Many people would say that Melbourne is Australia’s most glamorous city. With rooftop bars, luxurious nightclubs and exclusive hidden bars, we’d have to agree with them! The city manages to capture the true Australian spirit and give it a sophisticated flair that no other party of the country can quite match.
The cultural side of Melbourne is a huge drawcard for many people that choose to host their wedding in Victoria’s capital, and it seems like the same is true for buck’s parties too. The team over at Wicked Bucks are practically royalty when it comes to pulling together an epic celebration, and they’ve confirmed that Melbourne is always a crowd-pleaser.
Whether you’re a Melbourne local or you’re jetting down from the other end of the country, no buck’s party in the city is complete without a night out on the town. The only issue with Melbourne’s incredibly diverse, ever-changing and seriously impressive line-up, is that it’s pretty difficult to know where and when to begin.
To make your life a little easier and ensure you soak up every little opportunity while you’re there, Wicked Bucks has put together a comprehensive guide to buck’s nightlife in Melbourne.
Nightclubs in Melbourne
Anyone that says they’re too old to go nightclubbing has obviously never been out for a night in Melbourne. From right in the heart of the CBD to hidden down cobbled laneways, you’ll find clubs in every corner of the city that open their arms to anyone and everyone. Winter is no excuse for a night at home in Melbourne, because these options are seriously hot.
For those seeking something ultra-high class, Wicked Bucks suggests Bond – known as Melbourne’s premium entertainment venue and event space. You’ll want to be dressed in your favourite button-up shirt to get in here, but once you’re inside you can take your pick from the glamorous cocktail menu or test your skills on the main dancefloor.
For something a little more mainstream, CQ is the place to be. This is somewhat of an institution for anyone under the age of 25 and living in Melbourne, with people flocking for the remixes of Top 100 songs. It’s just a stone’s throw from the hub of Bourke Street, so you’ll be able to reach just about anywhere in a matter of minutes.
When it comes to good food, you’re absolutely spoilt for choice in Melbourne. The city is a melting pot of cuisines and influences, not to mention the seriously epic drinks menus to match. They’re not all just in the CBD too. You can find some of Melbourne’s best restaurants hidden down laneways, in the middle of an unexpected suburban street or even underground. Wicked Bucks has scoured the city to great the ultimate guide, so that all you need to do is pick your favourite.
If you’re sticking to the CBD, you’ll want to make a bee-line to Tipo OO for the best pasta you’ll taste outside of Italy. The crew behind this Little Bourke Street restaurant have turned homemade pasta into an absolute artform, with every meal of the menu seasoned and garnished to perfection. Chin Chin is another crowd favourite, which becomes pretty obvious as soon as you see the queue winding outside of the restaurant of people waiting for a table. The south-east Asian menu is packed with flavour, but the Wicked team says the crispy skin duck is a must-have.
Head to Richmond, and you’ll be treated to an explosion of flavour everywhere you turn. Minamishima is a must for A-grade sashimi, while Noir is home to some of the best French food in Melbourne. If you’re looking for some truly world-class dining, Attica has your name all over it. The Ripponlea restaurant has three hats and regularly features as one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Lock this one in, and your mate will know just how much he means to you.
While fine dining always hits the spot, sometimes you just feel like a hearty pub feed. The beauty of being in Melbourne is that you never have to look too far to find a classic chicken schnitzel or steak and veggies. Take a wander through the inner-city streets, and you’ll stumble across a traditional looking pub on every second corner. During winter, these places typically have the fire roaring. And when the sun comes out to play, you’ll find pub-goers sprawled across the footpath and enjoying the beautiful sunshine.
Melbourne Strip Clubs
Given you’re heading away with all the lads to celebrate your mate’s final days as a bachelor, we can bet you’re probably looking for the best strip clubs in Melbourne too? As is the case with any city, finding the best venues isn’t as easy as a quick Google search. But luckily for you, the Wicked Bucks team has done the hard yards to find the best of the best in Melbourne.
Every guy living in Melbourne has heard of Kittens. With two locations in Caulfield and South Melbourne, Kittens’ girls have been putting on a show for more than 15 years and have built a reputation amongst rowdy buck’s revellers and corporate clients alike. They’ve also got a bikini carwash in Bentleigh East, and you might just be able to convince your bus driver that his wheels are due for a wash.
Spearmint Rhino is a global brand with clubs in the UK, USA and now – Melbourne. The classy venue is known for its bottle service, stellar drinks selection, beautiful girls and sophisticated patrons. You’ll want to don your Sunday best before you make your way to this CBD venue, because a dress code applies.
With a name like Dreams Gentlemen’s Club, you know you’re in for a good time. This joint offers equal doses of cold beers and classy ladies, which is basically the ultimate combination. If you really want to level up your experience, we suggest asking the doorman about the corporate, gold and platinum packages when you arrive.