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StoryVille, Melbourne, AU-VIC

StoryVille

4.5
4.5
380 Reviews
$40 and under
Cocktail Bar
*please note: during the Comedy Festival (29th March- 24th April) we will not be able to take bookings however please come past for a drink with or without a ticket- no need to book!*

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.

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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9993 9034
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Waratah Place
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of parking across the road at the QV building
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 380 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Ambience

  • Melbourne

    Innovative

  • Melbourne

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Melbourne

    Lively

  • City Centre

    Best Ambience

  • City Centre

    Innovative

  • City Centre

    Great for creative cocktails

  • City Centre

    Lively

380 Reviews
  1. RobertM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good value drinks, great ambience and talented friendly staff

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  2. EmilyB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were really lovely and the drinks were great. Nice vibe

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  3. RebeccaW

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We found this place amazing, great atmosphere, friendly staff and drinks. The only negatives would be sitting on stools, the atm being out of money and the mushroom light above use dripping water into the drinking glasses provided with our table water which we didn't/couldn't use.

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  4. DanielleT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A variety of snack foods would be good. Grazing platter ir similar.

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  5. TracyA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really great time. Will definitely come back and recommend others to visit.

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  6. MicheleH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The themed decor was amazing, the cocktails were flamboyant, but didn't enjoy some of them. The music at the beginning of the night was awesome, but soon faded into elevator type music. Overall a great experience not to be missed! Best hole in the wall alley way bar for atmosphere, ambience and service.

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  7. RebeccaD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inventive cocktails that are a show as well as absolutely delicious. Easy to book, not too crowded and the staff were super friendly.

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  8. Guyd

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place! Great selection of drinks, atmosphere was great, staff was great, definitely will be going back. Only thing that could be improved is having a bigger selection of nibbles to accompany to the drinks. Overall amazing and definitely a must to visit.

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  9. JennieJ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Storyville, this is our second time visiting. Love the atmosphere and decor. The drinks are super creative. Highly recommend visiting.

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  10. JoWalks

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun place to get a drink! Wait staff were all gorgeous and swept us up in the themes. Would love some light nibble options besides popcorn! Thanks, loved it

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  11. CynD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved the theme of the bar and the menu. The cocktail were delicious. The staff were friendly. Some other patrons were rowdy and very loud during our visit. The staff did their best to address this issue. But it was a bit too loud for our liking. Otherwise we would come back again to try the other drinks.

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  12. EverleighM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous themed bar, very unique and charming. Will definitely return and work my way through the drink menu!

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  13. PandaJo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would like to thank the excellent customer service, overall vibe was amazing and the Magician! (AJ. I think) really made us have a laugh, the drinks were well worth the money and themed amazing! I would go back 100 times!

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  14. MarcusB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff very helpful we had a great time for 21st birthday.

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  15. LaurenR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very clubby music, second level definitely had better music/vibes than the first level after about 11:30pm. Incredible staff, the drinks are so fun

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  16. CharliK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service - workers were friendly and lovely. It wasn’t too loud and we had a great time

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  17. Jono

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were excited with this great little find, amazing theme and idea. Great website, great ambience and theme around the drinks and bar appearance, but drink taste and execution was just not quite up to what was advertised on the website through photography and mixes.

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  18. EmmaN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a book lover, I really enjoyed the concept of the bar and the creative drinks. The staff were absolutely lovely and I can’t wait to come back to visit with more friends.

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  19. TabataB

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The place and ideia of the drinks are incredible, sadly the service is very poor which ruins the whole experience, glasses dirty with marks of lipstick on it, asked to get it replaced and got another one dirty again with lipstick, got there and stood at the door for a few minutes waiting as there was one 1 guy to serve and help everyone. Bar lady also not very friendly, the place has huge potential to be an incredible bar maybe I was just unlucky workers were not in the mood.

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  20. MegG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a good vibe. Even when it’s busy, it feels super cozy and magical.

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  21. CatherineR

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good ambient nice music and amazing cocktails

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  22. JamesP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were understaffed on the night we went but the staff were absolute champions. I have no doubt that if they had more staff on deck it would be a top tier place.

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  23. JulieN

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn’t eat there just had amazing cocktails they were great

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  24. DanielK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and decorations, staff were welcoming and professional

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  25. SamS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were 10/10, appreciated their hard work and dedication to the theme. I’m obesssd with fairy tales and they nailed it. Was busy so service was slow but loved it You guys killed it Food wise maybe add a picky little menu

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  26. TessaR

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience at storyville and was treated with excellent service by a majority of the staff! However, one male staff member (wore glasses, unsure of name) spoke quite rudely to me and my family when we politely let him know he was about to deliver our drinks to another group of people. He was unnecessarily short with us and loudly in front of other customers told us not to tell him how to do his job (multiple times). This did taint our experience unfortunately. I’m not one to leave a negative review but I do feel that this kind of behaviour needs to be addressed to ensure that it won’t happen again.

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  27. DonnaB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quirky little place with interesting cocktails and friendly staff. Carpet and tables were sticky. Felt like it needed a good clean.

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  28. Cameron

    Adelaide

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    There was an extremely rude staff member that told us we were being ‘disrespectful’ when we asked what was in the mystery cocktail due to an allergy. I wouldnt come here again solely because of this interaction.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely bar staff. Lovely facilities. Great high quality and aesthetically pleasing cocktails. Great value!!! I will say some of the cocktail mixes are very strong in unique flavours… (with added herbs or condiments) which is not everyone’s cup of tea. I appreciate the aesthetic and the aim but some simpler or traditional styles, just as a hidden option would be well received.

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  30. JackieP

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A magical atmosphere and great vibe, the cocktails were great and a lot of fun and reasonably priced cheesy popcorn is a tasty side. Will definitely be coming back!

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  31. FriedChicken

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly bar for young adults like me who's not used to alcohol that's too strong, the bartender gave us some recommendations and we had a great time.

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  32. VickiB

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Good drinks menu selection.

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  33. StaceyC

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Theory amazing cocktails with stories that do tell. We loved it and great customer service. They took great care of us. Thank you for great memories of our 20 year anniversary.

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  34. SC2019

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing!! So much effort has gone into this and it showed! The staff were great, the drinks fantastic and the venue its self was incredible! Highly recommend!

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  35. Nhii

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole place was great, employees were very friendly and nice, the drinks are affordable and the theme that comes with it are so unique deffo will visit again

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  36. VarunK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vibes and ambience, the drinks were all so impressive that every order felt exciting, waiting in anticipation of what you’d get. Staff were really friendly and welcoming!

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  37. RachelG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious drinks, a wide variety of options and friendly service.

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  38. Michelle

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow we were blown away with the set up at storyville, drinks were amazing, staff were awesome. Can’t wait to come back to Melbourne & visit again

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  39. AgnesS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An enchanting experience in the heart of Melbourne

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  40. GenovevaF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing No food though. The ambience was great and not too noisy.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

StoryVille is rated 4.5 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for StoryVille

185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Waratah Place
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of parking across the road at the QV building
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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