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Looking into hiring a private bar in Melbourne? You will have a wealth of venues to pick and choose from. From rooftop bars on Hardware Lane to outdoor ones along the CBD and the Yarra River waterfront, the city has much to offer. Luckily, Tagvenue is on hand to help you in your search, so check out our smart filters to narrow down your choices and book today! Melbourne’s private bars are waiting to become the home of your next event.

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Private Bars Hire Guide

Melbourne is a city that loves to party and it has the bars and pubs to prove it. With its amazing nightlife and variety of venues, it’s the perfect place to have a bit of fun! If you are looking for a private bar to hire for an event, no matter if it’s a birthday celebration, a holiday party or an intimate meeting, consider hiring one of Melbourne’s many venues listed here on Tagvenue. There is a lot to choose from and we promise you won’t be disappointed. Whether you are searching for popular places or hidden gems, you’ll be able to find something for yourself among the best private bars for hire in Melbourne.

Your search can kick off in the CBD around Federation Square. Cocktail bars, wine bars and assorted pubs are easy to find in this area, especially around Collins St. The Riverside Terrace at Byblos Bar and Restaurant even offers a wonderful riverfront view. Moving north towards the Central Station you will find several cool bars, including the funky glories of the Liberace Room. With such easy access to transport this might be a great area if you’re looking to invite out of town guests. If you want something more edgy and alternative, check out Fitzroy, this high energy part of town is well-known by locals for its fringe bars and pubs.

The city is rich in bar venues of all kinds, ranging from laid-back and cosy spaces to places buzzing with energy. Why not check out private spaces in the city’s fresh-air beer gardens or nightclubs located underground. When in Melbourne, there’s no doubt you’ll find a place whose vibes and atmosphere are exactly what you’re looking for! Some of the popular types of private bars to book for an event in Melbourne include:

  • Rooftop bars - If you are after a place to party with a view, check out some of the city’s rooftop venues. Enjoy the sights of Melbourne while sipping on your favourite drinks - it’s a guarantee of a good time!
  • Outdoor venues - Whether you prefer a terrace or balcony space, a beer garden or a cosy, warm-lit patio, the city has a lot to offer. Spending the time outside allows you to enjoy Melbourne to its fullest.
  • Basement bars - In case you are just the opposite and prefer to stay away from the town for the duration of the party, a bar situated below the ground level is the way to go! You might also want to check out nightclubs available to book in Melbourne and dance the night away.
  • Bars with private space - Looking to host a smaller event in a bar? You don’t have to hire the entire venue! Just take a look at some bars with function rooms and private lounges to hire the perfect capacity and save some money!
  • Karaoke bars - Do you wish to listen to some passionate singing or perhaps flaunt your own vocal skills? If you’ve been dreaming of performing your own rendition of current radio hits for ages now, wait no more and hire a karaoke bar in Melbourne!
  • Bars specialising in beverages - If you’re on a quest to find the best place to drink in Melbourne, you’re in the right place. Cocktail bars, wine bars, and even breweries are sprouting all around the city - just decide on your drink of choice and book a venue that serves it!

Wondering what kinds of events you could host in a private bar venue in Melbourne? We have prepared a list of our favourite uses for private bars to share with you, but don’t worry if what you’ve had in your mind is not on it - in most cases, only your creativity is the limit!

  • Birthday parties. A classic - celebrating your birthday out in town is always a great idea, and doing so in a private space makes it much more comfortable and special! Look for a place that fits your taste and spend your special day with your closest friends.
  • Cosy get-togethers. Sometimes you just want to relax and kick back with the people you love most. Hiring a private space in a homey bar in Melbourne and enjoying the delicious drinks and snacks is the perfect way to unwind after a long week.
  • Dance parties. Does letting loose and dancing all the bad vibes away sound like your cup of tea? Go ahead and book a private bar with space to dance and have fun!
  • Pub quizzes. A trivia night with friends or family is a great way to create fun memories and strengthen bonds. Organise a pub trivia event in Melbourne and impress everyone with your immaculate knowledge!
  • Hen or stag parties. Every bride- or groom-to-be deserves a memorable night. Book a bar venue for the night and enjoy every moment of it!
  • Corporate events. Business meetings, team-building sessions and corporate celebrations don’t have to be held in meeting rooms! Go for a private bar for a more laid-back atmosphere.
  • Holiday parties. Christmas, Halloween, New Year’s and more - there are many occasions that simply call for hiring a bar and celebrating!

