StoryVille

4.5
72 reviews
$40 and under
Cocktail Bar
Once upon a time there was a cocktail bar and nightclub in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD called ‘StoryVille’… Styled around childhood fables that we know and love, this fairy tale themed venue offers a truly unique and whimsical experience for those who dare to roam throughout its rooms.

During the week, the Mushroom Palace Cocktail bar, with glowing toadstools sprouting from the walls and chilled out atmosphere, makes an ideal drop in for after work drinks. Take the edge off with one of our signature cocktails, or simply relax with an ice cold beer or glass of Pinot Gris.

From the moment you step through the door into this noir fantasy you’ll discover a world of nostalgia and wonder, where anything is possible.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 72 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Energetic
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We Ordered the cauldrons told stories all night ㋛ ★☆★☆★

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AngelicaF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Unfortunately there is no food but the place is an absolutely nice experience, customer service so personalised plus the delightful cocktails. We will go back for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great fun and an amazing time

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Kerrin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice ambience, great music and good cocktails. Perfect place to take a date.

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Maysiemoo
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to visit - there’s no food served there but they let you bring in takeaway food.

Best cocktails though !!! <3

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Bgee
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Don’t go here on a Sunday night if you’re over 26!!, we booked thinking it was going to be amazing like the pictures!!
No no no it’s full off fresh 18 year olds which is fine if ur 18. It smelt really bad and was busy AF
Plus staff were super rude.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Did not have any food but can't leave review without filling in the food.

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Talk about adorable! We had the best time, the staff were fabulous and the cocktails were DEVINE!!
10/10 would recommend

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DiveDiva
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Booked for a group to have drinks and we had a great time. The staff were attentive and helpful with drink recommendations as well as allowing members of the group to bring in food from a restaurant next door. Great vibe and would definitely recommend!

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MelissaD
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time I’ve been to Storyville with friends and it didn’t disappoint. Extremely relaxing setting, delicious cocktails and amazing team members to attend to your needs. Only opportunity for improvement would be if you could order food. A waiter told us there’s no kitchen for food etc but even some simple snacks like chips or peanuts would compliment the experience whilst having a few drinks. I’ll be visiting again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience, the cocktails are expensive for their size but how they are brought out and the servers attitude really just made Storyville so so fantastic.

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AlizaL
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Went there for my birthday really excited but honestly it ruined my night. Got one round at the star then had to wait another hour for another round. Killed our buzz. Tried flagging down a staff member and got ignored. Drinks where too strong and got way more value first round and half the amount in the second. So disappointed because I’ve been here before and it was great but I was so upset I cried and it ruined my birthday and the rest of my night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food1Service4Ambience5

There no food. And that’s the only drawback. But rest Is lovely. Absolutely wonderful ambience

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AndyF
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe and ambience. Staff were awesome and a great night.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

There was no N/A for food... was a great night great cocktails

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KatA
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience5

Would have been great to be able to order a few things to nibble on.
We had a great time but I would have loved to have seen the other area's.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The Venue was very pretty, very nice drinks, I would say more of a group thing, not really ideal for a long stay

CR
ChelseaR
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a fantastic bar. Really enjoyed it. The cocktails were amazing and the service was very friendly.

KC
KristineC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a find! Had lovely drinks in this unique venue, service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
12 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Was disappointed coming here. The service from one bar tender was dismal and we witness him being so rude to a group of people. The cocktails didn’t met expectations.

MK
MKmk
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Nice drinks, but no food or desserts on offer. Beautiful bar.

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Aang
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible drinks, great atmosphere and friendly staff

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ChloeH
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great environment! Awesome presentation of cocktails! Yum!

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TeganC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious cocktails!
Friendly service
The food from Stalactites was delicious and quick to arrive
Limited drinks menu outside

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Imag19
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience4

Unfortunately I have to say the service was poor, staff would need some training in Customer Services. Loved Storyville but staff :(

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RubyD
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had so much fun on Saturday!! Thank you guys so much outstanding service and the bartenders were so helpful and nice!! Our Uber cancelled and we were running late and you guys were able to text us and hold our booking it was amazing!! And the drinks were so cool we will definitely be coming back🥳🥳

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

Didn’t realise that the outdoor dining area would have a limited cocktail menu, but overall enjoyed the atmosphere of the space.

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ClaireL
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was so disappointed by this place.

We booked in advance and chose to sit outside. However, little did we know, 'outside' is in the alleyway outside of the bar and has a completely different drinks menu to the actual inside bar - there was nothing at all mentioned about this when booking! There was only 4 cocktails on the menu for outside - all of which were underwhelming. Given that the decor and cocktail menu is the whole reason people coming to Storyville, this was very disappointing.

I asked the lady who greeted us about moving inside and that we had booked for the cocktails that were only available inside. She advised she would get 'Felix' to move us inside and to just wait for him - she also tried to persuade me to order a cocktail from outside, saying the drinks were lovely outside. Kind of missing the point but I was glad to hear we would be moved shortly.

20 minutes go past and still no one has approached us and everytime the lady at the front makes eye contact with me, she looks away quickly. At the same time, people were being let in inside without bookings...

We left without ordering anything and were left with a sour, disappointed taste in our mouths.

Beware - outside is completely different from inside. Don't plan your night out around going to Storyville unless you want to be left disappointed and frustrated.

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Kimberly
4 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

When you walk up the winding staircase you feel like you're entering another world- the world appears to be like Wonderland. The walls are lined with magic mushrooms and the lighting changes colours to create a dreamlike atmosphere.

The cocktails are of another dimension- all served in wonderland style complete with flames, fairy floss, plant pots, Billy cans and garnished with chocolate & leaves. If you want a cool, fun & warped place to have interesting but delicious cocktails prior to a night out, head here!

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

So much fun and our waitress was amazing and so enthusiastic

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SimoneG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, it was my first time there and I was celebrating my bday and had the most incredible time

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Rain
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing place. Very special drink. Love so much. However little bit shorthanded.

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Reeree
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was great, and the drinks and ambience of Storyville was amazing. Only thing was the music was quite loud, making it difficult to chat. Very happy overall.

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Ark101
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

Great looking place, nice vibe but seriously understaffed. We were let in to our table 15mins late and had to wait an average of 30-40mins per cocktail. Normally I wouldn’t mind but we had limited seating time due to Covid restrictions.

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Kaitlyn
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

We booked a month in advance & we were given 2 small tables for 9 people that probably would’ve fit 5 at most. The staff were lovely & it looked great but the seating ruined the night and we left after having 1 drink. The drinks weren’t the best but they did look really cool.

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TiarnaK
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing by far the best experience I’ve ever had!

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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome drinks, awesome service. Such cool vibes. Would definitely recommend!

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JessicaB
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Peter was wonderful and provided delicious drink recommendations - cocktails were simply incredible.
Can’t wait to come back!
Thanks for an amazing night.

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NaomiB
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service, impressive cocktails

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Delicious cocktails and fantastic presentation. The decor is brilliant. A great date spot

FAQs

StoryVille is rated 4.5 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.