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The Galley Room launched in Febuary 2010. A cocktail lounge bar, the focus here is not just the great drinks selection, tasty food or beautiful decor, but also making sure everyone has a great experience. While still pretty new, the bar has already been nominated for loads of awards and boasts a great team of award winning professionals. Located on the middle level of the Waterside Hotel, just down Flinders Street at 510.

Congratulations to everyone at The Galley Room past & present for our nomination in the Australian Bartender Magazine Awards 2011 - Cocktail bar of the year

While Galley is newish the Waterside has a long history...

Since opening as the Mercantile Hotel in 1853, the establishment on the corner of King and Flinders street Melbourne has had a colourful and entertaining history. The first publican was Stephen Donovan who held the licence for just nine months before selling the goodwill to W. McDonough for the sum of £10,000 and £1,500 per annum rent.

The Hotel had a further two name changes in 1867 becoming the Duke of Edinburgh and in 1868 the London and Barnarvon Hotel. The Hotel had a long list of publicans including many women.

In 1915 the hotel was again renamed, this time to its current title, The Waterside Hotel.


The Galley Room now hosts its Captains Club every Friday night. Between 5.30-7.30 Captains Club members enjoy a $5 Asahi, glass of NV Chandon Sparkling Rose, a glass of Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc or a glass of St Hubert's Pinot Noir. And from 7.30pm - 9.30pm enjoy any of our cocktails for $14. Plus, every week we give away a $100 venue voucher.  To be a part of the Captains Club and to be invited to special Galley events please complete the form below.

Captins Club

Launching Saturday 1st September, 2012. Brought to you by Hotplate Entertainment, featuring Melbourne's finest DJ's serving up NU DISCO, DEEP HOUSE and GROOVY BEATS. ANYO | PHIL K | SHANE COPEL | FUNKY COL |
TIMMY E | MAS PAOLI | ELIZA & LUKE | LEVI DOWSETT & GUESTS. Every Saturday from 10pm until 5am. Free Entry & $9 Belvedere Vodka all night!

The Singleton of Glen Ord whisky tasting
In anitcipation of the launch of The Singleton of Glen Ord single malt whisky, Diageo and The Galley Room hosted a tasting for some of the bar industries leading professionals. Blood and Sand cocktails were served along with whisky inspired food, an evening tasting session was held for some of the countries leading drinks writers and booze hounds.

SKM Pirate Party
A few weeks shy of International Talk Like A Pirate Day (Sept 19th) there was a mutiny in The Galley Room. Last Wednesday evening Cap'n Jack Sparrow dropped in for some rum and the pirate team over at SKM took on some pirate trivia and team building excercises with the help of the guys over at Applause Entertainment. Check out the photos in the gallery.... Arrrrr. 

The Galley Room 1st Birthday 

Good Friday Eve and we celebrated The Galley Room's first birthday in style. Friends and partners donned there finest threads and joined us for some fabulous food, drinks and good times. Thanks everyone for a great year!!

The Greens election day event.
Although not doing as well as many thought, the Victorian Greens party still came to The Galley Room to let their hair down after what would have been a big day. Needless to say, many Coopers beers and red wines were drunk.

Social Diary Melbourne Christmas Party
Sydney-based PR website Social Diary threw their annual Xmas party at Galley this year. The girls bought in a sleepover theme and decked the room out with lots of pink, pillows and frills. A who's who of the Melbourne PR scene was out in force and snapping up many Cariel Vanilla Vodka and pomegranate cosmos. It was a big night, especially for a Thursday!

Mexican Sangrita Tequila Ritual Party
A wild night was had by Melbournes cocktail bar scene at a special event held at The Galley Room. The theme was tequila, and its traditional Mexican chaser, sangrita. A formal presentation by three local experts and their interprtations was followed by a great party with tequila inspired canapes, loads of margaritas and of course flowing 100% blue agave tequila. Thanks to Don Julio and Reserva del familiar. Check out the gallery for some pics.

AFL Grand Final After Party
The Galley Room was heaving after a crazy grand final. The place was packed and everyone was in a celebration mode, celebrating not winning or losing, but the fact that everyone had witnessed history. The rocking crowd were intent on making it a night to remember. Some of the guests included Cathy Freeman, Rhys Muldoon, Adam Spencer and a bit of who's who of the footy industry including Nathan Brown, Mark Ricciuto, Jude Bolton and Mathew Richardson, among others. Even crazier, we are doing it all again! Needless to say our special event cocktail, the collywobble was a hit!

Bledisloe Cup Wallabies Post Match Function
Even though the Australian Rugby team got thumped by the All Blacks, a good time was had at an exclusive event held post game for the team, its officials, friends and family at The Galley Room. Former Australian captain and star Melbourne Rebels signing Stirling Mortlock held court before the players arrived, while Sydney socialite Pip Edwards made everyone comfortable ordering jugs of yum white sangria. Check out the gallery for some pics.

