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Father's Office

Located above San Churros and Strike Bowling Bar, on the corner of Little Lonsdale and Swanston, is the ever-popular Father's Office, a traditional 1920s prohibition era American speakeasy bar. The industrial-style interior is contrasted with dim lighting, comfy couches and reconditioned fireplaces, making for a cosy function venue to sit and talk. The wrap-around balcony overlooking the State Library and Swanston Street is a real highlight and is fitted out with vintage pieces. The alcohol, in true prohibition-era style, contains a large range of Whiskey and Rum, to go with a great selection of beers from local micro-brewers. Why Father's Office? Father's Office has the ability to host up to 400 guests when booking the entire function venue but has four other distinct options to suit a range of occasions. The Dining Room can cater for a sit-down function of up to 70 people and f your event is smaller and more intimate, then 'Stand Up' is the space. Fitting up to 20 people, it is a good spot to catch up with a selection of close friends for a few drinks, overlooking the State Library. Not to be forgotten is the popular balcony area, which can fit up to 140 people. Father's Office is a flexible function venue, a speakeasy bar in the truest sense. Father's Office Location Father's Office is conveniently located on the corner of Little Lonsdale and Swanston. Right near Melbourne Central station, so you can leave your car at home and enjoy the night. Of course, being in the CBD, cabs are never too far away. Father's Office is easily accessible.

Father's Office Function Rooms

Entire Venue

Entire Venue

Let Father's Office host your corporate functions, birthday functions or university club functions. Its feature balcony is spacious and overlooks the iconic State Library and bustling CBD streets. The industrial style interior is contrasted...

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Stand Up

Stand Up

The standing / drinking area features raw copper pipes mounted on the ceiling and round high top tables. Overlooking the State Library, the stand up is a great space to catch up with friends or casual drinks.

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Dining Room

Dining Room

The Dining Room is an opulent dining room featuring tin ceiling, art deco inspired wall sconces and decanter lighting. The space will seat up to 70 guests and has the flexibility to be split into 2 dining areas for a more intimate setting.

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The Bar features custom made copper beer taps over an industrial style bar, period mosaics and gangster walls encapsulating the era of underground speakeasy bars. It has a capacity of 170 with 70 seats made up of custom made couches, lounge...

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Swanston Street Balcony

Swanston Street Balcony

Overlooking Swanston street and surrounded by CBD views is the perfect way to impress your guests. Freshly refurbished with cushioned booth seating and high cocktail tables creates a cocktail-style setting for birthdays, corporate events, e...

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Air Con
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