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The Waiting Room

Melbourne's most sophisticated hotel lobby bar.

Located in the heart of the Crown Towers lobby, The Waiting Room is one of Melbourne's most sophisticated hotel lobby bars, exuding opulence, comfort and style.

Step into a world inspired by early 1940's influence for a classic martini, a cocktail or choose from our range of premium champagne, wine and award winning array of craft beers. The Waiting Room is the perfect hideaway for an intimate evening or a place to relax and feel at home in the comfort of our luxurious lounges whilst waiting for your next rendezvous.


For a modern take on a quintessentially British tradition, Crown's Executive Pastry Chef, Roberto
Molleman, delivers an Afternoon Tea like no other in Melbourne, featuring contemporary sandwiches
and delectable desserts, paired with a variety of fine teas. For an especially indulgent experience,
complement your treat with a flute of premium sparkling wine or champagne.

The Waiting Room is the perfect hideaway for an intimate evening, an exclusive event or an impeccable Afternoon Tea.

Afternoon Tea available daily from $55 per person. Bookings recommended.


Sip your Belvedere cocktail on arrival and allow yourself to be captivated by all the 1940s glamour of Boardwalk Empire as The Waiting Room is transformed into a place of mystery and intrigue. Toast the dawn of the New Year with friends as we entertain you with the funky sounds of our DJ, live jazz band and roving entertainers.

Your exclusive ticket includes a food and beverage package, with a complimentary first pour spirit, then canap├ęs from 8pm until 12:15am, and premium beers, wine, and sparkling all night.

Tickets for the event are $250 per person, and can be purchased with cash or credit card at the venue.

Click here for The Waiting Room New Year's Eve Party Invitation

*Crown practises responsible serving of alcohol. Patrons must be over 18 and not prohibited from entering the Casino or the Crown Entertainment Complex for any reason.

Contact details

  • Ph +61 3 9292 5777

Private events


  • Crown Towers lobby, Ground Floor

Opening hours

Weekdays 6.30am - late
Weekends 10.30am - late 

Afternoon Tea is available daily

Free Live Entertainment

Garth Ploog Solo
21 October 2014, 5:00 PM
Lisa Crawley Solo
22 October 2014, 5:00 PM
Carmen Hendricks Duo
23 October 2014, 5:30 PM
Carmen Hendricks Duo
24 October 2014, 5:30 PM
Lisa Crawley Duo
25 October 2014, 12:30 PM
Django Duo
25 October 2014, 5:30 PM
Carmen Hendricks Duo
26 October 2014, 12:30 PM
Visit the free entertainment page to view the full event schedule
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