A CBD bar that's a guaranteed party
For years this upper-level Swanston Street bar has served as the watering hole for RMIT and Melbourne Uni students and cheapskates alike. Many a fight has been settled and romance has bloomed upon that girthy smoking deck, encouraged by cheap beers and low lighting.
They play host to indie bands and have DJs playing sets until breakfast time on the weekends. The Lounge Kitchen is also known for cheap lunch deals that see a mix of CBD office workers and students scoffing down $9 meal deals.
As good for a 3pm pint as a 3am last port of call, Lounge is like a reliable old jacket – something familiar to slip into when you just want to tear it up on the dancefloor like nobody's watching.
243 Swanston St
|Opening hours:||Mon noon-1am; Tue noon-3am; Wed-Fri noon-late; Sat 1pm-late; Sun 2pm-1am|