd like to progress, venues often have a deposit that you're required to pay up front, typically ranging from 10-50% of the event value. Depending on the venue and your event requirements, you'll then need to pay the remaining balance close to the event date or shortly after.

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