MAX MOOSE Melbourne Review:

birdhouse

Friday

@

Motel

172 York St, Sth Melbourne
Status:Weekly
Night name:birdhouse
Band:
DJs:Nick Foley, Footclan, Sean Rault
Music:House, Com/Top40
Short desc.:Very classy crowd, mid 20s, great dance music
Dress:Trendy, Smart, Neat Casual
Age group:20-23, 23-25
Covercharge:
Specials:
Hours:
Correct at:Oct 18 07 (Max Moose)
Links:

Not too young crowd, good house music - not too techno, nice outside area
Anna, carlton , Sat Mar 21 16:45:24 2009
they have good DJs that play good music, it has a good vibe about the place, with a indoor and outdoor place to go.
Stef, Rowville, Wed Apr 9 00:24:09 2008
Hey im turning 19 on the 28th feb. Was thinking of
going to Motel friday the 29th feb. Could i get a guest
list for my friends? And is it hard for males to get in??
thanx xx
Stef, Rowville, Thu Feb 21 19:50:55 2008
hi i was wondering if i could get on the guest list for the party thanks alot cause the link is not working thanks
shannon johnson, mornington, Tue Feb 12 20:02:52 2008
open roof great tunes great people! great excuse to get loose
r, Sat Jan 19 17:17:56 2008
im poor
mitch smith, frankston, Fri Dec 21 16:28:05 2007
19.10: ViP Party:drinks+SgtSlck
The Motel
birdhouse
presents

Springbreak
Motel VIP
Party
Friday 19th October

Sgt. Slick
(ARIA Club Chart #1 >> Automatic)
9pm-late

$25

Nick Foley
Footclan
Sean Rault
Jules Jay, Matty Bang, Flop Bompers
Andy Peters, Ben Hall

Free Beer, wine & champagne
(all night)

Free basics 'til midnite

After midnite
>>$5 basics, $8 Jagers, $5 Wet Pussies

Entry only by guestlist

Click here to log your details

no presold, only on the door (get there early, we will be busy!)
friends welcome but make sure they register for the guestlist!
Motel Nightclub >> 172 York St, South Melbourne

min legal age 18yrs. photo id req. please drink responsibly.
if you are too intoxicated & a pest, you will be removed
The Motel
Phone Number:
(03) 9645 5277

The Address:
172 York St.
South Melbourne, 3205
Victoria
info@themotel.com.au
www.themotel.com.au

