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Why you'll love Little Lon Distilling Co

  • CBD's Historic Charm: Explore Melbourne's past in a 1877 heritage-listed cottage.
  • Garden Oasis: Host 40-100 guests in a lush Gin Garden with AV and drinks.
  • Exclusive Cocktail Bar: Enjoy 2-hour exclusive experience in a historic setting with unlimited drinks.

Little Lon Distilling Co is a gem nestled in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, housed within a charming heritage-listed red brick cottage dating back to 1877. This historical establishment, once situated in the bustling midst of the city's former slums and red light district, holds a rich tapestry of stories. It was a place where life unfolded with unbridled vivacity – libations flowed freely, agreements took shape, disputes found their voice, and the echoes of laughter reverberated through its alleyways.

Today, we proudly honor the vibrant legacy of the spirited denizens who once inhabited the hidden corners of Little Lon. Our craft is a testament to their enduring presence, as we meticulously distill a diverse range of small-batch gins. These spirits, steeped in the very essence of Melbourne's dynamic energy, capture the essence of this remarkable city. In each bottle, we encapsulate a piece of history, a touch of nostalgia, and a slice of Melbourne's indomitable spirit, ensuring that its essence continues to thrive through time.

Little Lon Distilling Co Function Rooms

The Cocktail Bar

The Cocktail Bar

Discover a one-of-a-kind 'living room' experience at our intimate Cocktail Bar in Melbourne. Nestled within a charming Heritage Listed Cottage, our venue is adorned with captivating photographs of the Little Lon District's historic resident...

From $1,100
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The Cottage

The Cottage

Indulge in the charm of our Cottage takeover experience! Savor a delightful drink amidst the warm glow of our courtyard's lamps, enveloped by the intimate atmosphere of conversations echoing off the rustic redbrick walls and cobblestone pat...

From $2,200
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The Gin Garden

The Gin Garden

Nestled amidst a lush landscape of vibrant botanicals, fragrant herbs, and thriving fruit trees, our expansive Gin Garden offers an idyllic setting for gatherings of all sizes and occasions. Whether you're hosting a group of 40-50 guests, o...

From $2,640
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Exclusive Hire

Exclusive Hire

Little Lon Distilling Co. offers exclusive venue hire, perfect for intimate birthdays, lively parties, romantic weddings, or professional functions. With a full seated capacity of 100 and an additional 25 seats in the charming cottage and c...

From $2,640
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April 15, 2024

You can see how everyone who works there loves what they are doing. We were introduced and walked through by a lady about our drinks - fun and interesting. Gin was lovely.

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December 11, 2023

This was not a tasting but an experience. The gin was really good, the location is something special and the service was awesome. We got suggestions on how to drink the gin and a little history of the place. Thank you!

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bonbon and pumpkin

August 22, 2023

Little Lon is a distillery in the once red light district of Melbourne , and the last remaining single storey dwelling to survive in the area . It has an old world ambience and a sense of history that you won’t find anyway else, tucked at the back end of Little Lonsdale Street down a cobblestone walkway . The lighting is minimal- think lighted lamps and high wooden bar stools , and although you can sit outside in a more open spaced area , I preferred the dimly lit cosy space inside . They have several gins on offer and I tried a flight with the Proudfoot , Ginger Mick and Miss Yoko - apparently Miss Yoko is the favourite , with its lychee notes , but being fond of citrus forward Gins , I preferred the Ginger Mick with its ginger taste . I also tasted the rhubarb and violette liqueur , which was a mixture of sweet and botanical and had a lovely violet hue . There is also a few snacks on offer while sipping , so I ordered the buffalo wings with the blue cheese dressing , they were done well and I couldn’t help covertly licking my fingers . The staff were friendly and happy to talk , and explain the gins , and the atmosphere is relaxed and homely . I could have quite happily sat there for longer , but unfortunately had a prior appointment so sadly had to leave . This is an overdone phrase , but it is a hidden gem and definitely worth the walk down the narrow streets .

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Kathleen Rodrigues

September 30, 2023

We have been wanting to visit here for months! We finally made it & it did not disappoint! We were greeted by the most amazing server who called us "girly pops" which is now our favourite saying! They sat us outside, it was a beautiful evening. Our drinks were amazing. We went inside the little tiny distillery & had a look around the quaint bar inside, it's tiny, maybe seated 6, but the atmosphere is worth it. It's hidden away down an alley, so easy to miss, but DON'T! Go and experience history. We will be back!!

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Geoff Gartly

March 16, 2024

Lovely afternoon sipping on Gin and learning about local history. Definitely recommend the master Gin class a great way to sample the delicious gins on offer.

Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
Coffee / Tea
External Catering
Filtered Water

Audio Visual Equipment (AV)


Other Amenities & Extras

Air Con
Furniture Hire
Natural light
Outdoor Space
Smoking Area