Amelia Shaw

About Amelia Shaw


Amelia Shaw cocktail bar and function space has regular operating hours but we strongly recommend that you make reservations ahead of time as there is limited capacity and if you're planning on dropping in, keep an eye on our Facebook page in case we are booked out for a function https://www.facebook.com/ameliashawbar/.

 Function enquiries are welcome! 
Amelia Shaw can host parties in our beautiful private spaces; the Geometric Room hosts up to 20 people and The Salon caters for up to 60. We're also happy to offer a full venue hire for up to 100-120 people.  We regularly throw parties for our guests so we know how to take the stress out of arranging your event. Functions can be hosted 7 days midday until 1am Sunday - Thursday, or until 2am Fridays and Saturdays. 

We can host your party or event any day or night of the week for groups of up to 120 people and are conveniently located for businesses located in the inner North of Melbourne and Brunswick area. Stand-up events are our specialty and we can cater to any budget with a good selection of beers, wines, cocktails, catering and entertainment options. You can book out the entire space to yourselves and let your hair down like it's your own private mansion!

Email info@ameliashawbar.com.au or call 0412 907 847 with your desired date and approximate number of guests and we'll give you a buzz with availability and party options.


2017 dates available!
Saturday nights are very popular and we already have bookings all the way to January 2018 so if you're thinking of having a party at Amelia, please get in touch asap. The following Fri/Sat nights are still available for groups of 20 to 100 people. You can also reserve the space any other day of the week!

Fri 26th May - all rooms available (up to 120 guests)
Sat 27th May - Salon Booked, Geo room available (up to 20 guests)
Fri 2nd June - Salon Booked, Geo room available (up to 20 guests)
Sat 3rd June - Salon Booked, Geo room available (up to 20 guests)
Fri 9th June - all rooms available (up to 120 guests)
Sat 10th June - Fully booked out
Fri 16th June - all rooms available (up to 120 guests)
Sat 17th June - all rooms available (up to 120 guests)
Fri 23rd June -  fully booked out
Sat 24th June - Salon booked, Geo room available (up to 20 guests)
Sun 25th June - Salon booked, Geo room available (up to 20 guests) 
Fri 30th June - all rooms available (up to 120 guests)
Sat 1st July - all rooms available (up to 120 guests)
Fri 7th July - all rooms available (up to 120 guests)
Sat 8th July - Salon available (up to 60 guests) Geo room booked
Fri 14th July - Fully booked out
Sat 15th July - Fully booked out
Fri 21st July - all rooms available (up to 120 guests)
Sat 22nd July - Salon Booked, Geo room available (up to 20 guests)
Fri 28th July - all rooms available (up to 120 guests)
Sat 29th July - Fully booked out

We have full availability for weeknights and Sundays as well.


Amelia Shaw cocktail bar and function space sits atop Brunswick’s Retreat Hotel. Named after the hotels first 1842 female licensee, the bar continues in this spirited tradition but takes its design cues from a little later in history, namely American West Coast Deco with some constructivist and contemporary twists.

Amelia Shaw cocktail bar and function space sits atop Brunswick’s Retreat Hotel. Named after the hotels first 1842 female licensee, the bar continues in this spirited tradition but takes its design cues from a little later in history, namely American West Coast Deco with some constructivist and contemporary twists.
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Press


Amelia Shaw occupies the upper floor of Brunswick pub legend the Retreat, and this high-falutin' lady is just as elegant and sophisticated as her nether regions are beer stained and rowdy. Like a bonnet, on a bogan…

…The drinks, meanwhile, are all Australian. On the rail is Tromba tequila, West Winds gin, Tassie vodka 666, and as many Australian infused liqueurs as they could get their mitts on. The result is a cocktail list of classics with a Dame Edna accent.

Gemima Cody, TimeOut Melbourne


…that prohibition-era vibe so often promised – yet so rarely found – is alive and well at Amelia Shaw. If you took away the smartphones and DJ, it could be 1930, or 1965, or 1985. Who knows? Who cares? The place is timeless.

Michael Ryan, The City Weekly


I love you, Sydney, but Melbourne has better bars. Stat.

Jen Bishop, Interiors Addict


My favourite parts are the round pool table, the mystery safe that no-one knows the code to, and the old fashioned peep show (handmade by a guy named Gonzales). I can already see Brunswick’s literary types gathering around the fireplace with red wine, gesticulating wildly about the state of the world.

Sam West, The Thousands

Melbourne’s inner Northeast is pretty popular with the kids in skinny jeans. And now Amelia Shaw has come to add a touch of fancy to those pants…

…Amelia Shaw feels a bit like walking onto a film set the first time round. The bar is split up into medium sized rooms, each with an eclectic mix of 20′s, 30′s and 40′s artwork and fittings, with some Southern Californian and Cuban influences thrown in.

Nick Hadgelias, Papillionaire


The hand-painted geometric murals offer up some Miami Beach cool, whilst the sheer array of unconventional vintage pieces – such as 1960s Japanese hotel lobby light fixtures – afford the space a kind of ‘living museum’ vibe; don yourself a pastel blue suit, quaff some of the bar’s ’60s inspired cocktails, and you could easily find yourself floating away into another world…

James Davidson, We Heart


The cocktail menu is straight out of Palm Springs in the 60s, keeping in theme with the interior's salubrious and airy nonchalance.

Harry Azidis, Broadsheet Melbourne


Be sure to check out the peep show on the back wall of the main bar where every one of the five view finders gives you a naughty visual treat that might even bring a blush to Amelia Shaw’s cheeks.

Agenda City