Melbourne: Revolver Upstairs
Get there: 229 Chapel St, Prahran 3181
Perhaps Melbourne’s most infamous venue, Revs is literally open from Saturday arvo until Monday morning, so it’s well and truly a place to kick on. Revs probably goes hardest on Sunday mornings, when the d-floor is a happy pit of chemical-phresh energy and optimism. It’s a good place to make lifelong friends, only to forget their names, faces and all other recognisable details and never see them again. Contrary to most all-night joints, they actually play a pretty diverse array of music, from live bands to techno to funky soul stuff.
Exiting the place, right into the midst of Chapel Street shoppers on a Sunday afternoon is definitely the most surreal part of the whole experience.
Nat Kassel is a freelance writer and assistant editor at Global Hobo. He likes eating out of bins and taking photos of people taking photos.