9650 3708

Welcome to Ondergronds, Melbourne’s premier Amsterdam-themed bar and lounge. From its subtle, red carpet entryway to its extravagantly designed private function rooms, immerse yourself in the sultry style of Amsterdam, right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.

Meaning ‘Underground’ in Dutch, Ondergronds offers exceptional class and comfort for all occasions, celebrations and corporate functions. Be seduced by Ondergronds’ boudoir chic and exotic clientele whilst indulging in one of our exclusive cocktails or saucy shots, stylised to reflect the provocative nature of the Amsterdam nightlife. Unwind to the beats of our resident DJ, whose urban sounds continue into the hours of the morning. If it’s relaxation you crave, sink into the inviting leather couches with a friend and enjoy a flavoursome nightcap prepared by our friendly staff.

Transport yourself to the cobbled streets of Amsterdam within the walls of our uniquely themed private function areas, perfect for after-work drinks, birthdays and corporate functions, or simply to take a stranger by the hand and find a quiet spot away from prying eyes in the echoing intimacy of the Kinky Blue room or the Red Light District room. If it’s conversation you desire, casually mingle with friends and relax in the Amsterdam-inspired Coffee Shop lounge, elegantly designed to mellow the senses and relax after a long week.

Friday night drink specials are available from 4-8pm; $5 Basic Spirits, $5 Cider, $5 House Wine, $5 Mystery Shot, $6 Corona, $10 Jug of Heineken or Tiger and $10 Long Island Ice Tea or Cosmopolitan. * Price is subject to change without notice.

Friday night from 7pm-till late and Saturday night from 9:30pm our live DJ will spin a mix of Old School, House and R’n’B. Entry is free and dress code must be adhered to. Resident DJ’s and guest DJ’s are constantly rotating, for the latest schedule please check the widget located on the home page.

Ondergronds accepts bookings of up to 250 people and employs a strictly neat-casual dress code. No singlets, thongs, shorts, caps or hoodies. ID essential.

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Predominantly situated between the Red Light District room and the Kinky Blue room, the Coffee Shop lounge stands elevated from the main lounge floor and offers privacy for private functions as well as room to move between the main lounge and the rooms on either side of it. Conceived from the notoriously mellow cafes of Amsterdam, The Coffee Shop lounge reflects the laid back Dutch way of life, with its couches and cushions and glamorous veil surrounding it, feel free to melt away into the Coffee Shop’s comfort and social atmosphere overlooking the main lounge and bar.


Modelled from the awe-inspiring canals of Amsterdam, the Kinky Blue Room is the perfect place to sneak away for some private time with that special someone. With its uniquely designed chandelier and specially painted mural of the stunning Amsterdam canals and surrounding architecture, you can’t help but feel like you’re right there, basking in the love and romance of one of Europe’s finest cities. From its scarlet veil to the comfortable white couches with room enough for you and your friends, the Kinky Blue Room provides enough privacy for you to let your kinky side come out and play, behind the backdrop of one of Amsterdam’s most serene views.


As you descend the staircase from the Russell Street entryway, you’re sure to be impressed by Ondergronds’ Main Lounge floor and full bar. With its split design, the Ondergronds’ Main Lounge lets you mingle with friends and groove to the resident DJ, or jump to the other side and kick back on the leather couches and tables, perfect for birthdays and functions.

With a generous selection of local and imported beers, as well as your choice of wine, spirits and liqueurs, Ondergronds’ Main Bar has your favourite drink just the way you want it.

If it’s something a bit stronger you desire, Ondergronds Bar also boasts an impressive and unique menu of signature shots*, as featured in the O’gasm Menuzine, available for download below. Exclusive to Ondergronds Bar, the ’39 Drinks to Try Before You Die’ will leave your head spinning and your spine tingling. Be warned: Flaming Shots should only be attempted by the brave! For those not feint of heart, O’gasm Menuzine also provides instructions on the best way to attempt Ondergronds’ signature Blowjob Shots*.

*prices subject to change without notice.

With live DJ entertainment every Friday and Saturday, spinning everything from R’n’B, Old School and everyone’s favourite Top 40’s, as well as free entry and Happy Hour drink specials from 4-8pm Friday, Ondergronds has your weekend covered.

For exclusive VIP deals such as longer Happy Hour Fridays, Saturday drink specials and priority entry, as well as other VIP offers, email your name, email address and mobile number to, and we’ll contact you when your Ondergronds VIP Membership card* is ready to be picked up!

*terms and conditions apply.


Ask any seasoned, romantic traveller and he will say that the Red Light District of Amsterdam holds a special place in his heart. With its cacophony of sex parlours, mellow coffee shops and suggestive women of the night, the Red Light District is synonymous with palpable sexual energy, lust and throwing caution to the wind. Ondergronds’ Bar captures that mood and energy with its elaborately themed Red Light District room. Shrouded in curtain and mystique, the Red Light District room offers enough space for you and your friends on the boudoir-themed velvety-red couches, and comes complete with your very own pair of propositioning prostitutes adorned on the wall, an iconic replica of Amsterdam’s oldest cliché.


As you descend the staircase from the Russell Street entryway, you’re sure to be impressed by Ondergronds’ Main Lounge floor and full bar. With its split design, the Ondergronds’ Main Lounge lets you mingle with friends and groove to the resident DJ, or jump to the other side and kick back on the leather couches and tables, perfect for birthdays and functions.


Ondergronds Lounge and Bar is the ideal venue for your function, boasting unrivalled and uniquely themed surroundings for you and your guests. Whether you are hosting a birthday, a corporate gathering or simply just having a few drinks with some friends, Ondergronds has the facilities, atmosphere and friendly staff to cater to all your needs, not to mention an array of exotic and exclusive drinks prepared by our fully trained bar staff.

Bar tabs are available with a fixed limit or can be flexible upon the client’s request. Ondergronds Menu and Function pack is available for download. Strict dress code applies. No singlets, thongs, shorts, caps or hoodies. ID is essential for all patrons.

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ONDERGRONDS will re-open on Friday, 11 January 2012@4pm – Late! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :-)

Farewell Ondergronds

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014. Farewell Ondergronds “Last Event” 2014. Xmas Party. DJ Vinnie. DJ Young. DJ Slender. DJ Phonic. Free Entry! MC and photographer! ID is a must. Dress code: Xmas Theme.


T 9650 3708
Basement, 27 Russell Street
Corner of Russell St and Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000

Trading Hours

Fri: 4pm - late
Sat: 7pm - late
Other days only open for private function