Gin Palace

10 Russell Place
Melbourne, 3000 VIC
03 9654 0533

Opening Hours

SUN 4:00pm - 3:00am
MON 4:00pm - 3:00am
TUE 4:00pm - 3:00am
WED 4:00pm - 3:00am
THU 4:00pm - 3:00am
FRI 4:00pm - 3:00am
SAT 4:00pm - 3:00am

The Details

Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
In the mood for
  • Cocktails

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The verdict

At the very beginning of Melbourne's laneway revolution, entrepreneur Vernon Chalker opened Gin Palace on Russell Place in 1997. From day one, gin martini's were the drink of the day and this basement bar quickly became one of Melbourne's most established drinking dens. With a drinks list that is all about gin - you can still get the original gin martini that was first on the menu 12 years ago (and they'll teach you how to make them at the Martini Masterclass) - there are also bites and the occasional soiree thrown in. If that doesn't get you, the "never closed" mentality will. 

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