There’s no reason to wait! Start browsing private bars in Melbourne now and hire your dream venue in no time with Tagvenue!

FAQs about Private Bars in Melbourne

How do I hire a private bar in Melbourne?

When looking to book a bar venue, start by figuring out what capacity and amenities you need. If you are using Tagvenue, use our smart filters to mark your needs there! Don’t forget to check the map to see if the location is convenient for you. After you’ve decided on a bar to hire, fill in the enquiry form on the right hand side of the screen to start your booking process!

How are private bars in Melbourne priced?

Bar hire in the city is usually priced according to either minimum spend or per person hire fees. Minimum spend means you hire the venue for free and only pay for an agreed amount of drinks and food. In Melbourne it can range from $450 to $5000 per session, and in the case of all day hire, minimum spend can reach as much as $15000. Per person hire fees tend to start at $25 to $55 per person per session. (All data from Tagvenue.)

Can I bring my own alcohol to a private bar in Melbourne?

It depends, but there are definitely places that don’t mind BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage) in Melbourne! Supplying the drinks yourself can be a big money-saver, so just look at the policies of the venues you are looking at to find out which ones allow for that! However, always make sure to check whether the venue charges any corkage fees.

What are the best private bars for hire in Melbourne?

Some of best reviewed Melbourne private bars on our site are:

  • Two Hands Rooftop Bar in Richmond - this bar has a rating of 4.8/5 stars and offers 6 different spaces for hire.
  • Beer Garden at Aviary Hotel in Little Saigon - this outdoor space suited for all kinds of weather is rated 4.9/5 stars.
  • The George Lounge in St Kilda - with the possibility to hire the entire venue or a VIP side room, the place has a rating of 4.9/5 stars.
  • The Emerald Peacock in the CBD - the versatile venue, rated 4.8/5 stars, has multiple spaces available for hire.
  • La Di Da in the CBD - this modern pub offers a variety of distinct spaces and has a rating of 4.7/5.

Guests Reviews of Private Bars on Tagvenue

Rachelle D.
Booked Main Bar and Terrace at LOLA St Kilda
Gorgeous venue with a great bar & Dj equipment provided. We were given catering recommendations which was excellent. Had an amazing party at this venue
Jayne W.
Booked Atrium at The Grace Darling Hotel
We had a fantastic time for my partner’s birthday. Everything was easy to organise including food, drinks, payment, and music. Thanks to the lovely staff especially Zara, our lovely bartender for the evening.
Claire S.
Booked Peacock Lounge at The Emerald Peacock
Our corporate networking event was fantastic - thank you to Leela for making the whole process easy. Food was great, all feedback was extremely positive. We'll definitely use your facilities again!
Ashley A.
Booked Entire Venue at The George Lounge
I just want to say thank you to everyone that was involved in helping me celebrate my 25th birthday at your venue! I honestly had such a good time the service was amazing and everyone was soo friendly and kind. All my guests enjoyed themselves and they loved the venue! Thank you soo much again.
Booked Private Lounge at Temperance Hotel
Had a great night, the team were all very friendly and helpful. Was great to be in your own private area, felt like we were in our own space. Would return again, lots of different options and flexibility in choosing how I wanted to run the night.
Caitlin D.
Booked Cocktail Bar at La Di Da
Super awesome location and had an amazing time for my 21st!! Barry was super helpful and responds immediately to every inquiry and need! Definitely recommend booking here for birthdays or any other occasions!
Natalie D.
Booked Brewery Room at 3 Ravens Brewery
Everything was absolutely amazing. The bar staff were so fun and friendly and looked after us and our guests in the best way. The venue is so fun and we got non-stop compliments about our choice in venue. It really feels like you’re hanging out at a friends place. Seriously couldn’t recommend it more!

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