Chaise Lounge is an atmospheric, slightly decadent and very subterranean bar, one that’s been a part of Melbourne’s nightlife scene for about fifteen years. Age certainly hasn’t wearied her though; Chaise is as vibrant, stylish and popular as ever. In fact, it’s growing into something of an after-dark institution.
With ruby walls, beads and velvet abounding, and with a space littered with the titular chaise lounges, it’s a luxurious venue that’s opulent enough to be a club, yet laid-back enough for an after work drink. So yes, it’s a relaxed and welcoming spot for a catch-up during the week, but as the weekend approaches so too do the club vibes.
As far as function venues go, Chaise Lounge has a fair number of options and spaces up its rather luxurious sleeve. Smaller groups are able to reserve VIP tables and lounges, to make sure there’s no battle for cocktail-drinking vantage point upon arrival. For larger, more epic functions though, the entire venue can be hired to hold up to 140 guests. In this way, Chaise Lounge lends itself to smaller, more intimate birthdays, corporate events, right over to the other end of the spectrum to sprawling and exclusive parties or product launches. Given the bar’s reputation as a nightlife hotspot, Chaise is able to provide DJs, to complement the D-Floor.
Chaise Lounge is found close to the corner of Collins Street and Queen Street, towards the western side of the Melbourne CBD. That’s a short walk from most train stations, namely Flinders Street, and there are plenty of trams that run up and down Collins Street.