Shaw Davey Slum

  11 reviews  – 
Elgin Street, 171-175, Melbourne, 3053
Carlton

Daniel M.

Spaces for hire at Shaw Davey Slum

from $300
hire fee / per session
Upstairs Open Air Entire Lvl
200
400
Holding up to 400 people in a sit down stand up the environment with a retractable roof. The entire upstairs level is perfect for big groups. Containing its own fully equipped bar, dancefloor, DJ station and toilets the entire upstairs is ideal for a large group celebration.
from $1000
minimum spend / per session
Campbells Soup
50
70
Campbells Soup at The Slum, you will find this semi-private area which showcases the brilliance of the 1960s with a homage to the great pop art of Andy Warhol, an icon of the time. Celebrate in style in this room that contains room for seated or standing functions with room to personalize the space.
from $35
per person / per session
The Slum Diner
42
The main dining area offers the perfect setting for a sit-down birthday or engagement dinner. If you are after a smaller, more intimate function there is the option to split the main room in two. Alternatively, this area can also be booked for large or small groups for seated dinners.
from $35
per person / per session
Pineapple Room
20
35
On a raised platform in the upstairs bar, you will find the DJ area and dance floor. We have complimentary DJs playing upstairs on a rotational basis. However, for your function, we can organize DJs to suit your requested style of music! Bollards are also available to section off the area for a more private function.
from $35
per person / per session
Downstair Bar
100
200
Downstair Bar the perfect space to accommodate for any type of occasion.
from $1
minimum spend / per day
The Chevron Lounge
35
60
The ideal hens or bucks private area! This little hideaway and its prominent retro flair is everything you want for a secluded small-scale function. There is a variety of both booth seats and a standing space to accommodate for any type of occasion.
from $35
per person / per session
Right Hand Side Upstairs
250
300
Right Hand Side Upstairs can fit up to 300 people in a sit down stand up Right Hand Side Upstair is perfect for big groups. Containing its own fully equipped bar, dancefloor, DJ station, and toilets. It's ideal for a large group celebration.

Prices and opening hours

Sunday
12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
from $35 per person
Monday
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 per person
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
Tuesday
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 min. spend
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 min. spend
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
Wednesday
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 min. spend
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 min. spend
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
Thursday
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 min. spend
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
4:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 min. spend
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
Friday
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 min. spend
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 min. spend
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
Saturday
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 min. spend
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $1 min. spend
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $35 per person

Facilities and catering options

Up to 250
seats
Up to 400
standing
In-house catering
Parking available
Alcohol provided
External catering allowed
Accommodation available
Promoted / ticketed events
BYO alcohol

Location

Elgin Street, 171-175, Melbourne, 3053

Reviews and ratings

(11 reviews and ratings – )

R
Rachel
June 2022

Had the whole second floor to ourselves, funky decor and great staff. The drinks were tasty, food even better.

Had an issue with the music and not being able to use my playlist (conflicts with YouTube music app) had to sort out different music

T
Tom
April 2021

Unreal service and help with organising the party. Very accommodating and great facilities!

No negatives.

C
Connie Fillips
April 2021

The venue has a great vibe - decor is amazing and the garden roof top which has sliding roof is fantastic. Food was a hit - most raved about it. Value for money - All in all the night was epic and a major success.

C
Colin Garland
December 2020

Food was great, the space is fresh and fun. The service was great the entire day we were looked after so well. Cannot recommended this place highly enough. Thank you Daniel and the team

Not a lot of negatives from us.

About Shaw Davey Slum

The Shaw Davey Slum is a celebration of Carlton’s diverse history and a great era for Australian culture. Situated in an old iconic building just off Lygon St, Carlton, we’ve brought to life an exciting 1960s themed bar with unique Australiana feel.

The name is based around a poverty report written in 1958 by two commissioners named Shaw and Davey about Carlton and the surrounding areas. Known as the windscreen survey (because they didn’t get out of their cars), the report recommended demolishing large areas of Carlton, known as the “slums”. The name is an oxymoron and a celebration of Carlton’s diverse history during a great era of Australian culture