South of the Yarra River is the Crown Casino Entertainment Complex (9292 8888
www.crownltd.com.au) with many bars, several nightclubs and Village Cinemas
(refer to Chapter 10 Theatres). Heat Disco, Mercury Lounge, Club Odeon and
Crown Showroom are all located on Level 3 at the western end of the complex,
off a common foyer serviced by lifts and Jack's Bar. An accessible unisex toilet
is next to the M&F toilets behind Jack's Bar.
Crown Showroom is a large multi purpose space with stage and stadium
seating which concertinas up against one wall when not in use. Provision for
wheelchair seating has been provided in the seating arrangement. There is no
permanent hearing loop, a temporary hearing loop can be made available upon
The Mercury Lounge (9292 5480) is a band venue with flat entry and viewing
while stairs lead up to a mezzanine viewing area.
Club Odeon (9682 1888) is an intimate club with several bars and a unisex
accessible toilet. Two steps at the main entry greet visitors, however
management will escort you through a rear door into the club. Three levels are
connected by gentle ramp so access is available to all areas and the Cage Bar.
Heat Disco (9699 2222) is the large disco comprising three rooms all on the
one level, except for a raised area and the main sunken dance floor, accessed
by gentle ramp at the opposite end to the bar. Except for Club Odeon, the only
accessible toilet is behind Jack's Bar.
La Trobe St
PUBS & CLUBS
293 La Trobe St, Duke of Kent Hotel (9670 0128) The Saloon Bar entry off La Trobe
is a small step then hard turn right through a hinged door, there is easy access
to large Bistro area. There are no accessible toilets, the nearest toilet is opposite
in the Argus Building, (There is a disabled persons parking spot on the road).
Little Lonsdale St
511 Little Lonsdale St on the corner of William St, is the Metropolitan Hotel/Cafe
(9670 1385), a step in but double doors (accessible) on the corner with a sign
directing people to the door with a step!