Melbourne has a vibrant nightlife encompassing cocktail lounges,
pubs, underground dance clubs and international theatre
productions. There is no distinct party area, with various venues
and attractions dispersed throughout the city.
The Young & Jackson pub is famous for its central location
and renowned nude portrait of
, while Portland Hotel brews its own selection of
beers. In the west-end, Mitre Tavern is one of the oldest pubs in
the city. Meyers Place bar is unsigned but very popular, as is the
Kitten Club, a favoured Melbourne cocktail lounge. Gin Palace
offers celebrated Martini tasting to patrons.
Ffour combines club, cocktail bar and multi-media gallery, and
the Melbourne Supper Club is also a trendy spot. Other popular
venues include the Croft Institute, Misty Place and Double O. Shows
can be enjoyed at places such as the
Princess and Regent theatres. The Art Centre hosts orchestral
music, the EQ Café bar and the Alfred Brash Sound House, while the
Looney Bin has a bar and comedy cabaret.