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Why you'll love The Carlton Club

  • Unique, jungle-inspired décor creates a captivating atmosphere.
  • Ideal for a wide range of events, from corporate functions to birthdays.
  • Expansive tropical deck with a bar and delicious food options for all-weather events.

Oh, Carlton Club. Don’t ever change. Don’t ever leave. You are a staple of Melbourne’s nightlife. The Carlton’s one of those places everyone takes friends visiting from out of town, a great place for your next gathering. It never gets old, the gasps and cries of “Holy crap, a giraffe!” or “Elephant!” or “the walls are fuzzy!”. All of these are accurate exclamations, let's be honest. There is a giraffe over by the balcony, there’s a giant elephant head upstairs, and yes, there’s a lot of rich, dark red velvet. Opulent and OTT. Aside from a menagerie of taxidermy animals and plush booths, the Carlton boasts a somewhat (very) tropical theme outside on the balcony and upstairs on the roof - Palmz - and just below the roof - Hasti Bala Bar. Essentially there are three different venues within the old Carlton Hotel; the opulent Carlton Club with its leafy balcony, a feast for the senses starring that giant Elephant Head upstairs at Hasti Bala, and tropical vibes and open-air on the rooftop Palmz bar. The Carlton takes all manner of functions under its taxidermied wings, whether for small groups of friends, large posses of friends, or large product launches and exclusive parties that span entire floors. The Carlton is found along Bourke Street, between Russell and Swanston Streets. Flinders Street and Melbourne Central are your closest train stations. 


The Carlton Club Function Rooms

Plush Velvet Booths

Plush Velvet Booths

Plush surroundings and your very own table - what more could you want for a night out with the crew. Sink into the velvety booths and enjoy the tropical-meets-taxidermy vibe!

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30
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Private Deck and Hasti Bala Bar

Private Deck and Hasti Bala Bar

Hasti Bala on the third floor certainly makes a statement. Providing a wild jungle labyrinth of velvet booths, verdant tropical vines and a DJ booth framed by an elephant head – you won’t be short of conversations starters! There’s somethin...

300
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Extravagant Inner City Bar

Extravagant Inner City Bar

No, you're not hallucinating. That is a giant elephant head. Which, just for the record, is flippin' sweet. It's a huge elephant head, surrounded by plants, as the centrepiece of a colourful and exciting bar. All those flights of stair...

150
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Private Tropical Deck

Private Tropical Deck

This Private Tropical Deck includes a bar and some kick-ass food. Open-air? Yes! Shelter from schizophrenic weather patterns? Also yes! It's an all-weather deck ready for your next event!

150
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Iconic Tropical Private Rooftop

Iconic Tropical Private Rooftop

Prepare to have your socks well and truly exploded off your feet. Found at the very top of the building there are palms. It's a very tropical vibe, to be honest. BYO Hawaiian shirt. There's a bar, the stars, and space for 200. Amazing.

200
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Plush Dining Room

Plush Dining Room

The dining room is found just to the right of the main bar area. As one would probably expect from a dining room, it's slightly less rowdy and slightly less abundant in taxidermy as its sibling next door. What the dining room does have in a...

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Tropical Private Balcony

Tropical Private Balcony

Leafy, tropical balcony anyone? Pfft, what a question. Of course, you want a leafy, tropical balcony. Especially when it perches above Bourke Street, adjacent to the main bar. The balcony is a wooden deck, leafy surrounds, young and attract...

150
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Spectacularly Eccentric Bar

Spectacularly Eccentric Bar

This is the main bar. It's the one that everyone brings their out-of-town friends to, to hear the gasps of appreciation when their eyes adjust to the light. Yeah! Gaudy red wallpaper! Red velvet! Sumptuous booths! TAXIDERMY ANIMALS. You'll ...

350
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Joe Lan

April 11, 2024

The DJs here were fantastic!! Good mixture of 90s to the latest trends. We had a blast here at the Carlton for a good 2 hours. The drinks are great but the service is ok. Maybe it’s because it was Saturday night, they were packed!!! Hope next visit will be better.

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Jason Beaman

March 14, 2024

Must say that the food was superb. Venue is very beautiful but………. The music and the volume of the music does not fit with what i am sure they want to create with restaurant vibe. Maybe thats why the restaurant side was empty. But well worth visiting. The food is amazing.

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Josh Dean

March 14, 2024

Had a great experience here, the food was tasty and good selection of drinks. When we received a dish that they got wrong on the order they replaced it straight the way with no fuss.

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Rajan Grewal

May 16, 2024

Paid $25 for a steak, fries, salad, and a glass of wine. The food was amazing! We weren’t expecting it to be so good for such a cheap price but were pleasantly surprised. Place has good specials going on most days. The atmosphere is chill on a weekday at dinner time.

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Z H C Kong

April 10, 2024

Very good food & service here😊


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