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Gin Palace.
Cocktail Bar



10 Russell Pl.
Melbourne, Vic



4pm - 3am


ph: (03) 9654 0533


Visiting Gin Palace.

We invite you to join us and indulge yourself at Gin Palace.

Settle yourself down into one of our plush lounges, or private nooks. Our basement cocktail bar is a cosy, couch-filled space, designed for Martini-driven mischief.

Don’t worry my darlings! There is no need to book, we welcome groups at all hours of the night!

If gin is not what you fancy, not to fret, we have a wonderfully seasonal menu that caters to all desires. Let one of our staff know your chosen poison and we will sort out the rest.




Sipsmith London dry gin, Noilly Prat dry vermouth, Cointreau liqueur & anchovy stuffed olives

Orange Martini
Sipsmith London dry gin, Noilly Prat dry vermouth,
Maidneii sweet vermouth, orange zest, Angostura original aromatic bitters & an orange twist

Hendricks & Elderflower
Hendricks gin, Fever-Tree elderflower tonic,
garnished with strawberries, cucumber & dried rose

East London & Bittermilk
East London Liquor Company dry gin & Bittermilk charred grapefruit tonic syrup, garnished with grapefruit, salted caramel fudge & cardamom pods

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Our History.

The Melbourne Gin Palace was shut down on 18 October 1870 by a Magistrate for being in a filthy and disgusting condition. Even though Vernon Chalker couldn’t prove that any members of his emancipist family were directly involved in the operation of this lurid establishment. He felt a strong, somewhat mystical, calling to resurrect its reputation and bring back the glory of the Gin Palace once enjoyed by royalty, magnates, swindlers and cads during the Marvellous Melbourne gold rush era.

Our list of gins features vast quantities of the best and worst gins in the world and our cocktail list is influenced by rare, seasonal ingredients. We use fine quality fresh produce and exotic (some almost extinct) botanicals to make a daring range of syrups, tinctures,
cordials & sodas.

Gin is not all.

The bar is well stocked with many other corrupting temptations that are listed below. Late last century we were voted one of Melbourne’s 50 best restaurants based solely on the undeniable saucy deliciousness of our world famous toasted chicken and mayonnaise sandwiches.

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the swamp

Our hidden dirty secret, The Swamp, is a private functions room & bar out the back of Gin Palace. Have your very own private bartender to serve you the whole evening, with plenty of space for you guest to sit or mingle.

Eerie and mysterious with wild foliage and a rickety old piano repurposed into a secret bar, only lit by candles and fairy lights, who knows what mischief may happen in the darker corners of the room!

— Seats up to 35pax, or 45pax Standing


The harem

Tucked away, this luxurious booth is the prime real estate of Gin Palace. Enjoy tipples of gin, surrounded by a plush utopia of cushions, fur walls and vintage gold finishings. The Harem is lined with a delicate curtain of golden tassels to offer intimate privacy for you and your party.

Perfect for small or large groups wanting to escape the busy Melbourne crowd.

- Seats 12 pax or up to 20pax if joining adjacent table


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Find Us.

10 Russel Place, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
4pm - 3Am Everyday

(03) 9654 0533

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