The work ‘Christmas Do’ is either an absolute flop fuelled by cheap wine & beer, or a night of legend.
If you are in charge of putting together the end of year shindig – you’ve got the hopes and dreams of your entire workplace resting on your shoulders. But don’t let the weight get you down, pay close attention and let us tell you exactly where to book for guaranteed success.
If you have nothing to do with planning your work Christmas party, but you’re 100% invested in having an epic AF night – pass this baby along.
As a big kids playground, Bosozoku is literally the perfect place to host your work friends if they’re up for a good time. Hey, don’t let your mind wander. We’re not talking about THAT type of good time – we’re talking karaoke, retro Nintendo games, pool, great food and drinks, and a dry ice spa. If your crew is heavy on the numbers, you can book out the entire venue and go manic. If your team is on the svelte side, take over a karaoke room, pool room or even the Tokyo subway.
But what about the food? Full food and beverage packages can be arranged, and we’re 99% sure that everyone will dig into the range of Japanese fusion sliders & canapés on offer.
34A Bray St, South Yarra
Private functions are the name of the game at Mofo & Morocco Lounges on Greville Street. Day in and day out, they plan and execute parties of all types and they do an absolute beauty of a job. They have everything that you could possibly need on site and you’ll be working with expert event planners that’ll make your job a breeze! Plus, have you seen the inside of Mofo Lounge & Morocco Lounge? They’re ridiculously lush and may we say a little kitsch? But totally in a good way. Your guests will be blown away.
157 Greville St, Prahran
A sweet little cafe downstairs & a sweet event space upstairs. If you’re in search of a venue that’s a little more refined with the ability to host both sit down dinners or an elegant cocktail party – Lucky Penny is the perfect little spot. The function room is beautiful and bright and the in house catering by Chef Crowcroft is restaurant worthy. Plus, when the night’s over, your guests only have a short stroll to one of Chapel Street’s many bars.
481 Chapel St, South Yarra
We all know Abacus Bar and Kitchen. When it opened late last year it completely changed the cafe scene on Chapel Street. Abacus is a morning to night venue with a menu that champions local and sustainable produce, an interior that is perfection (Abacus was recently voted one of the most beautiful cafes in Melbourne) and a drinks list that is refined and delicious.
While Abacus stands out as a place to eat and drink on Chapel Street – it’s also an excellent venue choice for a private event, especially an end of year celebration.
383 Chapel St, South Yarra
Two Wrongs is a grunge glam bar riiiiiiight at the top of Chapel Street in South Yarra – it’s not hard to miss with it’s pretty position right beneath the Olsen Hotel. While from the outside it’s more bright neon grunge than glam… but take a bit of a stroll inside and you’ll find a bar and restaurant that is a perfect mix of cool and sophisticated. They have the boys from Easey’s working their burger magic in the kitchen and a vibe that is just right to get a party started. We have no doubt that your work mates will be well chuffed with an end of years soiree at Two Wrongs – it’ll be the stuff of legends.
637 Chapel St, South Yarra
She’s back and better than ever… just in time for the Jolly Season. The Smith on High Street is a local favourite, and is back after a short hiatus where the entire joint was pulled apart and put together again. What’s new? The fit out, with art covered walls and a retracting glass roof. The menu with a lue asian spin. And the vibes, which is now all about fun and a bit of light hearted mischief.
The Smith has two function rooms which can be completely booked out for a sit down dinner and when you’re all done – the crew can head downstairs for more antics.
213 High St, Prahran
Did someone say FREE BEER?! Set in Windsor’s hidden oasis (AKA Sample Bar’s beer garden), you’re invited to an afternoon of simple pleasures with Hawkers Beer.
Boy George Australian DJ Tour at Chasers Nightclub. Culture Club frontman & POP icon Boy George is one of the most recognised and in demand House Music DJ’s of all time.
Ahh Valentine’s Day, a stupid cliche, a money making con or an opportunity to show your numero uno how much you really appreciate them. There’s so much to do on Chapel Street this day of love, even the hard-hearted will soften.