5 Cool St Kilda Bars For Up to 100 Guests

September 12, 2022

St Kilda has long been the after-hours playground for Melbourne, and if you're seeking a cool function space for your next event, check these five venues out.


West Beach Bathers Pavilion
330A Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West VIC 3182

The historic age of this one-storey venue - built in 1928 at the close of the Jazz Age - and its location - on absolute sandy beach frontage facing Port Phillip Bay, means you have double the themeing options for Great Gatsby style or a beach-themed event.

Even better, you receive special Monday to Friday rates for meetings, launches, conferences, off-site gatherings and workshops.

Book The Gallery for up to 100 people, the Beach Hall for 300, or the entire venue for 550 guests. Here's some more beachfront venue options.


Secret Garden Bar

7/60 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182

A hidden secret space (well, now not anymore now you've read this) away from the hustle and bustle of Fitzroy Street, this stunning venue is the perfect choice for any product launch or corporate event connected with garden-themed products and services, landscaping, outdoor furniture and lifestyle items.

It has both jungle murals on the walls in its astroturf-covered outdoor bar beneath St Kilda's famous palm trees, as well as in the interior nightclub.

If you hire the entire venue (it has 5 spaces), you have capacity for up to 100 people for cocktails.



Lola St Kilda
60 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Adjacent to the Secret Garden Bar (so handy if you're making venue visits) is the 70s Euro beach style Lola. (Here's some more destination theme venues.)

Perhaps its interior designers took inspiration from the envy-inducing Slim Aarons photographic prints of the rich and beautiful enjoying themselves in the playgrounds of the world which are dotted around the venue.

The pale blonde wood panelling and terracotta-coloured banquet seating, pastel pool-style tiled bars, market umbrellas and glittering disco ball add up to a fun, Instagrammable experience.

You can hire the entire space for up to 400 guests for a cocktail party.

Artful Yoga Gallery

1 Vale St, St Kilda VIC 3182

If you're seeking a New York style feel to your event, look no further than the Artful Yoga Gallery.

From its eyeball-crossing black and white checkerboard floor and monochromatic space with white overhead walkways, there's no more dramatic venue space that can be hired daily in St Kilda both for daytime product launches or artist exhibition cocktail parties that stretch into the night.

The main gallery has a maximum capacity of 100 guests, but if you hire the entire space, you can stretch it to 120 people. Open 9am-12am daily.



The George Lounge
Basement/127 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182

There's something excitingly illicit about a secret bar, and a basement bar at that which adds to an event's anticipation factor.

Affectionately known as the Snakepit, it was recently renovated with luxe olive velvet banquet seating to bring a little louche comfort to the surrounding limewashed brick walls.

If you have a client torn between hiring an industrial warehouse space and a luxurious glamorous venue, this might just be the perfect solution.

The bar can hold up to 110 guests for cocktails.

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