Back Bar - Cocktail Lounge & Function Venue

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From a quiet drink in a cosy lounge, a private function celebrating a birthday, engagement or hens, or team building at our Cocktail Making Class, the friendly Back Bar team will take care of all the details to create a night you’ll remember.

From the moment you walk through Back Bar’s door, you sense an air of style and sophistication. The room is exquisitely fashioned with a richly coloured Axminster carpet, ornate couches, gilded mirrors, flocked wallpaper and a pressed metal ceiling reminiscent of the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s.

At Back Bar you can sit and relax in what feels like your own private and decadent lounge room while sipping on one of over 60 cocktail creations on offer like ‘Bangkok Fire’, ‘The Parisian’ or ‘Le Pink Bits’, or you can chill out with a cold beer and a few mates while contemplating your next move in a game of chess or backgammon.

Back Bar has a unique style and ambience far removed from the cold ultra modern image of many other cocktail bars. Its dim lamp lighting and open fireplace radiate warmth throughout providing that perfect place to escape the cold of a Melbourne winters day whilst warming with a glass of red.
As cosy and glamorous as Back Bar may appear on a week day, when the weekend arrives it takes on a whole new dimension, transforming with style offering a vivacious atmosphere where locals, corporate executives and celebrities come to release the tension of a working week.

Step away from the chaos of Chapel St and into Green St’s Back Bar, and discover a place where you can quietly lose yourself in your own thoughts or find yourself partying with friends in one of the best cocktail bars Melbourne has to offer.

Functions and Events

Creativity, experience and attention to detail, a function at Back Bar is seamlessly designed just for you. Whether you are looking to celebrate a birthday, engagement, hens party, or just a get together with friends, Back Bar’s function rooms offer two of the most unique and stylish function rooms Melbourne has to offer.

Back Bar have two function rooms available. The Red Lounge with a capacity 60 guests and the larger Gold Lounge with a capacity for 110 guests. Both function rooms have a fully stocked cocktail bar, are air-conditioned and have their own bathroom facilities. Both rooms are licensed until 3am Thursday to Saturday (or on the eve of a public holiday) and until 1am other days.

Choose to hire one of our function rooms privately for your celebration, or simply book in with a guest list, we offer a number of options for hosting your event.

Private hire of our function rooms includes security on the front door as well as use of all of the room’s facilities. Bring your own music along on an iPod which can plug directly into our sound system, or arrange for a Dj to play with a complete set of Dj equipment available for use. You may also like to have a slide show of photos playing in the background with two TV screens located in each of our function rooms. There is also a microphone available for speeches.

Back Bar offer an extensive canapé menu to cater for your function’s food requirements, whilst you are welcome to bring your own celebration cake along.

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  • Mondayclosed
  • Tuesdayclosed
Functions, Wedding and Event available 7 Days and Night per week


Guest ListsStandingup to 80
Red LoungeStanding3560
Gold LoungeStanding55110
Entire VenueStandingup to 150