One of Melbourne's most historic hotels, the Portland Hotel, incorporating the James Squire Brewhouse and Portland Lane Café. The brewhouse showcases handcrafted, award winning ales brewed both on site and at the Malt Shovel Brewery (Australasian Brewery of the Year 2000/2003) and is a venue for Melbourne International Food and Wine Festival events.
Comedy every Thursday night at 8pm: The Big Hoo Haa - The Melbourne iteration of Perth's longest running and most successful improv comedy night, The Big Hoo Haa is improvised comedy at its absolute funniest: minimal pretension, maximum straight for the throat hilarity. Featuring a rotating cast of some of the finest improv comedians from Melbourne, Perth and elsewhere, The Big Hoo Haa is two hours of slightly manic, ramshackle entertainment. A perfect way of getting into comedy if the whole 'single person on a stage telling jokes about how awful their life is' model of stand-up doesn't appeal.