First published on 26 Mar 2012. Updated on 24 Feb 2014.
Every Melbourne 20-something, clubber or not, will find themselves here at some point. Revolver Upstairs is the classic all-night party venue. You can go in on a Friday night and not come out til Sunday morning, at which point you have all the goodness of Chapel Street’s fast food and brekkie fry-ups ready to bring you back to the land of the living. Prahran.
If ‘hipster’ wasn’t such a dirty word these days (and we've been stumped in finding a replacement that doesn't sound derogatory... suggestions?), we’d say Loop was the ultimate hipster club. More commonly featuring VJs (visual DJs) than your regular breed of DJ, Loop offers a small but pumping dance floor, delicious cocktails and in-door and out-door chill out space. Known to host obscure documentary screenings in the early evening and on weeknights. Yeah, hipster. Wonderfully so. Melbourne.
Nestled in between the wonderful seediness that is King Street, sits serious dance venue La Di Da. It’s not the biggest or the best club down that end of the city, but by golly it parties hard. Friday nights mean three rooms of music plus a burlesque show to get you going, while Saturdays play host to a butt-load of DJs, cheap drink specials and pretty young things. Melbourne.