The Motel, South Melbourne, Thu Oct 18 01:48:53 2007
Superstar Fridays At Motel, definitely the place to be.. Friday the 29th will be
hosting the xzibit concert after party... one floor of rnb.. one floor of
house.. I love it so much, best crowd and music.. contact
im_not_telling_you@hotmail.com the Thursday before you are planning to go on the
Friday with full name of you and anybody else wanting to come for
guestlist(cheaper) entry and say Sarah Lee's guest list at the door, or email
for any enquiries.
Sarah, Kyenton, Fri Jun 22 18:23:40 2007
omg where do i start? :)
emily, lysterfield, Sun Jun 3 21:29:16 2007
its cool
Moe, dandenong, Wed May 23 14:42:04 2007
NEW LAUNCH: SUPERSTAR @ MOTEL FRI NIGHT, STEVE NICHOLSON GUESTLIST FOR CHEAPER
ENTRY. steveniko69@hotmail.com for more details.
Steve Nicholson, cheltenham, Sun Apr 29 23:21:48 2007
It has a great atmosphere with great music. The layout is great. Always have an
awesome night there.
rosie, rowville, Thu Mar 22 02:39:01 2007
Was there on Friday. Loved the house music and the the outdoor area.
Jessica, oakeligh, Mon Mar 5 16:41:04 2007
Classy, exclusive, fun, hot guys, house music
Naomi, Carlton, Fri Jun 2 13:50:45 2006
30.06: The Winter Eclipse
OK guys The Winter Eclipse @ Motel. Friday 30th of June over 28 DJz Mixing In
One Nite Top Names Such As:
The Little Rascals (Andy Murphy Vs Gerard Sidhu)
The Heat (Derek K Vs Tom Boycott)
Chardy Vs Jarrod Moran
Mark John Vs Anthony Larr
Adam Bartas Vs Miles Jnr
Lorne Padman
Tivoli Dj’s
+ Loads More Up And Coming Melbourne DJz
None Stop Action Will Be A Great Nite For All Tickets Are $15 Bucks Txt Or Call
0417326076 Or Email Me On shortass_desilva@hotmail.com For Tickets
Ryan, D Floor, Sun May 28 19:05:43 2006
It has a big capacity, and a friendly pub vibe due to the open area and bar
outside, but you can still dance like a loony all night!
Maddi, East Malvern, Thu May 18 23:45:14 2006
The people, the music and its very classy, great for picking up;)
Alex, Brighton, Mon May 15 21:57:57 2006
Awseome place to chill and hit the YEIGA BOMBS! Gr8 crowd and good music! My
Fri nite spot for sure!
Clint, Aspendale Gardens, Wed Apr 5 17:38:12 2006
MOTEL fridays is awesome
HOT dj's HOT music CHeaP drinks and an awesome open balcony upstairs. Music for
everyone and a large classy crowd 18-23ish.
Email me for GUESTLIST as entry is hard.
born_fam0us@hotmail.com
cheers guyz n galz!
Justine, Kew, Thu Feb 9 01:26:51 2006
Hi,
Not sure when you guys last went to Motel, but don't quite think your review
gives an accurate description. Ok, maybe the pretentious people bit is correct,
but the main section now is upstairs. Large dance floor and two bars and it
opens up to a large open roof top which overlooks the city skyline. Downstairs
also opens, but not to later in the evening when it's busy. The age group is
also more between 19-24. This is all on a friday night. Not sure bout the other
nights.
Katrina, Brighton, Wed Feb 1 20:24:48 2006
i don't think motel is open on fridays anymore..? went there last week and was
closed.
Laura, Wed Oct 19 02:12:43 2005
Who are the deejays which deejay at Motel?
Sally, Box Hill, Fri Jul 11 14:28:06 2003
April 20, 2001
Motel has an excellent reputation for class. It came highly recommended to me by a stack of people, including a couple of friends who are dealers at Crown, who dragged me along. I am not sure whether they were keen to hang-out with the Crown staff, check-out the numerous AFL players, or just have a good time.

They were almost right about class. Motel Fridays sees a slightly older crowd than many of the other venues on this site. Most of the crowd would be 22-27; a fairly unusual age group in Melbourne clubs. Perhaps it is not so much classy as trendy, but looking good. A few suits here and there, but more clubwear than anything else. However, the crowded nature of the place, highlights an arrogance in the crowd. I became very sick of people pushing through the crowd without so much as an excuse me. There were a few pretentious people, however, there were more than enough genuine types too.

We arrived at about 10.30. At that time the front bar was open and packed. They open it up room by room. At about 11.15, the dancefloor opened. By about 1, the whole ground floor was all open, and the crowd peaked. It was still all busy at 2.30 when we left.

The venue is two levels, hidden away in South Melbourne. The ground level opens stage by stage, separated by venetian blinds. The front bar is the first part open. It is very sixties/seventies in style, and feels a bit like a diner, with a long bar. Before too long, the dancefloor opens, at the right end of the bar. This has an extension of the bar, a DJ booth, with a red backlit wall, a dancefloor, and a curtain at the back. This room is particularly dark, and there is no dancefloor lighting, aside from that wall. The music, provided by DJ Big Dave, is a great mix of nothing but mid-nineties and beyond, mainly commercial dance and house, and is heard throughout the venue.

The curtain at the back opens later to reveal a lounge type area. A few tables and space to stand or sit. Another set of blinds at the back, opens into what looks like a cozy lounge room in a mansion. It has a bar in the corner, tons of seating, a fireplace next to the rock feature wall, and a wooden floor area, that could double as second dancefloor. The music is piped throughout.

Upstairs was a cloakroom, but it is clearly a second dance-room on busy nights.

I enjoyed Motel for the music and some of the people. It was great to go to a venue that had some respectable people my own age, and good music. Okay, some people will go there for the footballers and other celebrities, and there were a few people who needed manners, and lessons in humility, but overall it was good. Go to Motel on a Friday when you want a cruisy night, with people aged 23-27.

Ben Clissold