Circus Bar and Nightclub

199 Commercial Road, Prahran Market, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia
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Circus Bar is a popular nightlife hub for partygoers south of the Yarra. Stylish, comfortable and with a burlesque-inspired decor, Circus Bar provides function space suitable for all manner of events, as well as the obvious fun-loving clubbing scene.

Consisting of a main bar with white-curtained booths, and a Miami-themed balcony complete with day beds, Circus exudes a sophisticated-beachside ambience - no mean feat in the heart of Melbourne’s nightlife precinct. 

With wide dance floors, the main Circus bar can accommodate up to 260 people. The Miami-themed balcony can hold an additional 120 people, and can also be hired separately. Both spaces feature private booths and DJ facilities.

Whilst Circus Bar is open to all types of events, birthday parties are particularly well catered for. Working with the establishment’s function professionals, VIP birthday packages are available and include everything from exclusive cocktails and reserved areas, to catering packages, bottle service, and music from some of Melbourne’s best DJs. Besides that though, Circus is conducive to other personal celebrations and product launches. This isn’t the type of place to have a quiet drink. Think event birthday, or sprawling event launch. 

Located on Commercial Road, just round the corner from Chapel Street in South Yarra, Circus Bar is easily reached by many Chapel Street trams. Prahran Market is the closest tram stop. 

Venue Features

Disability access
Bar tab available
External Catering
External Music
AV Equipment

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Capacity Chart

Area Banquet Cocktail U-Shape Theatre Boardroom Classroom Cabaret
Entire Venue - 350 - - - - -
Main Room - 300 - - - - -
Rooftop Bar - 120 - - - - -
VIP Booths 20 20 - - - - -

Entire Venue

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Main Room

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Rooftop Bar

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VIP Booths

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I arrange a bar tab?


Can I have underage guests attend my function?

Yes, until 9:30pm and providing they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Can I decorate the area I hire for my function?

Yes, within reason - please enquire with the venue. The venue can also assist in theming events.

Is there a dress code my guests need to be aware of?


How late can I book the venue exclusively?

Main Bar, Friday to Sunday: until 10pm; Rooftop, Friday to Sunday: until 12am. Please enquire about other days.

How do I secure my booking?

A terms and conditions form must be completed and a deposit of $300 is payable.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional charges depending on event requirements - please enquire with the venue.
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December 2016

Rhea R
Circus Bar was the perfect place for our corporate product launch. The classic old world feel of the main bar downstairs was almost Parisian & complimented our theme perfectly.

December 2016

Steve F
Our recent Staff Christmas party at Circus bar was fantastic. The venue added something special to a night that was problem free & enjoyed by all.

December 2016

Jazmine C
Love this venue so much !!! The most beautiful decor ever. Fantastic music and the roof top area is sublime . We always have the best nights here it's a fantastic vibe . The staff are super friendly

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