Club Retro is surely one of the best nightclubs in Melbourne. Every single time I have been here I have had a great time, which is more than I can say for many other clubs. The music they play tends to be a mix of seventies, eighties and nineties music, which for someone like me in their late twenties, brings back all the nostalgic memories of hearing those songs when I was growing up.
The bottom floor has a light up dance floor in the style of Saturday Night Fever but which has more of a wider music range from modern top 40 hits to the retro hits of the past, while the upstairs floor plays solely seventies, eighties and nineties music. The music has to be one of the main appeals about this club particularly if you are into retro music styles, having a dress up night or even a hen's night.
The drinks are normal bar prices and if you go after ten o'clock there tends to be a $10 or 15 cover charge to enter, but if you go in earlier there is no charge. This is more of a venue if you are hoping to hang out with some friends and dance the night away. There tends to be less of a meat market feel to it which as a girl I really appreciate. That's not to say you can't meet people there because there are certainly heaps of girls and guys there but it's more about dancing and hanging out. It is a great place for hen's nights or a work party particularly if you are taking a group with a wide age difference, as this club tends to be more welcoming and the music makes it more inclusive of everybody.
The decor is comfortable but funky practical. There are one or two couches upstairs and a couple of stools downstairs with some cool light fittings. It is just a great place to go, even when they play dorky songs like Hanson's Mmmbop it just makes this place more of a fun destination because it is less about dressing up and trying to impress than it is about having fun and dancing the night away with your friends around you.