Reserve Luxury Brands Cocktail Competition
5 of Melbourne's best bartenders presented their luxury dark spirits cocktail experience at The Galley Room on the 10th of June. These guys showcased some crazy concepts for spirit and cocktail appreciation. The competitors were Adi (Black Pearl), Leo (Berlin Bar), Andy (Cookie), Merlin (1806) and Evan (Black Pearl). It was a closed event but check out the photos on the Galley Rooms facebook page, theres some wacky stuff!

Joseph Cartron Liqueurs Master Class

50 of Melbournes finest bar professionals attended a unique tasting of one the worlds most revered French liqueur brands. Benoit de Truchis, the International Director for Joseph Cartron gave the group an insight into how they are made, the history of French liqueurs and and broke down and defined the different categories of liqueurs and brandies.



NEW MENU FOR 2012! Check out the Gallery for pics.

The Galley Room evening menu is designed for sharing


Mixed olives in tomato, garlic & basil (v) 6.5
Bucket of chips with Galley seasoning & aioli 8.5


Carnivores platter with parmesan & black pepper crumbed chicken, peking duck spring rolls & lamb koftas with spinach & chorizo ragu 25

Vegetarian platter with rice paper rolls, tempura vegetables, bruschetta, marinated olives, dips & Mexican burrito (v) 22


Seasoned & fried calamari with roast garlic aioli 12.5
Peking duck spring rolls with hoi sin dipping sauce (2) 10
Steamed chorizo & calamari dumplings (6) 10.5
Parmesan & black pepper crumbed chicken goujons with garlic aioli 11.5
Vegetable & cheese burrito with guacamole & jalapenos (v) 10


Seafood pizza with napoli base topped with mozzarella 10.9
Potobello mushrooms, Japanese pumpkin & pesto with fetta (v) 9
Spanish chorizo, meatballs, kalamata olives & mozzarella 10
Roast tomato, garlic butter, basil & buffalo mozzarella (v) 9.5



The Galley Room prides itself on presenting great cocktails and mixed drinks. While here is a small list of some of our creations we also encourage you to test us. Ask for a classic or think about what flavours you feel like. We stock some amazing products and we use only fresh, seasonal produce.

Below is a few of our favourite cocktails, you'll have to pop in to see the rest!

Blimey it's Limey
Captain Morgan's spiced rum, fresh pressed lime juice & vanilla spiced sugar syrup

Elderflower & Apple Mojito
Havana club, St Germain Elderfower, fresh pressed lime juice, sugar syrup, apple juice & mint leaves

Colada Summer Slammer
Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum, pineapple juice, cream, coconut Monin, lemon juice
& lemon squash


We have an extensive range of high end spirits and liqueurs. We stock some of the worlds finest products and have some quite rare releases. We range a large selection of premium rums and gins. Rum for the sailors, gin for the officers. After that we have everything from vodka to cognac covered. Below we have included our house pours only.


Belvedere, Poland
Tanqueray, England 
Dewars 12 YO, Scotland  
Wild Turkey, Kentucky
Plantation Original Dark, Trinidad & Tobago  
Havana Club Anejo Blanco, Cuba 
Ocho Blanco, Highlands
Hennessy VS, France

Tap Beer – 360ml 
Carlton Draught, Australia 
Kronenberg 1664, France 
Asahi, Japan 

Bottled Beer
Becks, Germany  
Corona, Mexico 
Trumer Pilsner, Austria 
Coopers Sparkling Ale, South Australia  
Mountain Goat Steam Ale, Victoria
Duvel Golden Ale, Belgium 


Dirty Granny, Victoria

Sparkling & Champagne

NV Chandon, Yarra Valley Victoria
NV Chandon Rose, Yarra Valley Victoria
Veuve Clicquot, Champagne France

White Wine
Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand
Little Yering Chardonnay, Yarra Valley Victoria
Leo Buring Riesling, Clare Valley South Australia


Domaine Chandon Rosé, Yarra Valley Victoria

Red Wine

St Hubert’s ‘The Stag’ Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley Victoria
Mitolo ‘Jester’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
Pepperjack Shiraz, Barossa Valley South Australia

An extensive wine list is available upon request.


Tucked discreetly in The Waterside Hotel building at Level One, this quintessentially stylish cocktail bar has been designed to impress. An exclusive atmosphere with intimate corners for private chats and relaxed lounging awaits.

The Galley Room features one of Melbourne's most creative cocktail lists, purpose-designed by Paul Ramsay. Chef Darren McKinlay has designed a canape menu full of delicacies from the Galley Kitchen using fresh quality produce.

Let our highly attentive staff do all the work for you.

Contact our functions team at or +613 9629 1350


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The Galley Room is located at:

Level One
510 Flinders Street
Bookings +613 9629 1350

Open  Fri / 4pm - Late

         Sat 6pm - Late

         Open other days for functions.

Employment +613 9629 1350

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