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The Carlton Club

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 which 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!

30
30
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Private Deck and Hasti Bala Bar

Private Deck and Hasti Bala Bar

Well, this is a one-two-punch combo for the ages. Perhaps that has the whiff of hyperbole, but this is a pretty swell combination of two function spaces. Hasti Bala Bar inside, the Deck outside. Oh hey, opulent, luxurious, animal-filled bar...

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...

50
80
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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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