MAX MOOSE Melbourne Review:




Club 383

383 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Retro is a great night out.....there only down fall is the bunch of goons that hang around the front (the bouncers) its changed alot over the years that i have been going to RETRO.....the crowd is always great but so are other nightclubs.....the bouncers are completly ed in the heads......
James Brew, Toorak, Sun Aug 17 02:53:53 2008
No pretense (can wear anything), friendly diverse crowd, popular classics combined with the obscure. Security are ace. "One night in Bangkok" Dancefloor and 80's film projections provide the ultimate 80's party mood as you raise your voice and cut your moves across the smoky uneven vinyl. Alternative 80's progressive music on the upper floor can turn into the 90's Seattle explosion by the end of the night. Follow the maze of fluoro walls to a lounge room of your choice, a bar or the pool room. Bring your dancing shoes and a list of songs to request. Drink before you go.
Kris, Glen Waverley, Thu Apr 17 21:40:46 2008
love that they play the classics.
AnonyMoose, Tue Nov 21 23:45:56 2006
love the laid bag, daggy corwd. no pretentions, everyone's there to have a good
emy, st albans, Wed Nov 8 00:25:17 2006
The Alternative and Retro songs. Dark and dingy.
B, elsternwick, Tue Sep 26 16:52:12 2006
Retro is the best!!!
The dark room down stairs took a wile to get used to - but now I'm over it- ok
I'm not - but it's ok - if you want night to hear the Normal 70's, 80's and 90's
then up stairs if for you on friday and saturday - but fridays your night for
the best stuff -
potsy, Kensington, Fri Jul 28 20:11:28 2006
The retro music... It is just awesome... It is some where I can get silly and
listen to stuff I love
AnonyMoose, Vermont, Mon Jul 10 17:59:07 2006
if you love the old stuff, this is the best place in melbourne. downstairs
they play all the one hit wonders of the 80s, some 60s, a bit of 70s and
some early 90s you'll hear songs you haven't heard for years (including
Neverding Story theme!) If you're more into alternative/goth oldies (cure,
smiths, tori amos, the stones, joy division etc etc) then upstairs is for
you. the DJs are both lovely (and sexy) and the security guys love to talk
to everyone. cheap entry, special cheap memberships but the drink prics
are average ($8 for a bottle of beer/spirits) ..... i'm addicted! the people are
so nice too! no chance of getting into a fight here unless you're searching
Jo, Sat Jun 4 16:14:37 2005
It has the best 80's music ever!!!!!! We wouldnt go anywhwere else and get this
lineup of music.
Jess, Newport, Thu Apr 21 05:18:36 2005
Friday nights are great at Retro!! Never too packed, cheap etnry, great
music... always seem to play the all the one-hit wonders as well, which is
Danni, Pascoe Vale, Thu Apr 7 14:42:38 2005
retro goes off. best 80's night in melbourne by a streak with all your favourite
cg, epping\, Tue Jul 27 14:37:23 2004
hey, retro is awesome! Security is lovely! Manager is not. It is great for a
dance after work drinks on a friday night! All your fav hits! Oh and Dj Nat rocks!
carolyn, Mon Jun 17 22:10:48 2002
November 10, 2000
Club 383 is situated at 383 Lonsdale Street in the city. It looks like a bit of a dive from the outside, but inside it is a different story. The music is entirely from the 70s and 80s and when combined with the black and white checked vinyl floor, it all adds up to a very cheesy atmosphere.

Retro is frequented by people of all ages and as the dancefloor can take up the whole club, it never gets too packed. The cost is about $6 or $7 and I can't comment on the drink prices because I don't drink.

Claire Baxter