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Exford Hotel

Exford Hotel is an old-school Edwardian Hotel might that seem a little out of place at the entrance to Chinatown, but this is exactly where it has proudly sat since 1914. Within its walls lies a rare, intact example of that type of hotel, featuring two bars, an almost-24-hour bottle shop, and an 80-bed hostel. It’s definitely full of offbeat character (grizzled regulars, crazy backpackers et al), but for all its quirks it’s also a bit of a Melbourne institution. Remarkably, it also retains much of its old-world charm, even when young’uns are dancing up a storm upstairs in the modern lounge bar. Downstairs you’ll find the public bar, with stained glass windows and a jukebox featuring some truly inspired (see also: bizarro) song choices. Upstairs is the Wintergarden Room, a band room from days long gone by and now renovated to be a much more modern lounge bar. The Wintergarden is Exford’s function venue, an elegantly designed lounge bar that fits up to 150 people. There’s also an outside deck area with a BBQ that’s definitely not just ornamental. Some nights of the week there is swing dancing going on, other nights there’s comedy, and others it’s just reliably rowdy dance floor shenanigans. The Exford Hotel is on the corner of Russell and Little Bourke Streets, right in the middle of the CBD. The nearby Bourke Street trams will bring you within close proximity of the venue’s doors.

Exford Hotel Function Rooms

Wintergarden Room

Wintergarden Room

Once upon a time (not that long ago) the Wintergarden Room was one of Melbourne's underground music venues. That was then though, and it was a cramped, sweaty space with bands playing on the carpet within spitting distance of punters. ...

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Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music
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Natural light
Outdoor Space
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Smoking Area