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The Best Nightclubs in Melbourne for Every Sound and Style

Let loose after the sun goes down at the best nightclubs in Melbourne.

HER Music Room

Boasting a wide array of nightlife options, Melbourne is a mecca for partygoers who love to be surrounded by live music venues, DJ-driven clubs, and pulsing dance floors. 

From house music havens to classic club experiences, these nightclubs are better than sleeping could ever be.

So, dust off your dancing shoes because we’re introducing you to the best nightclubs in Melbourne.

Bar Bambi | Image Credit: Mark Roper

Bar Bambi

This glossy wine bar in AC/DC lane has an LA-via-Italy vibe that’s just a little debaucherous and becomes one of the best nightclubs in Melbourne after the sun goes down.

Arrive early and ease into the night in a private booth with Italian wine, cocktails, share plates and a live music lineup that could be a party-starting DJ one night and a serenading piano player the next.

Bar Bambi's uniquely alluring design draws on inspiration from across eras, with plush velvet booths that quickly become a makeshift dancefloor as the party heats up.

Enter via basement 103-105 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Electric Bar

Electric Bar

Formerly known at Electric Lady Lounge, Electric Bar has had a resurgence in recent years, fast becoming the hottest nightclub in Melbourne, with a line for entry snaking its way up Chapel Street each weekend.

The party starts the minute you enter the venue, with drinks flowing, big-name DJ's seeing a packed dancefloor, and swinging chandeliers causing chaos from the spirited bar staff. 

265-267 Chapel Street, Prahran

HER Music Room

HER Music Room

Immersive art and music collide at HER Music Room, housed within a heritage building in the CBD that's sharing the space with three other glamorous and unique venues.

Head upstairs to the Music Room and get lost in a world of sound, where the small, soundproof room becomes a speaker box for the carefully curated vinyl collection, spun by a lineup of DJ's each evening.

The stylish space is intimate and unique, where the music will take over and you'll while away the hours swaying to a wide variety of genres. When it's time for some fresh air - HER Rooftop is right upstairs.

Level 1, HER, 270 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

The Emerson

The Emerson

A venue perfect for many occasions, The Emerson is a bar, eatery and nightclub which is notorious for its vibrant dance floor come nightfall.

If it’s casual vibes you’re after, the newly renovated Emerson Rooftop boasts picturesque views, with a generous drinks menu and their Japanese-inspired kitchen serving up hearty mains and tasty plates to share.

Over the weekend, stay late and experience some of the best Melbourne nightlife with a dance at The Club.

141-145 Commercial Road, South Yarra

Revolver Upstairs

Revolver Upstairs

From the team that brought you Melbourne’s iconic Cookie bar, Revolver (or 'Revs' to the locals) is a live music venue and nightclub renowned for its energy-filled parties and world-class DJs.

Notorious for being open all weekend until the start of Monday’s work hours, there’s no rest for the wicked at this bustling attraction that has become a Melbourne institution.

229 Chapel Street, Prahran

New Guernica

New Guernica

After more than a decade of bringing the beats to the CBD, New Guernica now calls Collingwood home. An after-hours icon known for its weekly Thursday night raves; you’d be lucky to find a Melburnian who hasn’t had a boogie under its disco ball.

Sitting pretty in a heritage building on the corner of Smith and Gertrude Street, New Guernica is one of the best nightclubs in Melbourne for electronic music drawing big international names.

64 Smith Street, Collingwood

The Night Cat

The Night Cat

Renowned as one of Melbourne’s best live music institutions, The Night Cat is a vibrant bar and nightclub cherished by many.

Specialising in funk, soul, Latin, disco, hip hop and R&B, this Fitzroy favourite has been the launch pad of some of Australia’s biggest names including The Cat Empire and The Bamboos.

The edgy vibes, bustling party nights and unique 360-degree stage keep their loyal regulars coming back for more. 

137-141 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

The Toff in Town

The Toff in Town

Just one of the siblings of the renowned institute ‘Cookie’, The Toff in Town is a bar, eatery and music venue loved for their regular parties and tasty late-night feeds.

A true Melbourne venue steeped in old-world opulence; the cosy space has its finger on the pulse of Melbourne’s cherished live music scene.

Hosting just about every kind of event imaginable, you can have a fancy affair one night and be rubbing shoulders as you dance the night away in a jam-packed mosh pit the next.

2f/252 Swanston Street, Melbourne



A Prahran institution serving the next generation of ravers, Onesixone has proven itself as one of the best nightclubs in Melbourne for years.

Synonymous with late nights on Chapel, this all-encompassing entertainment venue promises a space and a vibe for everyone.

Complete with lavish booths, a cosy rooftop bar and a vibrating light-up dance floor, you’re going to want to pack your sunnies for this one - especially if you stick around for the Breakfast Club.

161 High Street, Prahran

Sub Club

Sub Club

While plenty is happening across the city’s streets, it’s what lies beneath them that excites us. A subterranean music venue hiding in plain sight, Sub Club is as underground as it gets.

Sitting somewhere between an art installation and a nightclub, the bunker-like space favours left-of-centre sounds and subcultures that entice an eclectic range of punters every weekend.

Flinders Street, Melbourne 

The Conti Bar

The Conti Bar

Okay, this one may not technically in Melbourne, but the glossy new after-hours haunt at The Continental Sorrento brings an exclusive and seductive vibe too good not to mention.

The Conti Bar sets the scene for the ultimate girls' night with its sumptuous styling (think emerald green walls and plush burgundy banquettes) and intimate vibes.

Late-night cocktails, delicious bar bites and an epic playlist - what more could you need for a night out?

1-24 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento

Now you know where to find the best nightclubs in Melbourne, discover the city's best hidden bars for something a little more low key. Looking for more inspiration for fun in the city? Check out find out what's on in Melbourne this month

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