Golden Monkey Lounge Bar

Golden Monkey is your oriental drinking den and nightspot hidden away on Melbourne’s Hardware Lane. Discover their romantic, mysterious, and pleasure-seeking venue. Part opium den, part Shanghai 1920s nightspot, the Golden Monkey Bar is dedicated to serving you fine drinks and fun times. Hidden away in Melbourne’s Hardware Lane, this bespoke basement bar is one of the CBD’s best kept secrets.

It`s located in the basement bar of Shanghai at East China Trading Company on Hardware Lane. The old world elements are contrasted by a modern lighting design that reflects the Shanghai of today. This hidden basement bar is all about forbidden drinks and fun times so you can hang around at the bar, grab a cocktail or lay back in one of their booths to enjoy good vibes with friends!

The Golden Monkey Melbourne Cocktail Bar, with its theme evoking a nostalgic, if slightly exaggerated, version of the decadence of Shanghai’s opium dens during the early 20th century. The owner Adam Ong completed a major refurbishment of the site with the goal of refreshing the venue for a long future. Frequenters needn’t be alarmed though, the atmosphere and feel of the place is ideal.

The basement bar is still cast in a deep-red light, with booths and stools divided by a labyrinth of folding shades. There’s space for live bands on Thursday nights and the bar looms large in the corner. The old world meets new world at Golden Monkey bar where you can book & enjoy Shanghai’s best martinis, dumplings and live entertainment; all while dancing the night away!