Colonial Hotel Melbourne
Colonial Hotel Melbourne has a few personalities, that much is immediately clear. Within its very old (yet recently renovated) walls, there's a public bar, restaurant, a slew of function venues, and even a band room/nightclub. It goes without saying then, that the Colonial Hotel is conducive to celebration times spent in the party zone. Upon entering, the space one sees is the public bar and restaurant. It's the kind of place you're just as likely to see be-suited types loosening their ties after work as you are to see young upstarts getting ready for a night hitting a club or two. There are four private rooms on offer as function venues, all different sizes and shapes, and all conducive to slightly different types of occasions. Fun fact: one of them is licensed for all twenty-four hours of the day. In addition to those, there's Brown Alley, the upstairs band room and club, a fixture in Melbourne's nightlife scene. Of course, a building built in 1854 is an interesting location for a clubbing hotspot, but that's part of what gives the Colonial Hotel its enduring charm. The Colonial Hotel sits on King Street, on the bottom end of Melbourne's CBD. It's right near Spencer Street, so Southern Cross Station is the closest train option. Trams run along Spencer, as well as neighbouring Bourke Street.