Recently completing a renovation and refurbishment has seen Melbourne’s Prahran Hotel add another reason for its acclaim, the upstairs Upton Bar.
November 26th, 2015
The Uptown Bar merges bold and glamorous architectural design with lush hanging greenery and warm pendant lighting. This greenery helps the bar to marry with the already successful and award winning Garden Bar below.
Designed by Techne Architects, the most striking aspect of The Upton Bar is, suitably enough, the bar itself. Built of copper tubes stacked atop one another, the bar references the iconic pipes below in the Garden Bar, further tying the bar to the greater hotel itself. Concrete walls and copper juxtapose the monochrome geometric tiles and suspended tube planters throughout. These planters, draped with lush greenery, are inspired by a tropical canopy and are equal parts cozy and expansive, allowing the Upton Bar to recall the outdoors without being subject to the elements.
While the space does blue this line between indoors and out, there is present an outdoors space proper; an open-air courtyard housed by exposed brick walls. This banquette seating recalls a wooden park bench surrounded by a generous mass of fresh plants.
With a capacity of up to 180 guests, The Upton Bar is design primarily for cocktail weddings, corporate parties and related private events.
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