Golden Monkey


Hidden in the basement of this Hardware Lane CBD gem begins the secret journey with rare feature pieces, antique furniture, tea lights, cushions, decorative lanterns and a stylish soundtrack that will transport you back in time to the romance, mystery and decadence of Old Shanghai.

The food menu features incredible Asian cuisine from Chinese Yum Cha favourites to tasty Japanese Izakaya dishes perfect as a full meal or a simple bar snack.

The rare and exclusive cocktail list will dazzle your taste buds with everything from our delectable Asian-themed signature creations to the quintessential old-school classics. A glance at the back bar will make your jaw drop with one of Melbourne’s biggest and best collection of luxury and novel spirits.

To keep things interesting there's live jazz every Tuesday from 7:30pm with Opium Jazz, live R&B every Thursday from 9pm with Shaolin Funk, and DJs spinning lounge, R&B, pop, and disco every Saturday from 9pm with Shanghai’d.

Rum lovers can’t miss The Melbourne Rum Club on the first Monday of every month where you can indulge in rum tastings, rum cocktails, and rum tales.

In addition to being the perfect place for a date, Golden Monkey is also the ideal place to host a private celebration, with room for up to 200 guests 7 days a week, and food & drink packages to suit everyone, Golden Monkey is one of Melbourne's most unique and versatile spaces.

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 Functions & Events available 7 days and nights upon request.


Opium DenSittingup to 15
Opium DenStandingup to 35
Red Cranes AreaSittingup to 20
Red Cranes AreaStandingup to 20
Emperor's PavillionSittingup to 25
Emperor's PavillionStandingup to 35
Half VenueSittingup to 50
Half VenueStandingup to 100
Entire VenueSittingup to 100
Entire VenueStandingup to 200
Red Cranes + Emperor's PavillionSittingup to 45
Red Cranes + Emperor's PavillionStandingup to 60