Revolver Upstairs

Prahran, VIC

Revolver Upstairs

Revolver is legendary throughout Australia. It’s one of those rare venues whose reputation extends beyond state boundaries.

Revolver Upstairs is one of Australia’s most respected nightclubs and late night spots showcasing Melbourne’s best DJs, as well as frequently hosting interstate Australian and international touring DJs.

Get there early and you’ll find an ample selection of worn leather couches to choose from, walls covered in stencil art and music on the PA. Even by day, the place is a hub for musicians and industry people who like to conduct meetings over a drink. In keeping with the venue’s grungy ambience, the drink selection is basic but it gets the job done. You’ll find an assortment of beers, wines and basic spirits behind the counter.

The daytime events and restaurant taper down on Fridays as the nightclub kicks off and runs through to midday on Saturday. A few short hours later, the venue reopens at 5.00pm running right through until 9.00am on Monday. The resident DJ roster reads like a who’s who of influential Melbourne artists including such names as Ransom, Boogs, Mike Callander, Spacey Space, T-Rek, Sunshine and Lewis CanCut amongst many others, past and present. The Sunday day parties are a unique clubbing experience and have garnered a loyal following.

Revolver’s restaurant, Colonel Tan’s, was created by Karen Batson, head chef of renowned inner-city gastro-bars Cookie, Magic Mountain Saloon, The Toff and Boney. The affordable menu combines traditional Thai cuisine with a cheeky American diner aesthetic. The restaurant is open Tuesday — Saturday for dinner and Friday lunch.