The people behind the South Yarra bar Less Than Zero and touring agency Novel run this nightclub with a 5am licence, where house and techno are the usual soundtrack.
Glamorama isn’t your run-of-the-mill club, though. It has an exhaustive drinks list featuring a heap of Australian whisky producers, including Bakery Hill, Hellyers Road and Port Melbourne’s New World Whisky Distillery.
The audio company behind Strawberry Fields Festival, Rainbow Serpent and Let Them Eat Cake installed the venue’s Funktion-One sound system – basically the Ferrari of club speakers. Regardless of whether you’re huddled in a perimeter booth or taking a breather in the open-air light well, it’ll rattle your bones.
It’s a strange combination, really. We’re yet to find a whisky enthusiast who’d willingly drop $25 on a dram of 19-year-old Glenfiddich, just to enjoy it on a packed 3am dance floor. The basic pours, such as Captain Morgan and Stolichnaya, seem more suited to the task.
Before the dancing starts, fuel up at the in-house kitchen, Spare Me. The straightforward menu features a range of three 150-gram beef burgers; and one each of pulled-pork, chicken, mushroom and haloumi. Sides include fries, chicken ribs and a few greens.