+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    142
    Thanked
    281
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Melbourne night venues for "older" crowds :)

    Hi there,

    So my girlfriends & I are going to Melbourne in a few weeks for a girls weekend. We're all mums, none of us have hardly been out at all for a number of years, so we're looking at having a night out on the town. We're all early-mid thirties, so we don't want to go anywhere too "young".....

    Any suggestions/recommendations? Doesn't have to be city, but close to the city would be good. We're staying in Richmond.

    We'd be looking at first going to a funky little wine bar/cocktail bar, somewhere where we can sit & chat & drink, & then a little later on in the night going somewhere we can go and dance to bad 80s/90s pop music

    Where should we go????

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    142
    Thanked
    281
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Bump

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gippsland
    Posts
    14,668
    Thanks
    1,209
    Thanked
    3,842
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I've heard that the over 28s nightclub called Daisys in Ringwood is good, though I've never been there. It's possibly a bit too far out though.

  4. #4
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,724
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I'm early 30's and go out in the inner city a fair bit. Try:
    In the CBD-
    Madame Brussels
    Goldilocks
    Seamstress
    In Fitzroy-
    The Everleigh
    The Black Pearl
    Naked in the sky
    There would be plenty of places in Richmond too but I wouldn't know what to recommend sorry
    And Brunswick tends to have a younger, more pub-y crowd.


    For 80's and 90's dancing you could try Retro on lonsdale st. You're not going to get cheesy dancing and a nice establishment in one place, so make sure you're drunk enough to not notice how grotty the place is, lol.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to FearlessLeader For This Useful Post:

    MrsA2B  (01-03-2015)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,878
    Thanks
    3,397
    Thanked
    5,160
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Madam Brussels
    Longroom
    Section 8
    Cookie
    Transit
    Ferdydurke

    Not sure if they're all open anymore and can't help with the 80's, 90's dance except maybe Metro nightclub?

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to babyla For This Useful Post:

    ~Marigold~  (28-02-2015)

  8. #6
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,878
    Thanks
    3,397
    Thanked
    5,160
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Prudence in Nth melb..

  9. #7
    ~Marigold~'s Avatar
    ~Marigold~ is offline You make me happy, when skies are grey
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,039
    Thanks
    9,662
    Thanked
    4,985
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Madam Brussels
    Longroom
    Section 8
    Cookie
    Transit
    Ferdydurke

    Not sure if they're all open anymore and can't help with the 80's, 90's dance except maybe Metro nightclub?
    I got into the Metro when I was 15. I have absolutely no idea how, considering I was still being asked for I.D well into my 20's!
    I remember a night filed with stollies and discoballs

  10. #8
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,724
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Hahaha, metro closed down years ago

  11. #9
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,724
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Oh the Toff in Town is another good one, above Cookie. That little pocket in behind Swanson and Lt Bourke has loads of good bars, many of them already mentioned.

  12. #10
    ~Marigold~'s Avatar
    ~Marigold~ is offline You make me happy, when skies are grey
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,039
    Thanks
    9,662
    Thanked
    4,985
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Hahaha, metro closed down years ago
    Eeeep. Showing my age, much?

    What was that nightclub called in south melb I think it was... Had like 3 levels, lots of retro.. Started with an M I think .. it's on the tip of my tongue! Is it still there?

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to ~Marigold~ For This Useful Post:

    FearlessLeader  (28-02-2015)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 38
    Last Post: 05-01-2015, 12:46
  2. Delaying TTC #2 when "older"
    By Falkor in forum Conception & Fertility General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-11-2014, 09:59
  3. private health insurance - "cap" on gap cover and/or "access gap"
    By rar in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 14-06-2014, 11:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
The Fix Program Sydney CBD and Broadway
Pregnancy and women's health physio, pregnancy and new mum Pilates classes taught by our physios for you and bub. Pregnancy back and pelvic pain. Also, we treat postnatal and women of all ages. Incontinence, prolapse, sexual and pelvic pain.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!