Looking for a funky bar to host your next cocktail event? Melbourne is home to some extraordinary cocktail bars guaranteed to impress your guests. HeadBox has collated our top 10 picks to assist you in the hunt for the perfect Melbourne function room.

1. The Chelsea Room, Prince Alfred Richmond

Situated on Church St in the bustling Richmond, Prince Alfred is a friendly and relaxed venue offering a myriad of premium function spaces for events. The newly renovated Chelsea Room is filled with an array of natural light and has a capacity of up to 70 guests for a cocktail style event.

  • Venue: Prince Alfred Richmond
  • Address: 619 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Capacity: 70
  • Event Type: Party, Presentations, Meetings and Workshops, Team Activities, Private Dining

2. The Vault, Fargo & Co.

Host your next cocktail event in the Vault at Fargo & Co. What was once a magnificent heritage bank, this killer bar offers a private bar and staff to attend to your event needs. With space to fit up to 100 guests, The Vault is the perfect location to celebrate.

  • Venue: Fargo & Co
  • Address: 216 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Parties, Team Activities

3. The Red Room, Imperial South Yarra

Host an unforgettable event in The Red Room, located inside the Imperial South Yarra. This space offers an exclusive bar and stage, providing unlimited options for party entertainment. With comfortable seating and unique light fixtures, The Red Room will impress guests as they walk through the door.

  • Venue: Imperial South Yarra
  • Address: 522 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Party, Team Activities, Networking

4. Holla coffee roaster, Holla coffee roaster

Located in the heart of Richmond, Holla Coffee Roaster is an all-day eatery and cocktail bar. This versatile space can hold up to 100 guests for a cocktail style event. Holla’s interior has been thoughtfully designed to create a tranquil atmosphere featuring a calming shade of moss green on the walls with hanging indoor plants and black tiles.

  • Venue: Holla Coffee Roasters
  • Address: 284 Victoria St, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Team Activities, Meetings and Workshops, Private Dining, Wedding, Presentation

5. The Rooftop, The Duke

Host your next cocktail event at Melbourne’s most iconic pub, The Duke. Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, The Rooftop function space is filled with natural light and surrounded by the sounds of the city. With a capacity of up to 200 guests, this space can cater to all of your event needs.

Venue: The Duke of Wellington
Address: 146 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000
Capacity: 200
Event Type: Party, Networking, Team Activities, Wedding

5. The Terrace, The Crafty Squire

Perched above The Crafty Squire in the Melbourne CBD is The Terrace. This space boasts a rustic interior with exposed beams and brick walls, creating an enchanting atmosphere that will leave guests in awe. With heaters for the cooler nights and space to fit up to 70 guests, The Terrace can host extraordinary events all year round.

Venue: The Crafty Squire
Address: 127 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Capacity: 70
Event Type: Party, Networking, Team Activity, Wedding

6. Cocktail Lounge, Campari House

Bring together up to 90 of your closest family and friends and enjoy the lively environment of Campari House. Established in 1967, Campari House is an iconic Italian restaurant that are experts in creating unforgettable events. Conveniently located in the Melbourne CBD, this space is perfect for guests to enjoy premium cocktails, wines and delicious food.

Venue: Campari House
Address: 23-25 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Capacity: 90
Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Wedding

7. Venue Exclusive, Hopscotch Melbourne

Step inside the electric and light-filled space of Hopscotch Melbourne. This urban oasis is ideal for large cocktail functions with the option to exclusively hire out the venue. Conveniently located in Southbank, Hopscotch draws in guests with its fun and exciting atmosphere.

Venue: Hopscotch Melbourne
Address: Ground Floor, 4 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006
Capacity: 400
Event Type: Party, Networking, Wedding

8. The Hop Bar, Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

Located on the top level of Beer DeLuxe, the Hop Bar features a large private bar complete with 40 taps, an expansive closed terrace and optional lush beer garden. This space is ideal for large cocktail events & private seated functions. Host your event in the heart of the Melbourne CBD and celebrate with 300 of your closest family and friends.

Venue: Beer DeLuxe Fed Square
The Atrium, Federation Square (between ACMI &, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Event Type:
Party, Networking, Team Activities, Wedding

9. Level One, The Emerald Peacock

Level One in The Emerald Peacock embodies all the best characteristics of a great cocktail bar. With space to fit up to 250 guests, this venue is ideal for corporate functions and parties. Level One includes an integrated bar, four booths and a central lounge for guests to enjoy.

Venue: The Emerald Peacock
Address: 233 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Capacity: 250
Event Type: Party, Networking, Wedding

10. The Emerald Room, The Vincent

Looking for an elegant function space to hold your next cocktail event? Look no further than the Vincent. Situated in a grand heritage building on Albert street, The Emerald Room has a capacity of 110 for a cocktail style event. Enjoy the unique interior and outdoor balcony with a built-in BOSE sounds system to get the party started.

Venue: The Vincent
Address: 111 Victoria Ave, Albert Park VIC 3206
Capacity: 110
Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Team Activities, Wedding

HeadBox are experts in planning any style of event – especially parties. If you’re organising your next big celebration, we are here to help! Simply visit the link below to submit a brief.


1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

2. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.